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“…a triumph….a sharp, uncluttered jazz ensemble…choice material deftly translated into Latin grooves.”

VARIETY | LOUIE CRUZ BELTRAN AT THE 34TH ANNUAL PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL | THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
– RICHARD S. GINELL

“…seized attendees attention with percolating percussion, stimulating chanting choruses and searing brass arrangements.”

JAZZTIMES MAGAZINE | LOUIE CRUZ BELTRAN AT THE 34TH ANNUAL PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL | THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
– CHRIS WALKER

“Beltran came out swinging on both congas and timbales to rousing cheers and shouts of ‘Louie’ in the crowd…..Beltran’s monster backup band was a mix of Los Angeles heavy hitters…….the group was as tight as can be, offering Beltran a chance to step up when it was his chance to burn during solos and vocals.”

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN | LOUIE CRUZ BELTRAN AT THE 34TH ANNUAL PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL | THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
– MATT MUNOZ

“…exciting, danceable and fun…”

THE SCOOP LA | LOUIE CRUZ BELTRAN AT THE 34TH ANNUAL PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL – THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
– BUDDY SAMPSON

“…percolating percussion, catchy refrains and fiery arrangements, and a passion for fun.”

PERFORMINGARTSLIVE.COM
– PERFORMINGARTSLIVE.COM

“Louie Cruz Beltran and his band are stunners……mixing Afro-Cuban rhythms and R ‘n B influences that will move and dazzle you……a passion for playing music……check out Beltran’s fiery percussion skills”

OC WEEKLY
– OC WEEKLY

“Louie is not an opening act, he is a headliner!”

BAY AREA PRODUCTIONS LOUIE CRUZ BELTRAN AT SUNSET JAZZ FESTIVAL
– LIONEL BEA, Bay Area Productions

“It doesn’t get any better than this!”

THE OTHER SIDE PRODUCTIONS LOUIE CRUZ BELTRAN AT THE CARLSBAD TGIF SERIES
– ROB HAGEY, The Other Side Productions

“He is an explosive performer… he looks like a movie star and he and his music have passion, warmth, feeling, inspiration and a danceable groove that is truly infectious”

LOUIE CRUZ BELTRAN
– Legendary Publicist, WARREN COWAN

“Mezmerizing! The audience can’t take their eyes off him…”

STEAMERS JAZZ CLUB LOUIE CRUZ BELTRAN AT STEAMERS JAZZ CLUB
– TERENCE LOVE, Owner Steamers Jazz Club

“I try not to repeat artists very often… but with Louie Cruz Beltran, I had to make an exception. I have not seen an artist who has had the effect that Louie’s had on our audience.”

TORRANCE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION LOUIE CRUZ BELTRAN AT THE TORRANCE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION
– CHRISTIAN WOLF, Executive Director

“Louie Cruz Beltran & His Latin Jazz Ensemble are on fire hre at the Los Angeles Airport Westin Hotel tonight, Wednesday, October 13, 2004. The music and the musicians are spilling way out into the aisles of the lobby. From note numero uno, the Westin is no longer a hotel, it has transformed into a Latin Jazz Jam Paradise.”

THE JAZZ CAT LOUIE CRUZ BELTRAN AT THE LAX WESTIN HOTEL
By LeRoy Downs
The temperature is hot!

“Louie Cruz Beltran’s music mixes his Mexican heritage with rhythms of Cuba and Puerto Rico. Latin Jazz musician, Louie Cruz Beltran has been getting buzz and attracting audiences in Los Angeles Jazz Clubs for the past few months.”

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER HE FINDS RIGHT TIME … IT’S NOW
By KARISSA S. WANG, Special to The Register

“It took a little doing, but Louie Cruz Beltran finally managed to cram himself and all nine members of his Latin Jazz Nonette onto the stage at Spazio on Monday night. Four percussionists (including Beltran), three horn players, a pianist, bassist and vibraphone player–a potent aggregation, and one that brought some superheated Latin rhythms and free-flying jazz soloing to the Sherman Oaks jazz supper club.”

LOS ANGELES TIMES BELTRAN STAYS CONNECTED TO DANCE RHYTHMS
By DON HECKMAN, Special to The Times