Join the Somers Point Jazz Society for part III or our 2014 Latin Jazz Summer Series featuring The Chembo Corniel Quintet.
GRAMMY NOMINATED Percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel studied music at The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts in New York City, Pastore Music in New Jersey, and also attended La Escuela National de Arte (ENA) in Havana, Cuba in 1997 and 1999 under the direction of Chucho Valdez. Chembo is a member of the faculty at Purchase College and also teaches percussion privately. Chembo had the pleasure of working/touring and or recording with many artists such as Chucho Valdes, Larry Harlow, Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz, Grady Tate, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Hilton Ruiz, Dave Valentin, Willie Colon, Angela Bofill, Steve Wilson, Ray Vega, Buddy Montogmery, Bob Baldwin, Chico Freeman and many more. Chembo now leads his own Latin Jazz quintet “Grupo Chaworo” since October 2001 and also started his record company “Chemboro Records, Inc.” in 2004. Chembo Corniel has landed a nomination from the 52nd NARAS GRAMMY AWARDS for the cd “Things I Wanted To Do” for “BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM” 2010. His latest 2012 cd “Afro Blue Monk” with invited guests: 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Award recipient Jimmy Owens, Ileana Santamaria and featuring Elio Villafranca on this cd is getting great reviews around the world. Chembo Corniel had been endorsing Latin Percussion (LP) products since 1982; he also endorses REMO Heads, Vic Firth Sticks and Sabian Cymbals.
Admission is $10 for SP Jazz Society members and $20 for non-members, purchased at the door.
The event will take place at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road Somers Point, NJ. You may contact Sandi Pointe at (609) 927-2759 or the Somers Point Jazz Society at 609-927-6677 for more details.