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...

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...
Brian Blain - TD Toronto Jazz Fest 2017

A Day At The Toronto Jazz Festival 2017

The Toronto Jazz Festival is always a happening event and as with jazz so it seems that the Toronto Jazz Festival does some improvising,...
Elio Villafranca: Epic Journey in search of Cinque

Elio Villafranca: Epic Journey in search of Cinque

There has always been a healthy restlessness to Elio Villafranca. When I spoke to him in February 2015 he was about to debut a...
The Paco de Lucía Project - Flamenco Legends

The Night That Paco de Lucía Was Reborn

In a sense what Paco de Lucía once said about his beloved flamenco music came to pass on October 21, 2017, when, between 8:00pm...

#SJZSummerFest: Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band

Live in Concert at the Kaiser Permanente Main Stage - #SJZSummerFest I’ve been listening and dancing to Eddie Palmieri’s music for more years than I...
JALC with Wynton Marsalis - Una Noche con Rubén

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis: Una Noche con Rubén Blades

The prospect of Rubén Blades performing with the mighty Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra during the 2014-15 concert season must surely have had music...
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...
Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet celebrates Diablo en Brooklyn

The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet celebrates “Diablo en Brooklyn”

CD Release At Roulette (Brooklyn, NY) Saturday October 21, Sunday October 22, 2017 For over a decade, trumpeter, composer, bandleader Gabriel Alegria and the Afro-Peruvian Sextet...

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...

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...

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...

Francisco Mora Catlett and Afro Horn, the 3rd Incarnation

“There are only three Afro-Horns in the world. They were forged from a rare metal found only in Africa and South America. No 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,...

Omar Sosa Quarteto Afrocubano at BRIC

Cuban composer/pianist/bandleader Omar Sosa brings his signature style that mixes jazz influences with Latin rhythms, North African percussion, and spoken word to BRIC House...

Emilie-Claire Barlow at Koerner Hall – Dec 17, 2017

A Class Act Another first for me, a Christmas holiday show to see a Canadian jazz chanteuse. A debut concert at the Royal Conservatory in...

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...

Best Latin Jazz Albums of 2013 – Part II

First of all my apologies for taking so long to publish the second part of my Best Latin Jazz Albums of 2013. Some of...

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...

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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