Pianist Daniel Amat is Special Guest at Next Inside Latin Jazz Series –Kicking off Partnership with the Grammy Museum

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The evening will be luminous and mark the beginning of an exciting partnership with the Grammy Museum – L.A.’s newest museum focusing on all genres music.

Don’t miss Cuban pianist, Daniel Amat at this month’s Inside Latin Jazz series at the Ruth B. Shannon Center at Whittier College on April 19th. The evening will be luminous and mark the beginning of an exciting partnership with the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Daniel Amat will be holding a special Q & A panel discussion and talking about his career as well as his sizzling new album, “Bilbao, La Habana Y Vuelta!” Shortly after, on April 23rd Daniel Amat is scheduled for a performance at the Grammy Museum to celebrate the partnership.

Daniel Amat is a Latin jazz artist whom many have discovered by chance, but many are yet to fall in love with. The young Cuban pianist focuses on stylistic influence from the 20th century that are touching and filled with an ambiance of romantic and traditional cadences. Yet still, Daniel Amat brings something new and innovative to Cuban music and offers a fresh perspective with his own fresh and unique rhythmic flair.

Presented by Whittier College Music Department and Emerson Bran Management, Inside Latin Jazz has been extremely popular for the last two years. Moderated by flute soloist and Professor at Whittier College, Danilo Lozano, Inside Latin Jazz’s mission is to provide to best Latin and jazz artists music, as well as offer a gateway to learning, inspiring and cultivating creativity, critical-thinking and self-expression. Don’t miss Daniel Amat at this month’s Inside Latin Jazz Series–as it will be extra celebratory to bind the partnership with the Grammy Museum.

We are all excited and look forward to Daniel Amat’s performance at the Grammy Museum on April 23rd. For those still unfamiliar with the Grammy Museum, which debuted in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Grammy’s –this museum is a must see. The museum explores and showcases some of the most enduring legacies of the music industry and is located in a vibrant space at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles in a 30,000-square-foot venue with interactive, permanent and traveling exhibits for music lovers of all genres     

“A partnership between Inside Latin Jazz and the Grammy Museum means documenting and archiving all the interviews from the series –which means preserving intimate dialogue from some of the best Latin and jazz artists and contributors,” says Emerson Bran, CEO of Emerson Bran Management. Since the Grammy Museum shares the same mission of providing a storytelling of the greatest legends in music, it is only inevitable for Inside Latin Jazz Series to partner with L.A.’s newest state of the art museum about music.

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, Guaguanco, 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 awards of recognition 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 (EBM)

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
Ruth B. Shannon Center at Whittier College

Opened in 1990, the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College boasts two state-of-the-art venues: the 403-seat Robinson Theatre and the more intimate 75-seat Studio Theatre. The Shannon Center also houses technical support areas and academic facilities for the Whittier College Department of Theatre Arts. Among the artists who have graced the stage are Oscar-winning composer Henry Mancini, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote, and the Grammy-award winning group Los Lobos. Throughout the year, the Shannon Center offers three subscriber performance series: the Jazz Cabaret, the Family, and the Aloha Concert Series--the latter bringing powerhouse, native-Hawaiian musical guests to mainland Whittier, always to sellout crowds. The Shannon Center annually plays host to the Department of Theatre Arts' fall and spring productions, the Department of Music's J.E. Bach Festival (in its 72nd year!), the Whittier College Writers' Festival, and a full slate of guest lectures, special performances, and holiday events. For more information, please visit the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts online, http://www.shannoncenter.org

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