Jazz Caliente celebrates Jazz April, part 2 | April 25, 2013

Mario Bauza  1911-1993 credit:

Mario Bauza 1911-1993

Jazz April birthday celebrations continue on Jazz Caliente:

April 28:  Saxophonist, trumpeter, composer and arranger Mario Bauza was a collaborator with Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo in the development of  “Cu-bop,” a blend of Afro-Cuban music and be-bop.  Bauza was also well known for his work with Machito and his Afro-Cubans, a ground-breaking orchestra that also fused jazz and Afro-Cuban dance rhythms.

Dave Valentin credit:

Dave Valentin

April 29:  A student of the great Hubert Laws, flutist Dave Valentin tells the story of taking up flute in order to impress a girl. The girl didn’t stick around, but the flute became his instrument of choice.  Aside from being a great performer and recording artist,  he has taught Latin Jazz to inner city kids through an after-school program called Change Through Music.   He was a full-time professor teaching Latin and music for several years.  Dave at one time had 5 cats, named Mambo, Cha-Cha, Bomba, Plena and Bolero.


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