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Danilo Navas

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Founder, Editor, Webmaster: Latin Jazz Network, World Music Report, Toronto Music Report. A passionate and committed communicator with a sensibility for the arts based in Toronto, Canada.
One on One with Marlon Simon

One on One with Drummer, Composer, Educator Marlon Simon

DN: Hi Marlon, welcome back to the musical scene, we at latinjazznet.com are very excited about...
Best of 2018 Part 3

Best Recordings of 2018 – Part 3

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 at Flato Markham Theatre

Yaíma Sáez Brings a Burst of Sunshine from Cuba to Canada

As part of the Cuban Focus Series (2018-2019 Diamond Season) Cuban singer Yaíma Sáez y su Grupo made their debut appearance at the intimate...
Hilario Durán at Koerner Hall

Hilario Durán Latin Jazz Big Band at Koerner Hall (Concert Review)

On the evening of Saturday, February 9, 2019, Cuban-Canadian piano master Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band returned to Koerner Hall in...
Etienne Charles

Etienne Charles – Carnival: The Sound of a People (Concert Review)

On the evening of November 16, 2018, Trinidadian native, amazing trumpet player, recording artist, bandleader, composer, arranger and educator Etienne Charles brought to Toronto...
Arturo O'Farrill and Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra in Toronto

There's something truly striking about experiencing live music interpreted by a large ensemble, a big band orchestra. Even more if it is a band...
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...
Diego El Cigala

Diego El Cigala Pays Tribute to the Soul and Spirit of Salsa Music

"Diego Ramón Jiménez Salazar (born in Madrid, on December 27, 1968), known as El Cigala (Spanish for 'Norway Lobster', a popular crustacean in Spain),...
Hilario Durán "Contumbao" - photo by Danilo Navas

Contumbao receives JUNO Awards nomination – Jazz Album: Solo

Pianist, composer, arranger Hilario Durán makes a triumphant musical homecoming on his new album Contumbao. Recorded in the historic Egrem Studios in Havana, Cuba...
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet

Eddie Palmieri Celebrates 80th Birthday in Toronto

As part of his 80th Birthday Celebration Tour, Piano Master Eddie Palmieri came to Toronto with his Latin Jazz Septet. It was actually a...
Chords for Chordoma Jazz at the Lyric

Chords for Chordoma Jazz At The Lyric – Concert Review

A Magnificent Night of Jazz for Cancer Research, as it was billed, the Chords for Chordoma Jazz at the Lyric Pan-American Jazz event was...
Stefano Bollano Trio

Stefano Bollani Trio At Koerner Hall

TD Jazz: The Art of the Trio Concert Series The Royal Conservatory of Music featured the Stefano Bollani Trio & the Roberto Occhipinti Trio on...

Flamenco Legend Tomatito at Koerner Hall

José Fernández Torres, better known as Tomatito (born in Almería, Spain in 1958), is one of the greatest living flamenco guitarist. He started his...

2016 Latin Grammys Best Latin Jazz Album

The 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards returns to Las Vegas The big event will take place at the T-Mobile Arena on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016,...
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Jorge Pérez and PATAX – El Tiburón

Jorge Pérez and his band PATAX perform one of his tunes "El Tiburón", included in the DVD "Patax Live From Infinity". Jorge Pérez: Percussion; Valentin...

David Virelles: Gnosis at The Music Gallery in Toronto

Gnosis is a must-see event; a unique artistic experience from one of the foremost innovators in jazz today On Friday & Saturday November 27-28, 2015, The Music...

Paquito & Manzanero Coming In 2016

Paquito & Manzanero by Paquito D'Rivera A collaboration made in heaven! In Paquito & Manzanero, Paquito D'Rivera plays (and pays tribute to) the music of...

Toronto Jazz Fest 29th Edition Concludes

The 29th edition of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival came to an end on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Performers who graced the Toronto Star...

Eddie Palmieri Brings Down The House at Koerner Hall in Toronto

There is something very special about sharing a moment in time and space with a legend, an artist –a consummate musician- who has transcended...

Toronto Luminato Festival: Cuban Fusion

The 2015 edition of the prestigious Toronto Luminato Festival presents world class, globally inspired performances. One of the highlights of their musical offerings is...