Sunday, January 24, 2021
George Benson at the TD Toronto Jazz Fest 2012

#TOJazzFest2012: George Benson

At the ripe age of 69, Mr. George Benson is not slowing down. He's still at his best, showing why he is first and...

The Night That Buena Vista Social Club Said Goodbye (In Toronto)

Manuel "Puntillita" Licea (2000), Máximo Francisco Repilado Muñoz aka Compay Segundo (2003), Rubén González (2003), Ibrahim Ferrer (2005), Pío Leyva (2006), Angá Díaz (2006),...
The Paco de Lucía Project - Flamenco Legends

The Night That Paco de Lucía Was Reborn

In a sense what Paco de Lucía once said about his beloved flamenco music came to pass on October 21, 2017, when, between 8:00pm...
Stefano Bollano Trio

Stefano Bollani Trio At Koerner Hall

TD Jazz: The Art of the Trio Concert Series The Royal Conservatory of Music featured the Stefano Bollani Trio & the Roberto Occhipinti Trio on...
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...

2012 TD Toronto Jazz Fest – Report by Paul J. Youngman

Jazz Time 10/4 Time; finding time to take in the myriad of musical shows, from Mainstage, to back alley bars and out of the way...

“Nuevo Jazz Latino” at JALC in NYC

On the evenings of Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, Cuban pianist, composer and bandleader Elio Villafranca hosted what he qualified as "an...

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...

HeavyWeights Brass Band CD release

"I was lucky enough to make my way down from Orangeville (where?) to the big city on a Thursday night and attend what promised...

Manuel Obregón, Costarrican Pianist and Composer Receives Honorary Degree

Internationally known jazz and blues musician Manuel Obregón received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at York University on June 16, 2015. Following his...
Diego El Cigala

Diego El Cigala Pays Tribute to the Soul and Spirit of Salsa Music

"Diego Ramón Jiménez Salazar (born in Madrid, on December 27, 1968), known as El Cigala (Spanish for 'Norway Lobster', a popular crustacean in Spain),...

“Salsa al Parque” Festival 2011 – A Tribute to the Magical Joe Arroyo

Last weekend Bogotá, the Colombian capital, celebrated another edition of Salsa al Parque, one of the biggest salsa festivals in Latin America. This is...

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...
Chords for Chordoma Jazz at the Lyric

Chords for Chordoma Jazz At The Lyric – Concert Review

A Magnificent Night of Jazz for Cancer Research, as it was billed, the Chords for Chordoma Jazz at the Lyric Pan-American Jazz event was...

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...

Hilario Durán celebrates 35 years of musical career at the Royal Theatre in Toronto

Pianists abound in the Island of Cuba. Excellent pianists indeed, but only a selected group meet the high standards of virtuosity. Hilario Luis Durán...

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 [...]

2012 Ponce International Jazz Festival

The first edition of the Ponce International Jazz Festival, organized by Wanda Borrero and the radio station Vid 90.3, was a success. Three days...

Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: A Memorable Night in Toronto with Poncho Sánchez

As part of the Royal Conservatory 2012-2013 Season, ¡Qué Rica Cuba! Series, Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: Poncho Sánchez and his Latin Jazz Band featuring...
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Jane Bunnett: The Spirits Were Dancing In The Flesh

Concert Review: Jane Bunnett with special guest Chucho Valdés Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Koerner Hall, Toronto Notes were fluttering out of the bell of the...