THE LATEST NEWS: 4/1/14: The brand new CD/DVD entitled "3/4" (Trio/Quartet) is almost finished. 8 songs performed either as a trio (with Dan Zimmerman on guitars and Brendan Statom on acoustic bass) or as a quartet (with the addition of Jonathan Dane on trumpet). The recording was filmed by 805 Productions and will be released in a DVD format. We are very, very exited about the results of this, the first recording with my new group!!!
Meanwhile, 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!
MORE GREAT NEWS ABOUT MY "LUZ" CD AS A NEW YEAR BEGINS:
****"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***
Friday April 4, from 8:30 to 10:30, at Reds in Santa Barbara.211 Helena St. Santa barbara, CA 93101 Ph: (805) 966-5906
Friday April 18, from 6:30 to 8:30, at Reds in Santa Barbara. 211 Helena St. Santa barbara, CA 93101 Ph: (805) 966-5906
Tuesday, April 29 AND wednesday, April 30, we will be opening the new concert series at "The Blue Agave" in Santa Barbara. Tuesday with my trio (Dan Zimmerman on guitars, Brendan Statom on acoustic bass, and Wednesday with my quartet, adding Jonathan Dane on trumpet). It is a great venue, with a very cozy upstairs room, and the food is delicious. Dinner set is at 7:30 sharp, second set at 9:00 PM. Address: 20 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Phone:(805) 899-4694 FREE SHOW!!
Thursday, May 8th we will be at The Marquee in Santa Barbara, from 8 to 11:00 PM. 1212 State St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 560-0100. FREE SHOW
Sunday, May 18th, from 1 to 4:00 PM, The Luis Muñoz Quartet live at Soho in Santa Barbara, presented by The Santa Barbara Jazz Society. Soho: 1221 State St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Ph: (805) 962-7776. For more info: http://www.sbjazz.org
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"LUZ" CD AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE NOW!!
"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!