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Steve Sandberg Quartet: Alaya

Read "Alaya" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The best word to sum up pianist Steve Sandberg's work is expansive. If his own performance history doesn't make that point clearly enough--he's hobnobbed with Brazilian music royalty like the Gilberto clan, made his mark on the salsa world by working with artists like Ruben Blades and Celia Cruz, touched down time and again in the ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2016: The Year in Jazz

Read "2016: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2016 bubbled with events and initiatives to strengthen jazz's place in American and world culture, as well as a variety of venue openings, closings and cancellations. Jazz hit the silver screen in many ways throughout the year, and International Jazz Day continued to thrive--complete with a major all-star concert at the White House. Pop ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Montreux Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Montreux Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Montreux Jazz Festival 2016
Various Venues
jny: Montreux, Switzerland
July 9-12, 2016

No matter at what point, or for how long you dipped into the Montreux Jazz Festival during the seventeen days of its 50th edition, the sense of history was palpable. Charles Lloyd was present, just as he ...

Conjunto Sabrosura: Hecho En Puerto Rico

Read "Hecho En Puerto Rico" reviewed by James Nadal

Salsa music is intended for dancing. Long before festivals and concerts became the norm, this music was spawned in nightclubs where people went to dance. The virtuosity of the musicians was taken for granted, and they were expected to deliver an established set of no-nonsense entertainment for the paying customers. Conjunto Sabrosura is an intense salsa ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Xiomara Laugart: Tears And Rumba

Read "Tears And Rumba" reviewed by James Nadal

Despite over fifty years of political turmoil leading to a ludicrous embargo, the music of Cuba has thrived and is as vibrant as ever. Though many premier Cuban artists have gone into cultural exile in America and abroad, they continue to seek inspiration from and expand upon the music of their homeland, continually performing it around ...

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2014: The Year in Jazz

Read "2014: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2014 turned out to be a year noteworthy for its numbers. Newport turned 60, Blue Note turned 75, International Jazz Day's third edition featured 900 events in more than 190 countries. The jazz world lost seven of its NEA Jazz Masters, and jny: New Orleans trumpeter Lionel Ferbos died at 103. Sad but not ...

Pete Rodriguez: Caminando con papi

Read "Caminando con papi" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Una questione antica e irrisolta della psicologia riguarda il peso che l'ambiente o la dimensione biologia hanno nel determinare ciò che siamo. Nella storia della disciplina si è dato preminenza all'uno o all'altro fattore, con posizioni talvolta radicali con innatisti e comportamentisti in aperto conflitto. Se poi andiamo nel campo artistico il discorso si complica ancor ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Last Hawthorne Park Concert: Venissa Santi Thurs. Sept. 19th

Last Hawthorne Park Concert:  Venissa Santi Thurs. Sept. 19th

The Jazz at Hawthorne Park series concludes with the LAST FREE summer concert of the season at 12th and Catharine Streets in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 19th featuring the Venissa Santi Quartet. Bring a chair and prepare to groove with her Afro-Cuban band. Spend a glorious early evening concert in one of the finest parks the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pacific Mambo Orchestra: Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Read "Pacific Mambo Orchestra" reviewed by Edward Blanco

San Francisco's premier Latin big band launches its self-titled Pacific Mambo Orchestra (PMO) debut barely two years after pianist Christian Tumalan and trumpeter Steffen Kuehn founded the 19-piece ensemble. A festival favorite and fixture in the Bay Area, the PMO is a sizzling modern day Latin salsa jazz orchestra built to revisit the big band sounds ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Backbeat Books Publishes "Mambo Diablo: My Journey With Tito Puente" by Joe Conzo with David A. Perez

Tito Puente was more than a flamboyant percussionist; he was a multi-instrumentalist, a gifted composer and arranger, and one of the finest bandleaders of the last century. Mambo Diablo: My Journey with Tito Puente (Backbeat Books, $29.99) by Joe Conzo with David A. Pérez chronicles the remarkable life of the popular and combative King of Latin Music, ...


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