Blue Note Jazz Club is proud to welcome back trombonist CONRAD HERWIG with THE LATIN SIDE OF HORACE SILVER program - the seventh iteration of his "Latin Side" franchise, spotlighting the music of jazz legend Horace Silver (who recently passed away in June 2014). The project will be recorded live each night and later released on Half Note Records in 2015.
| The Latin Side Of Horace Silver: Conrad Herwig w/Guest Michel Camilo
Since 1998, Herwig's "Latin Side" franchise has been focused on reimagining seminal jazz musicians' compositions by showcasing those compositions within the framework of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. Past projects include the GRAMMY® nominated The Latin Side of John Coltrane, Another Kind of Blue-The Latin Side of Miles Davis, and The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter, as well as Sketches of Spain y Mas and The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock. Many of these albums have featured various special guests, ranging from Eddie Palmieri and Randy Brecker to Paquito D'Rivera and Dave Valentin. All of the albums have been released on Half Note Records.
Herwig's latest "Latin Side" release, The Latin Side of Joe Henderson featuring Joe Lovano, is scheduled for September 16 release on Half Note.
In constant demand as a sideman, Herwig has been a featured member in the Joe Henderson Sextet, Tom Harrell’s Septet and Big Band, and the Joe Lovano Nonet (featured as a soloist on Lovano’s Grammy Award winning “52nd St Themes"). Conrad also performs and records with Eddie Palmieri’s “La Perfecta II” and Afro-Caribbean Jazz Octet, Paquito D’Rivera’s Havana-New York Connection, the Mingus Big Band (often serving as musical director, and arranger on the new 2007 Grammy nominated-"Live at the Tokyo Blue Note"), and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band (Jon Faddis, musical director) among many others.
Herwig is a recipient of performance and teaching grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is currently Professor of Jazz Trombone, Jazz Improvisation, and Jazz Comp/Arr at Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey. Conrad was elected to the Board of Advisors of the International Trombone Association for a second time in 2006.
One of the most in-demand jazz educators, Conrad Herwig is a Conn-Selmer clinician and performs exclusively on Bach Stradivarius trombones.
A pianist with a brilliant technique and a composer that flavors his tunes with Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Michel Camilo's musical language is an expressive combination of his Dominican Republic musical heritage and a rich, intelligent use of jazz harmonies and textures. Camilo composed his first piece at age five then studied at the National Conservatory for thirteen years. At age sixteen, he became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic.
Mr. Camilo’s recordings and compositions have earned him numerous awards including Grammy awards, Grammy nominations, and Emmy awards. His compositions have been performed by some of the top jazz and Latin jazz artists on the scene today including Manhattan Transfer and Paquito D’Rivera.