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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.
Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo Honours “The Queen of Salsa” Celia Cruz

On April 19, 2019, Angélique Kidjo released Celia (Verve/Universal Music France), an album that honors Celia Cruz, widely known as "the Queen of Salsa"...
Elio Villafranca

Elio Villafranca Presents New Suite: “Don’t Change My Name”

World Premiere of Elio Villafranca’s Don’t Change My Name Free Concert – May 28, 2019 – 6 pm to 7 pm Rain Date – June 3,...
Canadian Music Week presents ÌFÉ at Lula Lounge

CMW (Canadian Music Week) presents ÌFÉ at Lula Lounge

A powerfully progressive synthesis of electronic sound and Afro-Caribbean language, ÌFÉ is a bold new musical project from Puerto Rico based African American drummer/producer/singer...
David Sánchez

David Sánchez to Release New Album “Carib” in June

A Grammy-winning saxophonist and member of the SFJAZZ Collective, David Sánchez presents his newest project, Carib – a deeply personal journey using modern jazz...
El Comité - Cuban Groove

Presenting El Comité (Cuban Groove)

Here are at least 7 good reasons to listen to El Comité: Harold López-Nussa, piano, keyboards; Rolando Luna, piano, keyboards; Rodney Barreto, drums; Yaroldy...
Marlon Simon

Artist Profile: Marlon Simon

Marlon Simon is the oldest in the latest generation of three musicians bearing the illustrious “Simon”...
Cristina Morrison

Cristina Morrison New Release: Impredecible – Voces de Mujer

Singer/Actress Cristina Morrison Highly Anticipated New Release IMPREDECIBLE - VOCES DE MUJER Lena Burke, Mirella Cesa, Magos Herrera, Barbara Mendes and Consuelo Vargas Miami - May...
Machito & The Impact of the Afro-Cubans at 80

Machito & the Impact of the Afro-Cubans at 80

Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces complete schedule, artistic personnel and activities for Machito & the Impact of the Afro-Cubans at 80...
Best Albums of 2018 part 2

Best Recordings of 2018 – Part 2

2018 was a very prolific year in terms of music being released. It was a year of excellency, in terms of great new music...
Dave Valentin Tribute

Tribute to Dave Valentin & Debut of Bill O’Connell’s Afro-Caribbean Ensemble

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture Presents A Tribute to Dave Valentin & the Debut of Bill O’Connell’s (A.C.E.) Afro-Caribbean Ensemble (Bronx, NY) –...
Gastón Joya

Artist Profile: Gastón Joya

Born in Guanabacoa, Havana City, Ángel Gastón Joya Perellada comes from an artists’ family. He started playing...
Chucho Valdés - Artist Profile

Chucho Valdés named 2019 Harvard Jazz Master-in-Residence

Pianist Chucho Valdés – six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Latin Grammy Award Winner ­– has been named 2019 Jazz Master in Residence at...
Josean Jacobo

Josean Jacobo & Tumbao Release New Album: “Cimarrón”

Josean Jacobo & Tumbao Integrate Afro-Descendant Folkloric Idioms on New Jazz Album, Cimarrón Hailed as “The Ambassador of Afro-Dominican Jazz”, pianist, composer and arranger Josean...
2019 International Jazz Day

Worldwide Celebration of International Jazz Day 2019, 30 April

Global Concert in Melbourne, Australia Will Feature Over 30 World-Renowned Artists Including Herbie Hancock, James Morrison, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling Paris and Washington, D.C....
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Kiki Sanchez: Praise and Worship con Tumbao

The extraordinary Peruvian producer, composer, arranger, educator and pianist Luis Enrique “Kiki” Sanchez can capture the hearts of many through his skillful rhythmic pianism,...
Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval in Concert at Flato Markham Theatre

Ten-time Grammy Award winner and trumpet master Arturo Sandoval makes his return to Markham! A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval...
Chuchito Valdés and Diego Figueiredo

Diego Figueiredo and Chuchito Valdés: Brazil Meets Cuba

Combining two of the most exciting artists in Latin jazz creates an explosion of music and crazed fans. Diego Figueiredo is considered one of...
Best Albums of 2018 Part1

Best Recordings of 2018 – Part 1

2018 was a very prolific year in terms of music being released. It was a year of excellency, in terms of great new music...
Yaíma Sáez

Artist Profile: Yaíma Sáez

Yaima Sáez Bejarano, is an outstanding singer of Cuban music originally from the Cuban province of Camagüey. University Graduate in Physical Culture, comes to...
Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band with Horacio "El Negro" Hernández and Sarita Leyva's Rumberos

Hilario Durán Awarded the Louis Applebaum Composers Award

Toronto, February 6, 2019 – Jazz Pianist and Composer, Cuban born Hilario Durán is this year’s recipient of the Louis Applebaum Composers Award. This...