Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
— Pablo Casals

It was the summer of 2007 when Ernesto Laboy, Jordan Ponzi, and Eric Musselwhite first expressed their desire to do something special - something missing from the local scene. That vision to create an instrumental Latin jazz ensemble quickly became The Latin Jazz Conspiracy; Promoting and exploring rich traditions in Jazz, pop, and Latin music. Combining different cultures with a love for music, The Latin Jazz Conspiracy presents a variety of traditional and contemporary styles ranging from bolero, samba, cha-cha, salsa, bossa nova, Latin Jazz standards, and more.  Artistry, energy, elegance, and world-class musicianship are what we do! 


The group enjoys a unique position in the cultural make up of Hampton Roads and has quickly gained a reputation for their dynamic performances, paying homage to traditional Latin rhythms while advancing the art form through contemporary interpretations and original arrangements.

 Whether you are a jazz aficionado, salsa dancer, or just an interested passer-by, come discover the sound that draws lovers of music dance and culture into the Latin Jazz Conspiracy!