Latteta Theresa
The Louisiana Jazz Composers Competition Concert
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Latteta is one of three winners of the Louisiana Jazz Composers Competition. Leon Alexander/Traps and Roland Lawls percussion. 4 selections: Running, Afrikaanique, Erotica-Funk-Hop-Jam and The Brazilian...performance plus interview.
Do you play live?
"The Latteta Theresa Trio", Live at ‘B Smith’s NY’. Dan Levy bass, Quinton Gallemore drums. Read the B. Smith’s Review, about ‘Soamba’ and other tunes performed by the Trio, featured on the music page.

I began my professional career at age 15 on stage with Roberta Flack at Mr. Henry's Washington, D.C.

I have performed in the US as well as Europe, Spain, Greece, Switzerland and Italy.

As a solo artist, my most enjoyable performances were in Europe. I remember the owner of the Quasi Modo coming to one of my 'One Woman' shows in Berlin (West Berlin in those days). He asked me if I would be interested in performing at his club on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night. It was so successful, that he invited me to perform the very next week, Monday through Wednesday. You can read a news paper review about the event review (second article down-English Translation follows) That was truly an awesome experience. An unknown artist packing a well known nightclub, presenting a two and one half hour 'one woman show' was beyond my expectations.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The Internet is an awesomely useful tool for connecting us to one another. I recently particpated in the 'Drum Wave' held on the day of the Solar Eclipse. The energies spanning the globe were powerful and exhilerating. 'Drum With Me' track was created for this event.

I played flute on a track (two versions), titled: 'Living Water' and 'Shir Hashirim' (Song Of Songs) are the titles of the online collaboration with composer, lyricist and violinist, Michael Borges, vocalist Bree Noble gives such a powerful and passionate performance on this track and
Mike "Sub" Carro was awesome with all of the live drum tracks. I look forward to more online music collaborations in the future.
Your influences?
At an early age (5), I remember listening to classical music, especially music of the ballet, film music and some of the great jazz legends on our little turn table; Carmen McCrae, Sarah Vaughn, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, and my favorite The Modern Jazz Quartet 'MJQ'. 'MJQ' gave me permission to mix my love for classical music and jazz into a kind of fusion of sorts. Mp3 track 'Tribute To The Modern Jazz Quartet MJQ'.

The more dramatic the piece, the more memorable it was. 'Robin Hood' (Errol Flynn), 'Ben Hur', 'The Ten Commandments', Blue Mood Recording (Elton John) 'Tonight', Mozart, Bach, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Vivaldi. There are so many who have influenced me.

Other genres of influence and interest are: Afro, Latin, Funk, Pop, Middle Eastern, Asian, New Age/Ethereal/Other Worldly, Celtic, Reggae, Country, Electronica, Euro Pop, Contemporary Christian, Baroque, and Renaissance. I enjoy slipping memorable melodies from a popular musical into my solos or musical arrangements.
Anything else...?
You can catch my videos on youtube There will be more to come soon.
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