Saturday, September 19, 2020
Grammy Award-winning drummer Robby Ameen

Artist Profile: Robby Ameen

Grammy Award-winning drummer Robby Ameen has lived in New York City since the early eighties and compiled...
William Cepeda

Artist Profile: William Cepeda

Jazz Artist, Innovator, Composer, Trombonist, Conch Shells, Educator, Producer William Cepeda is a cultural icon of Puerto Rico. The four-time Grammy nominated artist and composer...
Daniel García Diego

Artist Profile: Daniel García Diego

"Flamenco and jazz are brothers,” says pianist Daniel García, one of the most exciting voices of the new generation of Spanish jazz. “They have...
Poncho Sánchez

Artist Profile: Poncho Sánchez

For more than three decades, conguero Poncho Sánchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straightahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and...
Carlos Sarduy

Artist Profile: Carlos Sarduy

Carlos Sarduy was born on the 9th of March in La Habana, Cuba. He is currently considered one of the most important Cuban trumpet...
Singer, Songwriter Raquel Cepeda

Artist Profile: Raquel Cepeda

“Some gifts we share and benefit a few. Some gifts have the power of benefiting many.” This is the motto by which Raquel Cepeda...
Artist Profile - Ernesto Vega

Artist Profile: Ernesto Vega

Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Composer, Bandleader Ernesto Vega is a graduate of the Higher Institute of Art in Havana, Cuba. He also attended The José M. Ochoa...
Artist Profile - César Orozco

Artist Profile: César Orozco

“César Orozco manages to make the best combination between Cuban, Jazz and Venezuelan music I ever heard”. Paquito D’Rivera César Orozco is a prolific Cuban/Venezuelan pianist,...
Artist-Profile-David-Sánchez

Artist Profile: David Sánchez

GRAMMY® award-winner David Sánchez is recognized around the world as one of the finest saxophonists of his generation. His mastery of the instrument is...

Artist Profile: Michel Camilo

Michel Camilo was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He studied for 13 years at the National Conservatory earning a degree of Professorship in Music and...
Marlon Simon

Artist Profile: Marlon Simon

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

Artist Profile: Gastón Joya

Born in Guanabacoa, Havana City, Ángel Gastón Joya Perellada comes from an artists’ family. He started playing...
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...
Carlos Henriquez

Artist Profile: Carlos Henriquez

Carlos Henriquez was born in 1979 in the Bronx, New York. He studied music at a young age, played guitar through junior high school and...
Sebastian Schunke

Artist Profile: Sebastian Schunke

For 15 years, Sebastian Schunke has been an energetic part of the international jazz scene. Schunke is one of the young leading Jazz composers...
Harold López-Nussa

Artist Profile: Harold López-Nussa

For more than a half-century, the embrace between Cuba and the United States has been subject to an odd dance of politics, including a...
Yilian Cañizares

Artist Profile: Yilian Cañizares

Before she picks up her violin and walks onstage, Yilian Cañizares pays homage to her ancestors. Candles are lit. Prayers are said, and offerings...
Alex Conde

Artist Profile: Alex Conde

Alex Conde is a vibrant, Flamenco and Jazz pianist, improviser, composer and music educator living in New York City. A Spaniard, Alex is a...
Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Artist Profile: Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

The GRAMMY-award winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO), led by pianist, composer, and director Arturo O’Farrill, brings together the drama of big band jazz,...
Eddie Palmieri

Artist Profile: Eddie Palmieri

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin...