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Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Big Band Moods: Type: Instrumental Jazz: Afro-Cuban Jazz

By Location
CANADA - Ontario

Links
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Bobby Rice Latin Jazz Big Band

Bobby Rice (AKA Bob Rice) is a JUNO-nominated composer/arranger/trumpeter who is comfortable in many musical styles. His 2015 album Bobby Rice Latin Jazz Big Band: X-treme Latin Jazz was nominated for Jazz Album of the Year: Group for Canada's highest musical honour, the JUNO Awards.
He is currently a faculty member at Humber College in Toronto, Canada, where he has taught numerous coursed including: Contemporary Theory/Improvisation, Jazz Arranging, Oral Training, Jazz History, Popular Music History. His first album, Bobby Rice & Sandunga (2004), established him as a notable composer/arranger/trumpeter of Latin jazz music. This led to a number of jazz festival appearances in the Toronto area and regularly featured the Grammy nominated Hilario Duran along with many more of Canada's best jazz and Latin musicians. He holds a master's degree in composition and is currently working on his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology.
He won the "Best Canadian Composition" award from the Music Aid International Music Awards in 2006 and also received a Canada Council grant, four Ontario Arts Council grants, and three Toronto Arts Council grants.

For something completely different--and hilarious--see (and hear) his single "World of Debt" on YouTube. Of course, this is available for download on iTunes, CD Baby...

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