La Fiesta Latin Jazz Ensembles


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Gregg Gelb is a recipient of a Jazz Composers Award from the North Carolina Arts Council. Gregg leads many bands and musical projects. The La Fiesta Latin Jazz Ensemble is a prime example of why Gregg's bands are in such high demand.
With a powerhouse lineup of some of the best Latin-jazz players in the area, La Fiesta delivers a lively performance in every venue they play!

About the Artist

Jazz band leader, saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, educator and both a jazz musician and classical musician, Gregg Gelb is a multi-talented individual with a list of impressive credentials and a mixed-bag of musical projects that thrill audiences all over the region.
In addition to leading his Big Band, 8pc Swing Band, Jazz
Quartet, Latin Jazz Band and other small groups, he is founder and director of the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Society, and co-founder and player with the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra. He is the recipient of a 1997-1998 Jazz Composer Fellowship from the N.C. Arts Council, has been a visiting artist in the N.C. community colleges and has taught music in universities and public schools in North and South Carolina. Gregg holds a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music, a Master of Music from the UNC School of the Arts and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from UNC Greensboro.
Latin jazz music, like most types of jazz music, can be played in small or large groups. The La Fiesta Latin Jazz Ensemble is a flexible assembly of 7 to 12 players with appropriate arrangements to liven up your event no matter what size of venue we perform in. Gregg Gelb leads the band and plays along side top local percussionists and players such as Ramon Ortiz, Pako Santiago, Guillo Carias and many others. The intricate counter play and infectious beats serve up a tasty mix of Latin flair. This band has a lot of fun playing together. It is expressed in their music and demeanor - and the crowd gets to come along for the joy ride!




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