Congratulations to School of Music and Dance professor Aaron Lington and the Pacific Mambo Orchestra for winning the Best Tropical Latin Album category at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Dr. Lington played baritone saxophone on and composed half of the compositions comprising the winning album. He has certainly fulfilled an earlier title bestowed upon him by the Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll as a “Rising Star” in the Baritone Saxophone category. Dr. Lington is a professor at San José State University, where he serves as Coordinator of Jazz Studies. Read the full story by SJSU’s Pat Lopes Harris.