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Dominican Jazz Project

- Nominated for the 17th Annual Latin Grammy® Awards in the categories of “Best New Artist” and “Best Jazz CD.” - “Full of creative energy and the joy of musical discovery”—Mark Sullivan, All About Jazz The Dominican Jazz Project began when Dominican born jazz artist, Guillo Carias, invited American jazz pianist and composer, Stephen Anderson (Summit Records), to perform with him for the 2014 Jazzomania Jazz Festival in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, that was hosted by the Quisqueya 96.1 FM jazz radio program. The concert and associated clinic went beautifully, and the drummer, Guy Frómeta— an internationally recognized drummer from the DR who has recorded and toured with Latin pop star, Juan Luis Guerra—invited Anderson to return to Santo Domingo to perform with his group for the Casa de Teatro Jazz Festival a few months later

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Mark Sullivan's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Mark Sullivan's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

So many reviews this year, in so many genres, that I've split them into two categories--"Jazz" and “Latin, World & Experimental"--in response to the feeling that I was trying to compare apples to oranges. They're presented in more or less chronological order, and the guiding principle was whether I had a clear memory of the recording ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Dominican Jazz from Summit Records: The Dominican Jazz Project & Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra

Read "Dominican Jazz from Summit Records: The Dominican Jazz Project & Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

There must be something in the air, as the Dominican Republic suddenly finds representation on two latin jazz releases from Summit Records. The Dominican Jazz Project grew out of pianist Stephen Anderson's visit to the 2014 Jazzomania Jazz Festival in Santo Domingo. After an additional visit--and additional new musical friendships--the group agreed to record together. So ...


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