Faculty Recital: Jamie Dubberly, trombone, recent Grammy award winner
Trombonist Jamie Dubberly will present a faculty recital of Latin jazz music this coming Thursday joined by guest artists Mike Rinta on trombone and tuba, and Omar Ledezma, Jr., on percussion and vocals. All three are members of the Grammy award-winning ensemble Pacific Mambo Orchestra (PMO), which recently took home the 2014 award for Best Tropical Latin Jazz Album.
“We were totally shocked just to be nominated and then to win as an independent group of musicians was just amazing,” Dubberly said.
In addition to playing with PMO, Dubberly also has his own Latin jazz band, Orquesta Dharma, which showcases his writing and arranging talents and has a soon to be released album, “La Clave del Gumbo.”
The recital will feature new music from the album, which fuses the New Orleans brass band tradition with afro-cuban jazz and salsa, and will be the first time that some of the music has been performed live.
“The idea for the album actually came from a concert held here in Snider Hall about three years ago,” Dubberly said that he was asked to arrange for the CSU Stanislaus brass band and Latin jazz musicians to perform together, and that the sound worked well.
“So we recorded a whole album of it. Latin jazz, salsa and New Orleans brass band music really come from the same roots,” Dubberly said. “It makes sense to put them together.”
Tickets — which are $12 for general admission and $8 for students, seniors, kids under 12 and CSU faculty and staff — are available online. Free parking will be available in Lot 3. Maps and directions are available here.
For information, contact the School of the Arts at (209) 667-3959 or firstname.lastname@example.org.