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Luis Munoz

Luis Muñoz, composer, arranger,producer and percussionist, was born in San José, Costa Rica. In 1972 Luis entered the University of Costa Rica and the National Music Conservatory, where he studied both Architecture and Music. In 1974 Luis completed his degree in music composition at the University of California, Santa Barbara, under the tutelage of renowned British composer Peter Fricker. Luis Muñoz has written music for documentaries, animation films, dance and theater, and has performed in some of the best Jazz festivals and venues in the world. In 1988 he signed with CBS Records and recorded “LA VERDAD”. In 1996, Fahrenheit Records “THE FRUIT OF EDEN”, marked Muñoz's U. S. recording debut. In 1998, Muñoz released “COMPASSION”, continuing to evolve as an innovative force in instrumental music. In 2004 Muñoz released “VIDA” which received the acclaim of the music media worldwide: 4 stars by DownBeat magazine , “Best Latin Jazz CD of the Year” by Jazzreview.com, “A truly Monumental Work” by Americas Magazine, “A Masterpiece” by Mark Holston /Hispanic Magazine, “One of the 10 best recordings of the year” by Latin Jazz Network. In 2006 Mr. Muñoz was given an ACAM award in Costa Rica, for Jazz Composer/Producer of the year. In 2007 Mr. Muñoz released “Of Soul and Shadow”, a recording that explores his Central American roots through the idioms of Costa Rican folklore, classical music and jazz

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”It is, simply put, one of the best Latin jazz ventures of the year...Brilliantly conceived and beautifully executed, Vida is a vital testimony to Luis Muñoz's artistic genius. Indispensable! **** (4 stars).” (Todd S. Jenkins, Downbeat magazine)

One of the top ten best Jazz CDs of 2004... “And hands down, the coolest Latin Jazz disc of the year... Phenomenal”

(Jazzreview.com)

“A masterpiece.”

(Mark Holston, Hispanic magazine)

”A truly monumental work… Enticing and rewarding from beginning to end.” (Americas magazine)

”Vida is simply one of the most tantalizing, brilliant and enjoyable discs of the year

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The Dead Man

The Dead Man

Pelín Music
2017

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VOZ

VOZ

Pellin Music
2015

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Luz

Luz

Pelin Music
2013

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Invisible

Invisible

Pelín Music
2011

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Invisible

Invisible

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