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Five-time Grammy nominee, WAYNE WALLACE, is one of the more respected exponents of African American-Latin music in the world today. He is known for the use of traditional forms and styles in combination with contemporary music, and has earned recognition with his recent placement in the Downbeat Critics Polls under the trombone and producer categories. Mr. Wallace is an accomplished arranger, educator, and composer with compositions for film and television. He has also received grants form the Creative Work Fund, the National Endowments for the Arts, the Lila Wallace Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study and the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Mr. Wallace has performed, recorded and studied with acknowledged masters of the Afro-Latin and Jazz idioms such as Aretha Franklin, Bobby Hutcherson, Earth Wind and Fire, Pete Escovedo, Santana, Julian Priester, Conjunto Libre, John Santos, Whitney Houston,Tito Puente, Steve Turre, John Lee Hooker, Con-funk-shun, Francisco Aguabella, Manny Oquendo and Libre, Max Roach, and Orestes Vilató. This experience has provided a solid foundation for Mr. Wallace’s current explorations of the intersections of diverse cultural styles, and rhythmic concepts.

Born and raised in San Francisco, California, May 29th 1952, at an early age Wayne was exposed to Blues, Country and Western, and Jazz . The fertile musical environment of the San Francisco Bay Area shaped his career in a unique way. His studies of Afro-Latin music and Jazz have included several trips to Cuba, New York, and Puerto Rico.

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Album The Rhythm of Invention by Wayne Wallace

The Rhythm of...

Patois Records
2019

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Album Canto América by Wayne Wallace

Canto América

Patois Records
2016

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Album Latin Jazz Jazz Latin by Wayne Wallace

Latin Jazz Jazz Latin

Patois Records
2013

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Album To Hear From There by Wayne Wallace

To Hear From There

Patois Records
2011

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¡Bien Bien!

Red Jazz
2010

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Album Bien Bien! by Wayne Wallace

Bien Bien!

Patois Records
2009

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The Rhythm of Invention

The Rhythm of Invention

Wayne Wallace
The Rhythm of Invention

Guarachando

Guarachando

Wayne Wallace
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