TURIYA MAREYA LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE LIVE AT ANTHOLOGY
(Published: May 18, 2008)
TURIYA MAREYA - PIANO
Gene Perry on Congas
Charlie Chavez - Timbales
Igancio Arango- Guitar
David Millard- Flute, Soprano Sax, Alto Violen
Ramon Casas- Bass
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Contact: Turiya Mareya firstname.lastname@example.org
Mareya was raised in the vibrant border of Tijuana and San Diego. She started playing with Mexican dance bands at a young age and later studied Jazz under the direction of Mr. Daniel Jackson, one of the West Coast Jazz Legends. She studied also at the Creative Music School in New York but most of her musical instruction came from the streets, the clubs and fellow musicians. She began playing Latin Jazz with the Tambu International Ensemble, moving to Vera Cruz and living later in Mexico City. Returning to the border she was active in the jazz and latin music scenes. She became the musical director and pianist for the legendary Kokopelli Latin Jazz Ensemble.
In 2003 Turiya began working as a solo artist going first to Juneau Alaska where she performed with Afro-Cuban Percussionist Antonio Diaz and to Anchorage where she performed with Hector Diaz y su Orchesta Tropical. She moved to Madrid in 2004 and was active in the incredible music scene there. In 2005 she toured Canada working in Toronto with her band which featured some of the top Toronto Cuban artists. She also toured British Columbia and most recently was working with Adonis Puentes and Gilberto Moroeax on Vancouver Island.
She returned to Tijuana in 2008 where she was Artist in Residence at Arte Sana in Playas de Tijuana.She recently headlined at the Ensendada Jazz Festival and the Rocky Point Jazz Festival in Sonora Mexico She also headed the Binacional Jazz Descarga in Tijuana.
In March of 2008 she began performing in the Mayan Riviera in the Yucatan of Mexico. She was the featured performer at Jazzin´ Merida every saturday night and performed with top Mexican artists in in Festivals and Clubs.
In this special performance at Anthology she is reunited with some of her long term musical partners and some of San Diego´s most respected Latin Jazz artists.
More Information: http://www.myspace.com/mareya
Submitted By: jazz arts