LJQ: Latin Jazz Quartet

The LJQ specializes in repertoire from Brazil, Cuba, the Caribbean, and 60s & 70s Latin jazz. Saxophonist Adrian Matte, pianist Karen Rauh, bassist Mark Fraser, and drummer Allyson Rogers have been playing together regularly since 2012, entertaining fans with their repertoire of bossa nova, samba jazz, calypso, son, and mambo.

Here are some promotional samples of the LJQ’s repertoire.

Nana (Moacir Santos)


Mamblues (Cal Tjader)


Favela (O Morro Nao Tem Vez) (Antonio Carlos Jobim)


Cumbanchero (Rafael Hernandez)


LJQ recording session at Gigspace: photos by Simon Stiles