What a week for great music this has been, it’s an honor to present to you on today the Afro-Latin Jazz and modern-funk flavors of drummer Robby Ameen …Robby Ameen | Days in The Life [TWO AND FOUR RECORDS, 2009]
This is new burning creative jazz which has afro-Cuban, straight-ahead, and post- modern funk influences played by musicians with a lifetime rapport.
BIO: During the time that Robby Ameen has spent living in New York City since the early eighties he has compiled a recording career stretching from Dizzy Gillespie to Paul Simon, while maintaining a more than twenty year relationship with Latin icon Ruben Blades as a member of Seis del Solar. Although he is of Lebanese origin, Robby is best known for the unique and powerful Afro-Cuban jazz style he has developed. Growing up in New Haven, Connecticut, Robby was able to take advantage of his proximity to New York City by going to clubs and hearing many of the great jazz masters at a very young age. At the same time, he was involved in the local jazz and Latin scene, as well as later attending Yale University, where he received a BA in literature. His jazz roots were strongly influenced by his studies with the great Ed Blackwell in high school, while in college he studied classical percussion with the renowned Fred Hinger.