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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Bringing Together Latin Jazz, Salsa, & New Orleans: Jamie Dubberly & Orquesta Dharma

March 27, 2013

Taking a musical project from idea to reality is certainly a process that involves a number of different resources.  On the one hand, time is a major factor – individuals not only need to out in the time for logistics, but they also just need space to dedicate some creative energy to the cultivation of […]

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Album Of The Week: Lady Of The Island, Andrea Brachfeld

January 4, 2013

Lady of the Island Andrea Brachfeld Zoho Music Sometimes our familiarity with a musician revolves around one genre, but that association often limits our conception of the musician’s fuller artistry.  On one hand, a listener can’t really be blamed for connecting a musician with a style; they’re simply making their judgement based off the past […]

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Great Latin Jazz Albums From 2012

December 31, 2012

Without a doubt, 2012 was an exciting year for the Latin Jazz world, bringing a wealth of new music to our ears at an astounding rate. We got new big band masterpieces from folks like Bobby Sanabria and Papo Vazquez, amazing tributes to Milton Nascimento, Ivan Lins, and The Beatles, not to mention some heavy […]

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Latin Jazz Video Fix: Latin Jazz Christmas

December 25, 2012

There’s no doubt that music is always a special part of the holiday season, and what better way to celebrate Christmas than with a little bit of clave filled cheer? These five videos are full of Christmas spirit, just the way that we like it – with some Latin Jazz! Everyone loves this type of […]

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Album Of The Week: On The Way, Negroni’s Trio

December 21, 2012

On the Way Negroni’s Trio Great music does more than simply fill our ears full of sound, it tells us a story that can take us on an inspiring journey.  As a song moves from beginning to end, the musicians present listeners with ideas that over the course of a song, form a complete thought […]

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Outer Edges Latin Jazz: Salsa Norteña, Rick Davies

August 4, 2012

Salsa Norteña Rick Davies Emlyn Music Even though Latin Jazz and salsa have different sets of musical aesthetics, they’re close cousins, and any musician exploring Afro-Cuban Jazz should build a familiarity with salsa.  For some musicians, salsa will be an entry point into Latin Jazz, while others may discover salsa while trying to integrate Afro-Cuban […]

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