LJN and JDP in The New York Times

In The News: Giovanni Russonello interviews Tomas Peña (Editor for Latin Jazz Network and JazzDeLaPena) for the New York Times, regarding the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, Best Latin Jazz Album Nominees. Here is an excerpt and a direct link to the original piece.

Latin Jazz Is Booming. Look Beyond the Grammys to Find It.

When the Grammy Awards eliminated the category of best Latin jazz album six years ago, an outcry arose quickly. Musicians and advocates argued that the move cut off a rare source of institutional recognition for a genre at the commercial fringes. And the academy listened. The next year the category returned.

In the years since, the importance of that recognition has become even clearer: Latin jazz is experiencing a kind of creative bloom, with musicians diversifying their work at an uncommon clip. It’s generating some of the most invigorating improvised music around.

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En las noticias: Giovanni Russonello entrevista a Tomas Peña (editor de Latin Jazz Network y JazzDeLaPena) para el New York Times, en relación a los artistas nominados en la categoría de Mejor Album de Jazz Latino de los Premios Grammy en su 59va edición.

El auge del jazz latino, más allá de los Grammy

Cuando los Premios Grammy eliminaron la categoría de mejor álbum de jazz latino hace seis años, se desató un alboroto de inmediato. Músicos y defensores argumentaron que el cambio interrumpió una fuente excepcional de reconocimiento institucional para un género que está en la periferia comercial. Por suerte, la academia escuchó estas protestas y la categoría regresó el siguiente año.

Desde entonces, la importancia de ese reconocimiento se ha vuelto aún más evidente: el jazz latino está experimentando una suerte de auge creativo, pues los músicos están diversificando su trabajo a una velocidad inusual. El género está produciendo la música improvisada más estimulante que hay en estos momentos.

Lea el artículo completo aquí: https://www.nytimes.com/es/2017/02/13/el-auge-del-jazz-latino-mas-alla-de-los-grammy/

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