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Although no one was honored at the ’99 edition of the Heineken Jazzfest (HJ), “Poncho” Sánchez certainly deserved the honor. Other than Ernesto “Tito” Puente, no one has ever gigged more as a Latin Jazz performer. Still today (6-’02), he is the most active Latin Jazz act in the world and sells better than most, if ...

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Eddie Palmieri , was the 1998 honoree of the Heineken Jazzfest (HJ). Scholarship was somewhat strained in this dedication as Palmieri’s work in jazz settings lags behind in import compared with other figures. Although it is obvious that his musical vocabulary is informed by jazz and his influence in Latin Jazz circles is a matter of ...

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Ray Barretto , who was performing jazz before he became known in Hispanic musical circles, was the Heineken Jazzfest (HJ) honoree of 1997. This edition of the HJ was held at the former grounds of a baseball park where it is said that Joshua Gibson, during the Negro Baseball League days, hit a ball more than ...