2014 TD Toronto Jazz Fest In Images – Part 2

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

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...

Slavo Rican Assembly: ‘Moving Up’

In the words of bandleader Jan Kus, 'Moving Up' is a song about optimism and determination:  "This song is a sort of Slavo-Rican anthem....
Ray Mantilla Playlist

Tribute to Master Percussionist Ray Mantilla

Percussion master and beloved bandleader Ray Mantilla passed away on March 21, 2020. He was born in 1934 in the rhythm rich, dance-crazed atmosphere...

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...

Yuri Juárez – Ocaso y amanecer

Guitar Sapiens is, without a doubt, the most ambitious project undertaken by the prodigiously talented Peruvian composer and guitarist, Yuri Juárez. Everything about it...

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...
Poncho Sánchez Playlist

Poncho Sánchez – 20 Years of Hits (2000-2020)

Poncho Sánchez is a Mexican American conguero (conga player), Latin jazz band leader, and salsa singer. In 2000, he and his ensemble won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album for...

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...

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...

Chucho Valdés: 100 Años de Bebo

100 Años de Bebo (100 years of Bebo): A tune by Bebo, rescued from oblivion by Chucho Valdés, played by Regina Carter, and set...

Flamenco Legend Tomatito at Koerner Hall

José Fernández Torres, better known as Tomatito (born in Almería, Spain in 1958), is one of the greatest living flamenco guitarist. He started his...

Gabriel Chakarji: Enredadera

Young pianist and Latin Grammy nominee Gabriel Chakarji announces his first single "Enredadera" featuring his trio with Edward Perez on bass and Jongkuk Kim...

Danilo Pérez: A Man, A Plan, And a Canal

*In the greater jazz world, Danilo Pérez is a respected pianist. In his homeland of Panama, he's a national icon and cultural ambassador, and...

WDR Big Band Featuring Hilario Durán

WDR BIG BAND featuring Hilario Durán - Performing Opening 2 / Mambo Influenciado (Rehearsal) For several concerts entitled "Cuban Night", Cuban pianist and composer Hilario...

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...
Marlon Simon and The Nagual Spirits / Black Chantilly

Marlon Simon and The Nagual Spirits / Black Chantilly

After working for several years as a side man for such luminaries as Hilton Ruíz, Charles Fambrough, Chucho Valdés, Jerry González , Dave Valentín...