“Latinova” is a Latin Jazz band made up of six Berklee College of Music graduate players and composers. All from different countries with different backgrounds and upbringings, this benefits the music with cultural versatility. Latinova play creatively arranged standard Brazilian, Peruvian, and Argentinean songs together with original compositions all with a jazz flavor of improvisation. Their international collaboration brings out a new richness in Latin Jazz. Vocalist and Tais Alvarenga is from Brazil, and sings with the sprit and culture of Brazilian music. Pianist Junya Fukumoto and violinist Tomoko Omura are both from Japan, with a comprehensive upbringing in European classical music and a deep knowledge in jazz and world music...
Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students
Credentials/BackgroundBerklee College of music Graduate, Performance major. University college Chichester, Ba Jazz and commercial musics. 13 years playing experience, can teach Jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Blues, Rock, Funk, and classical drumming style and related techniques. Have studied with, Teri Lyne Carrinton, Kenwood Dennard, Mark Walker, Kim Plainfelid, Oscar Stagnaro, Dave Samuals.