Imer Santiago, the trumpeter of Nashville's own Jazz ensemble, El Movimiento, will be hosting an album release party for his debut jazz CD entitled "Hidden Journey". The album release party will take place this evening, Saturday, August 24th at 8PM at the Nashville Jazz Workshop's Jazz Cave, and will feature performances from Imer (of course), saxophonist Rahsaan Barber, pianist Bruce Dudley, bassist Alana Rocklin, and drummer Nioshi Jackson. Special Guests throughout the night will include vocalist Stephanie Adlington, trumpeter Rod McGaha, guitarist James DaSilva, bassist Ivan Santiago, and others. The party is being hosted as a component of the Nashville Fringe Festival, an event that celebrates the arts by featuring Nashville's music, dance, crafts, spoken word, film and performance art of all varieties.
Imer Santiago has toured, performed and recorded with various artists, including Salvador, Jaci Velasquez, Kirk Franklin, TobyMac, & Group One Crew. As aforementioned, he also performs with El Movimiento (also known in Nashville as ElMo), a septet that composes and performs a blend of African, Latin American and Jazz music (To learn more about El Movimiento, visit: www.elmojazz.com). Additionally, Imer is a tenured band director in the Metropolitan Nashville Public School District (Moses McKissack Middle School), and an adjunct trumpet professor (Tennessee State University).
To learn more about Imer Santiago, and/or to purchase tickets to tonight's party ($15), visit: www.imersantiago.com.