|March 28, 2020|
|Occidental Center for the Arts|
Mariah Parker’s Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble blends the driving rhythmic syncopations of Latin jazz, the uplifting spirit of Eastern music and the soul of flamenco.
Composer, pianist and santurist Mariah Parker presents her stellar lineup of musicians including Paul McCandless, Grammy Award-winning woodwind virtuoso and co-founder of groups Oregon and Paul Winter Consort; Matthew Montfort, pioneering guitarist with Ancient Future; Ian Dogole, stellar global percussionist; and renowned bassist Michael Manring. The group will be performing new material for Mariah’s upcoming recording project.
Mariah Parker’s Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble “fuses Latin rhythms with influences from South America and India with a dash of straight-up American jazz… an intoxicating blend of East and West performed by musicians of astounding virtuosity. Like all the best jazz bands, this group is as disciplined as it is innovative, stopping on a dime when the composition calls for it and soaring into gorgeous landscapes of free association the next moment that are as pleasing as they are adventurous.” — Paul Liberatore, MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL
“Intriguing melodies that draw musical inspiration from the tempos of Brazil, Cuba, India and Spain make for an uplifting serene yet passionate musical journey into an ideal world.” – LATIN BEAT MAGAZINE