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...

Toronto JazzFest Featured Artist: Hilario Durán And His Latin Jazz Big Band

“Hilario Durán is an unparalleled pianist, as well as being a composer and arranger of the first order... one of the greatest Cuban pianists...
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...
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...

Grammy Winner 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 [...]

Introducing The Bridge Trio

The Bridge Trio has its roots deeply entrenched in the New Orleans Jazz tradition. Drummer Joe Dyson, pianist Conun Pappas, and bassist Max Moran...

Puerto Rico Interamerican University Jazz Festival

The Interamerican University Jazz Festival is the newest out of all the Jazz fests in Puerto Rico. Report/Photographs by Wilbert Sostre The 1st edition took place...

#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....
The Harvey Averne Story - The Interview - Part II

Arvito: The Harvey Averne Story – The Interview – Part II

THE INTERVIEW - Part II - August, 2008 - April, 2009: Conversations Between CHICO ALVAREZ PERAZA and HARVEY AVERNE CAP: As we all know Harvey, your...

Lucía Pulido: Time Darkened by Sorrow, Brightened By Passion

The sky darkens, Lorca-like and a primordial wail rips through it. “Ai…leh leh leh…/No sé qué tendrá mi pecho/no sé qué tendrá mi pecho…/que...

Montreal Jazz Fest 2015: Video Highlights

Montreal Jazz Fest is the world's biggest festival featuring the best of jazz and its musical cousins! Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival...

Festival Report: Mayagüez Jazz Festival 2012

The last Jazz Festival of the year 2012 in Puerto Rico was without a doubt a great success. Three days of good jazz in...
Arturo O'Farrill and Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra in Toronto

There's something truly striking about experiencing live music interpreted by a large ensemble, a big band orchestra. Even more if it is a band...

Brian Lynch And Spheres of Influence At Minton’s

Spheres of Influence, led by Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, composer Brian Lynch - best known for his work with Art Blakey and his collaborations with...

Interamerican University Jazz Festival in Puerto Rico

Three days of concerts with true masters of the Puerto Rican Jazz scene. That was the offering of the first Interamerican University Jazz Festival....

2014 PR Heineken Jazz Fest Report

The 2014 edition of the Heineken Jazz Festival was a mix of music palettes starting with a familiar face to jazz aficionados in Puerto...
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...

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

Paul J. Youngman's favorites of 2012, not listed in any particular order: Live Music: JPEC (Jazz Performance and Education Centre) Concert Series: - Lionel Loueke Quartet -...

TD Toronto JazzFest 2013: Eliane Elias Trio with Bill McBirnie & Bernie Senensky...

Warming up a room like the Old Mill can be a challenge when opening for an international jazz superstar...

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...

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