Latin Jazz Musician Alex Garcia Wins Emmy Award

The Chilean-born, Cuban-raised drummer, composer, and bandleader Alejandro “Alex” García has won an Emmy® for best Single Spot/Campaign from the New York Chapter of the 55th National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
In a phone conversation from Santiago, Chile, where he was vacationing with his family, García expressed his gratitude to the Academy for the award and talked about the process of finishing his next CD—the fourth with his New York–based Latin jazz-fusion ensemble AfroMantra. The group’s critically acclaimed third CD, Uplifting Spirit (AfroMantra Records, 2007), was pre-nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards and the Latin Grammy Awards of 2007.
García also works as a Teaching Artist at several organizations in New York City and works as a freelance drummer.
About The Award:

Cardiovitaminas. August 23, 2011. (ESPN Deportes). Juan Garcia, Producer/Writer; Alejandro Garcia, Musical Composer; Johnny Oyola, Editor; Emantras, Inc., Animation; Juan Garcia Castineira, Musical Lyric Composer; Dr. Jose Katz, Executive Producer.

To watch and to listen to Alex Garcia’s work please visit the following link:

Spanish Version

Músico de Jazz Latino gana Emmy.El baterista y compositor de nacionalidad Chilena y de crianza Cubana, Alejandro “Alex” García, gano el premio Emmy® en la categoría Single Spot/Champaign el pasado primero de Abril, en la ciudad de Nueva York. El preciado galardón fue entregado por la National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences en su 55ava edición.

En una conversación telefónica desde Santiago, Chile, ciudad donde en ese momento vacacionaba junto a su familia, Alejandro expresó su agradecimiento a la Academia por el premio otorgado y además comentó sobre el proceso final en el que se encuentra su último y cuarto trabajo discográfico de su banda de Jazz Latino con residencia en Nueva York, Alex García’s AfroMantra. El Tercer CD de la banda, Uplifting Spirit/Espíritu Optimista, (AfroMantra Records, 2007), recibió destacadas críticas de la prensa especializada en los EEUU, Canadá, Europa y Sud América, además el CD fue pre-nominado para el Grammy® Latino y Norte Americano en la categoría, Mejor Álbum de Jazz Latino.
García trabaja como Artista en Residencia para varias organizaciones en la Ciudad de Nueva York y además se desempeña como baterista freelance y líder de su banda AfroMantra.

Para ver y escuchar el trabajo que desempeña Alex García, por favor visite los siguientes enlaces.
Source: Jazz Promo Services
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