Sunday, October 25, 2020
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...

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...
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...

The Big Band Bogota at Jazz al Parque JazzFest

The Big Band Bogota 2011, A Road to Explore Colombian Jazz For two consecutive years IDARTES (District Institute for Arts in Bogota) has presented the...
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...

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...

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 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...

An Evening with Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta 2

An Evening with Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta 2 At the Blue Note Jazz Club (December 13, 2009) Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta 2 wrapped up...

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...
Arturo O'Farrill and Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra in Toronto

There's something truly striking about experiencing live music interpreted by a large ensemble, a big band orchestra. Even more if it is a band...
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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...

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),...

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...

Luciana Souza & Romero Lubambo in Toronto

An Affair to Remember Concert Review: Luciana Souza & Romero Lubambo By Raul da Gama No matter where in the world you come from or live, the...

“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...

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...

Billy Cobham’s SPECTRUM 40 At The Flato Markham Theatre

Billy Cobham and his Spectrum 40 band performance in the renovated Flato Markham Theatre last Wednesday, October 9, 2013, was a real treat for...

“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 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...