This week in New York, I’ll be playing at Fabretto’s Children’s Organization’s gala and fundraiser. They are based in Nicaragua and are deeply involved in restoring Managua’s communities through education and job opportunities. I am honored to be a part of this event. On Friday, I reunite with a good friend and colleague Victor Rosso Group and Saturday with the Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Bigband at Hostos College.
I’m thrilled to share I’m currently in the studio, recording my sophomore album as a leader with a new trio, which consists of John Benitez on bass and Marvin Diz on congas, and special surprise guest stars. We are cooking something good for you, and can’t wait till you hear it. I have arranged Stevie Wonder’s music with a Latin tinge.
Today, the Multiverse Bigband received news our recording won Record of the Year from the Jazz Journal Association. This is a huge accomplishment, and I’m happy to be a part of this recording, the “West Side Story Reimagined” project which is led by master percussionist Bobby Sanabria.
Lastly, I’m looking forward to performing at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra space with my Latin jazz group from Chicago called CALJE on May 24th. This is a highlight this year so far and I’m grateful for the opportunity. Stay connected for more news!