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A Tribute to the Fort Apache Band

Jerry González & Miguel Blanco Big Band A Tribute to the Fort Apache Band A myth among us. A historic recording. JERRY GONZÁLEZ is a living legend,...

Puerto Rican Composer, Saxophonist Edgar Abraham

Edgar Abraham is a saxophonist, composer and master of sixteen instruments. Additionally, he is the creator of the unmatched Hyper-Virtuoso technique for the saxophone....

El Heredero: Ismael Rivera Jr.

When it comes to iconic musicians and their offsprings, it is quite easy to make comparisons. A recent study done on musical ability and its...

Master Percussionist Paoli Mejias

Latin Grammy nominee Paoli Mejias is a distinguished master percussionist from Puerto Rico, ranked among the best in both Latin jazz and salsa. As a bandleader Paoli fuses straight-ahead jazz with African, Mediterranean & Caribbean ...

Remembering Tito Rodríguez and Willie Bobo

On a day like today (February 28, 1934), 80 years ago, the great timbalero and bandleader Willie Bobo was born. And on a day...

Trombonist, Composer, Arranger Papo Vázquez

Trombonist, composer and arranger Papo Vázquez is more than thirty-five years into a career spanning the jazz, Latin, Afro-Caribbean and classical music and recording worlds...

Eddie Gomez Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree in Spain

Legendary Jazz Bassist Eddie Gómez Awarded First Honorary Doctorate Degree From Berklee College Of Music Campus In Valencia, Spain Valencia – Legendary jazz bassist and...

Wilbert Sostre Interviews Puerto Rican Guitar Legend Jorge Laboy

A couple of weeks after receiving a well deserved homage by the Puerto Rico Senate, I sat down with Puerto Rican guitar legend and...

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,...

Puerto Rico – Ponce Jazz Festival 2013

"There are several reasons why I like the Ponce Jazz Festival. One reason is that it gives me the opportunity to get out of...

Puerto Rico Interamerican University Jazz Festival

The Interamerican University Jazz Festival is the newest out of all the Jazz fests in Puerto Rico. Report/Photographs by Wilbert Sostre The 1st edition took place...

Jerry González & Miguel Blanco: Music for Big Band

When Jerry González puts a mute onto his trumpet, the volume of his horn may be turned down a tad, but the tongues of...
Puerto Rico Music Conservatory Jazz Fest 2013

Puerto Rico Music Conservatory Jazz Fest 2013

Of all the Festivals celebrating the wonderful music of Jazz in Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Music Conservatory Jazz Fest is maybe my favorite....

Tito Puente Quatro – The Definitive Collection

“There are two periods in Latin music and jazz: before Puente and after Puente.” -- Bobby Sanabria Tito Puente Quattro – The Definitive Collection Honors...

Miguel Zenon – Rayuela Concert Review

"With Rayuela, Zenón once again demonstrated why he is considered one of the best jazz musicians and one of the most creative minds in...

Gabriel Vicéns – Point in Time

It is hard to believe just by listening to "Point in Time" that Gabriel Vicéns just graduated two years ago from the Music Conservatory...

San Juan Collective: Fuera de Control

The first track of the new album by the power trío San Juan Collective is "Fuera de Control", energy charged with special guest Paoli...

Festival Report: Mayagüez Jazz Festival 2012

The last Jazz Festival of the year 2012 in Puerto Rico was without a doubt a great success. Three days of good jazz in...

Interamerican University Jazz Festival in Puerto Rico

Three days of concerts with true masters of the Puerto Rican Jazz scene. That was the offering of the first Interamerican University Jazz Festival....

Miguel Zenón & Laurent Coq – Rayuela

Rayuela the legendary 1963 Spanish novel by the great Argentinean writer, Julio Cortázar had an equally illustrious incarnation in English in 1966 as Hopscotch...

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