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...

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...

Maite Hontelé ft. Orquesta Aragón – Casi Muero

"Casi Muero" with Orquesta Aragón, first single from Cuba Linda, Maite Hontelé's fifth album recorded at Egrem in Havana Cuba, mixed and mastered at...
Rafael Zaldívar

Rafael Zaldívar at Montreal International Jazz Fest 2020

Exclusive intimate concert with Rafael Zaldívar. Recorded in a studio specially designed for the occasion at l’Astral, in la Maison du Festival. Festival International...

Roy McGrath Remembranzas Quartet – Plena Julia

"It may be no surprise that many listeners may not have heard of the Puerto Rican tenor saxophonist Roy McGrath. But it is also...

Donald Vega: Spiritual Nature Recording Sessions

Live behind the scenes videos from the Rising Jazz Stars Studios for Donald Vega's recording Spiritual Nature (Resonance Records - August 2012). "It's a...

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...

Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano: Mi Son

From Kiki Valera's new CD, Vivencias en Clave Cubana, released on the Origin Records label on Oct 18, 2019. (son) Composed by Coco Freeman...

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....

Gregorio Uribe Big Band “Cumbia Universal” Ft. Rubén Blades

Big band leader, singer and accordionist Gregorio Uribe was born in Colombia, studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and is now based...

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...

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 [...]

Emiliano Salvador and his Music on Video

On August 19, 1951, Emiliano Salvador was born in Puerto Padre, a municipality and city in the Las Tunas Province of Cuba. On a...

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...
Yemaya - Alfredo Rodriguez featuring Ibeyi

Alfredo Rodriguez & Ibeyi – Yemaya

ALfredo Rodriguez in his new music video, "Yemaya," gives us a glimpse into what Cuba is really like in 2017. Produced by Brock Lefferts,...

Dafnis Prieto Big Band: ‘Danzonish Potpourri’

"That Dafnis Prieto has undertaken an epic musical voyage is clear from the music on this disc. Back to the Sunset, is the culmination...

Dave Bass: La Mulata Rumbera (No Boundaries)

On his album No Boundaries (Whaling City Sound) pianist, composer Dave Bass features two-time Grammy winner Ted Nash (flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet,...

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....

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...

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...