"Joy" - the newest release of Ann Reynolds Clave Gringa

“Joy” is the second release by Ann Reynolds/Clave Gringa of Ann’s original Cuban jazz compositions. Nine new compositions from cha-cha-cha to Afro-Cuban rumba and folkloric music take you on an authentic musical Cuban journey through the ears of a gringa who is almost Cuban. Both Cuban and American musicians interpret these tunes to give a wonderful blend on this recording. Ann is the gringa who has spent much time in Cuba studying authentic styles and fusing them with her jazz background. The resulting mix honors both the Cuban traditions and Ann’s life experience.

A CD release celebration, sponsored by KNKX, will occur on Sunday April 19 (7-9 PM) at the Royal Room. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 day of show. Make reservations for dinner to ensure you get a table.