Luis Muñoz “The Infinite Dream” featuring Lois Mahalia & special guest Téka
Date/TimeFriday, October 18 at 8 PM
After 45 years in Santa Barbara, Costa Rican composer/multi-instrumentalist Luis Muñoz says farewell to our city with this concert and the release of his new CD, “The Infinite Dream,” featuring singer Lois Mahalia, with special guest Teka and friends.
Muñoz has released nine albums of his compositions as a leader, all of them receiving multiple accolades and awards from world media. His 2015 CD “VOZ”, a project with singers Claudia Acuña (Chile), Magos Herrera (México) and Téka (Brazil) was chosen by Downbeat Magazine among the “Best CDs of the Year” and by Jazziz Magazine among the “12 Best Albums of the Year.” Latin Jazz Network called it “A perfect Album” (5 Stars), and collected two ACAM Awards (Association of Composers and Musical Authors) in Latin America, including “Jazz CD of the Year.” Mr. Muñoz’s has received 6 ACAM nominations and won 4 awards so far. Mr. Muñoz was chosen among the “12 Best Artists of the Year” by NPR’s AltLatino. His latest recording, “The Dead Man” (2017) was named “Best Record of the Year” by Jazziz Magazine.
Lois Mahalia was born in British Guyana, and began singing and performing on stage at the age of five with her brothers. She moved to the US at age 13 and continued singing in churches with her musical family. She has done extensive work as a session artist and has performed, recorded, and toured with artists such as Kenny Loggins, Joe Sample, Michael McDonald, Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, Norman Gimble, and Joe Walsh from The Eagles.
“The Infinite Dream” will be released August 15, 2019.