“Music Of Venezuela” musicians win Latin Jazz Awards
Flutist Marco Granados and cuatro player Jorge Glem took first place in the Latin Jazz Corner’s 2008 reader’s poll.
Best Latin Jazz Flautist of 2008: Marco Granados
Venezuelan flautist Marco Granados brought all his musicality to the heart of the Latin Jazz world this year with his album, Music of Venezuela. His extensive training has helped Granados develop a high level of technical ability and a gorgeous tone, while his experience in the classical music world has refined his precise artistic sensibility. His dedication to Venezuelan music has fueled his current career, and his passion for the tradition emanates powerfully from Music of Venezuela. He interprets the melodies of many modern Venezuelan composers with a compassionate insight, and a rich connection that sings through his flute. Granados leaves most of the improvising to his band mates, letting the depth of the compositions speak for themselves. Yet the grace and style that he brings to the melodies lift the music to new heights.Music of Venezuela walks the borderlines between folk music, a South American classicism, and jazz, and Granados’ rich vision pull it all together into a must-hear package.