Artist: Gabriel Alegria

The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet provides an engaging and rhythmic interpretation of jazz that brings the listener to life in a world of call-and-response. It is a musical culture and community that is cool, in a hot kind of way. The band’s music infuses jazz with the rhythms, instruments and passionate commitment found in Afro-Peruvian music from Coastal Peru. This is World Jazz that is primal. Gritty Afro-Latin jazz. The sound track to an urban jungle. The music is new, but deeply rooted in tradition. It is accessible and colorful. Gabriel has created a growing jazz movement and tradition to capture your heart and imagination for life. Warning: The music is spicy. 

Gabriel Alegría
Based:
Lima, Peru and New York City, NY

Recordings:
Diablo en Brooklyn (Saponegro, 2017)"10" (Zoho, 2015)Ciudad de los Reyes (Saponegro 2013)Afro-Peruvian Jazz Secrets (Saponegro 2012)Pucusana (Saponegro 2010)Nuevo Mundo (Saponegro 2008)

Affiliations:

ASCAP

GRAMMY

JAZZ EDUCATION NETWORK


Awards:

NPR Latin Jazz Song of the Year

Hot House Magazine New York City Band of the Year

New York City Jazz Record Latin Jazz CD of the Year

Latin Jazz Corner Album of the Year


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