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Steffen Kuehn: Leap Of Faith

Read "Leap Of Faith" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Leap Of Faith is the fourth album from Grammy-winning trumpeter Steffen Kuehn, but it's the first record to truly represent and showcase every aspect of his artistry. He produced the album, he was involved in the mixing process, he wrote eight of the ten compositions featured within, and his horn playing is central to the success ...

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Pacific Mambo Orchestra: Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Read "Pacific Mambo Orchestra" reviewed by Edward Blanco

San Francisco's premier Latin big band launches its self-titled Pacific Mambo Orchestra (PMO) debut barely two years after pianist Christian Tumalan and trumpeter Steffen Kuehn founded the 19-piece ensemble. A festival favorite and fixture in the Bay Area, the PMO is a sizzling modern day Latin salsa jazz orchestra built to revisit the big band sounds ...

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Latin Jazz Conversations: Alexa Weber Morales (Part 3)

Musicians are tasked with tapping into the thoughts and feelings of the current social climate and finding relevant ways to reach people. Musical statements are meant to be shared, and the most effective expressions find a way to connect with an audience. They discuss topics that effect the audience's everyday life and they they relate to common experiences. These musical ...

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Latin Jazz Conversations: Alexa Weber Morales (Part 2)

Musicians live a life filled with uncertainty, but one thing can be guaranteed—the journey towards musical fulfillment involves unexpected twists and turns. No one moves through their life on a straight road, but a musician almost certainly encounters a number of bumps along the way. Financial instability and the need for additional work can force a ...

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Latin Jazz Conversations: Alexa Weber Morales (Part 1)

We all have natural predispositions towards certain activities and they often have a way of working their way into our everyday lives. It's hard to predict where a person will go when they are exploring the world as a child, but it's easy to say that the things that repeatedly fall in their path will have ...

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Alexa Weber Morales: Vagabundeo/Wanderings

Read "Vagabundeo/Wanderings" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Alexa Weber Morales is a San Francisco Bay-area singer whose star is rapidly rising. She sings in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and English, and her lush, rangey, sensuous voice reminds me of Basia, another boundary-busting, powerhouse singer who made a huge splash in the early 1990s and has only recently returned.



For this second CD, ...