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Tag: Latin Jazz Ensemble
Mike Mixtacki
Michael Mixtacki, instructor of percussion in the NIU School of Music, provided vocals for a Grammy-nominated CD. Mixtacki, who teaches percussion, co-directs the Percussion Ensemble and directs the Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban Folkloric ensembles, can be heard on “Latin Jazz●Jazz Latin” by the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet. The disc is nominated for Best Latin...
Victor Garcia
The NIU School of Music and the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies will team up at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, for a night of dance, music and culture at the NIU Latin Jazz Dance Party. Before the live music starts, DJ Mark Sorto will spin salsa, merengue, bachata and more in the...
Photo of a couple dancing the tango
The NIU Latin Jazz Dance Party will take place from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. Join students, staff and faculty for a night of salsa dancing and musical performance by the NIU Latin Jazz Ensemble. Everyone will gather at 9 p.m. for salsa lessons. Appetizers will be...
Christopher Washburne
NIU’s Latin Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of associate music professor Greg Beyer, will host New York City-based Columbia University ethnomusicologist, trombonist and bandleader Christopher Washburne and his ensemble, S.Y.O.T.O.S., for April’s Latin Jazz Weekend Party. Mark your calendars for an incredible series of events from Thursday, April 7, through Sunday, April 10, that are sure to get...