Five Minutes With: Calgary Latin Jazz ensemble Notas de 4

Notas de 4, Calgary’s original Latin Jazz ensemble, continues to make waves in the music industry with their latest nomination for the YYC Music Awards 2023. Their single “He Perdido el Centro” (I Have Lost My Centre) has been recognized as the Best Global/Cultural Recording of the Year, adding to their impressive list of accolades.

Building on their previous success, Notas de 4 has solidified their reputation as a powerhouse in the Latin music scene. With their unique blend of Flamenco, Latin Jazz, and traditional Cuban and Mexican influences, the ensemble captivates audiences with their intense, edgy, and dreamy performances.

Supported by organizations like the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and FACTOR Canada, Notas de 4 has released two recording projects, including their latest endeavour “Cosas Maravillosas” (Marvellous Things). Their debut album “Rosas y Lirios” (Roses & Lilies) received critical acclaim and showcased the band’s ability to reimagine Latin music within a Canadian context.

Notable performances at sold-out venues such as King Eddy, National Music Centre, and Chinook Blast Festival have further cemented Notas de 4’s status as a must-see act. From TEDx Calgary Talk Music to Expo Latino, their dynamic presence on stage continues to captivate audiences across Canada.

As they celebrate their latest nomination, Notas de 4 remains committed to pushing boundaries and exploring new musical territories. With their unwavering passion and talent, the ensemble is poised to leave an indelible mark on the world of Latin music for years to come.

Notas de 4


Silvia Temis of Notas de 4


World Music, Latin Folk Flamenco Inspired



# of Albums:


Latest Album:

Cosas Maravillosas (Wonderful Things)

Latest Single:

Petite Histoire

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Silvio Rodriguez, Alberto Cortez, The Beatles

Favourite musician now:

Olafur Arnalds, Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz

Guilty pleasure song:

Africa by Toto

Live show ritual:

Protection bubbles for me and everyone else

Favourite local musician:

Marvin Kee

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Early bird

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

We have an upcoming show at ARTS PLACE in Canmore on April 12th. We also have a single coming up this spring! Stay tuned on Instagram.

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Facebook | Website | Youtube


Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Native Tongues

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

9 Ave in Inglewood, I love the look and the fact that is the oldest neighbourhood in Calgary

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

I love the Nose Hill Park, I love the minimalistic look

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

The National Music Centre, King Eddy, The Attic, Arts Commons

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Recordland Limited


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Stephanie Prentice, originally from Southern Ontario, now calls Alberta home, where she thrives on embracing life to the fullest. As a dedicated grant writer, she uses her expertise to support non-profit organizations in making a difference. In her spare time, Stephanie crafts sustainably developed mittens to combat Canadian winters. A true people person, Stephanie enjoys building connections and engaging with diverse communities. She's an adventurous soul, equally at home exploring new destinations or cherishing cozy moments. With a passion for travel and a crisp new passport, she's always ready for her next adventure, whether it's discovering warm beaches or hidden gems in the Rockies. Join Stephanie as she continues to advocate for causes close to her heart and make a positive impact wherever she goes.