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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

23rd Punta Del Este Jazz Festival In Uruguay (Fourth Night)

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On January 6, the fourth and final night of the 23rd Punta del Este Jazz Festival in Uruguay featured pianist Aaron Diehl's trio including bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Quincy Davis as well as the duo of vocalist Nnenna Freelon and guitarist Chico Pinheiro. Alto saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera also presented The Music of Chick ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Paquito D’Rivera Quintet at the Regattabar

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Paquito D'Rivera Quintet
Regattabar
Cambridge, MA
October 19, 2018

For over four decades, Paquito D'Rivera has been an institution in the global music scene. Flitting between jazz, latin, and classical music since he was a boy studying at the Havana Conservatory of Music, he's logged thousands of miles, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joan Torres's All Is Fused: Of The Musical

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Bassist Joan Torres's journey as a musician led him to many interesting places. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he gravitated towards bass at an early age and attended several Berklee College of Music programs as a high school student. It was through one of these that Torres met world-renowned bassist Oscar Stagnaro, whom he counts ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Afro Bop Alliance Big Band: Revelation

Read "Revelation" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Revelation is the sixth recording by drummer Joe McCarthy's sixteen-year-old Afro Bop Alliance (the last three by the big band after three by smaller incarnations), the first that has come this way for review. As McCarthy's stalwart ensemble is based in the Washington, D.C. area, the supposition is that a number of topnotch armed services musicians ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Dan Moretti & Brazilia Featuring Greg Abate And Oscar Stagnaro Live At Chan's on April 9th

Dan Moretti & Brazilia Featuring Greg Abate And Oscar Stagnaro Live At Chan's on April 9th

Rhode Island Jazz saxophone greats Dan Moretti and Greg Abate (RI Hall of Fame 2016) will hit Chan’s in Woonsocket for a 20 year reunion celebrating the Latin-Jazz recording Dan Moretti & Brazilia Live at Chans on Saturday April 9th, 2016 at 8 pm. Call 401-765-1900 or visit chanseggrollsandjazz.com for tickets. The original Brazilia CD was recorded in ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Music Education Monday: A Latin jazz bass clinic with Oscar Stagnaro

Music Education Monday: A Latin jazz bass clinic with Oscar Stagnaro

Unless you follow Latin jazz and/or jazz education fairly closely, you might not know Oscar Stagnaro by name, but the veteran bassist has the knowledge and the chops to rank with the best in the business. A native of Peru, Stagnaro has been a professor at Berklee College of Music since 1988, and has written three books ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave Liebman: Ceremony

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The most distinguished characteristic of Afro-Caribbean music--as well as its greatest contribution to the jazz idiom--has been the drums. If we take this one step further, the Afro-Cuban tradition of drumming has had the highest degree of influence, and has been readily identifiable, since the Latin dance crazes of the mid twentieth century brought these diverse ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave Liebman: Ceremony

Read "Ceremony" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

This exciting new album returns to the haunting evocative beauty of the origins of jazz rhythms but has a contemporary feeling infused into it by very sophisticated players of contemporary jazz and Latin music who give the album a special shine. While jazz matured within an eclectic mix of American music ranging from marching bands to ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Snow Owl

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Meet Snow Owl:

Juan Garcia-Herreros, also known by his stage name Snow Owl, is a world-renowned electric bassist. He has performed with world famous stars like Elton John, Al Jarreau, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and Christina Aguilera with his electric six-string contrabass guitar. Garcia-Herreros has been honored with numerous prestigious awards. His work and virtuosity ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alex Brown: Pianist

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With a little help from Cuban-born saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera the jazz world heralds the entrance of 22 year-old Alex Brown, capturing but a glimpse of his talents on a monster recording debut simply entitled Pianist. It was actually D'Rivera's bassist, Oscar Stagnaro,who began to gig with pianist around the Boston area, ultimately introducing Brown to D'Rivera, ...