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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Artist Profile: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the two-time Grammy winning Salsa and Latin Jazz band, sets the standard for excellence for authentic, New York style, hard core...

LJN and JDP in The New York Times

In The News: Giovanni Russonello interviews Tomas Peña (Editor for Latin Jazz Network and JazzDeLaPena) for the New York Times, regarding the 59th Annual...

Ray Obiedo: Latin Jazz Project Vol. 1

The influence of Latin-American music has permeated deep into the fabric of Ray Obiedo’s music as it has done many musicians across the US....

Jim Self & The Tricky Lix Latin Jazz Band: Yo!

There aren’t enough accolades to heap on Jim Self – he has long been considered one of the starriest exponents of the tuba, one...
Tito Puente

Tito Puente: Mambo Diablo – His World Through the Eyes of Joe Conzo

It was Bobby Sanabria who made what is probably the most authentic observation about Tito Puente and his contribution to music. Mr Sanabria said,...

Chucho Valdés At Flato Markham Theatre

On Friday, September 26, 2014, legendary Cuban Piano Master, Dionisio Jesús Valdés Rodríguez, better known as Chucho Valdés, offered a magnificent solo performance at...

Chucho Valdés Solo Concert in Markham

Jazz.FM91 Presents Chucho Valdés: With more than a half-century of innovation behind him, Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés is at the peak of his performing...

CHICO O’FARRILL: Arquitecto del Jazz Latino

CHICO O'FARRILL: Arquitecto del Jazz Latino Por CHICO ALVAREZ PERAZA PREAMBULO En la actualidad existe una calle en la ciudad de La Habana llamada Calle O'Farrill, cuyo...

Celebrating Mario Bauzá and his Legacy

100 years ago, on April 28, 1911, Mario Bauzá was born in La Habana. Today, he would be celebrating his 100th Anniversary. His musical legacy is enormous. Marrying Afro Cuban rhythms and Jazz, he is a founding Father of Afro Cuban Jazz (which over the years would evolve into what we now know as Latin jazz). He continues to influence musicians around the world. Being April Jazz Appreciation Month, let's celebrate Mario Bauzá [...]
The Joel LaRue Smith Trio - September's Child

Joel LaRue Smith Trio: September’s Child

There is indeed a deep connection between Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe. As September's Child unfolds the sweeping musical journey begins as...