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The Wrong 7 Jazz Quintet

The Wrong 7 Jazz Quintet consists of five music students at New Mexico State University who are enthusiastic and passionate about jazz music.

The jazz combo gets its name from a guest clinician who worked with the group earlier in its existence. Because the group was younger and less experienced, the wise guest found himself having to cut everyone off to inform soloists they were playing “the wrong 7” over chord changes.


The group found the phrase charming and when they were looking for a name for the ensemble, it seemed fitting.


Band Members

Steven Rokowski   Trumpet          

Miguel Filerio   Saxophone         

Amanda Gros   Piano         

Nico O’Hara   Bass         

Will Reeves   Drums         

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Big Bad Giuseppe’s Experiment       


Big Bad Giuseppe is a bassist from the El Paso Borderland who has performed for over two decades. Giuseppe has written & arranged for several ensembles including Ribo Flavin, Ribo Ruckus, ABF., Scatterbrain, Como La Flor, Heart Shaped Box, The El Paso Jazz Collective, Speak No Evil Quintet & Sobredosis Del Sabor (a Now defunct Salsa Group). As a side man, Bruno has performed with Billy Towns Group, Oceans 4, The Eclectic Collective Big Band, Orlando Madrid Group & countless other jazz ensembles in the Southwest. Under the direction of Professor of Bass Studies Erik Unsworth, Edgar graduated from UTEP in 2014 with a BA in Commercial Music. Giuseppe keeps himself busy teaching full-time as an orchestra teacher for Ysleta ISD & also freelances as an audio engineer. 


Band Members

Eddie Provencio   Drums 

Chris Oliver   Trumpet 

Ricky Jackson   Tenor Sax 

Shaun Mahoney   Guitar$EdgarBrunoAvitia  

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Cedar & Vine


Cedar & Vine is a neighborhood bar and grill located on the west side of El Paso, Tx, aimed at creating familiar favorites with a hint of Mediterranean flare. You can enjoy an array of culinary flavors and a variety of wines, beers, or spirits inside their stylish and elegant dining room or out on their patio with its scenic views.

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Founders Candice Reyes & Abel Mireles

The Jazz Exchange is an organization committed to building communities through music.

Our programs provide a platform where audiences can discover new venues, meet new people,

and experience new artists.

The Jazz Exchange es una organización comprometida con la construcción de comunidades a través de la música. Nuestros programas brindan una plataforma donde el público puede descubrir nuevos lugares,

conocer gente nueva y experimentar nuevos artistas.

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Team Coordinator: Richie Marrufo   Greeter: Christine Ponce - Diaz     Videographer: Valentine Sandoval & Renee Flores   

Audio Engineer: Bruno Avitia    Photographer: Steve Garduno

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Power at the pass' content creation mechanism is based on a visual storytelling/marketing sensibility that is rooted in 25 years of experience. We couple a unique stylistic aesthetic that is rooted in traditional cinematic and television backgrounds ensuring competent composition coupled with editorial prowess.

Camera Crew: Jackie Villegas & Nicholas Anthony and director Valentin Sandoval

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At Raiz, our members and our strong, vibrant community inspire us every day. We share a passion for knowledge and a pursuit of growth, grounded in our heritage as El Paso Area Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU) founded in 1936.


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