Koret Discover Jazz Course: Jazz Latino | SFJAZZ

Mongo Santamaria

Koret Discover Jazz Course: Jazz Latino

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Jazz Latino
The Latin Roots of Jazz
6-class series

Wednesday, September 7, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

Mongo Santamaria
John Santos, Instructor

Koret Discover Jazz Course: Jazz Latino

Koret Discover Jazz Series
Jazz Latino
The Latin Roots of Jazz
6-class series

Wednesday, September 7, 7:00pm
at Museum of the African Diaspora

John Santos, Instructor

Koret Discover Jazz Course: Jazz Latino

John Santos, Instructor

Evolving organically from the Afro-Cuban jazz roots of the 1940s, Latin jazz is created by musicians from all over the Americas, Europe and beyond, spearheaded by myriad Latin American rhythms and forms. While Cuban rhythms continue to form the base and point of departure, composers and arrangers have incorporated cultural components from their own countries and ethnicities as well as non-traditional musical combinations, such as odd meter and instrumental and harmonic experimentation.