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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 16-17 & More!

Elio Villafranca at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 16-17 & More!

ELIO VILLAFRANCA UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Cuban Pianist Presents
Cinqué-Suite of the Caribbean
April 16 & April 17 (LIVE WEBCAST)
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Cinqué-Suite of the Caribbean debuted in The Appel Room in 2015 and was one of the top concerts of the 2014-15 season. Cuban pianist and composer Elio Villafranca now brings ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Javier Vercher: Wish You Were Here

Read "Wish You Were Here" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Pushing the limits of jazz is where saxophonist Javier Vercher resides, creating in a world full of experimentalism and melodicism, but creativity and heartfelt music is the unifying thread. On Wish You Were Here (MUSIKOZ), customary jazz is given an overhaul, flirting with dissonant or uneasy textures. In other words, it actually tosses jazz back into ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca Quartet All-Star Lineup! August 22 At Ginny's Supper Club

Elio Villafranca  Quartet All-Star Lineup!  August 22 At Ginny's Supper Club

Elio Villafranca brings an all-star band with special guest Eric Alexander to Ginny's Supper Club in New York City on August 22. The Elio Villafranca Quartet All-Star Lineup includes Villafranca (piano) Alexander (tenor saxophone), Matt Wilson (drums) and Peter Slavov (bass) with Arturo Stable (percussion). Ginny's Supper Club at Red Rooster
310 Lenox Ave. (Between ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Jazz at Lincoln Center: The Search for Original African Music

Read "Jazz at Lincoln Center: The Search for Original African Music" reviewed by Nick Catalano

Although jazz emerged as an art form around the turn of the Twentieth century in the southern United States, its roots extend backward over several centuries. The music largely developed from a synthesis of many African and European forms that was achieved through the institution of slavery. Blacks were captured or purchased from specific “factory" areas ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca's "Cinqué - Music Of The Caribbean" at Jazz At Lincoln Center, Feb. 20-21

Elio Villafranca's "Cinqué - Music Of The Caribbean" at Jazz At Lincoln Center,  Feb. 20-21

With Special Guest Jon Faddis Elio Villafranca brings an all-star band with special guest Jon Faddis into The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 20-21 for the world premiere of “Cinqué - Music of the Caribbean." The Appel Room
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway at 60th St., 5th floor
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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Arturo Stable: Cuban Crosshatching

Read "Cuban Crosshatching" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Seemingly under no duress to prove himself, exceptional percussionist Arturo Stable exudes confidence in any number of situations, whether playing with the great Paquito D'Rivera, adding rhythmic Cuban flavors to the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra or leading his own band in its memorable 2007 debut, Notes On Canvas (Origen Records). A conceptualist who incorporates ethnic music with ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Enter the "Arturo Stable - Cuban Crosshatching" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

Enter the "Arturo Stable - Cuban Crosshatching"  Giveaway at All About Jazz!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Origen Records “Arturo Stable - Cuban Crosshatching“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on February 15th. Click here to enter the contest

(Becoming a fan of Arturo Stable at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.)

Good luck!
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ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Arturo Stable

Read "Take Five With Arturo Stable" reviewed by Arturo Stable

Meet Arturo Stable:

The winds of change are blowing through the Latin jazz world. Increasingly, they are as fresh as they are strong, signaling the emergence of new stylistic directions for the venerable genre and the arrival of the idiom's next generation of innovators and leaders. In the vanguard of the movement's most talented young ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Enter the "Motema 3-CD" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

Enter the "Motema 3-CD" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Motema 3-CD giveaway contest starting today. Five winners will win all three CD's listed below at the conclusion of the contest on March 25th. Click here to enter the contest (Following Gregory Porter at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck!
Your Friends at Motema Music


ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Elio Villafranca and Arturo Stable: Dos Y Mas

Read "Dos Y Mas" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist Elio Villafranca and percussionist Arturo Stable have the world at their fingertips. They originally hail from Cuba, where they received classical training and soaked in the sounds of the people before coming Stateside. But they don't limit their vision to their mutual point of origin. Spain, the Middle East and Africa, along with the sounds ...