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Arnedo, Antonio, Colombia

Saxophonist and flautist Antonio Arnedo may have come to his musical career later than most, but in the ten years since he recorded his first CD, he has earned a reputation as one of Colombia’s premier jazz musicians. Arnedo’s own unique style, which incorporates the tunes and rhythms that characterize Colombian folk music with jazz, can be traced to his early work with Francisco Zumaque on a revolutionary project called Macumbia, which bravely attempted to fuse jazz and classical music with the Black folk music of Colombia’s Caribbean coast. He’s also collaborated with several of Colombia’s most popular artists, including Carlos Vives and Claudio Gomez. On “Colombia,” his US debut on Adventure Music, Arnedo is joined by critically acclaimed jazz guitarist Ben Monder and percussionist Satoshi Takeshi, among others.