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NEWS: EVENT

Elio Villafranca With All-Star Band & String Quartet - March 31 At Aaron Davis Hall - "Cuba - Senegal: Letters To Mother Africa II"

Elio Villafranca With All-Star Band & String Quartet - March 31 At Aaron Davis Hall - "Cuba - Senegal: Letters To Mother Africa II"

CUBAN PIANIST ELIO VILLAFRANCA- ALL-STAR BAND WITH STRING QUARTET & MORE. HEADLINES AT AARON DAVIS HALL ON MARCH 31ST Cuba- Senegal: Letters to Mother Africa II, acclaimed pianist-composer's ode to Cuba and Africa! City College Center for the Arts on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. Piano sensation Elio Villafranca heads to the City College Center for the Arts ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Cesar Orozco

Read "Take Five with Cesar Orozco" reviewed by Cesar Orozco

Meet Cesar Orozco:
Orozco, a prolific pianist, composer, and arranger, fuses jazz with Cuban and Venezuelan musical styles in unexpected ways that fans in North and South America find irresistible. Born in Cuba in 1980, he moved to Venezuela in 1998, then to the United States in 2012. He has performed and recorded with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ivan Renta: Take Off - A Musical Odyssey

Read "Take Off - A Musical Odyssey" reviewed by James Nadal

There is a time honored tradition in jazz of coming up as a sideman, earning as well as learning, paying some dues, and then moving on to a solo project. Saxophonist Ivan Renta has been doing just that. With an extensive formal music education, a premier session man and after years in the horn section of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Umbria Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Umbria Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Thomas Conrad

Umbria Jazz Festival 2014
Perugia, Italy
July 11-20, 2014

There are many jazz festivals held in beautiful places. There are many festivals that run for 10 or more days and consistently offer first-rate programs. There are even a few that claim a history as long as 41 years. But there is ...

Take Five With Billy Carrion Jr.

Read "Take Five With Billy Carrion Jr." reviewed by Billy Carrion Jr

Meet Billy Carrion Jr:
I've been around music since I was in my mother's womb. My dad-- singer, Billy Carrion Sr. --would play sounds of Batacumbele through headphones over my mom's belly. My first saxophone experience came at nine. After being taught to read and write, I started my musical journey. At 16, I was ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Notable & Nearly Missed in 2013

Read "Notable & Nearly Missed in 2013" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

More music is released each year than can be realistically followed by a given writer. I typically listen to much more music than I write about, not because this music is not worthy somehow but there is so little time. So, this year, I am going to write a “Notable & Nearly Missed" column to catch ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

John Santos: Keeper of the Culture

Read "John Santos: Keeper of the Culture" reviewed by Steve Bryant

In a career spanning almost 40 years, percussionist John Santos has gained world-wide renown and acclaim as one of the great composers and bandleaders in the Afro-Cuban jazz idiom. The four-time Grammy nominee is one of the foremost proponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today, known for his innovative use of its traditional musical forms ...

Take Five With Ralph J DeLorso Jr.

Read "Take Five With Ralph J DeLorso Jr." reviewed by Ralph J DeLorso Jr

Meet Ralph J DeLorso Jr:

I am a 59 year-old seasoned professional drummer. For 43 years I worked for WM Morris and Willard Alexander. For many years I have performed and recorded with many artists. I have performed with the late Jackie McLean two years before his passing at the Artist Collective in Hartford. I ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

A Dominican Trifecta To Be On Stage At The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest

A Dominican Trifecta To Be On Stage At The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest

Recently Jazz en Dominicana and Landestoy Enterprises informed that in Miami on Friday, October 19th, during the celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month, they will be presenting - The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest. A multicultural event will bring to Florida the best jazz being performed by musicians in the Dominican Republic and Dominicans living abroad. The organizing committee now informs that they ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

43 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: Michel Camilo, Madeleine Peyroux y Buena Vista Social Club

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Michel Camilo 'Mano a Mano' con Charles Flores y Giovanni Hidalgo
43 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona
Palau de la Música Catalana
16 de noviembre de 2011

Algo debe de tener el Caribe para que de las tierras que bañan sus aguas emerjan cada tanto músicos volcánicos, mercuriales, de potencial arrollador y sensibilidad ...