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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...

Valeria Matzner: Anima

Looking at the package for this album by the Uruguayan-born Canadian musician Valeria Matzner one might be tempted to think that the eight songs...
Andrea Brachfeld - If Not Now, When?

Andrea Brachfeld: If Not Now, When?

The flutist Andrea Brachfeld has made a glittering career for herself on the Latin Jazz circuit, including performances with Dave Valentin and significant recordings...

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Yoel Diaz Cubarteto: Occasion

Yoel Diaz Cubarteto: Occasion

To Yoel Diaz, like most Cuban musicians, who were born and grew up after 1964, Jazz was probably forbidden fruit because not much of...
Victor Assis Brasil - Esperanto e Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim

Victor Assis Brasil: Esperanto / Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim

The first point worth making is that Roberto Quartin’s 1970 recordings of Victor Assis Brasil Esperanto and Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim (now combined by...
Bill O'Connell: Jazz Latin

Bill O’Connell: Jazz Latin

This album Jazz Latin by Bill O’Connell is – as always - like an elegant railway system linking the myriad elements of Jazz, with...

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Linda Ronstadt: Frenesí

Linda Ronstadt: Frenesí

It is one of those ironic twists of fate that Linda Ronstadt was forced into retirement in 2011, the year her seminal Afro-Caribbean album,...
Lauren Henderson: Ármame

Lauren Henderson: Ármame

By the end of 2018 Lauren Henderson will have not one, but two, releases. The first of these is Ármame and it is...
Calle Mambo Project: See The Light

Calle Mambo Project: See The Light

The drummer Chris Smith’s dream of making music a way of life has something of a fairytale quality to it and so does the...

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Diego El Cigala - Indestructible

Remembering Cigala’s Salsa Masterpiece Album: Indestructible

In late October of 2016, the world looked forward to listening to one of the most awaited salsa albums in history, interpreted and produced...
Papo Vazquez: JS Bach - Goldberg Variations

Papo Vazquez: JS Bach – Goldberg Variations

There are no sacred cows in music – certainly not for Papo Vazquez. His 2018 offering in a quartet format is selections from Johann...
Edward Simon - Triumphs & Sorrows

Edward Simon: Sorrows & Triumphs

Despite drawing from a deep well-spring of complex abstraction and profound spirituality, the music of Edward Simon is eminently accessible. Moreover, even with the...

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Chano & Colina

Javier Colina & Chano Domínguez Release “Chano & Colina”

There are bonds that cannot be broken. Brotherhood and musical understanding are two such bonds. Pianist Chano Dominguez and bassist Javier Colina grew up...
Alex Conde

New Release by Alex Conde: Origins

ORIGINS by Alex Conde ORIGINS is a fusion album from the roots and elements of flamenco (bulerías, soleáres), afro-cuban (guaguancó and rumba) and american jazz...
Orquesta Akokán

Introducing Orquesta Akokán – From New York To Havana

Straight out of Havana, Cuba comes Orquesta Akokán - a blazing presentation of deeply soulful mambo reminiscent of Benny Moré and banda gigante of...

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Prisca y Marieva Davila - Lulaworld 2018

2018 Lulaworld Festival @ Lula Lounge in Toronto

May 31 to June 10 at Lula Lounge and June 1 & 2 at Dundas West Fest. Each year the LULAWORLD festival showcases new work...
Alexander Brown Quintet feat Hilario Durán & Elizabeth Rodriguez

Alexander Brown Quintet featuring Hilario Durán & Elizabeth Rodríguez

Caliban Arts Theatre is delighted to be launching a series of concerts with the Alexander Brown Quintet, featuring Alexander Brown, Juno winner Hilario Durán,...
The Pedrito Martinez Group

Inside Latin Jazz Featuring Pedrito Martínez Group

The Inside Latin Jazz series, continues to offer fascinating and penetrating onstage interviews with leading Latin Jazz artists. Moderated by flute soloist and Professor...

ARTIST PROFILES

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...
Pedro Giraudo

Artist Profile: Pedro Giraudo

Originally from Córdoba Argentina, Pedro Giraudo moved to New York City in 1996. Since then he has become a highly versatile bassist, composer and...
Jahaziel Arrocha

Artist Profile: Jahaziel Arrocha

Jahaziel Arrocha was born in Panama city on September 27th 1988. He started playing the saxophone in the high school music band of Monseñor...

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