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An undeniable creative force on the international jazz scene for the last two decades, drummer and composer Adam Cruz is best known for his work with Danilo Perez, Steve Wilson, David Sanchez and Edward Simon. Born in New York City in 1970, Cruz worked extensively with saxophonist David Sanchez and the Mingus Big Band during the 1990’s. He then toured briefly with Chick Corea, recording Origin - A Week at the Blue Note, and spent the end of the decade touring in a duo setting with guitarist Charlie Hunter. In recent years Cruz has forged a steady musical relationship with pianist Danilo Perez and is a member of the Danilo Perez Trio, which also features bassist Ben Street


Article: Live Review

John Patitucci Trio At The Jazz Forum

Read "John Patitucci Trio At The Jazz Forum" reviewed by Scott Lichtman

John Patitucci Trio The Jazz Forum Tarrytown, NY February 9, 2024 Elite bassist John Patitucci brought his trio to Tarrytown, NY, on Friday night. Known for his eclectic work over four plus decades with artists including Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, and scores of others, Patitucci, pianist David Virelles and drummer Adam ...



Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2023


Article: Multiple Reviews

Voice - Instrument Duos

Read "Voice - Instrument Duos" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Here are three examples of vocalists working in close partnership with either a pianist or guitarist, all producing excellent results. Edward Simon Femeninas ArtistShare 2023 Pianist Edward Simon gets sole credit on the cover of this album, but this is equally a feature for vocalist Magos Herrera ...


Article: Live Review

Umbria Jazz: mezzo secolo

Read "Umbria Jazz: mezzo secolo" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Umbria Jazz 2023 Varie sedi Perugia 7--16.7.2023 50 anni di Umbria Jazz e 90 del suo fondatore e direttore artistico Carlo Pagnotta: un evento unico, festeggiato con un'edizione veramente speciale, ricca di musica e di iniziative collaterali, che ha superato nella programmazione come nella partecipazione del pubblico i livelli degli ultimi ...


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La Flor de la Canela

Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2023
Duration: 3:46


Article: In Pictures

Edward Simon At SFJAZZ 2023

Read "Edward Simon  At SFJAZZ 2023" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Popular Venezuelan pianist Edward Simon performed at SFJAZZ's cozy Joe Henderson Lab in an intimate environment conducive to an evening of expressive music and stage presence. Simon and his talented group consisted of drummer Adam Cruz; bassist Reuben Rogers; and special guests percussionist Luis Quintero, and vocalist Magos Herrera from Mexico. On his new ...


The Extra Something

Label: CAM Jazz
Released: 2022
Track listing: Blue Afternoon; The Extra Something; Atoms; The Real You; Entropy; Song For Kenny; Five Plus Five


The Legend & I

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: But Not for Me; Crystal Silence; Autumn Leaves; Z-Mother Test Project; Skylark; Moog 1 ARP Project; You Go to My Head; Gliden Not Hadyn; Bonus Track- Crystal Silence.


Article: Album Review

Glenn Zottola & Chick Corea: The Legend & I

Read "The Legend & I" reviewed by Edward Blanco

There have been several musical tributes to the late great Armando Anthony “Chick" Corea since his untimely passing in February, 2021, mostly from fellow musicians. However, The Legend and I is an intimate musical portrait from LA multi-instrumentalist Glenn Zottola who just happened to be one of Corea's best long-time personal friends. As Zottola affirms “He ...


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