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Musica Latina is a vast music genre that has had a chance to infuse with so many cultures through the last century. From pop music on today's top hits radio to what many label "Latin Jazz," Latino culture has had a vast influence on music. It is so funny that we still use that word, Latin, to describe that genre of jazz. Like musicians should be saying E Pluribus Unum when we count off the tune.

Join host Brandon W. Mejia with legendary trombonist, Conrad Herwig, find out what exactly is "Latin Jazz" and who helped shape this music.

Newark native Brandon W. Mejia is a sophomore at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University studying Jazz Studies Performance. He's also double majoring in Information Technology and minoring in certificate Latino and Caribbean Studies. Brandon is also still involved with Jazz House Kids serving as Teacher Assistant during the organization's summer camp.

Newark native Brandon W. Mejia is a sophomore at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University studying Jazz Studies Performance. He's also double majoring in Information Technology and minoring in certificate Latino and Caribbean Studies. Brandon is also still involved with Jazz House Kids serving as Teacher Assistant during the organization's summer camp