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Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble

Rank #125 US Brooklyn, NY Jazz / 1474 Bushwick Ave

Members

  • Lavondo Thomas Bass
  • James Lovell Drums
  • Eugene Medina Piano
  • Dre Barnes Piano
  • Eva Vossmerbauemer Violin
  • Gary Fritz Percussion
  • Cenk Tezil Bass
  • Lucy Blanco Vocals
  • Hilliard Greene Bass
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Sounds Like: The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble

Bio: The Garifuna Jazz union has its beginnings in Los Angeles California when jazz vocalist Lucy Blanco began researching and learning more about her Garifuna heritage in 2008. Through her research she learned about the work of prominent Garifuna artists like the late Andy Palacio and Aurelio Martine... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Just joined #musicforgood on @ReverbNation - now 1/2 of our song sales are donated to @SweetRelief http://t.co/iuD9TSiTKo

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“The AGJE is committed to producing excellent music. Music that is spiritual. Music that speaks to our common African ancestry and yet is able to cross that cultural divide and reach out to the global music community.”
—  terrence l. butler, The Afrigarifuna Jazz Ensemble is on the Move.
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New Sounds for a New Century
Feb 26, 2012
This group demonstrates that it is willing to fuse different genres to create ne... [more]
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  • Sat

    May 17


    Bronx, NY, US | 6:00pm
    Sat May 17 6:00pm

    Details

    Come join us as we celebrate Women in Jazz and Garifuna heritage and preservation through music in this great series curated by Bobby Sanabria, Valerie Capers and Elena Martinez. We have a very special presentation complete with dancers and a very special Garifuna Documentary Film coordinated through the Garifuna-Coalition Garifuna. It will be time well spent in this beautiful artistic space. James Lovell,(Garifuna drum, background vocals, Guitar) Dre Barnes(Piano). Hilliard Greene(bass), Evalou Vo(Violin), Gary Fritz(Percussion), Mariano Martinez(dancer)

  • 2013

    Oct 21


    Brooklyn, NY, US | 7:30pm
    For My Sweet Event & GArd...
    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:30pm

    Details

    azz Vocalist Lucy Blanco and The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble will share the bill with Revalyn T. Golde and The Gold Standard(traveling all the way from D.C.) in a special tribute to Jitu Weusi and the mentors who guided us and taught us and are now ancestors watching over us. The late Jitu Weusi along with the assistance of one of our biggest fans Vilma Guity Zuniga gave @The AGJE its first Jazz venue to perform and we are forever grateful. Join us as we celebrate the passion for love, music, education and the arts that embodies the work left behind by these great artists. The AGJE ensemble includes James Lovell(Garifuna Drum & Vocals), Lucy Blanco Fan Page(lead vocals),(keyboards)TBA ,Evalou Vo(violin), Gary Fritz(percussion), Bass - TBA. The Gold Standard Band features Revalyn Gold(lead vocals), Bill Washburn(piano), Luke Stewart(bass),Terry Koger(reeds) and Bernard Linette(drums) Cover is only $10 great food and drinks available for purchase for more information e-mail jazzymondays@gmail.com or call 718-753-3302( C train to Franklin Ave or B25 bus to Clausson Ave)

  • 2013

    Jul 27


    Brooklyn, NY, US | 11:00am
    Arts East NY Summer Satur...
    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:00am

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    We are pleased to be a part of this great community event in Brooklyn East New York.@The The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble will be serving up our special brand of Gari-Jazz and celebrating Summer 2013. Come hang with us and the other great bands performing while you shop @ the Farmer's Market. Each Saturday in July and August East New York community members are able to gain access to cultural performances and entertainment within their very own community free of charge. Our audience will enjoy interactive, family friendly multicultural programming while collectively working towards community growth. Participants will not only experience art forms that have rarely been showcased in their community they will learn in ways to live a sustainable lifestyle. www.artseastnewyork.org James Lovelll(vocals & percussion),Lucy Blanco (lead vocals), Terrence Butler(keyboard), Cenk Tezil(bass),Wignall Ismell(cajon)

  • 2013

    Jul 27


    Brooklyn, NY, US | 11:00am
    Arts East NY Summer Satur...
    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:00am

    Details

    We are pleased to be a part of this great community event in Brooklyn East New York.@The The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble will be serving up our special brand of Gari-Jazz and celebrating Summer 2013. Come hang with us and the other great bands performing while you shop @ the Farmer's Market. Each Saturday in July and August East New York community members are able to gain access to cultural performances and entertainment within their very own community free of charge. Our audience will enjoy interactive, family friendly multicultural programming while collectively working towards community growth. Participants will not only experience art forms that have rarely been showcased in their community they will learn in ways to live a sustainable lifestyle. www.artseastnewyork.org James Lovell(vocals & percussion),Lucy Blanco (lead vocals), Terrence Butler(keyboard), Cenk Tezil(bass),Wignall Ismell(cajon)

  • 2013

    May 31


    Queens, NY, US | 7:00pm

    Queens, NY, US
    Fri May 31, 2013 7:00pm

    Details

    Wabinaha (We dance in Garifuna) with The Chief Joseph Chatoyer Dance Group choreographed by Mariano Martinez of J. Dove Productions. Come learn some Garifuna dance steps and shake it up on the dance floor with us. We will also Meet Kompalsa merengue band from The Dominican Republic.

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