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Bobby Ramirez - Yo Soy Ritmo! Danzón

Bobby Ramirez: Yo Soy Ritmo! Danzón – Homenaje a Miguel Faílde

The celebrated Spanish composer Manuel de Falla posited that “in popular song the spirit is more important than the letter”, but sometimes –especially in...
Duende Libre - Drift

Duende Libre: Drift

All but two of the songs heard on Drift have been composed by Alex Chadsey. They are attractive, alluring miniatures, often written in a...
Sebastian Schunke | Diego Pinera: Elusive Beauty

Sebastian Schunke | Diego Pinera: Elusive Beauty

The album Elusive Beauty by Sebastian Schunke and Diego Pinera – together with reedsmeister Benjamin Weidekamp, violist Yodfat Miron and cellist Boram Lie –...
Cabani Jazz Project: Infrasonic

Cabanijazz Project: Infrasonic

With heat from the blue part of the flame – suggesting fire and, at times, ice – in ensemble and solo passages of Infrasonic...
Dave Chamberlain's Band of Bones: Picadillo

Dave Chamberlain’s Band of Bones: Picadillo? Yes, Madly!

Of all the myriad ensembles out there few sound as powerfully alluring as the trombone-driven ensemble, Dave Chamberlain’s Band of Bones. Part of the...
Alex Conde - Origins

Alex Conde: Origins

When Alex Conde turns up the power at any given time, he’s like an orchestra all by himself. Now magnify that several times on...

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Alfredo Chacón: Caliente Corner

Alfredo Chacón: Caliente Corner

Everything about Caliente Corner suggests that the multi-instrumentalist Alfredo Chacón is on his way to the pinnacle of his powers – both as a...
Adrien Brandeis - Euforia

Adrien Brandeis: Euforia

Of course you can learn to keep “clave” time, but if you don’t “feel “ it the way Adrien Brandeis does then you cannot...
Chabuco

From Valledupar To Rio: Chabuco Presents Encuentro

From Valledupar, the cradle of vallenato music, to Rio de Janeiro, where samba carioca was born, Chabuco breaks geographical barriers and seamlessly fuses two...
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 -...

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LATEST NEWS

Koerner Hall’s 10th Anniversary Concert Season Opening Festival

Three free concerts open the festival during Culture Days, including the popular Koerner Hall Free for All. American soprano Kathleen Battle makes her Koerner...
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Saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenón releases new single: Milagrosa

Grammy-nominated saxophonist and composer Miguel Zenón will release the single Milagrosa featuring Zenón and the Chicago-based internationally renowned Spektral Quartet on August 10, 2018....
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...

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Alex Conde

Artist Profile: Alex Conde

Alex Conde is a vibrant, Flamenco and Jazz pianist, improviser, composer and music educator living in New York City. A Spaniard, Alex is a...
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...

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