Saturday, July 11, 2020
Cuban pianist, composer, arranger Chucho Valdés

Artist Profile: Chucho Valdés

Cuban pianist, composer, and arranger Chucho Valdés is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz. In a career spanning more than 60 years,...
Oscar Hernández

Artist Profile: Oscar Hernández

Three-time Grammy Award Winner Oscar Hernández has long been considered one of the most gifted and prominent pianist/arrangers on the contemporary Latin, Latin-jazz and salsa...

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...

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...
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...
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...
Amanda Martinez - Artist Profile

Artist Profile: 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...

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...
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...
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...

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 ...
Roy McGrath

Artist Profile: Roy McGrath

Roy McGrath is a Chicago based tenor saxophonist, composer and bandleader. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and educated in Boston, New...
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...

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...
Percussionist, Composer, Educator John Santos

Artist Profile: 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 ...
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...
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...

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...
Justo Almario

Artist Profile: Justo Almario

Justo Almario is a multi-instrumentalist at the highest caliber, Music Educator, Musical Director, Composer, Arranger and Clinician, Justo’s influences include John Coltrane, Antonio Carlos...
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...