The virtuoso bassist and composer Oscar Stagnaro is leading (along with son Paulo) Centrum's March 18-21 Latin Jazz Intensive. If you are a jazz musician looking to master Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, or Caribbean rhythms, you can't ask for a better guide. A native of Lima, Peru, Stagnaro is
currently Associate Professor at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he teaches
bass and directs the Latin ensembles, and also teaches at the New England Conservatory
of Music. He received three Latin Grammy Awards for his recordings with Paquito
D’Rivera — Live at the Blue Note, Brazilian Dreams and Funk
Here is a video from a few years back of Stagnaro jamming onstage with D'Rivera. If learning to jam like this sounds fun, check out our Latin Jazz Intensive page; we still have space in this workshop. And don't forget, the same weekend, we'll also be hosting a Salsa Dance Intensive, in partnership with Madrona Mindbody Institute and the Century Ballroom.