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...

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...

TD Toronto JazzFest 2013: CJQ with Houston Person

Sophisticated Gentleman of Jazz: Canadian Jazz Quartet with Houston Person - Home Smith Bar - June 26, 2013 Festival Report by Paul J. Youngman –...

Raphael Cruz Reaffirms his commitment to Latin Jazz!

Raphael has long been recognized by his fellow musicians as a gifted percussionist and bandleader, possessor of exquisite sensitivity and impeccable timing, a veteran who has shared both the stage and the recording studio with such legendary performers as Mongo Santamaría, Ray Barretto, George Benson, Paquito D'Rivera, Herbie Mann, McCoy Tyner, Bette Midler, Flora Purim and Chaka Khan. He performs on Cuban, Brazilian, African and exotic [...]
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...

Omar Sosa Live At The Blue Note

Composer, pianist, bandleader Omar Sosa has a gift for transforming a performance into an event. He and his Afro Cuban Quartet demonstrated as much...

TD Toronto JazzFest 2013: Alan Jones Canadian all Star Sextet

Alan who? I was informed by sources in the know, that I must try to catch the performance of Alan Jones – “Jones has...

World Premiere of PANAMANIA Suite by Danilo Pérez

Grammy-winning pianist Danilo Pérez presents the World Premiere of his PANAMANIA Suite at Koerner Hall in Toronto, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Danilo Pérez The PANAMANIA...

Toronto Luminato Festival: Cuban Fusion

The 2015 edition of the prestigious Toronto Luminato Festival presents world class, globally inspired performances. One of the highlights of their musical offerings is...

Lest We Forget The Oscar Peterson Trio’s Canadiana Suite

“…The good that men do is oft interred with their bones…” wrote William Shakespeare in his famous dramatic eulogy for Julius Caesar, made by...
Paquito D’Rivera | Harlem Quartet: Music in the Rarefied Realm

Paquito D’Rivera | Harlem Quartet: Music in the Rarefied Realm

The triumphant journey through music by the inimitable Paquito D’Rivera brought him to Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto on...
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...

Barquisimeto International JazzFest 2013

Venezuela will host another edition of the Barquisimeto International Jazz Festival. The city of Barquisimeto, province of Lara, will celebrate the eighth edition of...
Gregory Porter at Koerner Hall - Toronto JazzFest 2017

Gregory Porter – Toronto Jazz Festival 2017

The Jazz Singer - TD Toronto Jazz Fest - Koerner Hall - June 21, 2017 Gregory Porter in concert. What a delightful way to kick...

Bobby Carcassés: Luna de Miel en Nueva York

Bobby Carcassés: Luna de Miel en Nueva York. Un eterno romance entre lo cubano y el jazz demuestra que la cosa va en serio. Por...

Best Latin Jazz Albums of 2013 – Part I

2013 was a prolific year in terms of new Latin jazz albums being released. Perhaps as an appropriate response to the wrongful dismissal and...

#SJZSummerFest: Etienne Charles – World Premiere of The San Jose Suite

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015 – Live Report by Tomas Peña A highlight of the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest was the World Premiere...

Have You Seen My Nana? The Enduring Genius of Moacir Santos

Yesterday, my eighty-eight year old mother and I were reminiscing as we often do when she visits, about, among other things, my father and...

Top 10 List: Best Recordings of 2014

Yosvany Terry: New Crowned King (5Passion) This album truly is a very important addition to the literature of music. In it Yosvany Terry has awoken...

Ritual Beating of the Drum

Ritual Beating of the Drum: The Music of Michele Rosewoman, Francisco Mora Catlett and Yosvany Terry By every account the Orishas have been pleased ever...