Chano Domínguez: Prism of Duende

Some twenty-eight minutes into our conversation Chano Domínguez lets me go gently. “Raul, I have to let you go,” he tells me, “But you...
Dafnis Prieto: To the Sunset… and Beyond

Dafnis Prieto: To the Sunset… and Beyond

Of the many – and often chameleonic – ways to describe the music of Dafnis Prieto the word “questing” comes to mind most often...
Pedro Giraudo by Erin Patrice O’Brien

Pedro Giraudo: Córdoba to Köln via New York

Depending on where you come from Martha Argerich may be the greatest Argentinean icon. Some say Juan and Evita Perón are, but culturally speaking,...
Diego El Cigala

Diego El Cigala Pays Tribute to the Soul and Spirit of Salsa Music

"Diego Ramón Jiménez Salazar (born in Madrid, on December 27, 1968), known as El Cigala (Spanish for 'Norway Lobster', a popular crustacean in Spain),...
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque 2018

Jane Bunnett And Maqueque: The New Queens of Afro-Cuban Jazz

Jazz Night in America: The Radio Program with Christian McBride Since Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo birthed "Manteca" in the '40s just as Cuban musicians...
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La Guitarra Vuela: Soñando A Paco

La Guitarra Vuela: Soñando a Paco de Lucía Flight of the Guitar: Dreaming of Paco De Lucía Following the death of Spanish musical legend Paco de...
Hilario Durán "Contumbao" - photo by Danilo Navas

Contumbao receives JUNO Awards nomination – Jazz Album: Solo

Pianist, composer, arranger Hilario Durán makes a triumphant musical homecoming on his new album Contumbao. Recorded in the historic Egrem Studios in Havana, Cuba...
PLena Libre

The Puerto Rico Project 2: Plena Libre

Puerto Rico's Four Time Grammy Award Nominee, Plena Libre Present "Amores En El Camino" (Love's Journey) RELEASE DATE: January 12, 2018 (GN MUSICA, INDIE) In the...

Emilie-Claire Barlow at Koerner Hall – Dec 17, 2017

A Class Act Another first for me, a Christmas holiday show to see a Canadian jazz chanteuse. A debut concert at the Royal Conservatory in...
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet

Eddie Palmieri Celebrates 80th Birthday in Toronto

As part of his 80th Birthday Celebration Tour, Piano Master Eddie Palmieri came to Toronto with his Latin Jazz Septet. It was actually a...
Mervon Mehta with Alfredo Rodriguez and Danilo Perez

Alfredo Rodriguez and Danilo Pérez: The Poetry of Feeling Comes to Town

Alfredo Rodriguez ambles onto stage, but that’s all the ‘ambling’ he would do for the rest of the night. Once he sits at the...
William Cepeda

The Puerto Rico Project: Musicians After the Storm

William Cepeda On Sunday, November 19, 2017, Afro-Rican musician, composer, educator, cultural icon and advocate William Cepeda spoke with Marysol Cerdeira, host of the popular...
Chords for Chordoma Jazz at the Lyric

Chords for Chordoma Jazz At The Lyric – Concert Review

A Magnificent Night of Jazz for Cancer Research, as it was billed, the Chords for Chordoma Jazz at the Lyric Pan-American Jazz event was...
The Paco de Lucía Project - Flamenco Legends

The Night That Paco de Lucía Was Reborn

In a sense what Paco de Lucía once said about his beloved flamenco music came to pass on October 21, 2017, when, between 8:00pm...
Patax Presents: Michael Jackson x 2

Patax Presents: Michael Jackson x 2

There are two remarkable Latin Jazz tributes dedicated entirely to Michael Jackson that are really worth adorning a library of music: Unity, the one...
Hilario Durán "Contumbao" - photo by Danilo Navas

Hilario Durán: Songs of Longing

Svetlana Boym was the Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literatures at Harvard University, lived between 1959 and 2015, and has been...
Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet celebrates Diablo en Brooklyn

The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet celebrates “Diablo en Brooklyn”

CD Release At Roulette (Brooklyn, NY) Saturday October 21, Sunday October 22, 2017 For over a decade, trumpeter, composer, bandleader Gabriel Alegria and the Afro-Peruvian Sextet...
Paco de Lucia Project at Koerner Hall

Royal Conservatory of Music Season 2017-2018

As The Royal Conservatory of Music’s 2017-18 concert season is set to begin, five of the upcoming Koerner Hall concerts are already sold out, including the Season Gala concert with Hollywood star Bill Murray...
United for Puerto Rico - Donate Now

United For Puerto Rico: Donate NOW!

The Devastation in Puerto Rico is Unprecedented. PLEASE DONATE! United for Puerto Rico: Together Changing Paths United for Puerto Rico is an initiative brought forth by the...
Hilario Durán y Chucho Valdés

Hilario Durán Releases “Contumbao”

Pianist, composer, arranger Hilario Durán makes a triumphant musical homecoming on his new album "Contumbao", released on ALMA Records on September 23, 2017. Internationally recognised...
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