STOP-TIME SERIES with Frank Williams: Poncho Sanchez
Clearwater Jazz Holiday's Young Lions Jazz Master Virtual Sessions
Clearwater Jazz Holiday’s History of Jazz Outreach Program engages professional musicians to share the story of Jazz through live, interactive musical experiences. By Spring 2020, the Program had reached nearly 30,000 students in approximately 60 Tampa Bay area schools and has evolved to also bring meaningful experiences to schools and organizations serving at risk students, people of all ages with special needs, neurodiversities, and autism, as well as older adults in senior living communities and memory care centers. Frank T. Williams III, a 40-year + educator, band director, clinician, author, adjudicator, and composer, is a long-time CJH education partner, important to the development of many CJH Outreach programs. In 2020, CJH launched its STOP-TIME SERIES with Frank Williams to complement the History of Jazz Outreach Program by creating a comprehensive visual and audio History of Jazz archive delivered in Frank’s one-of-a-kind style. WATCH & LISTEN! Visit the CJH website Education & Outreach section to watch all STOP-TIME videos for FREE or enjoy listening here as part of the CJH Young Lions Jazz Master "Virtual" Sessions Podcast. To learn more about the annual CJH festival tradition and year-round Education & Outreach: www.clearwaterjazz.com
Scott Goldman, longtime moderator of the GRAMMY® Museum Public Programs Series, interviews GRAMMY® Award–winning Latin jazz bandleader, salsa singer and conga player, Poncho Sanchez. Listen as Poncho describes his musical journey, starting from his earliest experiences as a musician in LA, to why he chose to record a John Coltrane cover album as his latest release on Concord Records.
JAZZIZ Backstage Pass: Poncho Sanchez Re-imagines Coltrane in a Latin Light
JAZZIZ Crate Digging
JAZZIZ was recently on the scene in Concord, California, to take in the 50th annual Concord Jazz Festival, a showcase for some of the phenomenal artists signed to the Concord Jazz label. Rising stars like vocalist Jazzmeia Horn and Esperanza Spalding were a joy to behold, but equally entertaining were the many Concord Jazz veterans, such as keyboardist Chick Corea and Dave Koz. But when it comes to Concord artists, no one has been involved with the label longer than the legendary percussionist and vocalist Poncho Sanchez, a true pioneer of Latin jazz. Born in Texas in 1951, Poncho’s career took off in the mid-1970s when he was asked to join the world-famous Latin jazz ensemble led by vibraphonist Cal Tjader. Poncho performed with him until Tjader’s untimely death in 1982. A year later, Poncho began a relationship with Concord Records that has lasted to this day, one that has resulted in more than two dozen recordings, a Grammy Award and several Grammy nominations. On his latest project, Trane’s Delight, Poncho celebrates the life and music of the iconic saxophonist John Coltrane. Due out September 20 via the Concord Picante subsidiary, Trane’s Delight is a love letter from one musical pioneer to another, as the Latin Jazz legend pays homage to one of his earliest and most indelible influences. The album arrives just in time for the late tenor titan’s 93rd birthday on September 23. Sanchez’s performance at the Concord Fest featured material from the new album, much of which was arranged with Sanchez’s musical director, trombonist Francisco Torres. In a wide-ranging conversation, we discussed the monumental influence that Coltrane had on his life, as well as the innate Latin aspects of Coltrane’s playing. If you’d like to check out all of the amazing Concord releases coming out right now, visit their website at concord.com.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jazziz/support
This week, Ira spoke with Poncho Sanchez. For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, GRAMMY® award-winning artist Poncho Sanchez, who will be performing with his band in Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center December 1-2, has stirred up a fiery stew of straight ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and […]
We had the honor of talking with two-time Grammy winner, Latin Jazz artist, Poncho Sanchez. We journey through his life, his music, and his visit to Philly this weekend. This show is dedicated to my Pop who was a huge Poncho Sanchez fan and got me into his music. Enjoy the show up there in heaven!