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Natalie Fernández: Nuestro Tango

The idiom of African-Latin idiom is becoming more popular, with the “sudden” discovery of so many fine artists who have contributed to making it...

Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: Poncho Sanchez in Toronto

Grammy Award-winning conguero and bandleader Poncho Sanchez commemorates one of jazz music’s most influential collaborations. In 1947, Dizzy Gillespie and the great Cuban drummer Chano Pozo came together...
Christian Scott, Stefon Harris, David Sanchez - Ninety Miles

Ninety Miles Live At Cubadisco

Perhaps better than any politician or diplomat, musicians - especially jazz musicians, whose craft is in many ways an improvised form of communication -...

2012 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest: Review

Thursday, March 29, 2012 The 22nd edition of the Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest started exactly at 8pm Thursday, March 29. (Usually this fest takes...

Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest 2012

Change of dates for the Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest 2012 The Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival celebrates it’s 22nd edition, starting March 29 until...

More Noteworthy Recordings of 2011

Most fans, even aficionados of contemporary music, still only vaguely know the great trumpeter Claudio Roditi as the “Brazilian who joined Arturo Sandoval in Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra”. It is a pity that Roditi’s musical reputation rests on so narrow a spectrum in his enormous musical career. Few know, for instance, that Roditi was one of the first Brazilian musicians to relocate in the United States of America: in 1970 as a matter of fact [...]