Casa De Los Suenos in Tijuana Presents Turiya Mareya and The Tijuana Latin Jazz Project.


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Every Saturday night starting April 1st
9 pm
Donation for the Artists
Ave. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz #14109 Col. Gudalupe Victoria 682-2937- and 619-754-5781 Casa De Los Suenos is a totally unique environment with surrealistic art covering every surface and is run by a family who offers a space for creative community events. Located a $5 cab drive from the border it serves, coffee, food and a unique Mexican experience. Turiya Mareya and The Tijuana Latin Jazz Project is collaboration between artists in the US and Mexican Jazz artists. Part Jam session and part interactive composers forum - Turiya Mareya facilitates a musical environment that enables the artists to cross cultural barriers, learn from each other and create a new music. The invited artists will include an array of notable Jazz artists from both sides of the border and will help to illustrate that culture and music cannot be separated by an artificial fence. There will also be spoken word artists collaborating. Dancing is encouraged and hoped for. It is called a PROJECT because it is hoped that the event will grow, develop and evolve through the variety of artist contributions. The Project leader Turiya Mareya began studying Jazz at 15 years of age. She was originally mentored by San Diego Jazz legend Daniel Jackson, Mareya followed his example by becoming proficient on both piano and reeds and focusing on playing her original compositions. She continued her work in New York, at the Creative School of Music studying with The Art Ensemble of Chicago and many other Cutting edge Jazz Artists. . Later she toured Mexico with the Taumbu International Ensemble. All of those experiences help mold her unique approach based on World Music influences and drawing on the trance inducing and spirit calling focus of African and Indigenous approaches to music. She honed her abilities in Latin Jazz heading the Kokopelli Latin Jazz Ensemble where she had the privilege to work with drummer Skip Howlett known for his work with Mongo Santamaria and Tito Puente, as well as Cuban Bassist Ignacio Arango. For 6 years the group held a Sunday nightspot at Croce's Jazz Bar in San Diego and performed at Jazz Festivals opening for artists such as Arturo Sandoval, David Murray, Eddie Palmieri, Poncho Sanchez and Jane Bunnet. She also developed the Juneau Latin Jazz Project in Alaska, has lived and worked in Madrid, performed with The Drum Jazz Ensemble in Vancouver and just spent a year in Toronto working with her group, The Turiya Mareya Latin Jazz Ensemble. She is currently performing in San Diego and Mexico.

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