Friday, April 10, 2020

Monty Alexander’s Harlem Kingston Express Makes a Stop in Toronto

Back in 2005, Monty Alexander recorded Concrete Jungle, a heartfelt tribute to Bob Marley and his musical legacy. Teaming up with Jamaican top session...

Anat Cohen Quartet – Israeli Jazz Showcase at The Rex in Toronto

From NYC by way of Israel, the Anat Cohen Quartet, integrated by Anat Cohen on clarinet and saxophone, Aaron Goldberg on piano, Vicente Archer...

Chucho Valdés At Flato Markham Theatre

On Friday, September 26, 2014, legendary Cuban Piano Master, Dionisio Jesús Valdés Rodríguez, better known as Chucho Valdés, offered a magnificent solo performance at...

Magical Night in Montreal with Monty Alexander

“Throughout a career spanning six decades, the New York-based artist Monty Alexander has garnered acclaim for bridging American jazz, popular song, and the music...
Etienne Charles

Etienne Charles – Carnival: The Sound of a People (Concert Review)

On the evening of November 16, 2018, Trinidadian native, amazing trumpet player, recording artist, bandleader, composer, arranger and educator Etienne Charles brought to Toronto...

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 [...]

Eddie Palmieri Brings Down The House at Koerner Hall in Toronto

There is something very special about sharing a moment in time and space with a legend, an artist –a consummate musician- who has transcended...

Favorite Sons of Cuba and New Orleans explore the common roots of Jazz /...

Arturo O’ Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Donald Harrison Jr. at Symphony Space, Saturday February 26, 2011 Performance Review by...
Mervon Mehta with Alfredo Rodriguez and Danilo Perez

Alfredo Rodriguez and Danilo Pérez: The Poetry of Feeling Comes to Town

Alfredo Rodriguez ambles onto stage, but that’s all the ‘ambling’ he would do for the rest of the night. Once he sits at the...

Arturo O’Farrill and the ALJO present East Meet West featuring John Santos

The Orchestra paid tribute to their West Coast brethren through the music of West Coast musicians...

Chucho Valdes at the NJPAC: Concert Review

The New Jersey Performing Arts Centre Presents Chucho Valdés and the Afro Cuban Messengers The Hiromo Trio Project Performance Review By Thomas Peña On Sunday, January 21st the...

Chucho Valdés in Puerto Rico

Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Jazz Messengers in Puerto Rico: Concert Report by Wilbert Sostre - June 22, 2013 It was worth the ten years...

Two Lessons in Ingenuity: Alfredo Rodríguez Trio & Tiempo Libre

“Rodríguez came to the world of modern music via Havana, Cuba. At that time his life, by his own...

Arturo Stable: Dos y Más and Cuban Crosshatching – Part 1

Arturo Stable Presents a Concert in two parts, featuring Dos y Más Leonard Nimoy Thalia, New York City - Saturday, January 12, 2013 Part 1 of...

Emilie-Claire Barlow at Koerner Hall – Dec 17, 2017

A Class Act Another first for me, a Christmas holiday show to see a Canadian jazz chanteuse. A debut concert at the Royal Conservatory in...

Arturo Stable Presents Cuban Crosshatching

Part 2 of a 2 Part Performance Review Arturo Stable Presents Cuban Crosshatching Live at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia (Symphony Space) When Arturo Stable set out to...

2012 Carolina International Jazz Fest Report

The theme for the 8th edition of the Carolina International Jazz Festival was "Carolina Swings". Report and Photographs by Wilbert Sostre There are two definitions in...
Hilario Durán at Koerner Hall

Hilario Durán Latin Jazz Big Band at Koerner Hall (Concert Review)

On the evening of Saturday, February 9, 2019, Cuban-Canadian piano master Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band returned to Koerner Hall in...

Choronto! An evening with Hendrik Meurkens

Hendrik Meurkens is listening to music. His keen ears are multi-tasking as he engages in a conversation with LJN Editor Danilo Navas, who is...
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet

Eddie Palmieri Celebrates 80th Birthday in Toronto

As part of his 80th Birthday Celebration Tour, Piano Master Eddie Palmieri came to Toronto with his Latin Jazz Septet. It was actually a...