Projects and Booking

Kansas City Latin Jazz All-Stars

Established in 2003, the KC Latin Jazz All-Stars is Pablo Sanhueza’s most accomplished and long-standing project to date. It is the result of fifteen years of full-time dedication to the study, performance, and advocacy for Afro-Latin American cultural arts. Today, the KCLJAS is the Kansas City region’s premier Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestra. The dynamic between the youngest up and coming Latino musicians combined with the expertise of the elder artists in the ensemble provides a unique experience of cultural relevance and continuity.

The high energy sounds that emanate from a Kansas City Jazz All-Stars performance is the result of a dedicated study to the art and history of the art and history of Salsa, Latin Jazz and the proliferation and evolution of the music throughout Latin America and the United States.

Pablo Sanhueza Latin Jazz Band 

For smaller, and more exploratory settings, the quartet, and quintet blend traditional Latin American percussion with traditional American jazz styles.

Calle Vida

Calle Vida is the “Street Life Band” side of the KC Latin Jazz All-Stars–Calle Vida’s aim is to have a presence in the public space to generate improvisation in music and dance on site. This community interaction is experienced often when audience members join the professional musicians as guests during a performance.

Calle Vida delivers an eclectic and nuanced variety of Afro-Cuban and Latin American sounds including Cumbia, traditional Salsa and Latin Jazz, Merengue, and Son.

Pablo Calle & the Subtropicals

A project dedicated to the exploration of  Afro-Latin music, Pablo Calle & the Subtropicals is a Nueva Electronica fusion of Cumbia and rock. This exploration takes on the infinite possibilities as a living culture that continues to travel in an eternal cycle of reinvention.

For booking info or media requests: kclatinjazz@gmail.com or 816.529.2681