The Rhythm Section: The Heartbeat of Latin Music

Join us on December 10, 2020 as three contemporary Latin Music musicians explore the intersection between the bass and percussion instruments in various styles of Latin Music, sharing their individual creative processes, and personal journeys.

December 10, 2020
3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Latin Music Webinar Series 2020–2021

Our Guest Creatives

Alberto López received his first music lessons as a child in a neighborhood music school in Medellín, Colombia. Upon his family’s move to the United States, he furthered his studies in piano and percussion at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA and The Juilliard School in New York City, respectively. Mr. López has performed, recorded, composed, and/or produced music with artists such as Quetzal, Jungle Fire, Rubén Blades, Celia Cruz, Stanley Clarke, LCD Soundsystem, and Aloe Blacc. In 2013 he received a Grammy Award (Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album) for his work on the “Imaginaries” album by Quetzal. Alberto is a co-founder and partner of Artivist Entertainment, an independent entertainment company dedicated to representing artists whose art and music inspire positive social change.

Miguel Ramirez is the percussionist and one of the four founding members of the Grammy award-winning band La Santa Cecilia. LSC has placed Miguel at the forefront of a new “Bi-Cultural” movement in Latin music that has become a voice for new generations and the current music scene, a result of the hybridization of musical styles, language, and culture. He has also performed, recorded, and shared the stage with Elvis Costello, Changuito, Ng la Banda, Neon Indian, Los Lobos, Fito Paez, Enrique Bunbury, Stevie Wonder, Ozomatli, and Pepe Aguilar, among others.

Brian Wright is a Grammy nominated musician native to Southern California. Performing on string bass, electric upright bass, and electric bass guitar, he has been working and performing since 1998. He has performed and/or recorded with a variety of artists including; Llew Matthews, Ron Kobayashi, renowned jazz composer and educator Joey Sellers, Ron Stout (Grammy awardee), Benn Clatworthy, Francisco Aguabella, Poncho Sanchez, Mongorama, Justo Almario, Ramon Banda and many others. Brian has also performed for several television productions including Criminal Minds (2016), Beyond Borders (2016), and Jane The Virgin (2016).