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Poncho Sanchez to Release New Album on Sept. 20th, 2019

Legendary Grammy-winning conguero Poncho Sánchez pays tribute to saxophone icon John Coltrane on his first album in 7 years Master Conguero, Band Leader and Latin...
Poncho Sanchez at Tucson Jazz Fest 2019

Poncho Sánchez to Headline Tucson Downtown Jazz Fest 2019

TUCSON, AZ, August 16, 2018 - The line-up for the 5th annual Tucson Jazz Festival, scheduled for Jan. 11-21, 2019, continues to take shape...
Cal Tjader - The Best of the Corcord Years

Cal Tjader: The Very Best of the Concord Years

These recordings have captured the vibraphone artistry of Cal Tjader in what was to become the last years of his life. He was only...
Ron Francis Blake - Assimilation

Ron Francis Blake Presents: Assimilation

Ron Francis Blake has never strayed too far from actively playing music. The furthest he has ever gone is into an office space in...

Inside Latin Jazz Series: Poncho Sánchez

Inside Latin Jazz is an educational outreach series featuring interviews with leading Latin Jazz artists, and is made possible by the generous support of...

Poncho Sánchez and His Latin Jazz Band: Live in Hollywood

Poncho Sánchez’s established his pedigree very early in life, performing with Cal Tjader—who invited him for just one set in 1975, and with whom...

The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band – ¡Ritmo! (2013 Latin Grammy Nominee)

* Previously reviewed and selected as Album of the Week on February 11, 2012.- Here is a truly special compendium of charts that pays homage...

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...

Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: A Memorable Night in Toronto with Poncho Sánchez

As part of the Royal Conservatory 2012-2013 Season, ¡Qué Rica Cuba! Series, Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: Poncho Sánchez and his Latin Jazz Band featuring...

Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: Poncho Sanchez in Toronto

Grammy Award-winning conguero and bandleader Poncho Sanchez commemorates one of jazz music’s most influential collaborations. In 1947, Dizzy Gillespie and the great Cuban drummer Chano Pozo came together...

Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band: ¡Ritmo!

Here is a truly special compendium of charts that pays homage to the human flow of sound and silence...

Poncho Sánchez and Terence Blanchard: Chano y Dizzy!

For anyone who has watched the interview with Dizzy Gillespie where he describes his encounter with Chano Pozo, when the great percussionist first came...

2012 Latin Grammy Awards – Best Latin Jazz Album

The XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards (www.latingrammy.com) will take place at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, and will...

Poncho Sanchez – Live in Hollywood

Given all the ups and downs the music industry has experienced in the past three decades, it’s remarkable to find anyone who still retains...

2012 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest: Review

Thursday, March 29, 2012 The 22nd edition of the Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest started exactly at 8pm Thursday, March 29. (Usually this fest takes...

Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest 2012

Change of dates for the Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest 2012 The Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival celebrates it’s 22nd edition, starting March 29 until...

Poncho Sanchez, Terence Blanchard: Chano Y Dizzy!

For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straightahead jazz,...

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 [...]

A Conversation with Percussionist, Bandleader Poncho Sanchez

Speaking with someone you have idolized for years is never an easy task. So it was with some trepidation that I dialed Poncho Sanchez’s telephone number and held my breath. When he answered the telephone we exchanged pleasantries and he quickly informed that he could only give me 15 minutes of his time. Somewhat disappointed, I pressed on and lo and behold, an hour and a half later we were still on the telephone! [...]

Poncho Sanchez: Psychedelic Blues

Few Latin ensembles have continued to play with such elegance, swagger and irresistible sensuality as those put together by Poncho Sanchez for decades. The leader’s ability to wrap his chops around the blues, and keep swing and clave together with attractive simplicity is now quite legendary. At times Sanchez can also blend his bubbling Latin repertoire with forays into a [...]