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Bill O’Connell and The Afro-Caribbean Ensemble: Wind Off the Hudson

Devotees of the incredible vivacity of Afro-Caribbean music will be spoiled for choice of a favourite moment (or moments) on this inspired 2019 release...
Dave Valentin Tribute

Tribute to Dave Valentin & Debut of Bill O’Connell’s Afro-Caribbean Ensemble

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture Presents A Tribute to Dave Valentin & the Debut of Bill O’Connell’s (A.C.E.) Afro-Caribbean Ensemble (Bronx, NY) –...
Andrea Brachfeld - If Not Now, When?

Andrea Brachfeld: If Not Now, When?

The flutist Andrea Brachfeld has made a glittering career for herself on the Latin Jazz circuit, including performances with Dave Valentin and significant recordings...
Bill O'Connell: Jazz Latin

Bill O’Connell: Jazz Latin

This album Jazz Latin by Bill O’Connell is – as always - like an elegant railway system linking the myriad elements of Jazz, with...
Bill O’Connell

Artist Profile: Bill O’Connell

After a 40-year long career that has seen him excel as a leader, soloist, arranger, musical director, and accompanist for some of the most...
Dave Valentin - Celebration of Life

Dave Valentin – Celebration of Life

MONDAY, JUNE 12th 6pm - SAINT PETER’S CHURCH 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th St. - New York, NY 10022 (Bronx, NY) A Musical Celebration of Life for the renowned...
Bill O'Connell - Monk's Cha Cha

Bill O’Connell: Monk’s Cha Cha

In the perennial debate over which version of piano music is more important: solo or ensemble, studio or live, Bill O'Connell hitherto left no...

Bill O’Connell and the Latin Jazz All-Stars: Heart Beat

Through the years Bill O'Connell reading of Latin-Jazz has been characterised as music that is typically measured and full-bodied, freighted with meaning. This recording...

Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Joe Henderson

The most interesting challenge in reinventing music that has already been invented in a particular idiom is not necessarily melodic. In fact it is almost certainly rhythmic. This is especially true if the idiom happens to be Latin ...

A Benefit Concert For Dave Valentin

A benefit concert for the Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz flutist Dave Valentin will be presented in the Main Theater at the Hostos Center for...

Benefit Concert For Dave Valentin

A once-in-a-lifetime evening to benefit one of the world’s premier jazz flutists, who has not been able to perform as of late because of...

Best Latin Jazz Albums of 2013 – Part I

2013 was a prolific year in terms of new Latin jazz albums being released. Perhaps as an appropriate response to the wrongful dismissal and...

Bill O’Connell Latin Jazz All-Stars: Zócalo

There are so many reasons why Bill O’Connell’s record, Zócalo recommends itself. The title is charming. The ensemble on the date is what might...
Andrea Brachfeld - Lady of the Island

Andrea Brachfeld: Lady of the Island

There is something magical about the sound of the flute no matter how well it is played; and when it is played as masterfully...

A Benefit Tribute to Dave Valentin

Monday, May 7th 10PM at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC Featuring Andy Gonzalez and Libre, with  guest jazz soloists Sonny Fortune and Steve Turre, Papo Vazquez...