Latin Jazz Network is a project dedicated to the advancement of Latin jazz and its creators. Since 2000 LJN has been spreading the word about this wonderful music known under the umbrella term: LATIN JAZZ.

Main Contact

We accept physical copies (CDs, Vinyl records, DVDs, Blu-Rays) for review purposes. We accept printed books as well. Please mail your material to:

Danilo Navas
Toronto Cultural Media
25 Romulus Dr.
Toronto ON M1K 4C1

Note: we do not review music submitted on electronic format (MP3).

To inquire about promoting your music in our site, please send an email to: danavas@latinjazznet.com

About Latin jazz and Latinjazznet

Latin jazz, historically speaking, is the product of Afro Cuban music (rhythms) and American jazz, however, as it changed and evolved it embraced the most diverse rhythms from Latin America and developed into a defined genre with a Pan-American projection.

Latin Jazz Network is the brainchild of Editor and Webmaster Danilo Navas, a passionate and committed communicator with a sensibility for the arts, who resides in Toronto, Canada. Along the way, Tomas Peña joined the project, initially as a contributing writer and later on as Co-Editor. Based in Teaneck, New Jersey, Tomas is a music journalist who has been covering the music scene, in large part through the use of one-one-one interviews with established as well as up and coming artists like: Danilo Pérez, Claudia Acuña, Willie Martínez, Elio Villafranca, Dafnis Prieto and Brian Lynch. Since 2008, former musician Raul da Gama joined our team as contributing writer. Raul is an accomplished writer who lives in Milton, Ontario, and whose profound analysis is reinforced by his deep understanding of music, technically as well as historically. Oscar Montagut, who graduated in journalism and education in Colombia, joined our ranks a few years ago. He also finished his postgraduate program in Creative Writing in Canada. Currently Oscar works as an English teacher, translator, and freelance writer in Bogotá. He is a music collector, explorer and promoter of World Music.

Over the years there have been many people who have contributed to the growth of Latin Jazz Network. We appreciate and acknowledge their contributions.

Part of our mandate is to present the creations of independent as well as established musicians. Through our web site, we have introduced new artists to the public from as far away as Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Italy, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands. And of course from United States and Canada.

Web Editor
Web Editor
Latin Jazz Network is a project dedicated to the advancement of Latin jazz and its creators. Since 2000 LJN has been spreading the word about this wonderful music known under the umbrella term: LATIN JAZZ.

More from author


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related posts


Featured Posts

Omar Sosa’s 88 Well-Tuned Drums: A Film by Soren Sorensen

Anyone approaching this film about the iconic Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa, by the award-winning filmmaker Soren Sorensen will be almost immediately struck...

Danilo Pérez featuring The Global Messengers: Crisálida

Danilo Pérez began forming his worldview - and aligning his music to it - ever since he came under the sphere of influence of...

The Feeling Messengers, Past and Present (Part II)

Miguelo Valdés & The New Messengers Of Feeling Miguel Valdés, or “Miguelo”, as he has since become known, was born in the province of La...

The Feeling Messengers, Past and Present (Part I)

Preamble Within the current renaissance of popular Cuban music, coupled with the seemingly eternal presence of its first cousin American Jazz, we are once again...

In Conversation with Carlos Cippelletti

Pianist, composer and arranger Carlos Cippelletti, is a promising young Spanish, Franco-Cuban artist from the last generation of Afro-Cuban jazz musicians born outside the...

Celebrating Jane Bunnett: Spirits of Havana’s 30th Anniversary

After dark they gather, the spirits of Havana. Is that a ghostly, but fatback-toned rapping down in the barrio where the great composer and...

Piazzolla Cien Años: Lord of the Tango@100

There is a now famous photograph of the great Ástor Piazzolla that is iconic for so many reasons. Chief among them is the manner...

Omara Portuondo, Multifaceted Gem of Cuban Music

My moon app announces that in 14 hours the Supermoon of May will be here. During a full moon I often get inspired to...

Ray Barretto · Barretto Power

Barretto Power: A Celebratory Reissue on its 50th Anniversary It was 1970 when Fania Records released Barretto Power, one of a series of seminal albums...

El Gran Fellové: Part 3- When my Parents…

When my parents bought their home in 1968, Sunset Beach was just another sleepy little beach town It spanned about one mile in length, sandwiched...

Join our mailing list

Participate in contests, giveaways and more