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Paoli Mejias

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Paoli Mejias - percussion, composer, recording artist, bandleader Performing for more than 20 years, Grammy nominee Paoli Mejias has already distinguished himself as a young master percussionist and is ranked among the best in both salsa and Latin jazz. Paoli is now at the vanguard of Latin jazz as leader of his own Quintet with three successful CDs as band leader: “JAZZAMBIA”(2008), “Transcend” (2006) and “Mi Tambor” (2004) which received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album. Born March 7, 1970 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, percussionist Paoli Mejias' rise to Latin jazz fame is a story of sweat and dedication

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Revolution

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Rebellion; High Stakes; Moving Mountain; Ambivalence; Loss; Barriers; Aftermath; Finale; (Bonus Track) True (Revamp).

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Coming Back

Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Coming Back.

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Days

Label: Inner Circle Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: El Teatro; Days; Morph; Prelude to Amintiri; Amintiri; Doing Circles; Comprehend; Breaking Through Shadows; Justice.

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Days

Label: Inner Circle Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: El Teatro; Days; Morph; Prelude to Almintiri; Almintiri; Doing Circles; Comprehend; Breaking through Shadows; Justice.

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Gabriel Vicéns: Puerto Rican Jazz Guitar

Read "Gabriel Vicéns: Puerto Rican Jazz Guitar" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Puerto Rican jazz guitarist/composer Gabriel Vicéns graduated from the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico as the first jazz guitarist, and has gone on to teach guitar at the Music Department at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. He recorded his first solo album Point in Time at age 23; his second album Days has been released ...

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Gabriel Vicéns: Days

Read "Days" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Young Puerto Rican-born guitarist Gabriel Vicens unveils his second album as leader with the audacious Days documenting a nine-piece program of infectious modern jazz with a touch of the Latin flavor to make it interesting and quite appealing. A graduate from the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico, the twenty-seven-year old musician is currently professor at ...

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Gabriel Vicéns: Days

Read "Days" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


A rising jazz guitarist who graduated from Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico and currently serves as a Professor at Universidad Interamericana in San Juan, Gabriel Vicens's sophomore release Days exuberantly articulates the soundtrack of his life. This follow up to his 2012 self-produced Point in Time shows personal growth and expression with its contagious hooks ...

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May Peters: Tributo de Tambor y Trombon en Clave de Mujer Boricua

Read "Tributo de Tambor y Trombon en Clave de Mujer Boricua" reviewed by James Nadal


The personal attractions which originate with music can have life altering consequences, leading to total immersion in another culture and the discovery of oneself in the process. Trombonist May Peters is a perfect case in point. Born and raised in Holland, with extensive musical training, she has had a lifelong fixation with salsa music, which led ...

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Paoli Mejias - De Jazzambia a Mi Tambor -

Featuring the music of Paoli Mejias
Duration: 5:24

Percussion master Paoli Mejias produces a compilation of clips from recent all star concert Recorded at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico June 14-15, 2011 available on DVD: De Jazzambia a Mi Tambor.

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