Nov 17 | Antonio Lozoya Jazz & Blues Collective w/Special Guests

Angela Peralta Theatre | 7 P.M.
Mesones #82, Centro, San Miguel de Allende

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ANTONIO LOZOYA JAZZ & BLUES COLLECTIVE W/SPECIAL GUESTS

Music of  The Best Tributes of the Festival.

SPECIAL GUESTS

Aurora Nunez | Vocals
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Professional singer Mezzo Soprano with a 20-year career in the music scene. She is a recognized vocalist from the central region of Mexico, known for its versatility and extensive experience. She has an expressive, powerful and wide-range voice, in addition to a great scenic presence. 

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She studied numerous courses and musical clinics throughout her career, such as a Minor in Music at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Queretaro. While living in France, she met Mme. Dupri, who instructed her at the age of 18 in vocal training for jazz assemblies. 

She participated in many productions of the Taciturno Company as a backing vocalist of the tour “Coming Back to Life”, Tribute to Pink Floyd. She has repeatedly participated in the musical assemblies of the International Jazz and Blues Festival of San Miguel de Allende as a backing vocalist and soloist. She recorded Rodamundos album as a lead voice of Syntónico project in 2018. She is currently part of Sweet Jazz Collective with pianist Dulce Resillas.


Ana Karen Aboytes | Vocals
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Ana Karen is a singer, songwriter, bassist and keyboardist born in San Diego, California, USA. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree, worked singing and playing in different bands of different genres.

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She was bassist and official chorus singer Beto Cuevas, singer of the Chilean band “La Ley”, making her debut in Chile, Ana Karen traveled to different places in Mexico and Latin America.

Pablo González | Keyboard
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Antonio Lozoya | Bass
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He was born in Mexico City, a bassist graduated from the Higher School of Music in the Jazz Degree; educator, producer, promoter, arranger and composer. He has performed at various Festivals in Mexico, Cuba and the United States, accompanying prominent personalities such as: Dave Pike, Paul McCandless, Othello Molineaux, Lila Downs, Magos Herrera, Karrin Allison, Art Lande, Erik Alexander, Sarah Reich, among others.

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In 1996 he began collaborating in the San Miguel de Allende International Jazz Festival in various areas such as: musician, director of the educational area, musical director and producer. In 2006, together with Teresa Urtusástegui, she reactivated the International Jazz Festival and added the Blues style, taking charge of its general direction. Since then he has produced several concerts inviting the participation of prominent figures from the Jazz and Blues scene such as: Joey Calderazzo Trio, Antonio Sánchez Trio, Tuck and Patti, Betsy Pecanins, Magos Herrera, Sarah Reich (Postmodern Jukebox), Karrin Allison , David Sanchez Quartet, Peter Bernstein Jazz Quartet, among others.

He has produced several concerts with his group “San Miguel Jazz Cats” at the International Cervantino Festival and in various locations in the country. For ten years he has performed several concerts as a musician and musical director, presenting different
musical proposals related to jazz and blues. Beneficiary of the Scenic Creators with Career Program, 2014-2017 of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts.


Al Hermann | Trombone
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Al was born and raised in New Orleans where he backed such luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Julie London, and Peggy Lee. He has sided with the Woody Hermann Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, Wild Bill Davidson, Doc Cheatham, Ellis Marsalis, Warren Vache, Dave Grusin, Eddie Daniels, Dave Pietro, Arturo Sandoval, and many others.

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Al has recorded more than a dozen feature CD’s, including “The Jazz Trombone” with Carl Fontana on the Sea Breeze (Los Angeles) label. Al was Professor Adjunct of Jazz Trombone at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO, and is currently Professor of Physics Emeritus at the University of Colorado-Boulder where he teaches a course in “The Physics of Sound and Music”.

He has received many accolades:

“Nobody gets around the horn better than Al Hermann”, Carl Fontana

“Dazzled when I heard him”, Joe Alessi, Principal Trombonist, New York Philharmonic.

“A Master Jazz Trombonist”, Ellis Marsalis.

“One of America’s foremost physicists, and an even better trombonist”, President Bill Clinton.

Bob Montgomery | Trumpet
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Bob Montgomery is an internationally recognized performing artist who has appeared throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, Great Britain, New Zealand and the United States.

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He has performed in back-up orchestras for such artists as Sammy Davis Jr., Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, and many more. Bob toured Europe with Clark Terry’s “Big Bad Band”, served as artist-in-residence in Adelaide, South Australia, appeared as featured soloist with the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra for the International Trumpet Guild, and appeared at Town Hall in New York City with Clark Terry for the New York JVC Jazz Festival’s tribute to Clark Terry. Clark speaks of Bob several times in his new autobiography “Clark” and Bob appears in Clark’s movie “Keep On Keepin’ On”.

Bob’s reputation as an educator has earned him many awards, including “Teacher of the Year”, “Jazz Educator and Performer of the Year”, and “Colorado Jazz Educator Of The Year”. In 2004 Bob was awarded the Bethany College Alumni of Merit Award for distinguished service in the Arts and in 2007 was inducted into the Garden City, KS (his home town) Hall of Fame. In 2012 the Five Points Jazz Festival honored Bob for lifetime contributions to the development and appreciation of Jazz. Bob has served both Kansas and Colorado as State IAJE President, and has directed All-State Jazz Ensembles in Colorado, Kansas, Arizona, Iowa, and Oklahoma.

Mario Torres | Percussion
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Mario Alberto Torres was born in Mexico City. He completed his musical studies in the school of artistic initiation of the National Institute of Fine Arts. He also studied percussion and electric bass at the Single Union of Music Workers.

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He has participated with different groups of the genre of Latin jazz like: Banco del Ruido, Rumba Abierta, Son de Merengue, among others. He has participated with Celia Cruz, Tania Libertad, Laura Leon, Celio González, Oscar Chávez, to name a few. He has participated in the Cervantino International Festival, The Annual Folk Fest of Vancouver, Latin American Festival in Milano, Italy, Athens Jazz Fest in Greece and Latin Days Fest in Rotterdam.

Rick Schlosser | Drums
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He had his professional education as a drummer at Berklee School of Music, Boston, United States from 1967 to 1970. His first recording was a demo for Andy Pratt, “Avenging Annie” in 1970 and later at Colum- bia Records in 1973.

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It was the first drummer of “Edgar Winter White Trash” in 1970, soon moved to Northern California in 1971, playing “Wild Night” and “Jackie Wilson Said” by Van Morrison Live and worked with him until late 1972 , recording three albums, “Tupelo Honey”, “St. Dominic’s Preview” and “Hard Nose the Highway”. He participated with Boz Scaggs from 1973 to 1975 and moved to Los Angeles in 1976, recording with Rod Stewart “Tonight’s the Night” in 1977, making an important career in music recording in Los Angeles. Some of his most famous recordings are: “How You Gonna See Me Now” with Alice Cooper, “Deja Vu” with Dionne Warwick, “9 to 5” with Dolly Parton, “Endless Love” with Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie, “Through the Years “by Kenny Rogers,” Oh No “The Commodors,” Everyday “with James Taylor, to name a few.