Latin Big Band

Mondays 8:15 - 10:15 pm 4/1 - 6/3 (10 weeks) Performance Date: 6/7 no class 5/27

Latin Big Band
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Ensembles, Latin
Day Mon
Instructor Josh Jones
Status inperson event

The Latin Big Band is a large rehearsing ensemble that explores various styles of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican salsa with an emphasis on improvisation. The ensemble includes horns, vocals, percussion and rhythm. We currently have 60 tunes in our book and continuously add new material. Whether you’re an amateur or a pro, this class is a great way to elevate your Latin music sensibility! Prerequisites: All levels are welcome, but basic reading skills and technical facility on your instrument are strongly encouraged. Most of the material is intermediate to advanced.

Please note: This class culminates in a performance in the final week of the term (week 10). All Jazzschool student performances are free and open to the public! Please confirm your availability for the performance date before finalizing your registration in this class.

Mon. 8:15–10:15 pm
4/1 – 6/3 Performance Date: 6/7 (10 weeks) no class 5/27
Josh Jones $315

Ensembles take place IN-PERSON at the California Jazz Conservatory. 
All ensembles require a placement audition. For audition guidelines and to application instructions, please visit the Ensemble page here:

About Josh Jones
Drummer & Percussionist Josh Jones is recognized internationally from his touring and recording with such Jazz greats as Don Cherry, Steve Coleman, Omar Sosa, Yosvany Terry, and Jacqui Naylor. His recent recording projects include “Then and Now” with Blue Note recording artist Benny Green, as well as a project with Cuban royalty Chuchito Valdes. Other notable recordings include Yosvany Terry & Columna B, Peter Apfelbaum, Steve Bernstein, Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Larry Coryell, Tupac Shakur, Goapele, Zion- I, Taj Mahal, Bob Weir, and AfroCuba de Matanzas.
Josh continues to perform with his various ensembles at clubs and festivals in the Bay Area and remains a major influence on the jazz community not only as a performer, but as a highly respected educator.