Latin Grammy 2014: Latin Jazz Album Nominees

Latin Grammys 2014

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...]

Rebel Tumbao: Rebel Tumbao

Rebel Tumbao - Rebel Tumbao

If good musical art is meant to find the listener catching his or her breath at its beauty, it is also meant to pierce the consciousness—as it entertains, of course—producing a twinge in the conscience of the listener as it runs the division of society down. Troubadours and poets and musicians since time immemorial have picked on the political elite for keeping a foot on the … [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...]

Brasstronomical: The Latin Connection

Brasstronomical

The Heavyweights Brass Band: Original Track "Misterioso" Features Afro-Cuban Contributions From Iconic Elite “Misterioso,” a sparkling Latin jazz track from the new Heavyweights Brass Band album Brasstronomical, pays tribute to the great José Luis "Changuito" Quintana. In fact, “Misterioso” composer and Heavyweights trombonist Christopher Butcher played and recorded with … [Read more...]

Gian-Carla Tisera Releases “Nora La Bella”

Gian-Carla Tisera - Nora La Bella

Bolivian Vocalist Gian-Carla Tisera Releases "Nora la Bella," August 19 - Showcases Operatic Roots and Creates Latin American Folklore and Jazz Inspired Album Stream Tracks From Gian-Carla Tisera: Nora La Bella Any true fusion in music represents a delicate negotiation. It requires both respect for the different genres in play, their traditions and codes and a ‘why … [Read more...]

Magical Montreal Night With Monty Alexander

Monty Alexander - Harlem-Kingston Express

“Throughout a career spanning six decades, the New York-based artist Monty Alexander has garnered acclaim for bridging American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica.” Celebrating five decades of musical career is an unparalleled achievement. Only a few artists reach that stage in their lives. Pianist Monty Alexander is one of them. Now 70, Alexander … [Read more...]