Bueno Latin Jazz Project
Dennis Bueno (www.dennisbueno.com) has maintained a passion in Afro-Cuban music and nurtures performing the professionals in the most recent Bueno Latin Jazz Project. The group is made up of musicians that have a passion for the music. The group has been working diligently and they collectively feel it's time to get out and show their stuff!
The band has been graced with the addition of Cuban master percussionist, Calixto Oviedo. Calixto was a member of Cuba's popular band NG La Banda. During his 38 years as a professional musician, he has had the opportunity to work and perform with well known musicians, such as: Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Paquito D'Rivera, David Sanchez, Danilo Pérez, Arturo Sandoval, Luis Conte, Ray Barreto, Chucho Valdés, Giovanni Hidalgo, Willie Colón, Alfredo Rodriguez, Dave Valentin, Juan Pablo Torres, Emiliano Salvador, Chico Freeman, Orlando "Maraca" Valle, Tony Martinez, Tata Güines, José Luis "Changuito" Quintana, Miguel "Angá" Diaz, among others
And presenting the beautiful and talented Cuban sonera, Lily Hernandez, on vocals. Lily and Calixto currently work together in "Lily Hernandez y Su Sonora Clasica".
The lineup will be rounded out with Dennis Bueno on drums, Bruce Pennington on keyboards, Gary Sanders on electric bass, Marcel Marchetti and Kyle Gregary on trumpets and flugelhorns, and Seth Bueno on Bongo. More surprise guests expected!
GARY SANDERS studied with acclaimed bassist Richard Davis, and with Lew Norton of the New York Philharmonic.
He has worked with jazz greats Houston Person, Stanley Cowell and Jon Hendricks, Gary's Broadway and off-Broadway credits include Little Shop of Horrors, The Road to Hollywood, Radio City Music Hall, and The Buddy Holly Story.
Gary played several seasons in the once-famous "Borscht Belt" of the Catskill mountains that gave him the privilege of working with entertainers including Joel Grey, Clint Holmes, Bruce Adler, The 5th Dimension, Neil Sedaka, and many others.
Bassist and musical Director for major cruise ships, among them the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. Appeared at the Groton (CT) Jazz Festival, the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival (Mexico), and the prestigious Appolonia Festival in Sozopol, Bulgaria.
KYLE GREGORY was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in Bloomington. He currently lives between Verona, Italy and Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he is involved leading the international arts movement, Via Affirmativa.
He studied at Berklee College of Music, Indiana University, and the University of Northern Colorado, completing his doctorate in 1995. In 1992 he received the prestigious Fulbright Grant for a year of pedagogical research into new methods of teaching improvisation in Hungary. From 1992 to 1997 Kyle was a professor of classical trumpet and jazz at Bradley University in Illinois and taught most recently as professor of jazz trumpet at the Trento Conservatory in northern Italy.
Currently Kyle travels throughout the USA, Italy, Europe, and the rest of the world as a solo artist and educator, having performed and taught in the United States, Italy, Canada, Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, England, Spain, Romania, Germany, the Ivory Coast, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand. He plays regularly in various formations, including the Lydian Sound Orchestra, the Peo Alfonsi Quartet, the Robert Bonisolo Quartet, and his own groups--World Downside Up, and Tongues of Fire. In past years he performed with numerous internationally-known jazz and commercial artists, including Paul Motian, Bob Mintzer, JJ Johnson, Dianne Reeves, Liza Minelli, The Temptations, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, and the Mingus Dynasty.
Kyle has recorded over 40 albums with various artists and independent labels, including most recentlyEGEA, El Gallo Rojo, and Almar Records. WORLD DOWNSIDE UP, a suite of original compositions inspired by the Beatitudes, was recorded together with Paolo Birro, Salvatore Maiore, Roberto Dani, and Aya Shimura. In the Spring of 2013 his new project, TONGUES OF FIRE, was released, featuring Robert Bonisolo, Rossano Emili, Mauro Beggio, Giulio Corini, Anke Helfrich, and Gavin Palmer. Kyle is currently involved launching a new house concert movement, called The School for Inner Wealth.
SETH BUENO, born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. Influenced by his father Dennis Bueno, Seth was introduced to many genres of music early on in life. Seth picked up percussion following in his father's footsteps. Seth has played in many different settings, from Christian new age pop, to heavy metal and blues. Seth decided to go into the Marines in 2002 and enjoyed his tour very much but was declared disabled in 2007. Seth and his family moved back to Colorado in 2007. Seth has been enjoying the music scene again in Colorado Springs since. Seth plays all types of percussion, however has a very deep love for Latin percussion.
MARCEL MARCHETTI, Born in 1966 in Antioch , California, Marchetti grew up in Tokyo Japan where he started on Violin before switching to trumpet at the age of 6 years old. Although a difficult instrument to play, Marchetti took to the trumpet quickly. "I found I had natural ability for playing the trumpet in the upper register at an early age." Marchetti credits his father and first trumpet teacher (a music teacher) for molding his natural abilities into practical working skills.
In 1988, Marchetti landed the lead trumpet position with the Clouds of Miami Latin Pop Band. This quickly opened doors for him which lead him to his touring career that started with Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine. His diverse musical abiltiy to play screaming high trumpet parts and instantly turn around and play pretty melodic solos gave him the reputation of an all around player who can do it all. This lead him to move on to tour with such notables as The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Tony Bennett and Wynonna Judd to name just a few.
As a sideman, Marchetti's list of CD credits reads like a who's who in Latin jazz and pop, running the stylistic gamut from Willie Charino, Exito, El Gran Combo to Celine Dion and Faith Hill. Other stellar names include Take 6, Amy Grant and Vince Gill , Sandi Patty, BeBe and CCeCe Winans, Crystal, Gayle and America.
Marchetti has worked on jingle sessions such as Ford, Eckerds Drugs, Coors and PGA Golf Tournaments .
Marchetti's passion for Latin and Pop bands has led to his inclusion in some of Colorado's most well respected bands.
BRUCE PENNINGTON, from New Orleans, Louisiana. Served 20+ years in United States Air Force as a bandsman. Pianist and arranger for the Falconaires.
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