Monday, September 21, 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...

In Concert: Valdés, Rubalcaba and Camilo

On June 21, 2015, at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Michel Camilo spent the evening celebrating the intoxicating and eternally gorgeous music of Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona.

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...
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...

Chucho Valdés & the Afro Cuban Messengers Live at Lincoln Center

Maestro Chucho Valdés and the Afro Cuban Messengers performed to a full-house at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room. The show was part of the institution's Afro-Cuban celebration, which served to promote cultural and artistic exchange between American and Cuban jazz musicians and culminated in a series of events in Havana, Cuba and New York City [...]

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...
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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...

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...

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 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...

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...
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...

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...
Arturo Sandoval at Flato Markham Theatre

Feel The Heat: Arturo Sandoval at Flato Markham Theatre

Arturo Sandoval - Cuban Focus Series - March 23, 2019 Spring had arrived but you wouldn’t know it by the temperature outside. Only the billboard...

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.

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...

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 [...]
Diego Figueiredo & Chuchito Valdés

Diego Figueiredo meets “Chuchito” Valdés at Flato Markham Theatre

Brazil meets Cuba, a time for Markham and GTA residents to come in from the cold for what was promised to be some hot...
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...