Thursday, July 2, 2020
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...
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...

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 - 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,...

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 ...

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...
Diego El Cigala

Artist Profile: Diego El Cigala

Born on December 27th, 1968 as Ramón Jiménez Salazar, his transformation to Diego would arise after a family dispute in the same baptismal pool...
Carlos Averhoff Jr

Artist Profile: Carlos Averhoff Jr.

Carlos Averhoff Jr. is a Latin Grammy nominated artist with the album Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo, a Cuban tenor saxophonist, contemporary...
Bill O’Connell

Artist Profile: Bill O’Connell

After a 40-year long career that has seen him excel as a leader, soloist, arranger, musical director, and accompanist for some of the most...
Steve Kroon

Artist Profile: Steven Kroon

Percussionist, Composer and Arranger Steven Kroon was born in Spanish Harlem to parents who had moved to New York City from their native Puerto...

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...
Marlon Simon

Artist Profile: Marlon Simon

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

Artist Profile: Michael Eckroth

Michael Eckroth,  pianist and keyboardist, composer and arranger, is a native of Phoenix Arizona and currently resides in Jackson Heights, NY. He earned a...
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...

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...

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...
Fran Vielma

Artist Profile: Fran Vielma

(Francisco) Fran Vielma is a Venezuelan multi-percussionist specializing in Venezuelan rhythms and drums. In addition to being an in demand performer, Fran is also...
Pianist, Composer, Alfredo Rodríguez

Artist Profile: 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...
Chano Domínguez

Artist Profile: Chano Domínguez

For over four decades, the Award-winning , Spanish-born pianist, composer, bandleader, educator Chano Domínguez has synthesized the blues-based, African-American improvisations of jazz with the...