Julián Cabrera: Musician, Rumbero, Gentleman and Scholar

Julián Cabrera's style on the conga drum was rock-solid, never flashy, he preferred to keep the rhythm simple but lively, and, because he was...
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...

Noteworthy Recordings of 2011

This is the recording that Maraca’s fans have been waiting for. Recorded live at the Grand Theater in Havana, Cuba (2010), it presents Maraca’s collaboration with the Havana Chamber Orchestra and includes standout contributions from pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa, Japanese violinist Sayaka, saxophonist David Sanchez, drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo and others. The recording takes the listener on a musical journey [...]
One on One with Marlon Simon

One on One with Drummer, Composer, Educator Marlon Simon

DN: Hi Marlon, welcome back to the musical scene, we at latinjazznet.com are very excited about...

Toronto JazzFest Featured Artist: Eliane Elias

Pianist/singer/songwriter, Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and her sensuous, alluring voice with...
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...
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...
Best Albums of 2018 part 2

Best Recordings of 2018 – Part 2

2018 was a very prolific year in terms of music being released. It was a year of excellency, in terms of great new music...
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...

Roberto López Afro-Colombian Jazz Orchestra: Azul

Montréal has been called “Canada’s Cultural Capital”, and rightfully so. A fertile terrain for musical talent from all over the world, the second largest Canadian city is home to Roberto López since 1994, when he arrived to pursue...

Barranquijazz: 17 Años de Jazz en Colombia

Septiembre es el mes del jazz en Colombia, Suramérica. Seis eventos convocan anualmente a músicos locales e internacionales en el noveno mes del año...

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...

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015

26th Annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015 SAVE THE DATE: Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 9, 2015 Plaza de César Chavez Park,...

More Noteworthy Recordings of 2011

Most fans, even aficionados of contemporary music, still only vaguely know the great trumpeter Claudio Roditi as the “Brazilian who joined Arturo Sandoval in Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra”. It is a pity that Roditi’s musical reputation rests on so narrow a spectrum in his enormous musical career. Few know, for instance, that Roditi was one of the first Brazilian musicians to relocate in the United States of America: in 1970 as a matter of fact [...]

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2014

Park Palace Tribute Featuring the Aruán Ortíz Quartet and Manuel Valera & The Cuban Express - May 4th to May 10th, 2014 - Constructed in...

Celebrating Emiliano Salvador and his Musical Legacy

Note from the Editor: On August 19, 1951, Emiliano Salvador was born in Puerto Padre, a municipality and city in the Las Tunas Province...
Chuchito Valdés and Diego Figueiredo

Diego Figueiredo and Chuchito Valdés: Brazil Meets Cuba

Combining two of the most exciting artists in Latin jazz creates an explosion of music and crazed fans. Diego Figueiredo is considered one of...
Chabuco

From Valledupar To Rio: Chabuco Presents Encuentro

From Valledupar, the cradle of vallenato music, to Rio de Janeiro, where samba carioca was born, Chabuco breaks geographical barriers and seamlessly fuses two...

2015 TD Toronto Jazz Festival Lineup

TORONTO – The 29th TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2015 lineup gets underway this summer as over half a million jazz music lovers come together...

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