With A Latin Flair
Join the Conroe Symphony Orchestra as they present With a Latin Flair featuring Latin Jazz Singer Ermelinda Cuellar.
Jazz- and Latin music-vocalist Ermelinda Cuellar is known to Houston audiences for her beautiful vocal quality and sophisticated rhythmic feel. Her self released album What a Difference a Day Made ranked as number eight on The Roots Music Report top Latin Jazz Album chart of the year 2022. Born to Peruvian parents in Texas, Cuellar has been recognized by music critics for her precise intonation, inventive improvisations, and passionate story-telling in both English and Spanish. She works with some of the finest Texan instrumentalists including Andre Hayward, Paul English, and Bob Henshen and in group formats ranging from duo to septet. Cuellar’s 2022 septet album, What A Difference A Day Made, hit the top 3 spot on the Roots Music Report Latin Jazz Chart and received airplay from many JazzWeek-radio programs. Her material ranges from classic jazz standards, bossa nova favorites, Mexican/Latin/South American songs, originals, and even the occasional pop song.
“There is something about Latin American music that is almost irresistible,” Director Gary Liebst said. “The music has elements that seem to always create some sort of international craze whether it is related to the Argentine tango, the samba, the conga, or the Bossa Nova, we are always wanting to hear these great dance styles. The beat, the complicated rhythms and the instrumental colors are so alluring to us. I am glad to announce that we will be sharing the stage with Latin jazz singer Ermelinda Cuellar who will give us her interpretation of this great music.”