Emerson Bran Management Adds Two New Artists To Their Roster: Conga Dynamo Henry Brun & Cuban Pianist Daniel Amat

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Nicknamed "Mr. Ritmo" Henry Brun and Cuban pianist Daniel Amat have joined EBM's roster. The two jazz artists will captivate many with their distinct musical offerings and rhythms.

Emerson Bran Management has added two new artists to their Latin and Jazz all-star roster. Look out for Conga dynamo "Mr. Ritmo" (Mr. Rhythm), Henry Brun and Cuban pianist Daniel Amat as they will be performing at various venues and engagements across the US in 2010. Emerson Bran Management is known for bringing the best performers in Jazz, Fusion Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Afro-Cuban music for large and small-scale audiences-and now Emerson Bran Management is proud to be working exclusively with these two very talented Latin Jazz artists.

Grammy award winning Henry Brun and his magical conga hands are known for bringing a cocktail of entertainment and joy through his unique approach and dynamic "cadencias" (swing). Born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, Henry's vivacious performances are simply infectious! Late summer kicks off Henry & the Latin Playerz' 20 Anniversary Tour. Their first engagement takes place at the historical Empire Theatre in San Antonio, TX on August 14th. In September Henry's will be headlining at the 27th Annual Jazz'SAlive Festival in San Antonio, TX, and in October at the 50th Annual Texas Jazz Festival at the Taichung Jazz Festival in Taiwan. Fans can expect more dates to be announced throughout the summer and fall!

Cuban pianist and composer, Daniel Amat is also an artist to keep an eye out for this year. Daniel Amat's Universal Jazz passages are full of surprises and Latin flavors, and are sure to exhilarate your evening. In Spain where he currently resides, critics have described Daniel as "one of the great pianists of Universal Jazz." His latest album compilation entitled, "Bilbao-La Havana y Vuelta" features a very special guest: the great Universal pianist Chucho Valdes, and Orlando Valle Maraca, one of the best flute-players today.

"It is a pleasure to be working with such talented artists such as Henry Brun and Daniel Amat." He adds, "Latin and jazz music is timeless -and these two artists exemplify how this great musical genre is continuously stemming from many cultures while constantly fusing to create timeless cadences that do what music is suppose to do to you-move you," says Emerson Bran, CEO of Emerson Bran Management.

About Henry Brun
Conga dynamo Henry Brun, nicknamed "Mr. Ritmo" by his fans, lives by the authenticity, dynamics and "cadencia" of the music he plays. Born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, Henry started playing congas at age seven. His family moved to Puerto Rico and, by the time he was eleven he was playing professionally. While listening to and being influenced by Latin music pioneers such as Tito Puente, Patato, Buyú, Mongo and Candido, Henry developed his own unique style and technique on bongos and timbales. Henry traveled around the world while performing with the U.S. Air Force's international band, "Tops in Blue". He worked with legends such as Maynard Ferguson, Bob Hope, and Lucille Ball. In 1989, Henry created The Latin Playerz, an ensemble that incorporates a variety of Latin styles with Rhythm and Blues, Swing, and straight ahead Jazz. They've become a touring force, popular in the United States and around the world. When not performing with his ensemble, Henry can often be found presenting educational workshops or touring with international acts such as Arturo Sandoval, Justo Almario, Charo, Los Lobos, Little Joe y La Familia, and many others. If you want to learn more about Henry Brun go to: http://www.henrybrun.com

About Daniel Amat
Cuban Pianist, Daniel Amat was born in the city of Güira de Melena located in La Habana Province . He grew up surrounded by the rhythms and harmonies of his native Cuba. From a very young age he was influenced by his father Pancho Amat, one of the most important Tres players of all time, who passed him the tradition of Son, Trova, and Rumba. Daniel studied at the National School of Music in Havana and received a degree of classical pianist and professor at the National School of Music. having been exposed to numerous Jazz, and Latin-American composers has allowed Daniel to have a unique and authentic style where a fusion can be found between the formal elements of structure, the balance of classical music and the freedom of harmonies and styles of Jazz reminding us of Oscar Peterson or Art Tatum among others. Nevertheless, his music is completely dedicated to the main genres of Cuban music such as Son, Changui, Guaguango, and Danzon. Even though Daniel is influenced by the contemporary influences of today's music, his style is deeply based on the roots of Cuban music thus creating a unique and authentic musical language. Daniel has pursued his career internationally, appearing in prestigious venues throughout Europe and Latin America. His debut CD "El piano Que Llevo Dentro" (The Piano Inside of Me) received 2 prizes in the 2005 Cubadisco in the Instrumental music category, and in the best opera prima category. For more info on Daniel go to: http://www.danielamat.com

About Emerson Bran Management
Emerson Bran Management is a full-service booking and management agency established in 1999 exclusively in the Latin & Jazz industry. Our commitment is to bring you the best performers in Jazz, Fusion Jazz, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban music and more. EBM artists are some of the finest performers, clinicians and educators in the world. EBM represents, books, and has produced events with Grammy Award winners, national and international recording artists as well as emerging talent. From celebratory international and national headlining performances, to unforgettable collaborations and special presentations, EBM's artists offer a diversity of world genres and rhythms for any size engagement. For a complete roster of EBM artists, please go to http://www.emersonbranmanagement.com

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