More Noteworthy Recordings of 2011

Most fans, even aficionados of contemporary music, still only vaguely know the great trumpeter Claudio Roditi as the “Brazilian who joined Arturo Sandoval in Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra”. It is a pity that Roditi’s musical reputation rests on so narrow a spectrum in his enormous musical career. Few know, for instance, that Roditi was one of the first Brazilian musicians to relocate in the United States of America: in 1970 as a matter of fact [...]
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...

Puerto Rico Festival Report: 9th Carolina International Jazz Festival

Music diversity was the theme in the Carolina International Jazz Festival on its 9th edition, which took place on Friday, August 9 and Saturday,...

From Valledupar To Rio: Chabuco Presents Encuentro

From Valledupar, the cradle of vallenato music, to Rio de Janeiro, where samba carioca was born, Chabuco breaks geographical barriers and seamlessly fuses two...

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2014

Park Palace Tribute Featuring the Aruán Ortíz Quartet and Manuel Valera & The Cuban Express - May 4th to May 10th, 2014 - Constructed in...

#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....

Jane Bunnett and The Cuban Piano Masters at Koerner Hall

This unique musical group was first conceived in Havana, Cuba in 1992 at the National Theatre with the great Cuban pianists José María Vitier and the late Frank Emilio. It was brought to fruition in Canada in 1993 with a ground-breaking concert at the Glenn Gould Theatre (CBC) and became Jane Bunnett's recording debut for EMI/Bluenote [...]
Carol Welsman at the Jazz Bistro

Carol Welsman @ Jazz Bistro – TOJazzFest

The Jazz Trio: Carol Welsman At The Jazz Bistro June 30, 2017 - TD Toronto Jazz Festival Carol Welsman, singer and pianist, in an intimate setting...

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...
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...

Best CDs of 2012 – Editor’s Picks

Best CDs of 2012 - Editor's Picks - Papo Vazquez: Oasis; Chico Alvarez: Country Roots/Urban Masters; Clarice Assad: Home; Elio Villafranca & Arturo Stable: Dos y Más; San Juan Collective: Fuera de Control; Anat Cohen: Claroscuro...

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 [...]
Raquel Cepeda: Passion

Raquel Cepeda: Passion

There is a breathtaking array of music on this album Passion by Raquel Cepeda – music from an array of South American traditions as...

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...

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...
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...

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...
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...

Barranquijazz: 17 Años de Jazz en Colombia

Septiembre es el mes del jazz en Colombia, Suramérica. Seis eventos convocan anualmente a músicos locales e internacionales en el noveno mes del año...
Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval in Concert at Flato Markham Theatre

Ten-time Grammy Award winner and trumpet master Arturo Sandoval makes his return to Markham! A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval...