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Melvin Quinones

Melvin Quinones, also known as Melvin Llord, started studying saxophone by age 11, with the idea of someday playing in the local church's band. He never made it to that group, but that didn't discourage him from his passion for music. By the age of 15, he was recording music with local bands and slowly gaining popularity as one of the best sax players in western Puerto Rico. At 17, his talent was discovered by Andrew Ruiz, one of the most popular band directors in Puerto Rico, who quickly extended him an invitation to play with international Latin star Wilkins. At a young age, he shared the stage with Puerto Rico’s finest artists, such as Marc Anthony, Ednita Nazario and Gilberto Santarrosa, among others. He joined the 248th Army Band at 19

Bobby Ramirez

In 2018, Bobby Ramirez celebrated 40 years as a performing artist and community service. Virtuoso Cuban musician, flutist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, vocalist and educator, Maestro Bobby Ramirez was born in Camajuani, Santa Clara, Cuba. His father was a black mulato of African heritage and mother a descendant of Spanish European heritage. For more than four decades, his style has been distinctive and unique, forming a perfect harmony between the rhythms of his Cuban Creole heritage, Jazz, and classical music. Maestro Bobby Ramirez is a unique and charismatic artist that performs Cuban music (Danzón, Contradanzas, traditional Cuban dance music, and Afro-Cuban Jazz), and Jazz (swing, bebop, free jazz)

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From Jazz Noir to Technicolor, Jazz Vocalist Sylvia Brooks Reveals a Vivid Array of New Emotional Hues on her Gorgeous Third Album, "The Arrangement"

From Jazz Noir to Technicolor, Jazz Vocalist Sylvia Brooks Reveals a Vivid Array of New Emotional Hues on her Gorgeous Third Album, "The Arrangement"

With her first two critically acclaimed albums, jazz vocalist Sylvia Brooks introduced a sensuous jazz-noir sound redolent of femme fatales and tough guys, crooked deals and deep-shadowed urban nightscapes. But no great artist wants to be typecast, and with her third album, The Arrangement, she steps out of the mist and fog into the sunlight, where ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

A Conversation with Mike Mainieri

Read "A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" reviewed by Anthony Smith

The following is an excerpt from the chapter “A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" of Masters of the Vibes by Anthony Smith (Marimba Productions, 2017).

So you've been working on a new project this week?

Yes, just finishing some overdubs... it's a project I'm involved in with some friends, but I really can't ...

Meet Ari (ImpressARIo) Silverstein

Read "Meet Ari (ImpressARIo) Silverstein" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Some people are jazz aficionados. Then there's Ari Silverstein. Hooked from the moment he saw the light of jazz, was he content merely to listen? Not Impress-Ari-o! Once he was in, he was in all the way, from organizing concerts to getting his New York tour guide license in order to start shepherding tourists to his ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Abbey Rader Quartet with Kidd Jordan: Reunion

Read "Reunion" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Intrepid drummer Abbey Rader's second release in 2016, Reunion documents a stimulating live session at the, now sadly defunct, Performing Arts Exchange (PAX) in Miami. Iconoclastic jazzman and legendary saxophonist Kidd Jordan joins Rader and his quartet for this exhilarating improvisational set captured at the above mentioned venue on Halloween night of 2012.

The ...

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Robert Rodriguez "Melodies And Fantasies" Available on September 23

Robert Rodriguez "Melodies And Fantasies" Available on September 23

Debut Trio Recording: Featuring Hans Glawischnig & Marcus Gilmore Born in jny: New York City and raised in jny: Miami, Grammy Nominated pianist and composer Robert Rodriguez returned to NYC in 2000. Since his arrival in NYC, Robert had the opportunity to perform, collaborate and record with many legendary Jazz musicians including Arturo Sandoval, Ray Barretto, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Peter Ponzol and Abbey Rader: It's Time

Read "It's Time" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Reedman Peter Ponzol not only designs and makes unique mouthpieces for various saxophones he is also an imaginative improviser with a singular style. He and intrepid drummer Abbey Rader have a long history of collaboration spanning over four decades. On their 2016 It's Time they perform 11 intimate, original duets that are full of sublime mysticism ...

Various Artists: Tanbou Toujou Lou: Merengue, Kompa Kreyou, Vodou Jazz & Electric Folklore from Haiti (1960-1981)

Read "Tanbou Toujou Lou: Merengue, Kompa Kreyou, Vodou Jazz & Electric Folklore from Haiti (1960-1981)" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

For most listeners, Tanbou Toujou Lou: Merengue, Kompa Kreyou, Vodou Jazz & Electric Folklore from Haiti (1960-1981) will capture snapshots from a distant place--"the pearl of the Caribbean," Haiti. But for ALL listeners, it will capture snapshots from a distant, sometimes socially and politically turbulent, era.

Tanbou Toujou Lou illustrates the different colors ...

Artistry in Rhythm: Afro-Cuban Epiphany to Haitian Voodoo

Read "Artistry in Rhythm: Afro-Cuban Epiphany to Haitian Voodoo" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel
This Could Be That
Self-Produced
2016

This Could Be That celebrates the first decade of Brian Andres & his Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, which came together in 2007 in and around the jny: San Francisco Bay Area's Latin jazz hothouse. Music ...