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Misty – Andy Gonzalez – Entre Colegas

"Misty" is the fourth track on Andy Gonzalez's album Entre Colegas, the first recording to bear Andy’s name as a leader. The repertoire offers...

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz

Orkestra Rumpilezz’ acclaimed debut studio album was released in 2009 with mostly positive reviews from the critics. Paulo Cavalcanti from Rolling Stone Magazine granted...

Tutuma Social Club – Afro-Peruvian jazz in NYC

Modeled after the popular Peruvian "peñas" Tutuma Social Club is the first Afro-Peruvian jazz venue in New York City. New York restaurateur and owner of Tutuma, Santina Matwey, got inspired after a trip -tour peru- organized by Gabriel Alegria, who -as Artistic Director of Tutuma- is in charge of [...]
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CaboCubaJazz – Boas Festas

CABOCUBAJAZZ continues with its irresistible blend of lively Cuban rhythms, beautiful melodies from the Cape Verde islands (West Africa) and adventurous jazz. The collaboration...

2014 TD Toronto Jazz Fest In Images – Part 1

On its 28th edition, during 10 days in June (from June 19 to June 28, 2014), the TD Toronto Jazz Festival presented more than...

Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers Live at Soka University

Cuba's foremost pianist Chucho Valdés - winner of five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards - has developed a brand new repertoire. Boasting...

Buena Vista Social Club Featuring Eliades Ochoa and Omara Portuondo

http://youtu.be/Vt1E1zv0hiA http://youtu.be/jIuHqoAu1gc As Cuban revolutions go, it was an entirely peaceable uprising - but its impact could not have been more profound. On the release of...
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Ernesto Simpson All-Star Band and Yosvany Terry by Martin Cohen

"On October 18, 2009 renowned drummer, Ernesto Simpson brought an all-star band to my home on to perform a composition of his and Manuel Valera's. With him for this date were Samuel Torres, conga; Yosvany Terry, soprano sax; Osmany Paredes, keyboard and Yunior Terry, bass." Martin Cohen

Brasstronomical: The Latin Connection

“Misterioso,” a sparkling Latin jazz track from the new Heavyweights Brass Band album Brasstronomical, pays tribute to the great José Luis "Changuito" Quintana. In fact, “Misterioso” composer and Heavyweights trombonist Christopher Butcher...

AfroMantra performs for congahead.com

Conceived at SIR Studios in New York City on November 23rd, 1997 by Chilean-Cuban drummer and composer Alejandro “Alex” García, AfroMantra has been acclaimed for his masterful ability...
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Alfredo Rodriguez Trio ft Ganavya – Tocororo

In Tocororo – his new album on Mack Avenue Records – Alfredo Rodriguez’s story is represented by the national bird of Cuba. The Tocororo is a bird that...

Oscar Castro-Neves: Honouring His Memory

Oscar Castro-Neves (May 15, 1940 - September 27, 2013) was a Brazilian guitarist, arranger, and composer who is considered a founding figure in Bossa...
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Andy González Releases “Entre Colegas”

Andy González is one of the most respected and well-known bassists in Jazz & Latin music today. Born in New York City in 1951...
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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque – Dream

"Dream" is the track 2 of Jane Bunnett & Maqueque's album 'Oddara', released on October 14, 2016. ODDARA is the sophomore release from four–time JUNO...

2012 TD Toronto Jazz Fest in images

On its 26th edition, one of the most important jazz festivals in Canada and North America took place between June 22nd and July 1st, 2012. The TD Toronto Jazz Festival has always presented some of the biggest names in jazz...
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Cuban Jam – Drummer, Percussionist Emilio Valdés

Cuban Drummer Emilio Valdés puts a band together to create some positive energy in the studio. No much talking, no much rehearsing, no much...

Diego “El Cigala” in Concert at Koerner Hall

As part of the Special Music of The Americas Concert Series, the great flamenco singer Diego "El Cigala" made his second appearance at Koerner...
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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque – Café Pilon

Final track off of Jane Bunnett & Maqueque's new album 'Oddara' ODDARA is the sophomore release from four–time JUNO Award winner, two–time GRAMMY Award nominee...
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Eddie Palmieri – Cuerdas y Tumbao

Eddie Palmieri’s influence on the world of modern music is often celebrated, but just as often underestimated. As he completes his 80th year with...

Ray Mantilla and Ali Bello by Andrew James

Jazz Photographer Andrew James Presents Ali Bello & The Sweet Wire Band at the New Haven Jazz Fest 2014 and the Ray Mantilla Ensemble...

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