Pianist Carli Munoz has collaborated with some of the major figures in the jazz and rock history. His impressive resume includes concerts and/or recordings with a wide variety of jazz giants, such as Charles Lloyd, Chico Hamilton, Les McCann, Wayne Henderson and George Benson. And under his leadership: Putter Smith, Paul Chambers, Lenny White, Chris Potter, Eddie Gomez, Jack DeJohnette, Don Byron, David Sanchez, Lucille Dixon and Jeremy Steig.
Carli's substantial contribution to rock includes concert and/or recordings and collaboration with Wilson Pickett, The Association, Jimmy Haskell, Jan and Dean, Peter Cetera, Blondie Chaplin, Evie Sands, Henry Gross and eleven years with The Beach Boys. Carli's fourth solo album Maverick marks his pinnacle in the mainstream jazz arena with an all star cast including ledgendary bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnnette. Featured as guest soloists were Don Byron and David Sanchez, both Grammy Award recipients for 2005. Maverick was nominated among the best CD's of 2006 on Downbeat Magazine; January 2007 issue.
In February 24th of 2007 Carli was featured on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz radio show on National Public Radio, shortly following with the release of Carli Munoz Trio- Live at Carli's Vol 2., and in 2010, Art of the Duo - Live at Carli's Vol.3, featuring Carli Munoz on piano and Felipe Fournier on percussion.
The Beach Boys, Wilson Picket, Jan and Dean, The Association, The Living End, Peter Cetera, Dean Martin, George Benson, Wayne Henderson, Charles Lloyd, Les McCann, Chico Hamilton, Jimmy Haskell, Eddie Gomez, Joe Chambers, Jeremy Steig, Jack DeJohnette, Don Byron, David Sanchez, Lenny White, Chris Potter, Lucille Dixon, Putter Smith, Michael Simbelo, Sabu Martinez, Lucille Dixon, Chriss Pinnick, Duke Mc Vinnie, Jorge Calderon, Alex Acua, Nathaniel Phillips, James Gadson, Reggie Mc Bride, Bussy Feiten, Lee Ritenour, Manolo Badrena, Paulinho DaCosta, Victor Feldman, Bobby Lyle, Ian Underwood, Richard Tee, Greg Phillingames, John Hartmann, Justo Almario, Kenny Gradney, Dusty Springfield, Joel Peskin, Glenn Ferris, Sal Marquez, Rickie Lee Jones, Blondie Chaplin, Ricky Fataar, Henry Gross, Evie Sands.
Some of Carli's memorable jams:
Marian McPartland (on interview on Piano Jazz, NPR February 13th, 2007), James Zitro, John Klemmer, Joe Morello, Paul Horn, Benny Green, Jon Faddis, Tommy Bolin, Tom Trujillo, Royer Mc Guinn, Paul Simon, Al Jarreou, Kenny Rankin, Elton John, Chicago, Jimmy Smith, Shep Shepperd, Dave Santoro, Shepp Shepperd, Carl Freedman and Miguel Zenon among many other fine musicians.