Led by versatile trumpeter Bijon Watson, The Latin Jazz Syndicate was formed in 2005 as a musical project meant to explore the fusion of Latin and World rhythms with the vast collection of jazz standards performed in America. The collaboration was a huge success! The group pays homage to America’s indigenous music: jazz; while maintaining the rhythmic and harmonic authenticity required of the various ethnic styles.
The Latin Jazz Syndicate features an all-star group of musicians that have performed or recorded with artists such as Tito Puente, The jazz On The Latin Side All-Stars, Luis Miguel, Dave Valentin, Poncho Sanchez, and Tito Nieves to name a few. The group’s infectious rhythms and boundless energy are showcased in its repertoire of contemporary arrangements and captivating original tunes.
The driving force behind the Latin Jazz Syndicate is trumpeter Bijon Watson, whose wide-ranging musical influences and extensive recording, touring, and/or performing experience with artists such as Harry Connick, Jr., Queen Latifah, Michael Buble, the Temptations, Natalie Cole and Prince (to name a few), are clearly reflected in the styles performed by the group. Another key element to the group’s success is keyboardist-arranger-composer Carlos Ordiano. Carlos has worked with Bijon on several projects for more than 12 years, and without Carlos’ fresh approach, innovative stylings, and authentic re-creation, the Latin Jazz Syndicate would not receive the extraordinary reception it has today.
The Latin Jazz Syndicate’s unique sonic flavors, along with the ensemble’s dedication to performing with unsurpassed passion and energy, combine to create an unforgettable musical experience.
Band Members are:
Bijon Watson - Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Carlos Ordiano - Keyboards
Rene Camacho - Bass
Ruben Ordiano - Drums/Percussion
Joey DeLeon - Percussion
Will Brahm - Guitar
You can visit the official website of The Latin Jazz Syndicate here.