Master Saxophonist, Justo Almario Can Be Heard in the Original Score to Rio, the Upcoming 3D Animated Film Opening April 15th

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This month the much sought-after Colombian saxophonist will also be performing at the, IV Congreso, “Musica, Identidad, Y Cultura En El Caribe (MIC) scheduled for April 15th – 17th

Grammy award winning, multi-instrumentalist, Justo Almario can be heard in yet another lively musical score in the upcoming 3D computer animated feature Film, Rio (Blue Sky Studios), which will be released this month on April 15th 2011 in theaters nationwide. Composed by John Powell, the musical score offers a Brazilian flair, and was specially written to set the ambiance of the plot –which is set in Rio, Brazil. The entertaining film features character voices from Anne Hatheway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez,, Jamie Foxx, and Kate Del Castillo to name a few.

Justo Almario is known for continuously fusing Latin and jazz elements to different genres, and collaborating with a diversity of artists. He has recorded for numerous musical scores for films including Oscar-winning films such as Happy Feet and Sideways.

Justo Almario is highly respected and celebrated across the globe. This month, Justo Almario will be a part of the IV Congreso International in the Dominican Republic, “Musica, Identidad, Y Cultura En El Caribe (MIC) on April 15-17th. The 3-day multi-cultural conference will bring together scholars, artists and contributors to exchange knowledge and discuss cultural identity, experiences, and music of the Caribbean. This year’s theme is, “El Jazz Desde La Perspectiva Caribeña” (“Jazz from the Caribbean Perspective”), which will mark the first Caribbean Jazz theme at the MIC conference.

Don’t miss Master Saxophonist, Justo Almario throughout 2011:

  •     May 1 – Beverly Hills – Playboy Jazz Festival Free Community Events
  •     May 14– Venue TBD – Shanghai, China
  •     May 24 – Los Angeles – Los Angeles Master Chorale
  •     July 11-16 – Colombia
  •     September 2-4 – Bogota, Colombia – Bogota International Jazz Festival

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’s 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, and was part of the Newport Jazz Festival tour in 2002.

Almario was the featured soloist with the Los Angeles Master Chorale for the season opener at the Walt Disney Hall, where he later performed at the Christmas concert, Celebrar. 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. His career was recently celebrated by World Stage Stories, an oral history series chronicling the evolution of jazz.

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


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