One A Day – 312


Carlos Castro


Carlos Castro with Rodrigo Nefthalí López Alarcón


Daniel Madrid with Alex Mina on drums

  • Jungleria Bar
  • Centro Histórico, Morelia, Michoacán, México
  • December 5, 2013
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I’m aware that because I am using Twitter to reach a wider audience – I am getting views from outside of Morelia and Mexico by people who are jazz lovers but have no idea there is a jazz scene here. Morelia is a town of about a million people, blessed with some very strong music programs and very talented musicians in many genres. Certainly, the jazz community in Mexico City is much larger and there are vibrant jazz communities in Guadalajara, Monterrey and other cities around the country, but in those better known centers you are likely to run into people who have studied here or have ties to our community.

The community here in Morelia has existed for some time and everyone here collaborates with jazz musicians in other parts of Mexico, but in some ways it is just emerging as a resource for local jazz lovers. Clubs are becoming aware there is a rich community and there is an audience – largely because of the efforts of the musicians themselves. The audience as wide and mixed as any I have ever seen. We have club appearances and jam sessions happening weekly in several venues now. The musicianship and style is very strong and the clubs are as individual and interesting as you will find anywhere in the world. I would love to see more people visit and tap into this community as one aspect of their visit to Mexico or the region of Morelia.

So – if you are visiting this blog from outside of Morelia or Mexico – the jazz and music lovers of Morelia appreciate anything you can do to help promote the rich art and music community in Michoacan.