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Volume XXX
Spring 2017

Leisure

Arts

“SWAY - A Tribute to American Latin Jazz”


Erika Paul

Jazz musician extraordinaire Erika Paul and team have released a new CD featuring Latin Jazz classics.

Performing on keyboards and vocals, Paul says the CD was made possible with a 2017 Nevada Arts Council Jackpot grant, and a 2016 Sierra Arts Foundation "No Strings” grant. A 2014 Nevada Arts Council honorary fellowship recipient recognized for her artistic ability and community service in music performance and education, Paul released “SWAY - A Tribute to American Latin Jazz,” with international and local professional jazz bassist David Aller, and showroom jazz drummer Dave Riegert. The trio performs a wide variety of fun to serious artistic music representative of their own special collaboration of talent and experience, performing songs from Erika’s newly released CD. "Sway - A Tribute to American Latin Jazz,” showcases over 90-years of latin influences on American Jazz through 16 song arrangements of energetic instrumental and vocal classic jazz sambas, bossa novas, salsa numbers, rhumbas, mambos, tangos and cha chas.

“The CD has been in production for almost a year to make sure every detail is as perfect as possible and created to have quality educational as well as listening/experiencing value.

“It has always been a dream and a passion for me to release a nearly all latin jazz recording because the music is so fun yet so challenging to play and sing! Thanks so much for your constant support of music lessons, live music and music education as our future generations really need these opportunities to become well-rounded, well-grounded and wellinformed,” Paul said.

The CD is available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/ album/sway-tribute-to-american-latin/id1167601431 or erika@JazzQMusic.com.