Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre
“The Art Of Latin Jazz”
3x Grammy Award Winner Oscar Hernández has long been considered one of the most gifted and prominent pianist/ arrangers/producers on the contemporary Latin, Latin-jazz and salsa music scene.
Oscar Hernandez is the leader of the world renowned “Spanish Harlem Orchestra”, and with the release of Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre, “The Art Of Latin jazz” on the Origin Label, Oscar is making a more personal statement with his music and adding to his legacy on the Latin jazz side as a Pianist,Composer,Arranger.. The CD is 10 of his new original compositions, as performed by Oscar on piano and his brilliant Quintet, consisting of justo Almario, sax & flute, Jimmy Branly, drums, Jorge “Sawa” Perez, bass, & Christian Moraga, percussion. All veterans of the Latin jazz scene and great musicians in their own right.
In addition, Oscar ,presents the extraordinary talent of Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet as a special invited guest.
The music on “The Art Of Latin jazz” will take you on a journey of musical palletes,. i.e. hot, cool, smooth, lyrical, passionate,etc. As far as Latin Jazz music, it does not get any better. Oscar Hernández has a unique and fresh take on the genre which stems from his vast experience and knowledge of the music scene he’s been an intregal part of for so many years.
Oscar Hernandez - piano
Justo Almario - tenor sax/flute
Eddie Resto - bass
Jimmy Branly - drums
Christian Moraga - percussion
$15 students (21+)