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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.

Adonis Puentes, Pancho Amat release “Veinte Años”

Cuban-Canadian Grammy nominee teams up with Cuban legend for a tribute to a Trova icon. Adonis Puentes and Pancho Amat release Veinte Años: Homenaje...

Diego El Cigala in Concert at Koerner Hall

The late Paco de Lucía once said, "Diego has one of the most beautiful flamenco voices of our time, a voice of sweetness that...

From Recife, Brazil: SpokFrevo Orquestra

SpokFrevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant music of elaborated arrangements and deep roots. SpokFrevo takes the tradition to the centre stage, but...

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Brazilian Festival

The Brazilian Duke Ellington Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Cyro Baptista perform the music of the late Moacir...

Puerto Rican Composer, Saxophonist Edgar Abraham

Edgar Abraham is a saxophonist, composer and master of sixteen instruments. Additionally, he is the creator of the unmatched Hyper-Virtuoso technique for the saxophone....

Glamour Tango At Flato Markham Theatre

Glamour Tango marks a multimedia show of music, dance, and theatrical set and lighting, created as a tribute to those women who quietly wrote...

Latin Grammy 2014: Latin Jazz Album Nominees

Nominations for the 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday, September 24. For Best Latin Jazz Album (Mejor Álbum de Jazz Latino)...

Jazz At Lincoln Centre Presents: Anat Cohen and Victor Goines

Anat Cohen's Roots of Rio - Featuring Vitor Gonçalves, Cesar Garabini and Serginho - October 17, 7pm; October 18, 9:30pm Victor Goines' Roots of Ragtime...

NYC: October Concerts at Jazz Standard

The Jazz Standard in New York City presents some exciting concerts in October 2014: Romero Lubambo Quartet, Edmar Castañeda World Ensemble, Richard Galiano Quintet...

Chucho Valdés Solo Concert in Markham

Jazz.FM91 Presents Chucho Valdés: With more than a half-century of innovation behind him, Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés is at the peak of his performing...

Q & A With Dr. Felipe Salles

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Dr. Felipe Salles is an Assistant Professor of Jazz and African-American Music Studies at the University of Massachusetts...

What’s Up in Toronto (GTA) in August

World Music Festival 2014 - Jazz FM91 - Hugh's Room (August 5 - 9) JAZZ.FM91's World Music Festival takes over the Hugh's Room stage for...

Brasstronomical: The Latin Connection

“Misterioso,” a sparkling Latin jazz track from the new Heavyweights Brass Band album Brasstronomical, pays tribute to the great José Luis "Changuito" Quintana. In fact, “Misterioso” composer and Heavyweights trombonist Christopher Butcher...

Gian-Carla Tisera Releases “Nora La Bella”

Bolivian Vocalist Gian-Carla Tisera Releases "Nora la Bella," August 19 - Showcases Operatic Roots and Creates Latin American Folklore and Jazz Inspired Album Stream Tracks From...

Magical Night in Montreal with Monty Alexander

“Throughout a career spanning six decades, the New York-based artist Monty Alexander has garnered acclaim for bridging American jazz, popular song, and the music...

A Benefit Concert For Dave Valentin

A benefit concert for the Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz flutist Dave Valentin will be presented in the Main Theater at the Hostos Center for...

Elio Villafranca Live: Caribbean Tinge

Editor Danilo Navas and New York Co-Editor Tomas Peña Discuss Elio Villafranca and The Jass Syncopators: Caribbean Tinge Live at Dizzy’s (Motema Music) TP: I...

Master Percussionist Sammy Figueroa

Sammy Figueroa has long been regarded as one of the world's great musicians. As one of the world's leading percussionists he has played on countless records, providing the rhythmical framework for hundreds of hits. Well-known for his ...

Sebastian Schunke: Live in Berlin 2014

"Among the young musicians of today is a pianist who is known not only for his pianism, but also for his soul-searching intellect and...

“Nuevo Jazz Latino” at JALC in NYC

On the evenings of Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, Cuban pianist, composer and bandleader Elio Villafranca hosted what he qualified as "an...