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 ...

Singer, Songwriter Amanda Martinez

Born in Canada to a Mexican father and South African mother, Amanda Martinez grew up in a music-loving household. Although she spent her early years studying classical piano and ballet, she took another path in life. But after a year as an Associate...

Singer, Composer Eva Cortés

After her first release for EMI: "Sola Contigo" (Alone with You), and her two subsequent releases for Universal Jazz Spain: "Como Agua entre los Dedos" (Like Water Between the Fingers), and El Mar de mi Vida (The Sea of My Life), Eva Cortés ranks among ...

Singer-Songwriter Xiomara Laugart

Originally from the Guantanamo province of Cuba, Xiomara Laugart began her career at the age of 15, performing several different expressions of traditional and contemporary Cuban music. During the 1980s, she entered the Adolfo Guzman Contest...

Artist Profile: Iván ‘Melón’ Lewis

Introducing Cuban Pianist, Composer, Bandleader Iván 'Melón' Lewis Born in Cuba, Iván 'Melón' Lewis received extensive training in classical music and graduated from the prestigious...

Artist Profile: Letieres Leite & Rumpilezz

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz had their North American debut in August 2015 with the Rumpilezz Lodê Tour Created by the composer, musician and arranger...

Artist Profile: Gregorio Uribe

Big band leader, singer and accordionist Gregorio Uribe was born in Colombia, studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and is now based...

Artist Profile: Leo Blanco

Venezuelan Pianist, Composer, Educator, Leo Blanco A description of Leo Blanco would be incomplete if one were to label him as only a pianist. On...

Artist Profile: Wilson “Chembo” Corniel

2009 GRAMMY NOMINEE Percussionist Wilson "Chembo" Corniel was born in Manhattan on November 22, 1953 of proud Puerto Rican parents and raised in the...

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 ...

Drummer, Composer Ignacio Berroa

Ignacio Berroa has been recognized by many as one of the greatest drummers of our times. His numerous contributions to the American music scene have earned him a place among a selected group of artists known to have set new musical trends...

Pianist, Composer Alfredo Rodríguez

Alfredo Rodríguez (born October 7, 1985) is a Grammy-nominated Cuban composer and Cuban Jazz Pianist. He was trained at Manuel Saumell Conservatory, then at...

Multi-percussionist, Producer, Bandleader Annette A. Aguilar

Annette A. Aguilar (multi-percussionist, recording artist, producer and bandleader) was born in San Francisco into a family from Nicaragua. She began playing music at the age of eleven...

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 ...

Jazz Flutist And Grammy Winner Dave Valentin

Jazz flutist Dave Valentin (born April 29, 1952, in New York City) was hospitalized on March 3, 2012, after suffering a stroke during a performance at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis...

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...

Master Percussionist Paoli Mejias

Latin Grammy nominee Paoli Mejias is a distinguished master percussionist from Puerto Rico, ranked among the best in both Latin jazz and salsa. As a bandleader Paoli fuses straight-ahead jazz with African, Mediterranean & Caribbean ...

Percussionist, Radio Host Janine Santana

Janine Santana, Latin Jazz percussionist, project leader for the 6-12 piece Janine Santana Latin Jazz Ensemble (featuring Richie Cole, Jose Madera and many other jazzers in the international music community), radio host, actor, artist...

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 ...

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 ...
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