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Anibal Rojas

Anibal Rojas is a saxophonist with indigenous roots in a modern world. His is the music of the immigrant, the sound of assimilation and integration, the blending of cultures, classes, and musical traditions. Born in Chile, Rojas emigrated to the U.S. in his early teens. His parents, fleeing political persecution, bought him a saxophone and signed him up for music lessons to keep him out of trouble. To supplement the family's income — his father's modest doctoral student stipend— Rojas spent his summers as a migrant worker in Iowa's cornfields. All the while, he was learning too — English and music

Center City Jazz Fest: Five Years Strong

Read "Center City Jazz Fest: Five Years Strong" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Center City Jazz Festival Philadelphia, PA April 30, 2016 “The Fifth Annual Center City Jazz Festival is officially sold out!" Thus tweeted a spokesperson from @ccjazzfest two days before the start of jny:Philadelphia's annual celebration (most likely its founder, local trombonist Ernest Stuart). I'm not sure if there was any backup plan ...

Root Kinetic

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: 1. Roof Hampton 2. Kinetic 3. Mighty Mighty 4. Caravan 5. Rocket Love 6. Cueca Gringa 7. Blues for Oscar 8. Soliloquy 9. Playdate 10. Idris (for Hotep)

ah-Knee-ball

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: 1. Los Andes, Part 1 2. Tano's Tuto 3. Le Montrose 4. I Carry Your Heart 5. Walking 6. Stellaluna 7. Live Crickets 8. Lay Down 9. The Midnight Zone 10. Los Andes, Part II 11. Missing Brecker

Night Talk

Label: Self Produced
Released: 1998
Track listing: 1. Night Talk 2. Tierney's Lullaby 3. Sci-Fi


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