NEW ALBUM RELEASE: Student-teacher collaborative jazz project that is award-winning!
An exhilarating collaboration between professors and students that explores great American jazz standards with a new sound & approach. Virtuosity, sensitivity, finesse, and respect are the ingredients to each song. This is a testament to the power of cultivating students' creative identity and artistry through the compassionate training of two professors (José & Shawn), ultimately, creating a piece of art that transcends the status quo and celebrates the unity in the midst of diversity that is postulated within the American jazz and bebop transitions. The outstanding student virtuosos include Japheth Varlack on bass guitar & Robert Acevedo Jr. on drums, percussion, and mixing engineer. Guest appearances by Hannah Price expressing herself on "Cherokee" with her sultry voice and Tim Ferguson playing his heartfelt soprano saxophone on "Blue Bossa." Additional music producers include Nickolas Tomasello and Matt Zalusky. Bruno Miranda assisted with audio engineering processes. We hope you enjoy!
Children' Album wins Parents' Choice GOLD Award®
Mundo Verde/Green World, the follow-up to Mister G’s Latin GRAMMY Award-winning album, Los Animales, is a collection of inspiring bilingual songs intended to unite people of all ages and ethnicities in support of global conservation and action. Mister G debuted the songs from Mundo Verde/Green World at the National Climate March in Washington, DC to kick off an extensive US tour. José served as an assistant recording engineer and flutist for the song, "Patas En El Aire/Paws In The Air."
The album features collaborations with major figures in the Latin music scene, including the Santo Domingo-based merengue superstars 440, performing an eclectic range of styles, from bomba and samba to reggae and bossa nova. The songs breathe life into the global environmental message from various angles that are accessible and relevant to both children and adults.
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