Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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...

Latin on Lex Jazz Fest: New Cuban New York – A Confluence of Cultures...

Day 2 of the 92nd Street Y’s Latin on Lex series celebrated “a snapshot of a musical movement that could only have taken place...

JALC Opens Concert Season With “Ochas”

New York City's Jazz at Lincoln Center: Chucho Valdés, Pedrito Martínez, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra open the 2014-2015 concert...
Henry Cole

“Si Va’Llover” and the Advent of Música Artesanal

Henry Cole & Villa Locura release a new song featuring Alex López ‘El Callejero’ – “Si Va’Llover” – and a new form of making...
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...

Helen Sung Sextet Live At Jazz Standard

Celebrating the release of Anthem for a New Day (Concord, 2014) - Report from New York by Tomas Peña In spite of the frigid temperatures and...

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...

Lila Downs Live at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Mexican-American, singer, songwriter and actress, Lila Downs debuted at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from...

Live at the Blue Note: Conrad Herwig

Conrad Herwig and the Latin Side All-Stars Pay Tribute to Horace Silver Conrad Herwig is no stranger to reimagining the work of seminal jazz musicians...

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...

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...

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...

Donald Harrison Live At The Jazz Standard

Alto saxophonist Donald Harrison - also known as Big Chief of the Congo Square Nation - brought progressive jazz and the funk, groove and...
Cosa Nuestra Presents Ìfé

ÌFÉ Declares to the World WILLINGNESS + LOVE = LIBERATION

“The drum is the pulse of our culture, and it unites all of our people regardless of where we come from.” Manolo López, Founder...
Omar Sosa - The Aguas Trio

Omar Sosa & The Aguas Trio In Concert at Birdland (NYC)

Omar Sosa knows how to make an entrance. Wearing a white kaftan, matching skull cap, and adorned with a Santeria collare (collar) and bracelets...
William Cepeda

The Puerto Rico Project: Musicians After the Storm

William Cepeda On Sunday, November 19, 2017, Afro-Rican musician, composer, educator, cultural icon and advocate William Cepeda spoke with Marysol Cerdeira, host of the popular...

SpokFrevo Live at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Direct from the city of Recife in Northeastern Brazil, the SpokFrevo Orquestra debuted at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s three-day Brazilian Festival...
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...
Elio Villafranca

Elio Villafranca’s Vision Comes Alive at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Pianist, composer, arranger Elio Villafranca and the Jass Syncopator's presented Cinqué - The Suite of the Caribbean at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room...

“Keep On Keepin’ On” New York Premiere

On October 3, 2014, the documentary Keep on Keepin’ On will premiere in New York. The film documents the ongoing relationship between trumpet legend...