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JALC with Wynton Marsalis - Una Noche con Rubén

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis: Una Noche con Rubén Blades

The prospect of Rubén Blades performing with the mighty Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra during the 2014-15 concert season must surely have had music...
Miguel Zenón: Yo Soy la Tradición

Miguel Zenón: Yo Soy la Tradición

It takes but a few bars of “Rosario”, the first chart of Yo Soy la Tradición, by composer and alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón to...
Carlos Franzetti and Allison Brewster Franzetti: Buenos Aires Noir

Carlos Franzetti and Allison Brewster Franzetti: Buenos Aires Noir

The album Buenos Aires Noir by Carlos Franzetti and Allison Brewster Franzetti is being celebrated for its being considered as Best Classical Album for...
Gabriel Palatchi Trio: Made in Canada

Gabriel Palatchi Trio: Made in Canada

Gabriel Palatchi has been touring the world, but found time about a year ago to stop by in his new home-base, Canada, to perform...
Armando Romeu: Primer Concierto de la Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna

Armando Romeu: 1er Concierto de la Orq Cubana de Música Moderna

The Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna was one of the early swing bands that rocked Cuba and it’s hardly surprising why. The big band...
Mike Freeman ZonaVibe: Venetian Blinds

Mike Freeman ZonaVibe: Venetian Blinds

Mike Freeman and ZonaVibe pay wonderful homage to two of great vibraphone masters of musicians on Venetian Blinds; Tito Puente and Bobby Hutcherson. Tongue...

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Omar Sosa | Yilian Cañizares: Aguas

Omar Sosa, Yilian Cañizares: Aguas

Omar Sosa and Yilian Cañizares are both astonishingly gifted musicians whose reputations have been somewhat eclipsed (grossly unfairly, one might add) by those instrumentalists...
Ark Ovrutski: Journey Moments

Ark Ovrutski: Journey Moments

Although by its suggestion of relative fragmentation the structural plan of Journey Moments by the contrabassist Ark Ovrutski follows a familiar enough trajectory encompassing...
Sergio Pereira - Nu Brasil

Sergio Pereira: Nu Brasil

For the carioca, Sergio Pereira, playing on the Portuguese word “Nu” as the title of his album Nu Brasil and then following it up...
Harold López-Nussa - Un Día Cualquiera

Harold López-Nussa: Un Día Cualquiera

Harold López-Nussa is a dynasty not only in Cuba, and ever since Ninety Miles (Concord, 2011), a recording that was facilitated by vibraphonist Stefon...
Charlie Sepúlveda and The Turnaround: Songs For Nat

Charlie Sepúlveda and The Turnaround: Songs For Nat

Forget other tributes to Nat Adderley. It’s not that this one by Charlie Sepúlveda and The Turnaround is just better, but it is that...
Maria Cangiano - Renaceré

Maria Cangiano: Renaceré (Piazzolla X Cangiano)

It has been some time since we have heard from Maria Cangiano. But the sultry-voiced Argentinean contralto has returned with a new recording of...

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Craft Recordings to Release “The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions”

Craft Recordings is proud to announce the release of The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions 5-LP and 5-CD box sets on November 9, 2018. Compiled...
Sebastian Schunke, Diego Pinera - Elusive Beauty

Sebastian Schunke | Diego Pinera Release New Album: Elusive Beauty

What is beauty? Artists and scientists have been tormenting themselves with this question throughout the ages. Is it regularity? Naturalness? Perfection? Pianist and composer...
Chucho Valdés - Jazz Batá 2

Chucho Valdés Announces “Jazz Batá 2” – A New Project With Old Roots

Chucho Valdés Revisits Seminal 1972 Recording Jazz Batá with a Sequel 46 Years Later Jazz Batá 2 - Available November 16 on Mack Avenue Records Album...

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Descendants Afro-Rican Heritage

Drums for Descendants: Harlem Celebrates Puerto Rican Heritage Month

Harlem Celebrates Puerto Rican Heritage Month through the music of Afro-Rican Descendants  From the Mainland to the Homeland to New bands, Grammy Nominated Artists “Chembo”...
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Amanda Martinez and Kellylee Evans in Concert at Koerner Hall

This double bill of extraordinary musicians and close friends, Amanda Martinez and Kellylee Evans,  is an evening of warm flavourful jazz, Latin rhythms, roots, and...

Jamey Haddad’s Under One Sun & Cyro Baptista’s Vira Loucos

Two of the world’s greatest percussionists, Jamey Haddad and Cyro Baptista, are joined by other stellar improvisers in this double-bill of global music. WHEN: FRIDAY,...

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Carlos Henriquez

Artist Profile: Carlos Henriquez

Carlos Henriquez was born in 1979 in the Bronx, New York. He studied music at a young age, played guitar through junior high school and...
Sebastian Schunke

Artist Profile: Sebastian Schunke

For 15 years, Sebastian Schunke has been an energetic part of the international jazz scene. Schunke is one of the young leading Jazz composers...
Harold López-Nussa

Artist Profile: Harold López-Nussa

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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