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World Music Concerts & Festivals

Turiya Mareya and the Kokopelli World Jazz Ensemble
February 11, 2006
Dizzy's, 344 7th Ave.
San Diego

International Recording Artist Turiya Mareya performs her original World Jazz with some of San Diego’s most respected Jazz Artists.
Former San Diego artist Turiya Mareya is presenting new compositions written in  in her unique and World Music Based Style. She left San Diego in 2003 and began touring performing in Alaska, Madrid, Vancouver, Havana and Toronto. She has returned to perform with long time associates and friends.
Turiya Mareya –Piano and Composer
Fermin Rivero-Tenor Saxophone
David Millard-Flute and Guitar
Ignacio Arango- Bass
Dylan Savage- Drums
Steve Haney- Congas
Date: Feb. 11th 2006
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Dizzy’s 344 7th Ave (Between J&K on the edge of downtown San Diego’s East Village)
Cost: $10
Venue Phone: 858-270-7467
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Turiya began studying Jazz at 15 years of age. She was Originally mentored by San Diego Jazz legend Daniel Jackson, Mareya followed his example by becoming proficient on both piano and reeds and focusing on playing her original compositions. She continued her work in New York, studying at the Creative School of Music. Later she toured Mexico with the Taumbu International Ensemble. All of those experiences help mold her unique approach based on World Music influences and drawing on the trance inducing and spirit calling focus of African and Indigenous approaches to music. She honed her abilities in Latin Jazz heading the Kokopelli Latin Jazz Ensemble where she had the privilege to work with drummer Skip Howlett known for his work with Mongo Santamaria and Tito Puente, as well as Cuban Bassist Ignacio Arango. For 6 years the group held a Sunday nightspot at Croce's Jazz Bar in San Diego and performed at Jazz Festivals opening for artists such as Arturo Sandoval, David Murray, Eddie Palmieri, Poncho Sanchez and Jane Bunnet. She also heads the Juneau Latin Jazz Project in Alaska and recently returned from 4 months in Madrid where she was performing and teaching. She is currently based in Toronto Canada where she has been working with her group, The Turiya Mareya Latin Jazz Ensemble.