'VOZ" CD NOMINATED FOR AN ACAM AWARD!!
I am happy to share the fact that my "VOZ" CD was recently nominated for an ACAM Award by the Costa Rican Society of Musical Authors & Composers for Jazz Composer/Producer of the Year 2016. This is my fourth nomination, and if I win, it will be my third award. I would like to share this with the wonderful singers Claudia Acuña, Magos Herrera and Téka Penteriche, plus the great Central American poets Romulo Castro, Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy, Jaime Gamboa and Osvaldo Sauma and my touring band members and musical brothers Daniel Zimmerman, Brendan Statom, Adam Asarnow and Jonathan Dane. "VOZ" is as yours as it is mine! Congratulations also to the rest of the nominees: Insax ( Jan, Lalo, Checko & Memo) and Lenin Izaguirre, extremely talented artists and dear friends. Un abrazo!!!
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Live at the Moss Theater in Los Angeles, CA/Jazz Bakery's Moveable Feast/March 2016-Photo by Bob Barry(Jazzography)
NEXT LIVE PERFORMANCE: JUNE 25th AT CASA ARJONA IN LONG BEACH, CA
Saturday, June 25th 7:00 PM. The Luis Muñoz Quintet featuring Téka live at Casa Arjona (4515 E. Harvey Way, Long Beach, CA 90808).
With Jonathan Dane: Trumpet. Luis Muñoz: Drums, Melodica & Composition. Brendan Statom: Acoustic Bass. Téka: Lead Vocals & Acoustic Guitar. Daniel Zimmerman: Guitars.
MY "VOZ" CD ON THIS SPRING'S EDITION OF JAZZIZ MAGAZINE!
"Nine compositional gems! Luis Muñoz meticulously constructs a platform from which singers soar on his latest disc"
RADIO INTERVIEW TOMORROW FRIDAY ON KPFK's GLOBAL VILLAGE, LOS ANGELES!
I will be in Los Angeles tomorrow Friday doing a radio interview at 12 noon, on KPFK's Global Village with host Sergio Mielniczenco. We will be talking about my "VOZ" CD and about my upcoming performance this Saturday, March 19th at the Moss Theater in Los Angeles, CA as part of "The Jazz Bakery's Moveable Feast" concert series.
Please tune in!
KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles -98.7 FM Santa Barbara-93.7 FM N. San Diego - 99.5 FM Ridgecrest/China Lake
3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West - N. Hollywood, CA 91604
Main phone: (818) 985-2711 - Fax: (818) 763-7526 - Studio phone: (818) 985-5735
Address: Moss Theater/ Herb Albert Educational Village.
3131 Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles West Side, CA 90404
**FOR TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/jb/2490689
"VOZ" CD PERFORMANCE-LUIS MUNOZ QUINTET WITH TÉKA LIVE AT THE LOBERO THEATRE 2/19/16
March 7, 2016
THE JAZZ BAKERY PRESENTS: THE NEW LUIS MUNOZ JAZZ QUINTET FEATURING TEKA, LIVE AT THE MOSS THEATER IN LOS ANGELES, 3/19/16!!!!!!
February 1st, 2016
JANUARY 13, 2016
"ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE LATIN AMERICAN ALBUMS OF THE YEAR" 4 STARS (****) DownBeat Magazine
JANUARY 12, 2016
BEST CD OF THE YEAR! (Yoshi Kato/Jazz Critics Poll:2015)
JANUARY 9, 2016
LATINO MAGAZINE- THE LATEST "VOZ" CD REVIEW
THE LATEST "VOZ" REVIEW- LATINO MAGAZINE: "ONE OF THE MOST DISTINCTIVE CREATIVE FORCES IN LATIN MUSIC TODAY"
Costa Rica native Luis Muñoz, a drummer and composer long based in California, has emerged as one of the most distinctive creative forces in Latin music today. On his stylistically rich Voz (Pelín Music) Muñoz showcases three vocal talents -- Chilena Claudia Acuña, Brazil’s Téka Penderiche, and Magos Herrera of Mexico. Even when his arrangements place a strong emphasis on rhythms, as on “Manantial,” featuring Penderiche, the overall vibe is one that’s orchestrally luminescent, allowing his evocative melodies to flower via the solos of trumpeter Jonathan Dane, pianist Adam Asarnow and other bandmates. The breathy-voiced Herrera is spellbinding on “Argentina,” a hauntingly lovely Muñoz gem by that underscores his genius for penning harmonically entrancing and melodically riveting tunes that make a lasting impression.
DECEMBER 25th, 2015
DECEMBER 24th, 2015
December 10, 2015
LUIS MUNOZ MAKES IT INTO NPR's ALT.LATINO's LIST OF 12 BEST ARTISTS OF THE YEAR 2015!!!
OCTOBER 31, 2015
THE CALIFORNIA REPORT ON LUIS MUNOZ'S "VOZ" CD!!!
My "VOZ" CD was featured this week on NPR's "The California Report" . Thak you Andrew Gilbert!
Santa Barbara Musician Luis Munoz Calls on Cast of Voices for New Album - See more and listen to the entire program at: http://audio.californiareport.org/archive/R201510301630/e#sthash.Q9qnoHw6.dpuf
OCTOBER 27, 2015
"AMANECER LUMINOSO ("VOZ" CD 2015) FEATURING MAGOS HERRERA!
MUSIC: LUIS MUNOZ. LYRICS: OSVALDO SAUMA
OCTOBER 25, 2015
THE LATEST "VOZ" REVIEW IS OUT, FROM "LATIN JAZZ NETWORK": 5 STARS (*****)
The vocalists deliver in ways that will leave the listener gasping...one of the most desirable vocal albums I have had the pleasure to listen to!!!!!!
FOR THE FULL REVIEW: http://latinjazznet.com/2015/10/25/reviews/cds/5-star-albums/luis-munoz-voz/
THE LATEST VIDEO FROM MY NEW "VOZ" CD: QUISIERA!
FEATURING CLAUDIA ACUNA & TEKA!!!
MUSIC BY LUIS MUNOZ. LYRICS BY JAIME GAMBOA. PRODUCED BY LUIS MUNOZ ©Pelin Music (2015)
September 27, 2015
THE LATEST VIDEO FROM MY NEW "VOZ" CD:
"ARGENTINA" FEATURING MAGOS HERRERA!
September 25, 2015
"VOZ" CD ON NPR MUSIC!
NPR's Felix Contreras features the tune "Argentina" from the "VOZ" CD on this week's show Alt.Latino
September 21, 2015
Three upcoming radio/Internet TV interviews in support of the "VOZ" CD release:
1) 9/29/15: Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey 2: PM EDT/11:00 AM Pacific.
2) 10/3/15 at 6:00 PM Pacific Time, on KPFK's Los Angeles, Canto sin Frontera with Tania Torres
3) 10/5/15 at 11:00 PM EST, 8:00 PM Pacific, on The Color of Jazz with Donna Whittington
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
LUIS MUNOZ - "PRELUDIO Y FIN" FEATURING MAGOS HERRERA (2015)
September 15, 2015
MY NEW "VOZ" CD AVAILABLE NOW!!
TO BUY PHYSICAL CD:
September 1, 2015
LUIS MUNOZ NEW CD "VOZ" EPK! (VIDEO)
August 12, 2015
LUIS MUNOZ & TEKA COLLABORATION!
I am very happy to announce the fact that the wonderful Brazilian singer and dear friend Téka, will be joining the Luis Muñoz Quartet in a series of live performances, in support of the upcoming "VOZ" CD release. For me it is an honor and a great joy to have Téka join our musical family. Welcome!!! Dates will be announce soon
August 3, 2015
I am very happy to announce the upcoming release of my "VOZ" CD on September 15, 2015!
The CD, recorded in New York and California, features the amazing talent of 3 of the greatest Jazz singers in the world: Claudia Acuña from Chile, Magos Herrera from México and Téka from Brazil. It contains 9 compositions, all music written by yours truly and lyrics by Costa Rican poet (and National Poetry Award Winner 2014) Osvaldo Sauma, Panamanian singer songwriter and multiple GRAMMY Award winner (In collaboration with Ruben Blades) Rómulo Castro, Nicaraguan singer/songwriter Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy , Costa Rican author/composer/multi instrumentalist Jaime Gamboa, leader of the group Malpais, and myself.
We will be sharing lots of images, videos, concert dates and much more as we get closer to the release date. Thank you all for your friendship and support. Un abrazo! Luis