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UNCW Jazz with Juan Alamo, percussion
Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Department of Music
Natalie Boeyink directs UNCW Jazz Combo (Latin jazz), performing with guest artist
UNCW Jazz Ensemble II
is directed by Michael D'Angelo.
Combo II (Latin jazz), directed by Natalie Boeyink
Featuring guest artist Juan Àlamo, percussion
Juan Pablo Torres: Rumba de Cajon (rumba)
Benny Moré: Castellano que Bueno Baila Usted (son montuno)
Herbie Hancock: Watermelon Man (cha-cha-cha)
Rebeca Mauleón: Batamambo (mambo)
Jazz Ensemble II, directed by Michael D’Angelo
Victor Feldman: The Chant
Alan Jay Lerner / Burton Lane: On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Mort Dixon / Ray Henderson: Bye Bye Blackbird
Yip Harburg / Burton Lane: Old Devil Moon
Tadd Dameron: Lady Bird
Freddie Hubbard: Red Clay
Juan Álamo, percussion
Juan Álamo is an internationally known performer, composer, and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees with jazz as related field from the University of North Texas.
Originally from Cidra, Puerto Rico, Álamo has presented solo recitals at universities and percussion and jazz festivals throughout the United States, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. He has been featured as a soloist and with jazz ensembles in television and radio shows in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela and the United States. Currently Juan is an assistant professor and the director of the Percussion Ensemble at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
As a marimba soloist and percussionist, Álamo has presented recitals in the United States, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Venezuela and Puerto Rico. He has been featured on TV and radio in Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the United States. He has performed and shared the stage with renowned artist such as Keiko Abe, William Cahn, Ney Rosauro, Orlando Cotto, Steve Shick, Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval, John Wooton, Dave Samuels, Tom Toyama, Dan Moore, Michael Spiro, Ted Piltzecker and famous conductors such as Sergiu Comissiona and Krzyszt Penderecki.
His debut solo marimba recording
was released in 2007 and featured standard marimba literature and original compositions. In 2014, Álamo released
, featuring original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards such as
Waltz for Debby.
Álamo has had several pieces published by major publishing companies, including Innovative Percussion, Drop 6 Media and Mallet Work, Inc. He has also collaborated with Arthur Lipner in the creation of the jazz vibes book
Milt Jackson – Transcribed Solos of the Master.
In 2011, Álamo released his marimba method
Music for Four Mallet
, a collection of original études for beginner and intermediate marimba players. In 2014 Encore Mallets released
Signature Marimba Mallets,
which may be purchased at Steve Weiss Music. Álamo is a performing artist and clinician for Yamaha, Meini Percussion and Encore Mallets Inc.
$6 general public, free to students with valid UNCW ID.
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