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I've been  nominated (for the 3rd time) for an ACAM Award, for Jazz Composer/Producer of the Year, with my "LUZ" CD, in Costa Rica. ( I was lucky to win the first two times ).  

Production of an "all vocals"  CD has started.  14 tracks (6 previously released), in collaboration with 5 singers and  3 coauthors.  Claudia Acuña (Chile), Magos Herrera (México), Lois Mahalia (Guyana) and Téka Penteriche (Brazil) are some of the participant vocalists, plus Jaime Gamboa (Costa Rica), Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy(Nicaragua), Rómulo Castro (Panamá) and 2013 Costa Rican National Poetry award winner Osvaldo Sauma will be part of the "VOZ" CD, also to be released soon!!!!

I would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the “Belle Foundation for Cultural Development” for the Individual Grant that they so graciously granted me today.  It will be a big help in making both my Trio/Quartet recording and my “All Vocals” CD project a reality.   I am proud of this recognition and encouraged to continue to pursuit my artistic vision.  Thank you! 


****"TOP 5 CDs of The Year" Felix Contreras, NPR Jazz***

****"TOP 10 CDs OF THE YEAR" AND "BEST LATIN JAZZ CD OF THE YEAR" Mike West, Washington City Paper, JazzTimes Magazine***

***"BEST LATIN JAZZ CD OF THE YEAR" W Royal Stokes, Jazz Journalists Association*** 

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"LUZ", the new CD by Costa Rican composer Luis Muñoz,(two time ACAM Award Winner-Jazz Composer of the Year 2006 & 2011),is available everywhere now. The CD features Trumpeter Jonathan Dane, pianists George Friedenthal and Adam Asarnow, guitarrist Chris Judge and singers Téka Penteriche and Magos Herrera. It has been released on the Pelin Music Label. Please continue to visit us for the latest on Luis Muñoz!   Cheers!


Photography: Yvan Morin.  Art: "Virgin of Santa Fe" by Elaine LeVasseur

6/3/14: Happy to be back home in California after a very productive and fun trip to New York. My new CD "Voz" has taken off. With their artistry, humanity and friendship, Magos Herrera , Claudia Acuña and Adam Asarnow , along withLuis Enrique Mejia GodoyJaime Gamboa and Osvaldo Sauma gave the project the perfect start. Now it's time to work with Téka Penteriche andVoice Lois Lois Mahalia, two absolutely wonderful singers who will crown the project with their amazing creativity. Also already part of the recordingJonathan Dane, Dan Ziimmerman, Brendan Statom, Ramses ArayaChris Judge, Tom Etchart, Goerge Friedenthal, Bill FloresNarciso Sotomayor, Ron Kalina, Kevin Winard, Randy Tico, Romulo Castro, Jim Jimmy Calire,Tom Buckner, and many more dear friends. More to came soon!!!!

Estimados amigos/as en Costa Rica, les cuento que finalmente toda mi discografía está a la venta en Costa Rica. La galería Mayra Bonilla es la distribuidora exclusiva de mi música en Costa Rica. Ahí pueden encontrar todos mis CDs, incluyendo "VIDA" (2004) e "INVISIBLE" (2010), ambos ganadores de Premios ACAM como "Compositor y Productor de Jazz del Año", además de mi más reciente producción discográfica, titulada "LUZ". Gracias y que disfruten!!!
Galería Mayra Bonilla: Guachipelín, Escazú (1Km al norte de BAC San José, en el Centro Manara. 2289-5568 | 228-3221, email: galeria@mayrabonilla.com
011 (506) 2289-5568
011 (506) 2228-3221
011 (506) 2228-3362
Amelia Bonilla: galeria@mayrabonilla.com
Manuel Chacón: info@imaginariaphoto.com
Production has started for an animation video done by my dear friend and wonderful artist Pat Raftery, for "Shame", the first single of my upcoming "VOZ" CD, which includes Voice Lois on vocals, Randy Tico on bass, Dan Daniel Zimmerman on electric guitar, Adam Asarnow on acoustic piano, Wyse laKid on rap and yours truly on Rhodes electric piano and drums.  Thank you everyone!!!!!!