2011 BeanTown Jazz FestivalDave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project
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For over a decade, Dave Samuels has been performing and recording with his group the Caribbean Jazz Project whose most recent CD, Afro Bop Alliance, serves notice that the CJP is among the most thoroughly inventive Latin jazz ensembles of this or any era. The album received a Latin Grammy and was also nominated for a Grammy. Previous CDs—Her and Now—Live in Concert and Birds of a Feather were nominated for Best Latin Jazz Recording. Their recording The Gathering won the Grammy in 2003 for Best Latin Jazz Recording. Some of his other recording projects include Remembrances, a percussion recording that features a commissioned marimba concerto for chamber orchestra and soloist composed by Jeff Beal, and Tjaderized—A Tribute to Cal Tjader (Verve) that features contributions from some of Cal's former bandmates Chick Corea, Eddie Palmieri, Clare Fischer, Ray Barretto, Michael Wolff, and Karl Perazzo as well as performances by Dave Valentin and David Sanchez.
David Samuels will perform with Alain Mallet, Mark Walker, and Lincoln Goines at the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival.