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Turiya Mareya

Mareya was raised in the vibrant border of Tijuana and San Diego. She started playing with Mexican dance bands at a young age and later studied Jazz under the direction of Mr. Daniel Jackson, one of the West Coast Jazz Legends. She studied also at the Creative Music School in Woodstock but most of her musical instruction came from the streets, the clubs and fellow musicians. She began playing Latin Jazz with the Tambu International Ensemble, moving to Vera Cruz and living later in Mexico City. Returning to the border she was active in the jazz and latin music scenes. She became the musical director and pianist for the Kokopelli Latin Jazz Ensemble and for 10 years worked major venues and festivals in the south west. In 2003 Turiya began working as a solo artist going first to Juneau Alaska where she performed with Afro-Peruvian Percussionist Antonio Diaz and to Anchorage where she performed with Hector Diaz y su Orchesta Tropical

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Turiya Mareya and Javier Cabanillas Live at el Dragon Rojo Bar in Tijuana

Veteran Latin Jazz Pianist is collaborating with Percussionist Javier Cabanillas in a new project being presented at El Dragon Bar in Tijuana Mexico. Performing with bassist Juan Tettras, the trio plays classic and original music and arrangements by Turiya Mareya . The music flows from traditional Boleros and mainstream Latin Jazz to Fusion Funk grooves. Cabanillas ...

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Turiya Mareya and the Tijuana Latin Jazz Project

Turiya Mareya and the Tijuana Latin Jazz Project

Tijuana has long been a haven for punk and electronica, plus the top-40 and hip-hop blaring from clubs along Avenida Revolucion. Latin Jazz pianist Turiya Mareya hopes to diversify the city's musical portfolio. In August 2009 Turiya Mareya returned to her home base in Tijuana, Mexico after an extended tour in Canada and Israel to begin ...

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Turiya Mareya with Latin Vocalist Suzana Abreu at Hermann's Jazz Club in Victoria

Turiya Mareya with Latin Vocalist Suzana Abreu at Hermann's Jazz Club in Victoria

On May 24th 2009 Turiya Mareya continues the weekly Women's Latin Jazz Showcase with Susana Abreu Susana Abreu's singing career began in Caracas, Venezuela, at the age of 13. It was at this age that she started singing with Latin band: Son Tropical. From there on, she began singing everything from folk music to rock and ...

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Turiya Mareya with Charlie Chavez at the Baja Jazz Festival

Turiya Mareya with Charlie Chavez at the Baja Jazz Festival

Turiya Mareya with Charlie Chavez Latin Jazz Concert Baja Jazz Festival 2008 “PRELUDIO" Live at Casa De La Cultura in Tiuana Saturday July 26th 9:30 pm Casa de la Cultura de Tijuana Calle Lisboa 5, Downtown tel: (664) 687 2604 (info) FREE! Turiya Mareya ...

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Dukaband Plays Ellington at Madrid's Cafe Berlin

Read "Dukaband Plays Ellington at Madrid's Cafe Berlin" reviewed by Turiya Mareya

On Monday nights, Madrid´s premier jazz venue hosts The Dukaband, an 11 piece group that plays the music of Duke Ellington with a horn line up that includes tuba, trombone, two trumpets, baritone, tenor and alto saxophones. I went expecting to hear faithful renditions of Duke´s work in the style of the period but quickly realized ...


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