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.
Bronx native, Mitch Frohman, is one of the top saxophonist/flutists in the music scene. After graduating from Columbus H.S.(Bronx,N.Y. class of 1971), he went on to get his Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Miami(class of 1975). His versatility in different styles of music has led him to many opportunities of playing with the greatest musicians in the world (including 6 Grammy Award winning records and numerous Grammy, Latin Grammy & Billboard nominations).
For 25 years he was the sax and flute soloist with The TITO PUENTE ORCHESTRA & LATIN-JAZZ ENSEMBLE & also was a steady member of the MONGO SANTAMARIA band for many years. Continuing that tradition, Mitch is the sax/flute soloist and co-leader of The MAMBO LEGENDS ORCHESTRA( the former all-stars of The Tito Puente Orchestra). Some of the great salsa/latin-jazz artists he has played and or recorded with are MACHITO, CELIA CRUZ, La LUPE, EDDIE & CHARLIE PALMIERI, PAQUITO D’RIVERA, CHICO O’FARRILL ORCH., MILLY/JOCELYN & LOS VECINOS(merengue), CHEO FELICIANO, JOE CUBA, AVENTURA (bachata) and many more. He has also played and or recorded with CYNDI LAUPER, PAUL SIMON, DAVID BYRNE & THE TALKING HEADS, and BLOOD,SWEAT and TEARS.
Currently, besides leading the critically acclaimed latin-jazz and salsa dance band THE BRONX HORNS & leading EDDIE TORRES’ MAMBO KINGS Dance/Show Orchestra, Mitch is touring the world as the sax/flute soloist with the grammy award winning SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA. In addition to being an in-demand performer, Mitch is an accomplished clinician for students from elementary age to college/conservatory level(he was the first sax/flute instructor at the world famous LOS ANGELES SALSA CONGRESS).
Mitch’s newest project is his Latin-Jazz Quartet featuring the Curtis Brothers (Zaccai/piano & Luques/Bass along with drummer Joel Mateo). The new double disc CD–“FROM DADDY WITH LOVE”–Mitch Frohman Latin-Jazz Quartet (on Truth/Revolution Records) has gotten worldwide attention, climbing to #16 on the Jazzweek radio airplay charts.
Mitch has just been awarded the 2016 LATIN JAZZ USA “Chico O’Farrill” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
And last (but not least), his signature solo sound can be heard somewhere in the world, every day, as he is the saxophone soloist on the THEME SONG of the mega-hit T.V. show SEX & THE CITY.
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.