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Cabani Jazz Project: Infrasonic

Cabanijazz Project: Infrasonic

With heat from the blue part of the flame – suggesting fire and, at times, ice – in ensemble and solo passages of Infrasonic...
Omar Sosa at SFJAZZ Center

Omar Sosa @ SFJAZZ Center

Special 4-Night Residency - Omar Sosa @ SFJAZZ Center April 20 - 23, 2017 When Omar Sosa talks about his formative influences, he always starts with...

Art Jackson: Underground Masterpiece

The term ‘Spanish Tinge’ is so hackneyed today. Moreover it contains only a half truth, that being that the music came from Spain. And...

Cuban Roots – Conversation With Mark Weinstein

Essential Albums: Mark Weinstein's Cuban Roots and Cuban Roots Revisited The following is an excerpt from an interview I conducted with Mark Weinstein in 2006....

Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel: This Could Be That

You can always count on Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel to put on a show worthy of an award. Whether this will...

Pancho Quinto: Rumba Sin Fronteras

Few drummers have had such a profound effect on Cuban music as Pancho Quinto. Superlatives are often risqué in music, but suffice it to...

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015

26th Annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2015 SAVE THE DATE: Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 9, 2015 Plaza de César Chavez Park,...

Alex Conde: Descarga for Monk

The album Descarga for Monk is a rapturous flamenco record. Yes, it is Thelonious Monk. But it is also Alex Conde. The quintessential Alex Conde…

Alex Conde Releases “Descarga For Monk”

Alex Conde was born into a family of artists indigenous to Spain. His father, Alejandro Conde, is a superstar singer in the style of “Cancion Española.”

Percussionist, Composer, Educator John Santos

Four-time Grammy nominee, and US Artists Fontanals Fellow, John Santos, is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. He is known for his innovative ...

Marco Diaz: Life Notes

Marco Diaz acquitted himself exceedingly well as John Santos’ pianist. On Life Notes Mr. Diaz has written a suite of songs that serve to...

The John Santos Sextet At SFJAZZ Center

Four of the Bay Area’s greatest vocalists join The John Santos Sextet for “Unusual Standards,” an evening of classic jazz staples, re-imagined and...

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...

2013: The Year In Music, A Recap by Tomas Peña – From NYC

2013 was a remarkably good year for the New York music scene and a particularly good year for Cuban music. Producer Dita Sullivan presented an intriguing (never before seen) Cuban Drum Series at the Jazz Standard...

Salsa de la Bahia Vol. 1 – A Collection of SF Bay Area Salsa...

There is a staggering array of exquisite music on Salsa de la Bahia Vol. 1, which is unlike other compilations featuring various artists. There...

Wayne Wallace Quintet’s Latin Jazz/Jazz Latin

For the Latin jazz scene it is a pleasure to have a new piece from the brilliant composer and musician Wayne Wallace. This time...

John Santos Sextet: Filosofía Caribeña Vol. 2

One aspect of John Santos’ music that sets him apart from many artists in the Latin realm is the depth of its spiritual consciousness....

Omar Sosa – Eggun: The Afri-Lectric Experience

Omar Sosa is an extraordinary musician embodying both the magical virtuosity of musicianship and its soulful roots all in one. Actually one could not...

Arturo O’Farrill and the ALJO present East Meet West featuring John Santos

The Orchestra paid tribute to their West Coast brethren through the music of West Coast musicians...

John Santos: Filosofia Caribeña 2 Fundraising Campaign

Filosofía Caribeña 2 is the culmination of a recording/performance project begun in 2010 that resulted in major performances in 2011 at the Smithsonian in...

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