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Michael Simon - Asian Connection

Michael Simon: Asian Connection

It’s easy sometimes to forget that the extraordinarily-gifted trumpeter and flugelhorn-player Michael Simon came from Venezuela. He has been making a living out of...
Phil Marucci - Next Stop Brazil

Phil Marucci: Next Stop Brazil

You would be forgiven if you thought you were listening to a Brasilian while playing Next Stop Brazil by Phil Marucci. The Portuguese is...
Coro Del Mundo

Coro Del Mundo

L. Peter Deutsch - 1: Dance to the Revolution, 2: Where Everything is Music; Conrado Monier - 3: Canto del Bongó; Adalberto Álvarez -...
Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Anniversary

Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Anniversary

For the last fifteen years few music ensembles have dominated the world of salsa like the Spanish Harlem Orchestra. So, it was only fitting...
Elio Villafranca - Cinque

Elio Villafranca: Cinque

The record package itself for Cinque is modest, but oddly impressive; its black cover has the title and Mr Villafranca’s name hand lettered across...
Bobby Sanabria and the Multiverse Band - West Side Story

Bobby Sanabria: West Side Story (Reimagined)

Jerome Robbins’ seminal story of danger and the triumph of love, West Side Story inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet has been...

LATEST CD REVIEWS

Bobby Sanabria and the Multiverse Band - West Side Story

Bobby Sanabria: West Side Story (Reimagined)

Jerome Robbins’ seminal story of danger and the triumph of love, West Side Story inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet has been...
Orquesta Akokán

Orquesta Akokán – Canta José “Pepito” Gómez

It takes more than academic proficiency in music to arrive at the source of its splendour and few American musicians know that better than...
Bobby Valentin & The LJs: Mind of a Master

Bobby Valentin & The LJs: Mind of a Master

One of the most iconic images of the Tropical/Salsa genre has been the fiery fingers of Bobby Valentin attacking the fret board of his...
Spanglish Fly: Ay Que Boogaloo

Spanglish Fly: Ay Que Boogaloo

Jonathan Goldman is a proverbial renaissance man who has a doppelgänger -like kinship with James Joyce, but his specialisation is even more unique. He...
Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days: El Maquech

Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days: El Maquech

Perhaps the best raison d’être – albeit in a wonderfully twisted sort of way – is that it is “tethered to nothing”. This is...
Berta Moreno: Little Steps

Berta Moreno: Little Steps

Berta Moreno’s dream of coming to America, which she mentions in her impassioned notes that accompany the disc entitled Little Steps, have come true...

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Eddie Palmieri

Eddie Palmieri Releases New Album: Full Circle

A titan of Latin Jazz and Salsa music, Eddie Palmieri - known as “El Maestro” - is still making musical history. The multi-Grammy Award winning...
Riot - Luminato - 2018

Luminato 2018 Is Here – June 6 to 24

Luminato is Toronto’s international arts festival dedicated to performance, media and visual arts, and programming that cuts across traditional artform boundaries. The 2018 festival takes...
Harold López-Nussa Trio

Harold López-Nussa Releases “Un Día Cualquiera”

For more than a half-century, the embrace between Cuba and the United States has been subject to an odd dance of politics, including a...

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Banda Magda

Toronto Jazz Fest 2018 – Five Free Concerts You Shouldn’t Miss

Macy Gray At the start of 2009 and ten years into her career, Macy Gray found herself a free agent and on the verge of...
Snarky Puppy

Toronto Jazz Fest 2018 – Five Paid Concerts You Shouldn’t Miss

Seal featuring music from his new cd "Standards" Much like the legends who originally popularized them, Seal sounds right at home singing the classics that...
Chano Dominguez Announces 2018 U.S. Tour Dates

Chano Dominguez Announces 2018 U.S. Tour Dates

Grammy-Nominated Flamenco Jazz Pianist Returns to West Coast & Select Cities in May and June Chano Dominguez Quintet To Perform Flamenco Sketches and Debut Piano Ibérico For over 40...

ARTIST PROFILES

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Artist Profile: Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

The GRAMMY-award winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO), led by pianist, composer, and director Arturo O’Farrill, brings together the drama of big band jazz,...
Eddie Palmieri

Artist Profile: Eddie Palmieri

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin...
Chano Domínguez

Artist Profile: Chano Domínguez

For over four decades, the Award-winning , Spanish-born pianist, composer, bandleader, educator Chano Domínguez has synthesized the blues-based, African-American improvisations of jazz with the...

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