The Inside Latin Jazz series continues to offer fascinating and penetrating onstage interviews with leading Latin Jazz artists.
Moderated by flute soloist and Professor at Whittier College, Danilo Lozano, this is something every lover of music will not want to miss.
Thanks to the generous support of the BCM Foundation, tickets to the Inside Latin Jazz series are FREE. However, they are only available starting two weeks prior to each event, and are Will Call only for phone orders and Print At Home only for internet orders. There is a limit of 4 tickets per person.
Luisito Quintero was born in Caracas, Venezuela where his musical influences began. Cultural vibes of Afro-Venezuelan rhythm surrounded him at home where his father was a respected percussionist in his native country that tutored and encouraged Luisito on timbales through his adolescent years. Luisito continued on his musical journey enhancing his studies at Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela (The Symphonic Orchestra of Venezuela) where his timbale technique soon gained attention from his respective colleagues. Luisito soon after joined the popular music ensembles Grupo Guaco and El Trabuco Venezolano, and traveled extensively with Oscar D’Leon, where he enjoyed worldwide exposure. Luisito’s live playing credits, projects and recordings are endless. He has embraced his percussion style working with the late Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Richard Bona, Jack Dejonette, Willie Colon, George Benson, Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock, Nuyorican Soul, and Masters at Work to name a few.
As well as being an inspirational influence Luisito is also a member of the Elements of Life band which has been touring for the past three years. The band has shared stages with some of the top artist in the business, such as Robert Plant, Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys. The EOL band has played some of the top festivals from the likes of Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Roskilde (Denmark), Blue Note (Japan), Jazz Café (London) and the legendary New Morning Café (Paris).
Inside Latin Jazz is an educational outreach series presented by the Whittier College Music Department, Emerson Bran Management and the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, featuring interviews with leading Latin Jazz artists and others integral to the field.