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


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...]