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Berta Moreno: Little Steps

Berta Moreno: Little Steps

Berta Moreno’s dream of coming to America, which she mentions in her impassioned notes that accompany the disc entitled Little Steps, have come true...
New Cuban Express and Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet

New Cuban Express & Steven Kroon Sextet at Hostos Center

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presents an exciting double bill of contemporary Latin jazz with the Grammy-nominated New Cuban Express featuring some...

Gene Ess: Absurdist Theater

The beautiful, soaring coloratura that Thana Alexa indulges in at the start of Absurdist Theater by Gene Ess is all the time you’ll be...
The Seasons - Manuel Valera Trio

Manuel Valera Trio: The Seasons

Was there a closet ‘renaissance man’ just waiting to jump out of Manuel Valera? Probably so, but although his recording of The Seasons references...
Roberto Occhipinti - Stabilimento

Roberto Occhipinti: Stabilimento

The powerful, sinuous pizzicato of Roberto Occhipinti has bellowed from the depths of Jane Bunnett’s and Hilario Durán’s bands for several decades. During that...
Stefano Bollano Trio

Stefano Bollani Trio At Koerner Hall

TD Jazz: The Art of the Trio Concert Series The Royal Conservatory of Music featured the Stefano Bollani Trio & the Roberto Occhipinti Trio on...

Stefano Bollani Trio & Roberto Occhipinti Trio at Koerner Hall

2016-2017 Season, The Royal Conservatory, Jazz, TD Jazz: The Art of the Trio Stefano Bollani Trio & Roberto Occhipinti Trio DATE: Friday, November 18, 2016 |...

Dafnis Prieto On “Triangles and Circles”

Dafnis Prieto - Biography A classically trained musician who absorbed from an early age the multifaceted percussive traditions of his native Cuba, Prieto transposes elements...
Dafnis Prieto Sextet - Triangles and Circles

Dafnis Prieto Sextet: Triangles and Circles

It is rare indeed to find drummers who can think like pianists; even rarer to find one that thinks like a saxophonist, a trumpeter,...

Latin on Lex Jazz Fest: New Cuban New York – A Confluence of Cultures...

Day 2 of the 92nd Street Y’s Latin on Lex series celebrated “a snapshot of a musical movement that could only have taken place...

Manuel Valera Trio: Live at Firehouse 12

This recording is a fascinating, satisfying live programme which brings together three of the most active, finest musicians in New York whose work...

NYC Latin On Lex: A Latin Jazz Fest

"The Y is a first rank cultural institution, and it’s an honor and a privilege to help them with this new festival, and hopefully serve as a bridge..."

Top 10 List: Best Recordings of 2014

Yosvany Terry: New Crowned King (5Passion) This album truly is a very important addition to the literature of music. In it Yosvany Terry has awoken...

Manuel Valera Sr.: Recuerdos

This album, by Manuel Valera Sr. Recuerdos ranks—with Charlie Haden’s Nocturne as one of the most beautiful albums of boleros made in recent times....

Manuel Valera and New Cuban Express: In Motion

What’s new in the idiom of jazz? The next generation of Cuban musicians have arrived. Look no further than what they have brought with...

Roots+Ribs Fest: The Soul of Cuban Piano

New Jersey’s Best-Kept Secret Hosts the Soul of Cuban Piano While searching for an event to put the finishing touch on the July 4th weekend...

Conversation with Pianist Manuel Valera

Manuel Valera: The wunderkind of the New Musical Express on music and life Although it may not have happened that way, pianist Manuel Valera seems...

Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express: Expectativas

Manuel Valera and New Cuban Express seem to have picked up from where they left off. Their album Expectativas has the same vigor and...

Manuel Valera and New Cuban Express at the Jazz Standard on Nov 6th

On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013, at 7:30PM and 9:30PM, Cuban Pianist, Composer and Bandleader Manuel Valera and his New Cuban Express are celebrating the...

Jazz Standard: New Dimensions in Latin Jazz with Emilio Valdés

New Dimensions in Latin Jazz: “A Cuban Drum Series” with Emilio Valdés and special guest Mark Whitfield WHEN: TUE 10/8 at 7:30PM + 9:30PM TICKETS: $20....

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