Río Negro - Latin Music at It's Finest


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Río Negro - Latin Music at It's Finest


"These guys are great! Their CD is amazing."

Chris Askew - Analyst for CNN

"Energy, energy, and more energy!"

Richard Doron Johnson - Pianist for Wynton Marsalis Septet and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

"Río Negro reminds me of the early Jazz Messengers. Back in the 1950's, when the Messengers first got started, they too were the young Jazz Lions of their day, talented, gifted and brought a fresh sound to the Jazz scene. When I first heard Río Negro, I knew right away that I wanted them to showcase their music at our WRFG Paul Mitchell Community Jazz Awards and POW!, our audience was floored by their presentation!"

Phil "Captain Mellow" Clore - Jazz Music Department Manager, WRFG 89.3 FM Atlanta

"I am telling you. These cats are really, really swingers... Fantastic!"

Kim Malone - WCLK 91.9 FM Atlanta

"There is a cliché that applies to my first impression of being exposed to Río Negro's "You've Got To Have Standards." It says: "Why didn't I think of that!" But the kicker is that it applies both to the title and to much of the innovation and nuance that I heard in the arrangements and improvisation therein. This is great music and great playing. The potential is here for a long and prolific contribution to the jazz world. "I am a fan from way back!"... let that be my 'for the record' statement, as I know that 15 or 20 years from now I will be saying AND MEANING it!"

Kirk Whalum - Warner Brothers Recording Artist

"Río Negro... I have a good feeling about these guys!"

Dave Koz - Capitol Records Recording Artist

Río Negro recently played for President Bill Clinton and national political dignitaries. The fundraiser included guests Nancy Pelosi, Rep. John Lewis, former CEO of Home Depot and Atlanta Falcon's owner Arthur Blank, Rep. Steny Hoyer and others. In the words of President Clinton himself: "You all sound great!" Thanks, Mr. President.

»  Lackawanna Blues, the HBO hit movie, featured Río Negro percussionist, Broderick Santiago, on the soundtrack.

»  Río Negro's next album will be released in 2019.

Río Negro has been quite busy. We enjoy performing for our fans and organizations. Check out some recent major performances below.

>  Aqua Vino - The Georgia Aquarium's Annual Fundraiser - Atlanta, Georgia

>  Atlanta Medical Hospital Health Fair - Atlanta, Georgia

>  Harvest Midtown Festival - Atlanta, Georgia

>  The Annual GRACE Awards - Georgia Restaurant Association - Atlanta, Georgia

>  Atlanta Jazz Festival - Atlanta, Georgia

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