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Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval in Concert at Flato Markham Theatre

Ten-time Grammy Award winner and trumpet master Arturo Sandoval makes his return to Markham! A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval...

Que Vola? video series episode 1: Ramón, percussionist, son of Changó

Ramón Tamayo Martinez, barely thirty years old has been around sacred drums for as long as he remembers. Son of Changó, god of lightning...
Harold López-Nussa

Artist Profile: Harold López-Nussa

For more than a half-century, the embrace between Cuba and the United States has been subject to an odd dance of politics, including a...
Yilian Cañizares

Artist Profile: Yilian Cañizares

Before she picks up her violin and walks onstage, Yilian Cañizares pays homage to her ancestors. Candles are lit. Prayers are said, and offerings...
Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Artist Profile: Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

The GRAMMY-award winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO), led by pianist, composer, and director Arturo O’Farrill, brings together the drama of big band jazz,...
Harold López-Nussa Trio

Harold López-Nussa Releases “Un Día Cualquiera”

For more than a half-century, the embrace between Cuba and the United States has been subject to an odd dance of politics, including a...
Paquito D'Rivera

Artist Profile: Paquito D’Rivera

Paquito D’Rivera defies categorization. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as...
Carlos Averhoff Jr. & iQba Jazz Meets Cuban Timba

Coming Soon: Carlos Averhoff Jr. & iQba – Jazz Meets Cuban Timba

In 1991, a big economic crisis started in Cuba. iQba is inspired by the intellectual capacity of the Cuban people to reinvent themselves by...
Carlos Averhoff Jr

Artist Profile: Carlos Averhoff Jr.

Carlos Averhoff Jr. is a Latin Grammy nominated artist with the album Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo, a Cuban tenor saxophonist, contemporary...
JPEC Presents: Carn Davidson 9 & Hilario Duran Quintet Contumbao

JPEC Presents: Carn/Davidson 9 & Hilario Durán Quintet/Contumbao

JPEC (Jazz Performance & Education Centre) Invites You to their Second Concert in their 2018 Series WHO: Carn/Davidson 9 & Hilario Durán Quintet/Contumbao WHEN: March 3, 2018...
Dayramir González - Cuban Pianist

Artist Profile: Dayramir González

“Promising newcomer Dayramir González can be added to the pantheon of distinctive Cuban jazz voices. This Afro-Cuban pianist, composer, and arranger is setting the...

Miguel de Armas: Afro-Cuban Meets Jazz

"Afro-Cuban Meets Jazz" featuring Miguel de Armas Quartet, Jane Bunnett & Amado Dedéu García TD OTTAWA WINTER JAZZ FESTIVAL Saturday February 11 @ 9pm, La Nouvelle Scène...

Artist Profile: Fidel Morales

Fidel Morales is a Cuban Drummer, Percussionist, Composer, Producer, Arranger, Author, and Educator As a drummer, Fidel Morales has played with musicians such as Giovanni...

Frank Emilio, Guillermo Barreto y su Cuban-Jazz Combo: Drume Negrita

The clave that is pronounced in Afro-Cuban music is almost stealthily present in Jazz and has been lurking secretly in that idiom ever since...

Dizzy Gillespie y Machito: Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods

Dizzy Gillespie honored his African roots in many ways. His chameleonic writing was a testament to this fact. He also, along with Chano Pozo,...

Chucho Valdés Solo Concert in Markham

Jazz.FM91 Presents Chucho Valdés: With more than a half-century of innovation behind him, Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés is at the peak of his performing...

Brian Lynch And Spheres of Influence At Minton’s

Spheres of Influence, led by Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, composer Brian Lynch - best known for his work with Art Blakey and his collaborations with...

Celebrating Mario Bauzá and his Legacy

100 years ago, on April 28, 1911, Mario Bauzá was born in La Habana. Today, he would be celebrating his 100th Anniversary. His musical legacy is enormous. Marrying Afro Cuban rhythms and Jazz, he is a founding Father of Afro Cuban Jazz (which over the years would evolve into what we now know as Latin jazz). He continues to influence musicians around the world. Being April Jazz Appreciation Month, let's celebrate Mario Bauzá [...]

Roberto Fonseca: A Life in the Spirit

The considerable talent of Cuban pianist, Roberto Fonseca has now spread far and wide and if there was another dimension to enter, it would be the one that qualifies an artist to greatness. However, Fonseca fights shy of any attention that distracts from his music. A deeply spiritual person, who just happens to express himself through his art he prefers to defer to the mysterious, invisible force that compels him to make music [...]