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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.

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...

Artist Profile: Andrea Brachfeld

Flutist, composer, arranger, producer, educator, business owner, Andrea Brachfeld, is a graduate of The High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music ...

Percussionist, Composer, Educator John Santos

Four-time Grammy nominee, and US Artists Fontanals Fellow, John Santos, is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. He is known for his innovative ...

Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger, Educator Ray Vega

A native of the South Bronx, RAY VEGA is a veteran of the bands of Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Mario Bauzá, Luis "Perico" Ortiz, Hector LaVoe, Johnny Pacheco, Larry Harlow...

Best Latin Jazz Albums of 2013 – Part II

First of all my apologies for taking so long to publish the second part of my Best Latin Jazz Albums of 2013. Some of...

World Premiere of “Afro Latin Jazz Suite”

The Legendary Apollo Theater Commissions the World Premiere of GRAMMY® Award-Winning Pianist Arturo O'Farrill's "Afro Latin Jazz Suite" Featuring The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra,...

Omar Sosa In Concert At The Blue Note

7-time GRAMMY-nominated composer and pianist Omar Sosa & The New AfroCuban Quartet **Plus, Melissa Aldana Quartet** Thursday-Sunday, May 1-4, 2014 at the Blue Note Jazz...

Master Timbalero Ralph Irizarry

Ralph Irizarry, recognized worldwide as an excellent percussionist, first fell in love with the timbal at an early age when his father coincidentally brought home a set received as payment for a debt. A self-taught musician, Irizarry has developed a highly ...

Pianist, Composer, Educator Rebeca Mauleón

Rebeca Mauleón is an internationally acclaimed musician, bandleader, composer, GRAMMY-nominated producer and educator as well as author and reviewer. As a pianist Mauleón follows a long-standing tradition of Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz ...