From Recife, Brazil: SpokFrevo Orquestra

SpokFrevo Orchestra

SpokFrevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant music of elaborated arrangements and deep roots. SpokFrevo takes the tradition to the centre stage, but does not renounce allegiance to freedom. It relies on what jazz is all about: improvisation. SpokFrevo Orquestra arose in 2003 from musical experiences that date back to the late nineties, leaded by the virtuous … [Read more...]

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Brazilian Festival

Brazilian Duke Ellington JALC Orchestra

The Brazilian Duke Ellington Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Cyro Baptista perform the music of the late Moacir Santos - Rose Theater, October 24 – 25, 8pm / SpokFrevo Orquestra with special guests Melissa Aldana and Wycliffe Gordon - The Appel Room, October 24 – 25, 7pm and 9:30pm New York, NY – Updated October 7, 2014 – On October … [Read more...]

Puerto Rican Composer, Saxophonist Edgar Abraham

Edgar Abraham

Edgar Abraham is a saxophonist, composer and master of sixteen instruments. Additionally, he is the creator of the unmatched Hyper-Virtuoso technique for the saxophone. His enlightened musicianship spans the universe, ranging from symphonic compositions to avant-garde jazz improvisations. Undoubtedly, Edgar is one of the most prodigious and talented musicians in the world … [Read more...]

Glamour Tango At Flato Markham Theatre

Glamour Tango

Glamour Tango marks a multimedia show of music, dance, and theatrical set and lighting, created as a tribute to those women who quietly wrote the pages of Tango from the very beginning. This is a unique approach within the Tango style, since all performing artists on this show are female. Glamour Tango was conceived and is directed by Uruguayan pianist and Musical Director … [Read more...]

Latin Grammy 2014: Latin Jazz Album Nominees

2014 Latin Grammys

Nominations for the 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday, September 24. For Best Latin Jazz Album (Mejor Álbum de Jazz Latino) the nominees are: The Vigil Chick Corea Concord Jazz/Stretch Records Song For Maura Paquito D'Rivera & Trio Corrente Paquito Records/Sunnyside Normas Juan García-Herreros "Snow Owl" Inner Circle Music The … [Read more...]

Jazz At Lincoln Centre Presents: Anat Cohen and Victor Goines

Anat Cohen - Victor Goines

Anat Cohen's Roots of Rio - Featuring Vitor Gonçalves, Cesar Garabini and Serginho - October 17, 7pm; October 18, 9:30pm Victor Goines' Roots of Ragtime - Featuring Marcus Printup, Kenny Rampton, Chris Crenshaw, Ted Nash, James Chirillo, Yasushi Nakamura, Chris Pattishall, and Ali Jackson - October 17, 9:30pm; October 18, 7pm New York, NY – Two of the leading jazz voices … [Read more...]

NYC: October Concerts at Jazz Standard

Jazz Standard Concerts - October 2014

The Jazz Standard in New York City presents some exciting concerts in October 2014: Romero Lubambo Quartet, Edmar Castañeda World Ensemble, Richard Galiano Quintet and Guillermo Klein Quartet. Sets are at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. To Purchase Tickets: Call Jazz Standard at 212.576.2232 or visit jazzstandard.com 10/14 – 10/15 Romero Lubambo Quartet Romero Lubambo: guitar; Helio … [Read more...]

Chucho Valdés Solo Concert in Markham

Chucho Valdes

Jazz.FM91 Presents Chucho Valdés: With more than a half-century of innovation behind him, Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés is at the peak of his performing career. Hailed by The New York Times as “the dean of Latin jazz” and “one of the world’s great virtuosic pianists,” he has recorded more than eighty albums, winning five Grammys® and three Latin Grammys®. Chucho Valdés enjoys … [Read more...]

Q & A With Dr. Felipe Salles

Felipe Salles

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Dr. Felipe Salles is an Assistant Professor of Jazz and African-American Music Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 2010. Being an active musician in the US since 1995, he has had the opportunity to work and record with prominent jazz artists like Randy Brecker, David Liebman, Lionel Loueke, George Russell, Gunther Schuller, … [Read more...]

What’s Up in Toronto (GTA) in August

Whats Up in Toronto

World Music Festival 2014 - Jazz FM91 - Hugh's Room (August 5 - 9) JAZZ.FM91's World Music Festival takes over the Hugh's Room stage for this 5-night concert event! Showcasing diverse music from across the globe, audiences will have an opportunity to experience the sounds & rhythms from an eclectic mix of international and local artists. Featured Artists: Tuesday … [Read more...]