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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...
Calle Mambo Project: See The Light

Calle Mambo Project: See The Light

The drummer Chris Smith’s dream of making music a way of life has something of a fairytale quality to it and so does the...
David Virelles - Gnosis

David Virelles Presents: Gnosis

The pianist David Virelles came to New York via Santiago de Cuba and Toronto. Along the way his vocation as a musician has unfolded...

Greg Diamond: Avenida Graham

Editor's Pick · Album of the Month · There has been a lot of musical buzz around Greg Diamond who even travelled as far as...

Ray Martinez: Legacy

This is a record several years in the making. You will find performances by the late Mario Rivera and Nestor Sánchez, as well as...

Mike Eckroth: Piano and Rhythm

Pianists who embark on Cuban music projects usually present them as traditional or modern, but rarely both. Mike Eckroth does both on his extraordinary...

Cristina Morrison: Baronesa

Part biographical, perhaps even part autobiographical and all adventure, Baronesa by the ineffable chanteuse Cristina Morrison is an amorous masterpiece. Ms. Morrison’s dark and...

Ignacio Berroa: Heritage and Passion

Heritage and Passion… Never was an album so aptly titled and rarely has an album been so magnificently and ingeniously crafted. And while...

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...

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2014

Park Palace Tribute Featuring the Aruán Ortíz Quartet and Manuel Valera & The Cuban Express - May 4th to May 10th, 2014 - Constructed in...

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...

Yunior Terry y Son de Altura: Mi Bajo Danzón

Bassist, violinist Yunior Terry is an artist for all seasons. He hails from Camagüey, Cuba where he is the...

Manuel Valera: New Cuban Express

This album, New Cuban Express is Cuban-American pianist, Manuel Valera’s attempt to redefine his relationship with Cuban music including the classic Cuban son and bolero...

Luis Perdomo: The ‘Infancia’ Project

It is hard to go back and dig deep once something is put in the past and locked down. Miles Davis showed this when...

Greg Diamond: Conduit

In his follow-up to Dançando Com Ale a classic 2009 debut Greg Diamond has produced another remarkable record, Conduit. The guitarist displays increasing...

Aruán Ortiz & The Camerata Urbana Ensemble – Santiarican Blues Suite

This record by a very special artist will go down as one of the most significant works of music. Its power, significance and beauty will forever linger in the soul, where all musical art is enjoyed to the...

Mark Weinstein – El Cumbanchero

It might seem foolhardy to many to take a chance and make an entire record based on “charanga”; perceived as rather old-fashioned too considering...

In Conversation with Flutist, Composer, Arranger, Mark Weinstein

The reason I am focusing on Pedrito is that "Timbasa" is as much his project as it is mine. He co-produced the recording and set things up in response to a funny challenge. I ran into him somewhere and he asked me when we were going to collaborate on another project. Sort of goofing on him I said, "Find me a piano player and a bass player who are as good as you and bring a couple of drummers." I had no idea what he was going to deal me! [...]

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