CHEVERE

In 1998 I had the privilege of being asked to record with the great New Orleans piano player Dave Ellington with his original Latin jazz group Chevere . This was a 7 piece group consisting of some of the best players in New Orleans . Chevere performed at the New Orleans Jazz Fest every year from 1999 to 2004 . The debut CD "Baila Mi Ritmo" was released in 1999 to wide acclaim .

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Vivaz

Vivaz is a New Orleans based 9 piece Latin band that I have worked with since 2000 . The leader of the group , Javier Gutierrez has been a staple in the New Orleans Latin scene for more than 20 years . He has performed at the New Orleans Jazz Fest every year for the past 20 and Vivaz is still considered to be one of the best Latin jazz bands in New Orleans . Vivaz had the honor of performing with the great Poncho Sanchez in 2003.

Go to www.vivazlatinband.com to hear the latest CD " Latin Caravan" .
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Harry Rios Y Los Monstros

At the same time that I was playing with Chevere and Vivaz ,I was also performing with an amazing puertorican multi instrumentalist Harri Rios . This was also a 7 piece Latin jazz group performing all original music written by Harry . Harry Rios y Los Monstros performed at the New Orleans Jazz Fest for 3 consecutive years . Harry relocated to Orlando in 2004 where he is very active with his group .

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