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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...
On the Way - Negroni's Trio

Negroni’s Trio Releases New Album: On The Way

The latest release, On The Way, from Negroni’s Trio, the distinctive unit featuring the father/son team of multitalented Puerto Rican pianist/composer Jose Negroni and...

2012 Carolina International Jazz Fest Report

The theme for the 8th edition of the Carolina International Jazz Festival was "Carolina Swings". Report and Photographs by Wilbert Sostre There are two definitions in...

2012 Ponce International Jazz Festival

The first edition of the Ponce International Jazz Festival, organized by Wanda Borrero and the radio station Vid 90.3, was a success. Three days...

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...

John Benítez: Purpose

Eclectic might be a good word to describe the music on Purpose. This is the new release by Puerto Rican Grammy Award winning bass...

Miguel Zenón: Alma Adentro – The Puerto Rican Songbook

That Miguel Zenón has been recognized as one of the most exciting young alto saxophonists to break into the scene has been known for...

IL’ Jazz Club – San Juan, Puerto Rico

En octubre 15 del 2009 tuve la oportunidad de visitar Il' Jazz Club en su localización original, la Avenida Ponce de León, Rio Piedras. En aquella ocasión se presentaba el guitarrista Jorge Laboy, acompañado por Samuel Morales en el bajo y Efrain Martinez. Recuerdo haber pensado que al fin se lograba lo que todo amante del Jazz habia esperado, un local fijo en donde escuchar buena música todas las semanas. Sin embargo, por lo limitado del espacio [...]