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...

JPEC Presents: Tapestry – A Musical Landscape

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

Choronto! An evening with Hendrik Meurkens

Hendrik Meurkens is listening to music. His keen ears are multi-tasking as he engages in a conversation with LJN Editor Danilo Navas, who is...
Yaíma Sáez at Flato Markham Theatre

Yaíma Sáez Brings a Burst of Sunshine from Cuba to Canada

As part of the Cuban Focus Series (2018-2019 Diamond Season) Cuban singer Yaíma Sáez y su Grupo made their debut appearance at the intimate...

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,...

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...

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...
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),...

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...
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...

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 [...]

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...
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...

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...

2012 Carolina International Jazz Fest Report

The theme for the 8th edition of the Carolina International Jazz Festival was "Carolina Swings". Report and Photographs by Wilbert Sostre There are two definitions in...
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...

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...

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...

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 [...]