Pedro Giraudo

Artist Profile: Pedro Giraudo

Originally from Córdoba Argentina, Pedro Giraudo moved to New York City in 1996. Since then he has become a highly versatile bassist, composer and...
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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...

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...
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...

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 ...
Jahaziel Arrocha

Artist Profile: Jahaziel Arrocha

Jahaziel Arrocha was born in Panama city on September 27th 1988. He started playing the saxophone in the high school music band of Monseñor...

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...

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 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 ...

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...
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...

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...
Paquito D'Rivera

Artist Profile: Paquito D’Rivera

Paquito D’Rivera defies categorization. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as...
Marlon Simon

Artist Profile: Marlon Simon

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

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...
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...
Dafnis Prieto

Artist Profile: Dafnis Prieto

Dafnis Prieto hails from Santa Clara, Cuba. His revolutionary drumming techniques and compositions have had a powerful impact on the Latin and Jazz music...

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: 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 ...
Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Artist Profile: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the two-time Grammy winning Salsa and Latin Jazz band, sets the standard for excellence for authentic, New York style, hard core...