Luis Muñoz is a composer, producer, arranger and percussionist from Costa Rica. He has released ten CDs of his compositions as a leader, all of them receiving multiple accolades and awards from the world media. His 2015 CD “VOZ”, a project with singers Claudia Acuña (Chile), Magos Herrera (México) and Téka (Brazil) was chosen by Downbeat Magazine among the “Best CDs of the Year” and by Jazziz Magazine among the “12 Best Albums of the Year”. Latin Jazz Network called it “A perfect Album” (5 Stars). Mr. Muñoz has received 6 ACAM nominations (Association of Composers and Musical Authors) in Latin America and 4 awards so far, including two “Jazz Record of the Year” awards. In 2016 Mr. Muñoz was chosen among the “12 Best Artists of the Year” by NPR’s AltLatino. His CD“The Dead Man” (2017) was named “Best Record of the Year” in Jazziz Magazine. Lois Mahalia was born in British Guyana. She began singing and performing on stage at the age of 5 with her brothers. She moved to the US at age 13 and continued singing in churches with her musical family. She has done extensive work as a session artist and has performed, recorded, and toured with artists such as Kenny Loggins, Joe Sample, Michael McDonald, Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, Norman Gimble, and Joe Walsh from The Eagles. Luis J. Muñoz Inc. Luis Muñoz/President 742 Forest Park Blvd. # 308 Oxnard, CA 93036 Ph: (805) 451-6196 Fax: (805) 278-9651 Email: [email protected]
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9 ACAM Award nominations and 5 ACAM Awards, including for for Jazz Composer/Producer of the Year, Best Jazz CD of the Year, Best Instrumental
Record of the Year in Latin America.
CDs in the "Best 10 Records of the Year" 4 years in a row in Jazziz Magazine, including "Best Record of the Year" in 2019 fon "The Dead Man" CD.
Luis Muñoz plays Yamaha drums, Paiste Cymbals, Toca
drumheads and Regal Tip drumsticks exclusively.
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It is, simply put, one of the best Latin jazz ventures of the
conceived and beautifully executed, Vida is a vital testimony
to Luis Muñoz's
artistic genius. Indispensable! **** (4 stars).
(Todd S. Jenkins, Downbeat magazine)
One of the top ten best Jazz CDs of 2004... And hands
down, the coolest
Latin Jazz disc of the year... Phenomenal
(Mark Holston, Hispanic magazine)
A truly monumental work… Enticing and rewarding from
beginning to end.
Vida is simply one of the most tantalizing, brilliant and
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