Wednesday, August 12, 2020

#SJZSummerFest: Glen David Andrews Band

Saturday, August 8, 2015 (Day 2) Kaiser Permanente Main Stage One of the delights of covering a music festival is discovering talent worthy of wider recognition....

Brampton Global Jazz & Blues Fest Report

Brampton Global Jazz & Blues Festival – Art of Jazz Celebration Branford Marsalis Quartet, Rose Theatre, Brampton, On. August 11, 2012 The Branford...

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...

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...

The Odyssey of Anat Cohen

We are all – man and woman, child and beast – pilgrims here on earth. No matter where or when we are born, or where we live. No matter what we do for a living or where we worship. We migrate chronologically from a body with a finite age to another with a newly finite age. Or we may migrate geographically from one end of the earth to another – a tropical landmass to a temperate one [...]

2012 Guelph Jazz Festival Report: John Coltrane’s Ascension

The Guelph Jazz Festival is the most innovative and avant garde festival in North America, it is award winning and international in scope inviting artists from South Africa, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, India...

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...
Daymé Arocena - Sonocardiogram

Daymé Arocena: Voice of a Volcanic Heartbeat

When Jane Bunnett introduced a young Afro-Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena as the first led singer of her seminal all-woman ensemble Maqueque we knew someone...

Old Man Bebo is sleeping

There is a metaphor that I cannot get out of my mind: It is one of the roars of the river. I hear it incessantly as if it were vying for the sound of silence in which I hear whispers of the name of the man his mother and father named...
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...

Jazz in Puerto Rico

Even those with knowledge in jazz history may be surprised to learn about the great contribution of Puerto Rican musicians to this genre. The first...
Best Albums of 2018 Part1

Best Recordings of 2018 – Part 1

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

Toronto Jazz Fest: Opening Weekend Picks

Thursday, June 18 FEATURED PERFORMANCES Oscar Peterson 90th Birthday Celebration: The Oscar Peterson Quartet w/ Alvin Queen & Ulf Wakenius Ft. Robi Botos & Special Guest...
Etienne Charles

Etienne Charles – Carnival: The Sound of a People (Concert Review)

On the evening of November 16, 2018, Trinidadian native, amazing trumpet player, recording artist, bandleader, composer, arranger and educator Etienne Charles brought to Toronto...

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...
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...

Luis Damian Güell: The Man Behind The Sound

Luis Damian Güell was born on September 28th, 1953 in the provincial city of Cienfuegos, in Cuba, where he attended the Marist Primary School between 1958 and 1960. The Marist Brothers are a Catholic religious order of brothers and affiliated lay people. The order was founded in France, at La Valla-en-Gier near Lyon in 1817 by Saint Marcellin Champagnat, a young French priest of the Society of Mary (Marist Fathers) [...]
Elio Villafranca: Revealing the Secrets of Slavery

Elio Villafranca: Revealing the Secrets of Slavery

In the newly-crowded world of Afro-Caribbean music, where instrumentalists have always reigned supreme, the singularity of the composer is suddenly in the limelight. We...

Sam Newsome Plays Monk And Ellington

New York Report by Tomas Peña - Album of the Week - The Solo Concert: Sam Newsome Plays Monk and Ellington (Some New Music, 2014) What...
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque at Koerner Hall - Toronto Nov 30 2018

An Evening with Jane Bunnett and Maqueque in Toronto

The curtain rose on all the polite decorum of Koerner Hall and when the evening exploded it was as if we were swept up...