Luis Muñoz

Luis Muñoz

Luis Muñoz, Composer, Arranger & Percussionist

Luis Muñoz is a composer, producer, arranger and percussionist from Costa Rica. He has performed in some of the best Jazz Festivals and theaters in the USA and abroad, including The Litchfield Jazz Festival, The San Jose Jazz Festival, The Queen Mary Jazz Festival, The National Opera House in Costa Rica, The Moss Theater (Santa Monica) and the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, CA.

He has released 10 CDs of award-winning original compositions. His 2015 CD "VOZ", (with singers Claudia Acu√±a , Magos Herrera and T√©ka) was called "a perfect Album- Five Stars" by Latin Jazz Network, it was included in the Best CDs of the Year by Downbeat Magazine and named one of the 12 Best Albums of the Year by Jazziz Magazine ."VOZ" won two ACAM Awards (Association of Composers and Musical Authors) in Latin America, including Jazz CD of the Year. His 2017 recording "The Dead Man" was named "Best Record of the Year" by Jazziz Magazine. In 2019, Mr. Mu√±oz won Arranger of the Year for "The Infinite Dream", (a collaboration with Guyanese singer Lois Mahalia), a project that also received ACAM nominations for Jazz Record of the Year and Producer of the Year. In total, Mu√±oz has received 10 ACAM nominations and 6 awards. He recently completed "Canciones de Transfiguraci√≥n y Esperanza" (with Brazilian singer T√©ka), to be released in 2022. Mr. Mu√±oz was chosen among the 12 Best Artists of the Year by NPR'ís AltLatino.
Luis Muñoz play Yamaha drums, Paiste Cymbals, Evans drumheads, Regal Tip sticks and Toca percussion exclusively.