Monday, October 19, 2020

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...

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...

World Premiere of “Sinfonía Afrocubana” For Trio and Orchestra by Hilario Durán

The term “legend” is usually reserved for a revered musician who is long gone. However, there are times when you must apply this to...

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...

“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...

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...

Celebrating Dinah and Sarah at Koerner Hall in Toronto

As part of the TD Jazz: Celebrating Dinah and Sarah series, Toronto jazz lovers were fortunate to see and listen a great performance by...

Concert Review: A Night of Jazz For Dave Valentin

That was one helluva tribute they paid Mr. Dave Valentin at the Tarrytown Music Hall on Thursday, November 7th! Concert Review by Chico Alvarez Peraza,...

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...

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...

Art of Time Ensemble: Songbook 7 with Madeleine Peyroux

As expected, Art of Time Ensemble truly closed their 2012-2013 season on a high note at the Enwave Theatre, located in the heart of...

Miguel Zenon – Rayuela Concert Review

"With Rayuela, Zenón once again demonstrated why he is considered one of the best jazz musicians and one of the most creative minds in...

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...

JPEC Presents: Tapestry – A Musical Landscape

Jazz Performance and Education Centre Presents: Tapestry – A Musical Landscape, featuring Joe Sealy’s...

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...

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...

David Virelles And The Continuum Project Live At The Village Vanguard

From the lips of Henry Threadgill to the ears of David Virelles, the Continuum project is the expression of everything that has made David Virelles the pianist, composer and wunderkind he is today.