Friday, December 17, 2010

Season's Greeting from the Lehman College Latin Jazz Ensemble

The Lehman College Latin Jazz Ensemble at a recording studio at Lehman College on December 14, 2010

Pazcual Villarongo on guiro and David Segal at the drum set.

Aaron Sachs
and Al Brooks on tenor saxophone.
David Segall on drums.
Yasuyo Kimura and David Molina of the percussion section.

Keren Minto on the vibraphone, Sergio Larios on bass and James Kane on guitar.
Harold Agosto on the drum set.

On trumpet Pete Maldonado, Luis Perez, Nicole Davis and Carlos Olivencia. On sax Hugh Glover, Scott Castle, Tim Wicks, and Karl Watson.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Lehman Latin Jazz Ensemble Concert December 7, 2010 A Cocinar con Sabor

Felix Otero sings with the Lehman Latin Jazz Ensemble on December 7, 2010 in the Hearth Room of the Music Building.

Violinist Darina Bejtja was featured on an arrangement of Enter Sandman.
Trumpeter Carlos Olivencia solos during the concert.
Karl Watson solos on the baritone saxophone.

Luis Perez solos on flugelhorn dring the December 7 concert of the Lehman Latin Jazz Ensemble.Tenor saxophonist Aaron Sachs solos on the opening selection: John Coltrane's Equinox. Luis Marcelo is playing timbales.
Keren Minto on vibraphone and Pazcual Villaronga on conga.
The rhythm section led by Yasuyo Kimura on bongo. During a performance of John Coltrane's Equinox.

Co-directors of the Lehman Latin Jazz Ensemble: Armando Rodriguez and Victor Rendon.

A Cocinar Con Sabor
The Lehman College Latin Jazz Ensemble
December 7, 2010

1. Equinox
2. Lluvia Azul
3. Sway
4. Cuando Cuando
5. Botecito De Vela
6. Son De La Loma
7. Enter Sandman
8. Batuka
9. Se Me Olvidó Otra Vez
10. Mambo Leah
11. Jingle Bells

Félix Otero

Scott Castle
Hugh Glover
Al Brooks
Tim Wicks
Aaron Sachs
Karl Watson

Luis Pérez
Pete Maldonado
Nicole Davis
Leonard Rodríguez
Ricard Blot
Carlos Olivencia
Mario Mazzola
Harvey Lackey

Keren Minto
Darina Bejtja

James Kane
Erickson Cárdenas

Ana Rivera
Henry Rodríguez
Gary Posner

BassSergio Larios

Drums and Percussion
Marlin Wiggins
David Segal
Harold Agosto
David Molina
Luis Marcelo
Yasuyo Kimura
Pazcual Villaronga

Victor Rendón
Armando Rodríguez

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Graduation Day, May 27, 2010 -- The Lehman College Latin Jazz Ensemble directed by Armando Rodríguez and Victor Rendón plays during the picnic.

Violinist Darina Bejtja has added a great sound to the band.
Karl Watson on the baritone saxophone playing a solo during the picnic performance on May 27.
Alto saxophonist Brian Cole soloing. The band performed one of his arrangements.
Al Brooks playing the tenor saxophone during a solo.
Vocalists Wilma Almestica and Chaunice Chapman join Felix Otero on the vocals. 2010 graduate Harvey Lackey (blue shirt) plays in the trumpet section.
Saxophonist Al Acosta solos during the band's concert. Luis Marcelo plays timbales.

Percussionist Luis Marcelo on timbales and Pazcual Villaronga on congas.
Three members of the Lehman College Latin Jazz Ensemble graduated on May 27: trumpeter Harvey Lackey, drummer David Segal, and guitarist Diony Diaz.
Keren Minto plays vibraphone and Felix Otero sings in this photo of the band at the picnic. 2010 graduate David Segal on drums is behind the vibraphone. The trumpet section included Pete Maldonado, Frank Huber, Ron LoPinto, Harvey Lackey and Mario Mazzola.
Percussionist Yasuyo Kimura plays congas during the picnic. Yasuyo wrote two arrangements for the band during the year.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fire and Ice -- A cold day in February.

The view from the rehearsal room of the Lehman College Latin Jazz Ensemble in the Music Building - February 16, 2010.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Lehman College Latin Jazz Ensemble - April 20, 2010 - Faculty Dining Room

Karl Watson joins vocalist Felix Otero during an impromptu duet.