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Concert Reviews

Janio Abreu is a musician whose principal instruments comprise an extended family of august woodwinds and reeds – the saxophones and clarinets, to be exact. He plays with a nobility that can only come from technical mastery, born of vaunted learning and rigorous practice, and although his music suggests creation at the confluence of the classical and the popular song-form influenced no doubt by traditional secular forms.

Book Reviews

In his second and most ambitious book to date, the Grammy-nominated musician, professor, educator, author Benjamin Lapidus makes a compelling case for how New York-based musicians of all persuasions shaped the sound of Latin music. In brief, New York and the International Sound of Latin Music is a comprehensive assessment of New York as the capital of Latin music from 1940 to 1990, as told by an active participant, astute observer, and deep thinker.

Interviews

Héctor Manuel Quintana Ferreiro [1989] is a guitarist, arranger, composer and teacher, graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte [ISA] of Cuba in 2014. He has collaborated and shared the stage with international groups and artists: Horacio “El Negro” Hernández, Mark Whitfield, Omara Portuondo... He has participated in festivals such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz Plaza, Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince [Papjazz], JoJazz...

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A world-class musician, composer, arranger and educator, Diego Rivera has entertained audiences for over 20 years. Rivera is known for his muscular tone and unique blend of straight-ahead jazz fused with music inspired by his Latino background and heritage. He is a tenured Associate Professor of Jazz Saxophone at Michigan State University where he also serves as Associate Director of Jazz Studies.

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