Calje (Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble)

Opened Apr 27, 2013
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Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble (CALJE) was formed to fuse the musical treasures of Afro-Latin American music and jazz while including musicians from Chicago's diverse jazz community. With a global sound and ensemble, this group uses Latin rhythms as a springboard to create aesthetic textures and sonic spaces. Founded by Nicaraguan pianist/composer Darwin Noguera and Mexican trumpeter/composer Victor Garcia, these longtime musical collaborators established CALJE as a new voice in the Latin jazz genre to be reckoned with. Its debut album "Blueprints" has been called "a Latin jazz masterpiece" by Neil Tesser.

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