Carrera Quinta has been nominated for the 2016 Independent Music Awards



Independent Music Awards

Big Band by Carrera Quinta has been nominated in in the 15th Annual Independent Music Awards:

  • JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM: Big Band by Carrera Quinta

Winners of the music industry judged awards are to be named in November 2016 at Lincoln Center in NYC.

Carrera Quinta based out of Bogotá, Colombia join nearly 500 exceptional self-released and independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named today by Music Resource Group (MRG) as Nominees in The 15th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.

Representing the broad spectrum of today’s global independent music scene, the Nominees in over 80 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Greenland and Europe.

This is the second nomination earned by Carrera Quinta Big Band, also nominated to the Latin Grammy © award in the Latin Jazz category.


Travis Rogers, Jr.- The Jazz Owl Jazz Times:Carrera Quinta has crossed successfully into Big Band arrangements of their brilliant compositions. Their performance artistry is without question and their composing is stellar. The album Big Band is a full-blown expression of the sensitivity, delicacy and emotion that can be achieved by an arranger who knows what they are doing.
Edward Blanco All About Jazz: Kudos to Javier Perez-Sandoval and Francy Montalvo for developing Carrera Quinta into a big band project that works so well here. Carrera Quitna Big Band captures the Colombian folk and jazz sound in compelling fashion and distinguishes this ensemble by defining a unique approach of their own that is sure to resonate throughout the jazz landscape.
Jack Bowers All About Jazz About Jazz: Carrera Quinta encompasses a unique new perspective that interweaves the best of two worlds: contemporary American jazz and traditional harmonies and rhythms from South America, in this case the Andean region of Colombia.
Raul da Gama Latin Jazz Network In everything, from end to end on this album the musicians of Carrera Quinta combine readings of lustrous lyricism with dramatic panache – Pedro Acosta’s drum solo on ‘El intensos’ is a fine example – that illuminates the extremes of Javier Pérez Sandoval’s music. Both the guitarist and Francy Montalvo make trenchant contributions as Montalvo anchors hers delightfully at the keyboard

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