From Recife, Brazil: SpokFrevo Orquestra

SpokFrevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant music of elaborated arrangements and deep roots. SpokFrevo takes the tradition to the centre stage, but...

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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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

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...

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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Brian Lynch “Unsung Heroes” Project

The “Unsung Heroes” project represents a bold step in redefining the relationship between the jazz artist and the audience. “Unsung Heroes” transforms the jazz tradition even as it affirms it, through the breakthrough use of current technology to make the creative process of a classic form aurally transparent. “Unsung Heroes” allows a crucial segment of the jazz audience – the practitioner/listener – to directly enter the music as a participant [...]
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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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Willie Bobo – Dig My Feeling

Latin Jazz Network and Nacional Records premiere the video from Willie Bobo’s newest album Dig My Feeling (Sunday, March 5, 2017). With a style that captures...

Puerto Rican Composer, Saxophonist Edgar Abraham

Edgar Abraham is a saxophonist, composer and master of sixteen instruments. Additionally, he is the creator of the unmatched Hyper-Virtuoso technique for the saxophone....
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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...
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Maureen Choi Qu4rtet – Ida y Vuelta

A music video of the title track of their latest album Ida y Vuelta, Maureen Choi Qu4rtet presents this video with some of the...

2009 Art of Jazz Festival – Cuban Orchestra Anacaona

Seventy-seven years after the first band was formed, the spirit of the original members of Anacaona is still alive. Today the band's leaders -sisters Georgina and Dorita Aguirre- maintain the legacy they received from the Castro Zalarriaga sisters [...]
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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...
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El Violin Latino – Tiempo de Almendra

El Violin Latino - Live in Luxemburg - March 19, 2016 Performing "Tiempo de Almendra" by Gregor Huebner Gregor Huebner: violin; Yumarya: percussion; Klaus Mueller: piano;...

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...

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...

Spanish Harlem Orchestra in Toronto

Directly from "El Barrio" - New York The Spanish Harlem Orchestra A Salsa Christmas Toronto, December 9, 2011 at the Koerner Hall Photographs by Atael Weissman.

The Incredible Renesito Avich

René Avich Wanton, new exponent of the Tres guitar in Cuba. Winner of several national competitions: Festival Contest "Ignacio Piñeiro", "Cubadisco Award 2011", "Competition...

John Benitez at the congahead studio

Legendary bassist, John Benitez with a powerhouse band at the congahead.com studio, performing his original compositions: Rumba, Purpose, Bomba Lírica and Pureza. The group...
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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...
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