Andrew Gross

Sonrisa

Andrew Gross-saxophone, Mike Ozuna-guitar, Ioannis Goudelis-piano,/accordion, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Joe Garcia-percussion Led by drummer Scott Sadlon, SONRISA is a collective of some of the most talented jazz musicians in the Phoenix area.  Named after the Spanish word for “Smile” the group brings a joyful energy to its performances. It’s a rare occasion that all the members get …

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ONE MORE TIME: Joe Garcia: The Music of Mongo Santamaria

Recorded Dec. 15, 2017 Andrew Gross-saxophone, Ioannis Goudelis-piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Dom Moio-drums, Joe Garcia-percussion Mongo Santamaría was a rumba quinto master and an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist, most famous for his composition, “Afro Blue“, recorded by John Coltrane. He was an integral figure in the fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms with R&B and soul, paving the way for …

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