Latin Jazz Suite was composed by Alice Gomez for trumpet and congas. Alice Gomez has served as Composer In-Residence with the award winning San Antonio Symphony, the Midland-Odessa Symphony, the Performing Arts Center of Gallup, New Mexico, and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, a renowned Chicano music and arts center in Texas. Gomez has received numerous composer awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Internationally recognized for her concert music, compositions, musical talent and creativity, Gomez’s contributions to a multitude of musical genres is widely acclaimed. Gomez’s compositions capture the awe-inspiring spirit of ethnicity in the language of contemporary music. Gomez preserves and promotes traditions of her own Latin culture, Native American, Music of the Americas, Asian, African, and many other cultures. Today, her compositions are used at many institutions of higher learning, elite universities, and schools of musical study around the world. Professor Gomez serves as the Director of Programs for the San Antonio College Department of Music, in Texas. She keeps a very active schedule composing, lecturing, performing, and recording. Professor Gomez teaches private, individualized theory based music for percussion, guitar, electric bass, piano, and several other instrument groupings as a highly sought expert. Her current work is in symphony, ballet, opera and underscoring for film and drama. She is developing her own adaptations of the opera “Carmen,”the ballet, “The Nutcracker”, and Gomez’s “Sonata Azteca” for orchestra. In addition to concert music, Gomez continues to compose chamber music, instrumental and choral collections that are unique in the cultural aspect that only Gomez can provide.
Score and Parts Included: Bb Trumpet and Congas