Monday, June 27, 2022

Veteran Bay Area Trumpeter Bill Ortiz

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Bay Area Trumpeter Bill Ortiz .. We caught up with him about his new 2022 Release Points of View .. For over four decads, he has been one of the Bay Area’s most valuable multi-genre artists .. .Notably, he toured with Santana for 16 years since the Grammy-winning Smooth album. His blend of authentic jazz and Latin led to high profile gigs with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Tito Puente, and others in the rock and R&B realms .. Dig this story …  

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