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...
Jovino Santos Neto - Photo credit: Daniel Sheehan

Artist Profile: Jovino Santos Neto

Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. Currently based in Seattle,...
Dayramir González - Cuban Pianist

Artist Profile: Dayramir González

“Promising newcomer Dayramir González can be added to the pantheon of distinctive Cuban jazz voices. This Afro-Cuban pianist, composer, and arranger is setting the...
Chucho Valdés - Artist Profile

Artist Profile: Chucho Valdés

Winner of six GRAMMY® and three Latin GRAMMY® Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés is the most influential figure in modern...

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...

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 ...

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...

Flutist, Composer, Arranger, Educator, 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 ...
Yissy Garcia - Artist Profile

Artist Profile: Yissy García

Yissy García–a composer and drummer- is one of the most powerful artists of this new generation of Cuban musicians. There is a lot of...

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 ...

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...

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: Fidel Morales

Fidel Morales is a Cuban Drummer, Percussionist, Composer, Producer, Arranger, Author, and Educator As a drummer, Fidel Morales has played with musicians such as Giovanni...
Otmaro Ruiz

Artist Profile: Otmaro Ruiz

Otmaro Ruiz, venezuelan pianist, composer, is considered one of the most important jazz pianists in the current scene. Ruiz is known for his versatility...

Trombonist, Composer, Arranger Papo Vázquez

Trombonist, composer and arranger Papo Vázquez is more than thirty-five years into a career spanning the jazz, Latin, Afro-Caribbean and classical music and recording worlds...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...
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