Live from Montreux
Juan Manuel is a classical, flamenco, jazz guitarist/composer and singer who has been sharing his talent for over 20 years. Juan Manuel was born in Bogota, Colombia, and has lived in the USA since the age of nine. He is a member of the National and Latin Academy of Recording Artists and Sciences, Inc. (NARAS and LARAS), best known for the Grammy's. Juan Manuel is also a software engineer for SAIC assigned at NASA to support the International Space Station (ISS) program. Juan Manuel and band performed at the 35th Annual Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland on July 14, 15 & 16, 2001. This live recording features Larry Slezak & Brent Angle on sax, Joe Slezak on drums, Jose Miguel Yamal on piano and Thomas Helton on bass. Review from Jonathan Barg of L.A. Jazz Scene: 'The playing is inspired, enthusiastic, and produces jazz both smooth and hot.'