JAM: 112 Ways To Celebrate Jazz

Attend a concert by your local high school or college jazz band. Listen to a jazz CD that is new to you. Try to stretch...

Roots+Ribs Fest: The Soul of Cuban Piano

New Jersey’s Best-Kept Secret Hosts the Soul of Cuban Piano While searching for an event to put the finishing touch on the July 4th weekend...

Presenting José Rizo’s Mongorama

José Rizo's Mongorama picks up where the Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars left off. After a decade of fruitful existence, performing and recording four terrific CDs (Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars 1 and 2, The Last Bullfighter and Tambolero), the veteran KJazz radio host, producer, composer and bandleader takes a new direction and moves on to a new project, which is actually a continuation of the original Latin jazz all stars band concept [...]

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 [...]

2016 Latin Grammys Best Latin Jazz Album

The 17th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards returns to Las Vegas The big event will take place at the T-Mobile Arena on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016,...

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...

New Jazz Frontiers at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Cuban flutist, Orlando “Maraca” Valle, Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda, Venezuelan pianist Ed Simon, U.S. born bassist Luques Curtis and...

2014 Retrospective: The Year in Music

2014 was a very good year for live performances and recordings of all stripes. Two of the most memorable performances were, Jazz at Lincoln...

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: 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...

El Heredero: Ismael Rivera Jr.

When it comes to iconic musicians and their offsprings, it is quite easy to make comparisons. A recent study done on musical ability and its...
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...

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...

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...
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...

Jane Bunnett: Spirits of Havana 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

"Listening to it now, it’s clear: Spirits of Havana was twenty-five years ahead of its time — Ned Sublette, June 2016 Tempis Fugit! Twenty-five years since...

Eddie Palmieri at the 92nd Street Y Festival

Day 1 of the 92nd Street Y’s Latin on Lex Jazz Festival featured nine-time Grammy Award winner, NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri and his Afro...

Michel Camilo: From out of the Tumult

Santo Domingo de Guzmán stretches languidly along the Southern Coast of Dominican Republic, awash with the foam and salty breath of the Caribbean Sea....

Against All Odds: Angelito y La Timba de Ayer

An accomplished performing artist and a committed master drummer whose main goal is to preserve the traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms and to see more and more young people become involved in the proper learning of African hand percussion, Angel Rodríguez has actively sought out, recruited, registered and auditioned hundreds of students for merit/talent scholarships. In 1990 Angel traveled as a percussion instructor from New York to California [...]

Puerto Rico – Ponce Jazz Festival 2013

"There are several reasons why I like the Ponce Jazz Festival. One reason is that it gives me the opportunity to get out of...

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