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Oscar Montagut

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Oscar graduated in journalism and education in Colombia, and completed a postgraduate program in Creative Writing in Canada. He works as an English teacher, translator and freelance writer in Bogotá. Oscar is a music collector, explorer and promoter of World Music and Jazz.

Maucha Adnet and Helio Alves: Milagre – a Poignant Dialog

…Maucha Adnet permeates the air with her velvety, warm, and passionate voice full of incomparable diction and ...

Veronneau – Jazz Samba Project

When you listen to the first track “É Luxo Só” you can feel the high level of creative interpretation of this small band. It...
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Edy Martínez, the Music Architect Behind the Piano

If you go to New York City and ask any Latin jazz legend about Edy Martínez they will tell you about him. Edy Martínez is a Colombian...

A Tribute to Carlos Garnett at the Panama Jazz Festival 2012

Report by Oscar Montagut Bogota, Colombia – January, 2012 For nine consecutive years the Danilo Perez Foundation has celebrated the Panama Jazz Festival with the best...

Celebrating 10 years of La-33

This year the Colombian band La-33 is celebrating 10 years of playing old-style salsa. After all this time there is an enviable balance for this salsa group. The band has recorded three albums, sold more than 40.000 copies independently, and toured many countries like Mexico, Venezuela, Poland, Morocco, Denmark, Canada, Italy, England, Ecuador, France, Spain, Germany, Japan, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Romania, India, Norway and the United States [...]

Barquisimeto International Jazzfest 2011

The first week of October, Venezuela will celebrate one of the most prestigious festivals in their country, Barquisimeto International Jazz Festival 2011. The city of Barquisimeto, province of Lara (Venezuela), will again be the centre of cultural musical and pedagogical events with the sixth edition of this festival. The foundation, which has the same name as the festival, will offer jazz lovers a great list of artists who will participate in concerts, lectures [...]

The Big Band Bogota at Jazz al Parque JazzFest

The Big Band Bogota 2011, A Road to Explore Colombian Jazz For two consecutive years IDARTES (District Institute for Arts in Bogota) has presented the...

Bettye LaVette to close Teatro Libre JazzFest

This Saturday, September 10th, Bettye LaVette will be the artist to close another edition of the Teatro Libre International Jazz Festival, in Bogota, Colombia. On this occasion, the woman with the expressive-voice, Bettye LaVette, will say goodbye to Bogota’s jazz lovers with an exciting concert at Julio Mario Santo Domingo Theater. Mrs. LaVette is going to be the last performer of this festival after nine days of concerts by recognized [...]

“Salsa al Parque” Festival 2011 – A Tribute to the Magical Joe Arroyo

Last weekend Bogotá, the Colombian capital, celebrated another edition of Salsa al Parque, one of the biggest salsa festivals in Latin America. This is...