At the 2012 Telluride Jazz Festival, Nosotros delighted everyone with the performance of the weekend in both Town Park and at The Fly Me To The Moon Saloon. Nosotros put on such great performances that they received the most write-ins for “Favorite Performer of the Weekend” on the surveys!

Nosotros seamlessly combines Latin rhythms with the elements of Flamenco, Jazz, Salsa, and Rock, creating an original sound that is unmistakably Nosotros. But M.E. Schenck of Hyperactive Music Magazine may have interpreted their sound best by saying this:

“Nosotros’ music is not to be explained, it is to be felt in the pit of our souls.”

The award-winning ensemble began as a guitar trio in 1994 and was based in the southern New Mexico town of Las Cruces. The band gained an almost immediate following while playing every venue the town had to offer. Nosotros successfully self-produced two albums, “Palomo” and “Pico,” both of which received excellent reviews and sold very well. In early 2001, Nosotros combined its line up with the local jazz trio Quantum.

By September 2001, Nosotros was selling out shows and relocated to the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area, firmly establishing themselves as one of the most popular bands in New Mexico. In February 2002, Nosotros caught the ear of percussionist/producer Chris Trujillo. Trujillo is best known for his work with Tom Petty, The Black Crowes, Rod Stewart, Toto and Diana Ross. In November of 2003, Nosotros released their third album, self-titled “Nosotros,” produced by Trujillo. This self-titled album received numerous awards, cementing the group’s reputation as a Latin music powerhouse.

Nosotros’ recently released their fourth album, Llena La Alma, with Grammy-Award Winning Engineer, Doug Geist.

On Friday February 22, the Latin funk superstars are back in town to perform  at The Fly Me To The Moon Saloon for a special Winter Jazz Concert.

Also on Friday, one of Telluride Society for Jazz’ signature educatation programs, Artists in the Schools, takes place.

The program offers informal music education to area youth. Visiting musicians in town for the WinterJazz programs give their time, talent, and energy to this program by performing and interacting with area students. Telluride Jazz contacts schools throughout the region and invites all interested students to join in the performance at the Michael D. Palm Theater. Nosostros’s performance is followed by an open question and answer session that allows students get to ask the performers about the details of their craft. Jazz collaborates closely with the Telluride School District and the new Music Director Tuck Gillette who generously support this program.

Support for Artist in the Schools comes from the generous donations of many festival attendees and supporters and the following foundations and companies: Wells Fargo, Silver Star Lodging, The Telluride Foundation and CCASE. Additional support provided by La Cocina De Luz, Brown Dog and Baked in Telluride.

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