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Truth Revolution Records Presents Ralph Irizarry & Timbalaye 20th Anniversary

20th Anniversary by Ralph Irizarry Street Date: October 5, 2015 “His style on the instrument is inventive, engaging, and musical, with flawless technique to spare. Irizarry...

Guess Who Jazz Quartet: Ready for Departure

Well on the way to discovering their individual voices four high-school students who call themselves the Guess Who Jazz Quartet decide to place on...

Danny Rivera & Nelson González: Obsesión

The twisted intrusion of desire can be maddeningly seared into the brain by the power and artistry of the troubadour. This is a dangerous and magical...

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...

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....

Puerto Rico Jazz Jam 2012

Review and photographs by Wilbert Sostre Friday, January 27 It was an exciting opening night for the third edition of the Puerto Rico Jazz Jam, an...

Paoli Mejias – De Jazzambia A Mi Tambor – El Concierto

Master percussionist Paoli Mejias belongs to a generation of artists who are redefining puertoricanness in musical terms with their artistry. Mixing diverse Afro-Caribbean styles with global rhythms, based upon traditional/popular puertorican music, bomba, plena, aguinaldo, and holding it all together within the realm of modern jazz, Paoli is at the forefront of creation of an exciting, recognizable sound. While watching this concert, "Paoli Mejias de Jazzambia [...]

Paoli Mejias: Jazzambia

On this earthy and emotionally charged record, Jazzambia (2008), percussionist Paoli Mejias may appear to be showcasing his skills, but in actual fact, he is doing much more than that. He is actually setting out to draw a not-so-tenuous rhythmic line between the music of Africa and of Puerto Rico. In his own very personal vision of Puerto Rico the glue that binds this is European [...]