Monday, September 21, 2020

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 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest: Review

Thursday, March 29, 2012 The 22nd edition of the Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest started exactly at 8pm Thursday, March 29. (Usually this fest takes...

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...

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...

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...

The Paul Austerlitz Quartet – Live at The Stone

THE PAUL AUSTERLITZ QUARTET LIVE AT THE STONE, NEW YORK CITY SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2011 Performance Review by Tomas Peña On Sunday March 29, Paul Austerlitz and his...

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...
Wayne Shorter Quartet at Koerner Hall - Toronto, April 22, 2017

Wayne Shorter Quartet Live @Koerner Hall

Wayne Shorter Quartet @ Koerner Hall - TO 22/4/2017 I Dare You The Wayne Shorter Quartet, a treat for our times, these troubled times, when the...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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 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...

Puerto Rico Jazz Jam 2012

Review and photographs by Wilbert Sostre Friday, January 27 It was an exciting opening night for the third edition of the Puerto Rico Jazz Jam, an...

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...

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),...

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...

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...