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Carlos Sarduy

Artist Profile: Carlos Sarduy

Carlos Sarduy was born on the 9th of March in La Habana, Cuba. He is currently considered one of the most important Cuban trumpet...
Festival Internacional Jazz Plaza 2020

Festival Internacional Jazz Plaza Celebrates 35th Anniversary

From January 14 to 19, 2020, the 35th edition of the International Jazz Plaza Festival is being held in Havana and Santiago de Cuba,...

Chucho Valdés: 100 Años de Bebo

100 Años de Bebo (100 years of Bebo): A tune by Bebo, rescued from oblivion by Chucho Valdés, played by Regina Carter, and set...

Alberto Lescay & Formas: Escape

The title Escape has an intriguing ring to it. Escape from what, you might ask? And then the music begins and you get the...
Artist Profile - Ernesto Vega

Artist Profile: Ernesto Vega

Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Composer, Bandleader Ernesto Vega is a graduate of the Higher Institute of Art in Havana, Cuba. He also attended The José M. Ochoa...
Artist Profile - César Orozco

Artist Profile: César Orozco

“César Orozco manages to make the best combination between Cuban, Jazz and Venezuelan music I ever heard”. Paquito D’Rivera César Orozco is a prolific Cuban/Venezuelan pianist,...

Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall Presents: A Tuba to Cuba

Roy Thomson Hall Presents A Tuba to Cuba: Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Yusa & Special Guests Tuesday October 29 at 8:00 PM - BUY...

Daymé Arocena To Release New Album: Sonocardiogram

Havana, Cuba -- Wednesday, July 10, 2019 -- The new album, Sonocardiogram, from Daymé Arocena is a vivid return to her Havana roots. Backed...
Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo Honours “The Queen of Salsa” Celia Cruz

On April 19, 2019, Angélique Kidjo released Celia (Verve/Universal Music France), an album that honors Celia Cruz, widely known as "the Queen of Salsa"...
Elio Villafranca

Elio Villafranca Presents New Suite: “Don’t Change My Name”

World Premiere of Elio Villafranca’s Don’t Change My Name Free Concert – May 28, 2019 – 6 pm to 7 pm Rain Date – June 3,...
Yaíma Sáez at Flato Markham Theatre

Yaíma Sáez Brings a Burst of Sunshine from Cuba to Canada

As part of the Cuban Focus Series (2018-2019 Diamond Season) Cuban singer Yaíma Sáez y su Grupo made their debut appearance at the intimate...
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...
Gastón Joya

Artist Profile: Gastón Joya

Born in Guanabacoa, Havana City, Ángel Gastón Joya Perellada comes from an artists’ family. He started playing...
Chuchito Valdés and Diego Figueiredo

Diego Figueiredo and Chuchito Valdés: Brazil Meets Cuba

Combining two of the most exciting artists in Latin jazz creates an explosion of music and crazed fans. Diego Figueiredo is considered one of...
Yaíma Sáez

Artist Profile: Yaíma Sáez

Yaima Sáez Bejarano, is an outstanding singer of Cuban music originally from the Cuban province of Camagüey. University Graduate in Physical Culture, comes to...
Yaima Saez in concert

Yaíma Sáez y su Grupo in Concert at Flato Markham Theatre

Yaíma Sáez's music provides a fresh and unique contemporary perspective, descending all musical genres, while paying homage to her indigenous Cuban roots. She performs...
Dafnis Prieto: To the Sunset… and Beyond

Dafnis Prieto To Make Historic Return To Cuba in 2019

Continuing Banner Year in 2018/19, Dafnis Prieto Big Band Earns Grammy Nomination 2018/19 is shaping up to be an extraordinary year for Cuban-born drummer, composer,...
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...
Coro Del Mundo

Coro Del Mundo

L. Peter Deutsch - 1: Dance to the Revolution, 2: Where Everything is Music; Conrado Monier - 3: Canto del Bongó; Adalberto Álvarez -...