"Third Voyage" voted "Best Jazz Album" Music Awards 1998
Award-winning Jazz guitarist, Jaime Valle with:
Russel Blake, Cliff Almond, Gene Perry, Coral Thuet,
Rob Thorsen, Allan Phillips, Peter Skrabak & John Reckevic.
"A brilliant guitar virtuoso whose solo performances are majestic affirmations of Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and American jazz." - DigitalCity.Com
Jaime Valle's most recent award-winning CD release, "Third Voyage," has moved jazz critic and writer, Jim Merod, to announce that ". . .this album has set his artistic course to avoid cliche and sterility of any sort."
Award-winning jazz guitarist
Voted "Musician of the Year " - by "The San Diego Reader's Poll" 1999
SD Music Awards Winner - 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003,2004,2005
Best Jazz Album 1996 "Different World*Mundo Diferente", Best Jazz Album 1998 "Third Voyage"
"...Jaime Valle & Equinox - a winner in "The Best Jazz or Blues Album category" - earned a standing ovation with their intoxicating Latin Jazz brew."- SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
". . . As local fans can attest, Valle has been on a path of musical excellence for the past 25 years, the last six with his group EQUINOX, making them San Diego's top Latin jazz group." - SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
"...Classy, seasoned Latin jazz at its best.
Jaime Valle and Equinox have the chemistry of versatility and soul in their music necessary for a great Latin jazz sound. On one song they play deep salsa beats, rich and danceable. On the next they turn out classic Santana, adding their own creative style to Carlos' tunes. On another song they might go free-form and just jam with a conga and timbale backbeat. Jaime Valle's guitar work is excellent, and he is backed up by awesome keyboard, percussion, and horn work. You want Latin jazz? go see Jaime Valle and Equinox." -- Digital City San Diego
"...Are you a jazz fan? Have you had a chance to see one of our greatest guitar exponents, Jaime Valle? If not, then make it a priority this weekend to catch a set, by the man who many of his peers (as well as myself) consider to be not only one of the finest musicians in this town, but also one of our towns greatest treasures. -La JOLLA LIGHT