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Enrique Fernandez


                                            Enrique Fernandez                                        Saxophones , Flutes , Clarinets

      Multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger Enrique Fernandez has performed and recorded extensively in both genres of jazz and latin jazz. Some of his recording credits include the grammy winning “Masterpiece/Obra Maestra” Tito Puente’s last recording.      He served as musical director and composer on “Ritmo y Candela” I & II landmark recordings by Patato Valdes both nominated in consecutive years 1996, 1997 in the latin jazz category. Enrique can be heard on “Jazz Descargas” The Conga Kings.-Chesky records. “Melodia para Congas” Enriquillo Winds.- Mapleshade records.  “Tanga”, “My Time is now”, “944 Columbus”, Mario Bauza’s Afro-cuban Jazz Orch. seminal recordings on Messidor records and many salsa recordings throughout the 90's.       Enrique currently performs as a member of the Duke Ellington Orch. ,Chico O'farrill Orch., Bebo Valdes quintet, Cachaos' Descarga, Patato Valdes and AfroJazzia , Ray Mantilla’s Space Station, Giants of Latin Jazz, Muhal Richard Abrams ensemble to name a few.    Performance venues: Some Jazz Festivals   -----  Artists                                               North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague,Netherlands -  Mario Bauza 1993,CariFusion1982 Pori Jazz Festival,Pori,Finland                            - Mario Bauza 1993 Winter Carnaval,Helsinki,Finland                        - Azuquita 1986,Machito 1996 Montreaux Jazz Festival,Montreaux,Switzerland  - Mario Bauza1992 Newport Jazz Festival,Cape Cod ,R.I.                  - Tito Puente 2000 JVC Jazz Festival,Nyc,NY                                    - Tito Puente,1998,2000 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival              - Mongo Santamaria1993 What is Jazz festival,Nyc,NY                               - David Murray 1996 Chicago Jazz Festival                                         - The Conga Kings 2004 Miami Jazz Festival                                            - Cachao y su descarga 2000 Centenario Festival,Mexico city                           - Cachao 1999 Heineken Jazz Festival,San Juan P.R.                    - Patato's Afro-Jazzia 2002 S.F.Jazz Festival,SF,CA                                        - Mario Bauza 1993,Chico O'Farril 1998,Conga Kings2004 Sacramento Jazz Fest, Sacramento,CA                 - Duke Ellington Orch.2001 Parade de Jazz,Nice,France                                 - Duke Ellington 2002 JVC Jazz Festival,Torino,Italy                               - Ray Manilla's Space Station 1999 Cellimontana Fest,Rome,Italy                              - Ray Mantilla's Space station 1999 Umbria Jazz Festival,Perugia,Italy                        - Mario Bauza 1993 Pescara Fest,Pescara,Italy                                    - Ray Mantilla 1998 Marseillac,Jazz Festival,Marseillac,France              - Chico O'Farril 2003 Paris BanlieuBlues Festival,Paris,France                 - Henri Guedon 1983,Tito Puente/Eddie Palmieri 2000  Festival de Jazz-San Sebastian,Spain                    - Bebo Valdes Quintet2000, Bebo Valdes  Orch

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Intermediate to advanced


Album Cantos Del Sexto Sol by Enrique Fernandez

Cantos Del Sexto Sol

Round Whirled Records



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