Thursday, April 2, 2020
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...
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...

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...
Orestes Vilató

Artist Profile: Orestes Vilató

Born in Camagüey, Cuba in 1944, multi-percussionist Orestes Vilató is one of the most influential figures in the world of Latin percussion. His unique...
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...
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...
Marlon Simon

Artist Profile: Marlon Simon

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

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...

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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...