Discover Jazz: ¡Mambo!
¡Mambo! Cuban Music Demystified
From Jelly Roll Morton to Louis Armstrong and beyond, many American jazz musicians have been captivated by the fiery polyrhythms of Cuba. In this class we will explore the myriad genres that stand today as some of the world’s most popular and influential styles – from the conga and the mambo to the cha-cha-chá – and discover how Cuban music has made such an indelible mark.
Joining Rebeca Mauleón as a special guest for this class is flautist, musicologist and educator Danilo Lozano, the son of Cuban flute virtuoso Rolando Lozano, who was a participant in many legendary recordings with famous Cuban charangas including Orquesta Aragón and Orquesta América. Danilo’s prolific career includes serving as musical director for the Cineson All-Stars (alongside actor/producer Andy García) and the Jazz On the Latin Side All-Stars, having performed for years with the legendary bassist and composer Israel López “Cachao” in addition to many Cuban music and Salsa greats. Please visit his website for more info at cubanflute.com. Additional guest artists for this class include timbales virtuoso Orestes Vilató, percussionist/vocalist Jesús Diaz and bassist Abe Gumroyan.