Sofia Rei: Mundo Piedra

April 17, 2013

There are a number of young singers tackling the world of Latin Jazz, but not many of them approach it with the same respect, authenticity, and intensity as Argentinean vocalist Sofia Rei. There’s depth to every piece of her performance; from her outstanding vocal technique to her emotive interpretations and her immense handle on South […]

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Bobby Matos Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble: Fever

April 16, 2013

Percussionist Bobby Matos brings an interesting mix of artistic elements to the table in every performance, that makes him stand out among his Latin Jazz peers on the West Coast. Matos honed his chops in New York among the exciting Fania salsa scene, filling his approach with authentic knowledge and style. At the same time, […]

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Helio Alves, Duduka Da Fonseca, & Maucha Adnet: Chega De Saudade

April 15, 2013

It seems like just about everyone throws a Brazilian influence into jazz at one point or another, but in reality, very few musicians blend jazz and Brazilian music as skillfully as pianist Helio Alves, drummer Duduka Da Fonseca, and vocalist Maucha Adnet. All three musicians bring a lifetime of experience with Brazilian music, coming directly […]

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Eddie Palmieri Featured On NPR’s Piano Jazz

April 12, 2013

Latin Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri is featured on this week’s episode of NPR’s Piano Jazz. This is a replay of an older episode, originally broadcast in 1997. There’s still plenty of great insights from Palmieri as well as his signature fire, passion, and Latin Jazz mastery though – definitely worth a listen! You can listen […]

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Rebeca Mauleón Acoustic Quartet: Serenata Ritmica

April 12, 2013

Pianist Rebecca Mauleón has certainly built a solid reputation as an outstanding pianist, an expert on Cuban music with vast amounts of knowledge, a smart producer that can shape a professional performance, and a top notch educator that can push her students to the next level. From her time as a member of John Santos’ […]

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Album Of The Week: New Beginning, Michelle Pollace

April 12, 2013

New Beginning Michelle Pollace If nothing else, life is a series of new beginnings that constantly surprises us and on a deeper level, can bring out the best in us.  From our first steps to the the first time that we fall in love, each significant event marks a new chapter in our lives that […]

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Paul Carlon To Release Latin Tribute To Billy Strayhorn

April 11, 2013

It’s hard to measure in mere words the worth of an artist like Billy Strayhorn (1915 – 67). The music he gave to the world speaks so clearly and with such incredible musical imagination; so let me at least try to put into words what this project has meant to me. Taking on a Strayhorn […]

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Miguel Zenón & The Rhythm Collective To Release Oye!!! Live In Puerto Rico

April 11, 2013

The life of a jazz musician is often about fusing life experiences, creative coalitions, new ideas about rhythm, content, flow and innovative musical languages. Saxophonist Miguel Zenón has long been occupied with finding common musical threads in the North American jazz tradition and the music of the African diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America, […]

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Composer Roland Vazquez Performs The Visitor In Upcoming Shows

April 11, 2013

Composer Roland Vazquez will be performing music from his acclaimed album The Visitor in two upcoming performances: April 15, 2013 THE FALCON 1348 Rte 9W Marlboro, NY 12542 (845) 236-7970 April 19, 2013 SHAPESHIFTER LAB 18 Whitwell Pl Brooklyn, NY 11215 (646) 820-9452 Roland will curate these two concerts featuring an ensemble of stellar musicians […]

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Vote For Latin Jazz Artists In The Independent Music Awards

April 11, 2013

Latin Jazz is represented in the 2013 run of the Independent Music Awards and it’s time to vote! The Independent Music Awards are a fantastic opportunity for artists to gain some recognition and notoriety, and there’s a number of fantastic Latin Jazz artists in the running this year. You can support some great Latin Jazz […]

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