Date(s) - 06/16/2014
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Joe Henderson Lab, SFJAZZ Center
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Concerts sets at 7pm and 8:30pm.
“Wallace’s arrangements, populated with tightly synched, beefy horn charts and sturdy Latin percussion, are inspired.” — JazzTimes
“…an invigorating treasure-trove for Latin-loving eclectics.” — East Bay Express
- Wayne Wallace — trombone
- Murray Low — piano
- David Belove — bass
- Colin Douglas — drums
- Michael Spiro — congas, percussion
Native San Francisco trombonist and composer Wayne Wallace brings his hard-hitting Latin Jazz Quintet to the Joe Henderson Lab on the heels of the GRAMMY nomination for his sublime new release, Latin Jazz – Jazz Latin. Widely known as “The Doctor” for his status as an esteemed mentor and educator, Wallace has been a cornerstone of the Bay Area’s Latin jazz scene since his emergence in the 1980s as arranger and featured soloist in the bands of Pete Escovedo. While composing for dance and theater, two decades of work as a founding member of Resident Artistic Director John Santos’ revered Machete Ensemble and an NEA grant for composition gave him the solid foundation to step out as a bandleader, leading to the release of his superb debut session, Three in One, at the turn of the century. He’s has been an invaluable part of the Bay Area’s Asian-American jazz movement, working with composers Jon Jang and Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra, and recordings with Earth Wind & Fire, Whitney Houston, Santana, Aretha Franklin and Chris Isaak have sharpened Wallace’s pop sensibilities. Each of Wallace’s successive albums have been more accomplished than the last, resulting in GRAMMY nominations for 2009’s ¡Bien Bien! and this year’s Latin Jazz – Jazz Latin.
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