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!
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***
TUESDAY, JULY 29TH AT BLUE AGAVE IN SANTA BARBARA. 20 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Starting Sunday, July27, we will be performing EVERY SUNDAY from 2 to 4:30 PM, at Reds in Santa Barbara, CA. REDS: 211 Helena Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101Phone:(805) 966-5906
Thursday, August 14 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
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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!