Chris Washburne featured in an article in the latest edition of Insight!

Please be sure to watch the latest episode of “The Inclusion Show with Wallace Ford” at with special guest, Latin jazz star performer, Professor Chris Washburne.

Check out the interview with Chris from Davos on Reuters

Dear Friends,

SYOTOS is heading to perform and present discussions at the World Economic Forum.  If you will be in Davos from January 22-27th, I hope you can attend one of our sessions.


Dear Friends,

We will be celebrating Halloween with a performance at the Smoke Jazz Club on Wednesday, October 31st. Come celebrate with us (costumes welcomed)!

We will have Claudette Sierra featured on vocals.

Chris Washburne – trombone
Jonathan Powell – trumpet
Yeissonn Villamar – piano
Leo Traversa – bass
Vince Cherico – drums
Obanilu Allende – percussion

Sets at 7, 9, and 10:30PM

Smoke is at 106th and Broadway. Reservations at

I hope to see you there!

New great review of FFEAR’s Mirage in the Norwegian Press!

For those who do not read Norwegian – translation – “FFFEAR ventures to places where no one else dares to go!” Nice – very trekky!

“Unik utflukt
Den norsk-amerikanske kvartetten FFEAR har skapt musikk knapt noen har vært i nærheten av tidligere”


Here’s a review of Chris’ recent appearance with Eddie Palmieri at SOB’s in New York.

Eddie Palmieri Sets SoHo on Fire

In this era’s maze of weird tempos and microtones, sometimes some of us forget that jazz was the world’s default pop and dance music not for years but for decades. The crowd that packed SOB’s Friday night to see Eddie Palmieri hadn’t forgotten, though. It was as if it was 1965 all over again, in the best possible way. El gente were an eclectic mix of dancers, but just as many of them had come out for a concert experience, to listen and be blown away by the intensity of the music. Even the pianist at least partially responsible for the invention of salsa jazz was impressed by his 14-piece orchestra’s raw, feral power. There was a point where after Palmieri had wrung all the apprehension he could find out of a gleefully cautionary, Monkish riff, trombonist Chris Washburne grabbed a mean handful of low chromatics, ran with them and headed straight to the rafters, the band close behind. Would they ever back away and let it breathe for a minute? No way, Jose! The band’s stampeding ferocity could not be stopped, and at age 75, Palmieri is every bit as vital as he’s ever been, maybe better than ever. Read More here:

Another great review of FFEAR’s newest release “Mirage” in the New York City Jazz Record.  Thanks to writer Fred Bouchard for listening so carefully, thoughtfully, and deeply! FFEAR Review

We are celebrating our 15th season working with Carnegie Hall’s Educational programs.  Read about the community work SYOTOS is doing with Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections Program this year. We will be performing and conducting song writing workshops at Sing Sing Federal Prison, Bayview Detention Center in Queens, and Jacobi Hospital this season. Looking forward to another rewarding and transcendent season.