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The Modern Sound of Bobby Paunetto

Bobby Paunetto, New York City and The Synthesis of Music

Bobby Paunetto was an unforgettable composer, arranger, musician and recording artist. Latin Jazz Network honors him on...
Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre: Love the Moment

Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre: Love the Moment

The celebrated composer, pianist and director of the award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Oscar Hernández has another incarnation and it’s called Alma Libre, a smaller...
Oscar Hernández

Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre To Release ‘Love The Moment’

4x GRAMMY® Winning Pianist and Composer Oscar Hernández to Release Love the Moment with Alma Libre on August 16th via Origin Records Pianist, composer and...
Justo Almario

Artist Profile: Justo Almario

Justo Almario is a multi-instrumentalist at the highest caliber, Music Educator, Musical Director, Composer, Arranger and Clinician, Justo’s influences include John Coltrane, Antonio Carlos...
Linda Ronstadt: Frenesí

Linda Ronstadt: Frenesí

It is one of those ironic twists of fate that Linda Ronstadt was forced into retirement in 2011, the year her seminal Afro-Caribbean album,...
Chucho Valdes - Festival Jazz Plaza 2018

Jazz Plaza International Festival: January 17-21 2018

Chucho Valdés will inaugurate Jazz Plaza International Festival 2018 The award-winning Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés will open the XXXIII edition of the International Jazz Plaza...
Oskar Cartaya - Bajo Mundo

Oskar Cartaya Presents: Bajo Mundo

No matter where you look this year – at least in the realm of Latin-Jazz – you are unlikely to find a recording where...
Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre The Art of Latin Jazz

Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre: The Art of Latin Jazz

This music suggests that the robust health for one of the longest and most enduring musical influences in Jazz is in good hands. The...
Otmaro Ruiz

Artist Profile: Otmaro Ruiz

Otmaro Ruiz, venezuelan pianist, composer, is considered one of the most important jazz pianists in the current scene. Ruiz is known for his versatility...

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...

Dance and Dance (Baila Que Baila) with Jose Rizo’s Mongorama

You will not be able to stop dancing when you listen to the first few seconds of this master album Baila Que Baila, creatively...

Puerto Rico Festival Report: 9th Carolina International Jazz Festival

Music diversity was the theme in the Carolina International Jazz Festival on its 9th edition, which took place on Friday, August 9 and Saturday,...
Adonis Puentes - Sabor a Cafe

Adonis Puentes Presents: Sabor a Café

Since around the mid 90s, the influx of fresh Latin American talent in Canada has grown exponentially. Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Adonis Puentes is one of...

Ricardo Silveira – Storyteller

Ricardo Silveira is one of the finest guitarists in any dialect, be it his own Brazilian ones, or any other. He is much admired...

Bettye LaVette to close Teatro Libre JazzFest

This Saturday, September 10th, Bettye LaVette will be the artist to close another edition of the Teatro Libre International Jazz Festival, in Bogota, Colombia. On this occasion, the woman with the expressive-voice, Bettye LaVette, will say goodbye to Bogota’s jazz lovers with an exciting concert at Julio Mario Santo Domingo Theater. Mrs. LaVette is going to be the last performer of this festival after nine days of concerts by recognized [...]

Presenting José Rizo’s Mongorama

José Rizo's Mongorama picks up where the Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars left off. After a decade of fruitful existence, performing and recording four terrific CDs (Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars 1 and 2, The Last Bullfighter and Tambolero), the veteran KJazz radio host, producer, composer and bandleader takes a new direction and moves on to a new project, which is actually a continuation of the original Latin jazz all stars band concept [...]

Henry Brun & The Latin Playerz – A Tribute to Duke Ellington

A musical meeting of minds with Duke Ellington must certainly be the "Holy Grail" of many a composer and arranger no matter what language and idiom the musical tribute or acknowledgement will be played in. However, every musician who attempts that feat must invariably fall through the mythical trapdoor, like in Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland." Duke is, after all, a composer and [...]