Blazing trumpets, swinging saxophones, blaring trombones, melodic vocals, an exciting and driving percussion section…this is the Latin Giants of Jazz featuring All-Stars who have shared the stage with Tito Puente! One of the most exciting, colorful and authentic orchestras currently on the music scene today. The band is able to perform a wide variety and array of new musical compositions. In addition, the band can also present, with exceptional authenticity, material and tunes that were made famous by the wonderful trio of bands from the Palladium Ballroom heyday in New York City during the 1950’s, Machito, Tito Rodriguez and Tito Puente.
Founded by Stew Jackson, the Latin Giants of Jazz offer the best of the Afro-Cuban and Latin American traditions with a tremendous drive and swinging perfection that is pleasing to both listener and dancer. The orchestra has recorded three CD’s; the fist offering is entitled “ The Latin Giants Play the Music of the Palladium…Tito Lives," the second CD, is aptly named “Trip to Mamboland," and the most recent release is the dance CD, "Ven Baila Conmigo!" These albums have been at the top of radio playlists through out the world. All recordings are very representative of the different styles of musical performances that the band is able to present to the general public. It is the heart and soul of the Latin Big Band style that the Giants have dedicated themselves to preserve and it is a task that the orchestra takes very seriously. To put it plain and simple, it is the most authentic band playing this style of music that exists in the industry today.
The musicians have been accepted virtually all over the world. Unlike other music idioms, all of the works performed by the Latin Giants of Jazz are danceable and thereby serve to create an environment that is very exciting and enjoyable to all, regardless of ethnicity, nationality or age.