Will leads his own Afro-Cuban group Will Jarvis y Amigos. The group features world-renowned Cuban pianist Hilario Duran, internationally acclaimed flautist Bill McBirnie, Canadian trumpet sensation Kevin Turcotte, Cuban percussion masters Jorge Torres ‘Papiosco’ and Chendy León and Peruvian percussion giant Luis Orbegoso. The group plays music from Will’s award-winning recording Con Gracias. The recording features a collection of all original Latin-Jazz compositions based on an array of contemporary and traditional Afro-Cuban styles. Con Gracias has garnered rave reviews and won a Global Music Award forComposer/Composition (2016) and an Independent Music Award nomination for Best Latin Album (2016).
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Canadian musician Will Jarvis is a busy freelance bassist, composer and educator who has been active on the Toronto music scene for many years. Will has gained a reputation as a very versatile player and is equally comfortable playing jazz, rhythm & blues, pop, funk, jazz-fusion as well as Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music. Will has an affection for Afro-Cuban music that began in the 1990s when he first played with some of Toronto's salsa and Latin-jazz groups. During this time, Will had the great pleasure of performing live with Latin-jazz giants Tito Puente, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Dave Valentine, Hilton Ruiz, Luis Conte and Hilario Duran.
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