Legendary Saxophonist, Justo Almario's New Single "BeBop Drive" and His New iPhone App Got The Groove that Makes You Move

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Justo’s iPhone application was released on Mother’s Day making him the first Latin Jazz artist and 1 of 12 Jazz artists to have one. The app will keep his fans updated with his roundabouts and much more!

“Bebop Drive” is Justo Amario’s latest track from his upcoming album compilation OFRENDAS, which is set to be released in 2011. Next year will mark the 45-year milestone in Justo’s career. He has put together an album for his fans which will feature the very best of his work and also include his current single “Bebop Drive” as a bonus track. “Bebop Drive” is now available on iTunes, Amazon.com, and other retailers online. Justo Almario’s new iPhone app was also just released on Mother’s Day and will keep his fans update-to-date with his tour roundabouts, videos, music, photos, and much more. With his newest musical offering “Bebop Drive” exhilarating his fans with his uplifting passages, and becoming the first Latin Jazz artist to have an iPhone app, Justo stops and shares what has continuously inspired him to fuse and compose Latin/Jazz cadences.

When asked what inspires Justo to compose such upbeat, funky, and eclectic musical offerings, Justo Almario simply says, “Like Duke Ellington would say ‘If the song don’t make you move, it ain’t got that groove!’” For almost 45 years, we have been swayed and had a cocktail of fun with Justo’s music that epitomizes this very notion. With “Bebop Drive” we are yet again reminded that there is still so much more to come from this legendary artist.

“Bebop Drive” was inspired while driving the freeways of Los Angeles on Justo’s way to a recording session. Justo explains, “The intricate and fast-moving melody reflects the maneuvering I was doing while trying not to be late to a recording session –hence the title!” The outcome of Justo’s seemingly ordinary drive through the City of Angels is stellar. “Bebop Drive” is lively and esoteric in nature, and is exactly what we all love from Justo’s musical offerings. Thus, we hope that he has more journeys that inspire him to compose tracks like this one. Fans should stay tuned –Justo is also in development to record another album with his quartet.

As always, Justo is always on the move and just recently returned to Los Angeles from Mexico City’s Sound Check Expo Convention where he proceeded with his endorsements for “Rico Reeds” as well as with one of the largest instrument retailers in Mexico, “Casa Veerkamp.” Do not miss Justo Almario’s performances throughout the month. Justo’s also recently launched a new website where fans are welcome to visit: http://www.justoalmario.net

About Justo Almario
Justo Almario is a master saxophonist, a flutist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, and clinician. His style fuses jazz, South American, and other world rhythms, and has been heard on Grammy Award-winning works by Linda Ronstadt, Placido Domingo, Luis Miguel, Andrae Crouch, and Israel Lopez Cachao, as well as on the Oscar-winning soundtracks Happy Feet and Sideways. Justo Almario has been featured on diverse projects, including Queen Latifah’s Living Out Loud, Jennifer Lopez’s HBO special Let’s Get Loud, Andy Garcia’s The Lost City, and John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes. Most recently, he was also featured in the musical score for Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda. Almario has also played on various platinum and gold records and soundtracks.

He has performed with Patrice Rushen’s Grammy Award orchestra, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Ayers, Diane Reeves, George Duke, Sergio Mendes, Billy Higgins, Tito Puente, Machito, Dave Grusin, Ndugu Chancler, Kenny Burrell, Master P, Bebe Winans, Charles Mingus, Chaka Kahn, Herb Alpert, Bobby Shew, and many others.

About Emerson Bran Management

Emerson Bran Management is a full-service booking and management agency established in 1999 specializing 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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