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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.

2012 Guelph Jazz Festival – Nuit Blanche Program

2012 Guelph Jazz Festival announces Nuit Blanche program. Early Bird Pass deadline extended. ~~~ Hear the world in one night! Nuit Blanche program announced. Returning for its...

2012 Brampton Global Jazz and Blues Festival

Art of Jazz & The City of Brampton Present the 2nd Annual Brampton Global Jazz and Blues Festival Thursday, August 9 – Sunday, August 12, 2012 Featuring:...

Donald Vega: Spiritual Nature Recording Sessions

Live behind the scenes videos from the Rising Jazz Stars Studios for Donald Vega's recording Spiritual Nature (Resonance Records - August 2012). "It's a...

Donald Vega to release “Spiritual Nature”

Donald Vega arrived in the U.S. from Nicaragua at the age of 14.  He spoke no English (except two words: “Bud Powell”) but quickly...

Arturo O’Farrill Solo Piano Debut: The Noguchi Sessions

GRAMMY® Award Winner Arturo O'Farrill Makes Solo Piano Debut with, The Noguchi Sessions - Available on Zoho Music Album Inspired by Japanese-American Artist Isamu Noguchi...

Arturo Sandoval Pays Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie

On May 8, 2012, Arturo Sandoval Pays Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie with Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You) Co-produced by Latin Grammy "Producer...

Latin Jazz Musician Alex Garcia Wins Emmy Award

The Chilean-born, Cuban-raised drummer, composer, and bandleader Alejandro "Alex" García has won an Emmy® for best Single Spot/Campaign from the New York Chapter of...

A Benefit Tribute to Dave Valentin

Monday, May 7th 10PM at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC Featuring Andy Gonzalez and Libre, with  guest jazz soloists Sonny Fortune and Steve Turre, Papo Vazquez...

AfroMantra performs for congahead.com

Conceived at SIR Studios in New York City on November 23rd, 1997 by Chilean-Cuban drummer and composer Alejandro “Alex” García, AfroMantra has been acclaimed for his masterful ability...

LULAWORLD 2012 – Lula Lounge Turns 10

Lula Turns 10 and the World Helps Us Celebrate - LulaWorld 2012 Concert Schedule at a Glance - May 9: Autorickshaw w/ special guests Mark Duggan,...

Luciana Souza & Romero Lubambo in Toronto

JPEC presents Brazilian Duos Luciana Souza & Romero Lubambo & Opener Amanda Tosoff’s Quartet Saturday, April 21 @ Toronto Centre for the Arts Toronto, ON - Tuesday, March...

Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest 2012

Change of dates for the Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest 2012 The Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival celebrates it’s 22nd edition, starting March 29 until...

Grammy Travesty Continues: John Santos

Grammy Travesty Continues by John Santos - 1/27/12 Well, it's that time of year again - Grammy fever. CBS ramps it up with a constant barrage...

Mundo: The World of Jane Bunnett

Mundo: The World of Jane Bunnett To Be Released By EMI Canada On February 14, 2012 Double CD Retrospective Package Features 2 New Tracks Toronto, Ontario -...

Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Turns 10!

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra to Celebrate Historic 10th Anniversary Season with Special Program at Symphony Space, January 20 & 21 January 20 Benefit Concert...

Poncho Sanchez, Terence Blanchard: Chano Y Dizzy!

For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straightahead jazz,...

Emiliano Salvador and his Music on Video

On August 19, 1951, Emiliano Salvador was born in Puerto Padre, a municipality and city in the Las Tunas Province of Cuba. On a...

John Benitez at the congahead studio

Legendary bassist, John Benitez with a powerhouse band at the congahead.com studio, performing his original compositions: Rumba, Purpose, Bomba Lírica and Pureza. The group...
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Brian Lynch “Unsung Heroes” Project

The “Unsung Heroes” project represents a bold step in redefining the relationship between the jazz artist and the audience. “Unsung Heroes” transforms the jazz tradition even as it affirms it, through the breakthrough use of current technology to make the creative process of a classic form aurally transparent. “Unsung Heroes” allows a crucial segment of the jazz audience – the practitioner/listener – to directly enter the music as a participant [...]
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Ernesto Simpson All-Star Band and Yosvany Terry by Martin Cohen

"On October 18, 2009 renowned drummer, Ernesto Simpson brought an all-star band to my home on to perform a composition of his and Manuel Valera's. With him for this date were Samuel Torres, conga; Yosvany Terry, soprano sax; Osmany Paredes, keyboard and Yunior Terry, bass." Martin Cohen