Oct 23 2015

Season Wrap-Up

We have concluded our 2015 season with a bang! This week we had a very special guest, Mr. Joel Frahm on tenor sax from NYC. We performed at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for the Lively Arts series. We’d like to thank Via Vecchia Winery, Detroit Music Hall, Jenison Performing Arts Center and Romolo Chocolates in Erie, PA for inviting us to play. It’s great to meet new people and share what we love to do. We look forward to next season!!

Up next: Darwin returns home to New York City to perform with GRAMMY winning Bobby Sanabria MULTIVERSE Bigband at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center and w 3 time GRAMMY winning Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland Jazz Club in Times Sq. He’ll also be in the studio with GRAMMY nominated Chembo Corniel Group and rising star, singer and composer Jeremy Bosch.

Victor returns home to Chicago to perform with GRAMMY winning Howard Levy at the famed Green Mill Jazz Club, Ava Logan at Freedom Hall in Naperville, celebrated Chevere at GSU Performing Arts Center. He’ll be in the studio recording Juan Pastor’s Chinchano’s, new record.

CCA_2298_editedThe CALJE 5tet is headed to Elon University in North Carolina on September 17th! The group will have an opportunity to share with students, discussing Afro-Latin traditions, modern Latin Jazz concepts and approaches to harmony and improvisation. A concert will follow with the CALJE 5tet: Darwin Noguera – piano/compositions, Victor Garcia – trumpet/compositions, Rocky Yera – tenor sax, Joshua Ramos – bass, & Juan Pastor – drums.

For more information, click here.

Hello everyone, we are looking forward to playing in our hometown again with the big band. Mark your calendars for SATURDAY, MARCH 14 @ NEIU! We want to see ya’ll there, so together we can make an incredible evening of Latin music AND the most talked about show in the Chi. Darwin will be in from NYC and he’s excited to play in his hometown. So, come out and support the only Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra in town. For tickets, click on the dates tab. See you there!!

Come join us for an amazing evening of music at Jazz in the Park in Downtown Milwaukee, Thursday, July 31st at 6 pm.

Jazz in the Park is Milwaukee’s favorite free, outdoor, summer music series, featuring an eclectic lineup of jazz, big band, funk, R & B, reggae, blues and more. Performers come from across town or across the country.”

More info at http://www.easttown.com/events/jazz-in-the-park


Sep 17 2013

Midwest Tour

We’re so excited to be touring the Midwest starting in September! Check our “Dates” page for details on where and when we’ll be playing. The tour kicks off at Grayslake, IL with the CALJE septet at James Lumber Center for Performing Arts. We’ll see you there! In the meantime, here’s a video to get your musical appetites going! For bookings, contact Tiffany Goodman (Goodman Artists – www.goodmanartists.com)