August 17, 2019
Latin jazz

Latin jazz

New CD's Review VIDEOS
The Jazz history of the bass clarinet has not had a musician like Paul Austerlitz since the great Eric Dolphy put his remarkable and indelible stamp on that ...
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New CD's Review VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Backed once again by a killer band of fellow Cuban musicians, the visionary singer, composer and songwriter has stripped everything back to the core. Holding sessions in a ...
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NEWS VIDEOS
The Brazilian singer and composer João Gilberto, one of the pioneers of bossa nova, died in Rio de Janerio on Saturday, according to Agencia Brasil, the country’s official ...
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INTERVIEWS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
Jazz interview with jazz singer Karina Corradini. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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BOOKS NEWS VIDEOS
As the Cuban maestro prepares for BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on Wednesday, here’s the story behind his influential project Jazz Batá. When we last heard from Chucho Valdés, the magisterial Cuban pianist and ...
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New CD's Review VIDEOS
While you might have to wait until “My Reverie” on Disc Two to experience the full virtuosity of leader and pianist Chucho Valdés, it’s worth the wait. This ...
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ARTISTS BOOKS VIDEOS
Not long ago, I was interviewing two important contributors to the world of American music and letters – Eddie Palmieri and the other was Joe Conzo Sr. – ...
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NEWS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues
As part of the Cuban Focus Series (2018-2019 Diamond Season) Cuban singer Yaíma Sáez y su Grupo made their debut appearance at the intimate Flato Markham Theatre on ...
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New CD's Review VIDEOS
To listen to the voice of The Dreamers struggling against a manic administration in the 2019 White House is not too much to ask for and not surprisingly ...
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New CD's Review VIDEOS
There is much anecdotal evidence – some of it apocryphal – that the Cubans brought a diabolical complexity to Jazz when the musicians among them bewitched Jazz musicians ...
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CONCERTS NEWS VIDEOS
Spring had arrived but you wouldn’t know it by the temperature outside. Only the billboard with the promise, Feel the Heat of the Cuban Beat – Arturo Sandoval, ...
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CONCERTS NEWS VIDEOS
Brazil meets Cuba, a time for Markham and GTA residents to come in from the cold for what was promised to be some hot sounds on March 7, ...
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New CD's Review VIDEOS
This album Standards Rican-ditioned by Ray Barretto has a very special – albeit tragic – place in the history and in the everlasting library of Latin-Jazz. Not only was it ...
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