Jazz musicians play to their parent’s tune

By Elizabeth Toy Jazz musicians Justo Almario and Abraham Laboriel drew in a modest, but devoted crowd of jazz enthusiasts Nov. 6 at the First Friday Jazz performance. The duo opened the evening with a song which they  dedicated to all who helped them in their lives. Almario switched between playing the flute, clarinet and saxophone, while Laboriel played the bass. “We are doing the songs that my father wrote,”…

November 18, 2015

Famed performers to star in First Friday Jazz

By Elizabeth Toy The Music Department is preparing for the arrival of Justo Almario and Abraham Laboriel, two famed jazz instrumentalists who will star in the First Friday Jazz Series Nov. 6. Listeners can look forward to a fusion of Cuban, Afro, Improvisational jazz as well as jazz standards, American funk and modal jazz. “During the evening (Laboriel and Almario) will introduce music from their native countries of Mexico and…

October 28, 2015