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The best kept secret in music

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The Latin stage transformed a parking lot at the corner of San Fernando and Firsts streets into an asphalt dance hall. Couples were mamboing and cha-cha-ing to flutist John Calloway’s high-octane band, Diaspora, with trumpeter John Worley cutting diagonally across the music like a reincarnation of Woody Shaw.

Then came one of the festivals biggest surprises: Insight, a septet of players barely into their 20s, including a number of former students of the great pianist Danilo Perez. At a time when so many young jazz musicians – and jazz players, in general – seem stuck playing the same old tunes, often boringly, these guys signal a jazz future that’s truly alive. It’s charged by Latin and world rhythms and the screaming saxophone spirit of Coltrane.

A handful of dancers remained, but most of the crowed sat down to focus on this group, with its fresh tunes, locked down rhythm section, and pianist Zaccai Curtis feeding riffs and rhythms to three hungry horn players.
-Richard Scheinin (Mercury News, Aug. 12, 2003)
- Mercury News, Aug. 12 2003


"...Artist-in-residence Eddie Palmieri is in the audience, and he likes what he hears. He is a huge influence on “Insight,” the Latin jazz ensemble. After their set, the master was all smiles, saying, "Give them another two years, and Insight will blow any band off the stage!" Feb 2005 www.npr.org - www.npr.org


Discography

"Insight"
"A Genesis" featuring, Jimmy Greene
you can find the newly released CD at curtisbrothersmusic.com

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Insight has traveled and performed in festivals all over the United States and abroad. Because of their experience, they have gained recognition and respect by some of the most important performing artists on the Jazz and Latin Jazz scene today. They have performed with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Danilo Perez, Andy Gonzalez, David Valentine, Tito Puente, Nelson Gonzalez, John Patittucci, Steve Davis, David Sanchez and even the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
"...Artist-in-residence Eddie Palmieri is in the audience, and he likes what he hears. He is a huge influence on �Insight,� the Latin jazz ensemble. After their set, the master was all smiles, saying, "Give them another two years, and Insight will blow any band off the stage!" Feb 2005 www.npr.org