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Chucho Valdés & Irakere: A 2-CD Retrospective

While you might have to wait until “My Reverie” on Disc Two to experience the full virtuosity of leader and pianist Chucho Valdés, it’s...
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...
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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...

Alexis Baró & Pueblo Nuevo Jazz Project: Sugar Rush

Canada sometimes feels a lot like the Afro-Cuban mainland. The country is bristling with talent from the fabled island of the Orishas among other...

Arturo Sandoval: A Special Tribute Concert to Dizzy Gillespie

The Cuban-born trumpeter’s celebration of mentor and influence Dizzy Gillespie captures the puffed-cheeked original’s ebullient essence without stating the obvious. Sticking close to the...

Dr. Ed Calle Presents: Mamblue

On Mamblue saxophonist Dr. Ed Calle has created not one, but two imperishable discs brim-full of magical charts meriting the simple designation: a musical...

Estrellas de Areito: Los Héroes

Although much of the world was welcoming of Cuba after the Revolution and although many artists did flee the country for a new world of freedom and...

Yolanda Duke: Te Llevo Bajo la Piel

This recording Te Llevo Bajo le Piel brings together the last orchestra of the great Tito Puente waxing eloquent behind one of the El...

Arturo Sandoval: Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)

Of all the larger-than-life characters that filled the landscape of the arts in the world one musician...

2012 Latin Grammy Awards – Best Latin Jazz Album

The XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards ( will take place at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, and will...

Arturo Sandoval Releases “Dear Diz”

Arturo Sandoval has just released his second album on Concord Jazz, "Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)." This is Sandoval's tribute to...

Arturo Sandoval Pays Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie

On May 8, 2012, Arturo Sandoval Pays Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie with Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You) Co-produced by Latin Grammy "Producer...

Celebrating Emiliano Salvador and his Musical Legacy

Note from the Editor: On August 19, 1951, Emiliano Salvador was born in Puerto Padre, a municipality and city in the Las Tunas Province...

Arturo Sandoval – A Time for Love (Concord Jazz – 2010)

The great trumpeter, Maurice André and Wynton Marsalis apart (who play in other musical realms as well, everybody really serious about the idiom of jazz—about music in general—dreams about making a recording with a string ensemble. Louis Armstrong made What a Wonderful World, his album of Broadway, Hollywood and standard charts. Cornetist, Warren Vaché made his, Don’t Look Back (Arbors Records, 2006) [...]

Poncho Sanchez: Psychedelic Blues

Few Latin ensembles have continued to play with such elegance, swagger and irresistible sensuality as those put together by Poncho Sanchez for decades. The leader’s ability to wrap his chops around the blues, and keep swing and clave together with attractive simplicity is now quite legendary. At times Sanchez can also blend his bubbling Latin repertoire with forays into a [...]