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February 1st, 2016

JANUARY 13, 2016

 

"ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE LATIN AMERICAN ALBUMS OF THE YEAR" 4 STARS (****) DownBeat Magazine

http://www.downbeat.com/.../DB1602/single_page_view/77.html

 

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.

http://www.latinomagazine.com/winter2016/music.html

DECEMBER 25th, 2015

 

THE LATEST "VOZ" REVIEW: "THIS IS AN ALBUM OF BEAUTY AND SPIRIT" Martin Z Kasdan Jr. Louisville Music News.
 
For the full review:
 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 24th, 2015

Thanks to Author, critic and Jazz Historian W. Royal Stokes, Jazz Journalists Association "Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2014"  for including my "VOZ" CD on his list of "Notable 2015 Jazz Releases"

Luis Munoz Tour Dates

 

December 10, 2015

LUIS MUNOZ MAKES IT INTO NPR's  ALT.LATINO's LIST OF 12 BEST ARTISTS OF THE YEAR 2015!!!

http://www.npr.org/sections/altlatino/2015/12/10/459094770/los-mejores-alt-latinos-favorite-musicians-of-2015

 

OCTOBER 31, 2015

THE CALIFORNIA REPORT ON LUIS MUNOZ'S "VOZ" CD!!!
Dear friends,

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/

 

OCTOBER 12/2015

 

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

http://www.npr.org/sections/altlatino/2015/09/24/442566983/new-tunes-old-school-delivery

 

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.  

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hybridjazzfromtrishhennessey

 

2)  10/3/15 at 6:00 PM Pacific Time, on KPFK's Los Angeles, Canto sin Frontera with Tania Torres

http://www.kpfk.org/index.php/listen-live#.VgBNfDfHM18

 

3)  10/5/15 at 11:00 PM EST, 8:00 PM Pacific, on The Color of Jazz with Donna Whittington

http://original.livestream.com/thecolorofjazz

SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 

 

VIDEO-

LUIS MUNOZ - "PRELUDIO Y FIN" FEATURING MAGOS HERRERA (2015)

September 15, 2015

 

MY NEW "VOZ" CD AVAILABLE NOW!!

TO BUY PHYSICAL CD:


CDBaby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/luismunoz8


Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Voz-Luis-Muñoz/dp/B013I18SG0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442330412&sr=8-1&keywords=luis+munoz+voz

September 1, 2015

 

LUIS MUNOZ NEW CD "VOZ" EPK! (VIDEO)

 

 

August 12, 2015

LUIS MUNOZ & TEKA COLLABORATION!

Dear friends, 

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

 

Dear friends,

 

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

 


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Friday, January 29th, at 7:30 PM: "Luis Muñoz New Jazz Quintet featuring Téka" live at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA
With Jonathan Dane: Trumpet
Luis Muñoz: Drums, Melodica and Composition
Téka: Lead Vocals & Guitar
Brandon Statom: Acoustic Bass
Daniel Zimmerman" Guitars
 
SLO Campus CPAC Theater Main Stage
HWY 1, SLO, CA 93403
805-546-3100 x2445
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Friday, February 19th at 8:00 PM: Deckers Corporation and The Lobero Foundation present: "Luis Muñoz New Jazz Quintet featuring Téka" live at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, CA.  This will be a very special live performance of the "VOZ" CD for the hometown audience. 
 
With Jonathan Dane: Trumpet
Luis Muñoz: Drums, Melodica and Composition
Téka: Lead Vocals & Guitar
Brandon Statom: Acoustic Bass
Daniel Zimmerman" Guitars
 
Address33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
 
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Friday March 4th, Luis Munoz Trio at Kegg's Coffee House in Isla Vista, CA. 8:00 PM
 
Luis Muñoz: Drums, Melodica and Composition
Téka: Lead Vocals & Guitar
Brandon Statom: Acoustic Bass
Daniel Zimmerman" Guitars
 
6533 Trigo Rd
Isla Vista, California
 
+1 805-845-8774
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Saturday, March 19th at 8:00 PM: The Jazz Bakery Movable Feast presents: "Luis Muñoz New Jazz Quintet featuring Téka" live at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica, CA.  
 
With Jonathan Dane: Trumpet
Luis Muñoz: Drums, Melodica and Composition
Téka: Lead Vocals & Guitar
Brandon Statom: Acoustic Bass
Daniel Zimmerman" Guitars
 
ADDRESS: Moss Theater/Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Friday, June  25th, at 7:00 PM: "Luis Muñoz New Jazz Quintet featuring Téka" live at Casa Arjona in Long Beach, CA. 7:00 PM
With Jonathan Dane: Trumpet
Luis Muñoz: Drums, Melodica and Composition
Téka: Lead Vocals & Guitar
Brandon Statom: Acoustic Bass
Daniel Zimmerman" Guitars
 
+1 562-805-7770
4515 E. Harvey Way, Long Beach, CA, 90808
$20 includes appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks.

 

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The sheet music of my entire library is for sale.  $5.00 per song.  If interested, please contact me via email : luismunozmusic@cox.net or go to : https://luismunoz.bandcamp.com/merch/sheet-music

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