Michael Otwell with Equinox Jazz: Mainstream to Fusion Jazz... and
Sabor Jazz (adj. flavorful, tasty, savory, smooth, Latin Jazz).

With dynamic performances, the Equinox Jazz Ensemble is a true hybrid of styles.

It's like Fusion Jazz, Latin Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Funky Jazz, Urban Jazz...yes, like that!

It's a crisp five-piece package and worth dropping a dime to check them out.  


Thanks so much to everyone who supports
live music in the Sacramento region .



“We just witnessed truly one of the best jazz bands around at Sushi and Jazz tonight. Michael Otwell and Equinox are amazing. They will definitely be part of the lineup of the future. Truly gifted and blessed guys making wonderful music. Thank you Michael for treating us to your magic tonight.”

Michael Craft; President and CEO of Agile Entertainment
August 2014



“No matter what your definition of "fusion" is, we had it last night at Famous Mo's. Sabor Jazz gave us an exciting evening with an incredible take on fusion jazz with a Latin twist. This all instrumental group provided heart pounding rhythms with a little funk, a little traditional, some smooth jazz, and lots of incredible sounds. Michael Otwell and company are not to be missed! Our thanks to Sabor Jazz and to everyone who joined us at Famous Mo’s last night.”

Jesse – Famous Mo’s
June 2013


 On Friday April 1 st 2011, I had the pleasure of booking “Sabor”, a Latin Jazz Ensemble, at my new Jazz Club in Auburn CA. This was without doubt, Latin Jazz at its best. The musicianship was excellent and it was a pleasure to have this group of musicians at my club, The Powers Jazz Club.  Sabor Jazz Ensemble will be performing at this year’s Sacramento Jazz Festival and Jubilee...good luck guys.” I am looking forward to your return in July.

Best Regards
Keith Williams – Entertainments Director
“The Powers Jazz Club”  




“Hey Michael, it’s great to have you guys back for the Mardi Gras Festival. I always love your style and it gets better each time I hear you. You have such a wide variety of tunes that everyone can enjoy. My customers can enjoy dinner and still chat, or just sit and listen to live music over drinks. Thanks for supporting the restaurant.”

Susan Cronenwett – Owner, Café New Orleans Hot & Spicy
Cafe New Orleans      


“I’m very pleased to have SABOR in the rotation @ Oshima/Fugu Lounge. The band members are very professional and they bring a unique style of Urban and Latin Jazz to the atmosphere. They do a good job of promoting the club and we have a great crowd when they perform. SABOR knows how to get an audience up and keep ‘em up. Looking forward to having them back soon. These guys are cooking!”

Ken Le – Owner, Oshima/Fugu Lounge.
Oshima/Fugu Lounge , & Coyote Tap House

Carlos Mora commented on your status.

Carlos wrote: "Tearing it UP! Gacias Sabor para una noche de Jazz calinete!" 



  “Thanks for doing Second Saturday for us, I like all the variety of music you play. You guys are fun to watch.”

Amy Altstatt – Old City Gallery
Old City Studio



“We’re very fortunate to have the Sabor Jazz Ensemble join our network. Thanks for kicking off the concert series, you set the standard for our events.”

Grady O’Bryant – Promoter
Jazz in the Mix



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