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Born in Bani, Dominican Republic, Alex Diaz began playing music at an early age. At age 10 he enrolled at Jose Reyes Music School in his hometown. Soon he was lead snare drum in his town’s Municipal Band under Professor Amable Botello. A couple of years later he found himself performing with local bands such as Nina El Gago, Yeyen y su Bajo, Los Antillanos del Sabor, among other popular bands of the region. At age 16 he joined the group Los Juveniles del Sabor, whose lead vocalists were Ruby Perez and Aramis Camilo, considered among the best in the country. He continued to perform with local acts such as Julita del Rio and Sonido Latino. In 1980 a young Alex relocated to New York City to try out the scene

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Eric Alexander: Song of No Regrets

Read "Song of No Regrets" reviewed by Peter J. Hoetjes

On Song of No Regrets, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander decides to keep things fresh with a Latin beat and a couple unexpected guests. Having worked so prolifically for so long (he's got more than 160 recordings to his name both solo and as a sideman), it's inevitable that Alexander would have more than a few preferred ...

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Eric Alexander: Song of No Regrets

Read "Song of No Regrets" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Eric Alexander, who has been wielding as impressive a tenor saxophone as anyone on the scene for more than two decades, returns to the studio for what seems the umpteenth time with an abundant stockpile of point-blank pleasures on Song of No Regrets, an essentially Latin-grooved session that leaves room on the first two numbers for ...

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4th Edition South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest - Tributes "El Comandante" Mario Rivera Set for October 17

4th Edition South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest  - Tributes "El Comandante" Mario Rivera Set for October 17

In October 2012, Landestoy Enterprises presented a completely new and exiting concept from the Dominican Republic: The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest. A multicultural event that brought to Florida the best Jazz currently being made by musicians in the Dominican Republic as well as Dominicans living in the United States. October of this year is just ...

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Jazz With Dominican Accents and Flavours Back in South Florida

In October 2012, Landestoy Enterprises presented a completely new and exiting concept from the Dominican Republic: The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest. A multicultural event that brought to Florida the best Jazz currently being made by musicians in the Dominican Republic as well as Dominicans living abroad. At this event, Miami witnessed the Jazz proposals from ...

Beyond 145th Street

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2012
Track listing: Yesterdays; Unit Seven; Santo Domingo; Catarey Meren Jam; All Or Nothing At All; El Tigerazo del Bebop; Ginza Samba; El Comandante; Beyond 145th Street.

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South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest Presents Dominican Accents and Flavours to South Florida

South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest Presents Dominican Accents and Flavours to South Florida

South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest presents Dominican accents and flavours to South Florida. Next Friday, October 19th at 8:00pm the first version of The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest will be held. The event will be inaugurated by the creators of Festival - Jazz en Dominicana & Landestoy Enterprises, they will be accompanied by the Mayor ...

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A Dominican Trifecta To Be On Stage At The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest

A Dominican Trifecta To Be On Stage At The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest

Recently Jazz en Dominicana and Landestoy Enterprises informed that in Miami on Friday, October 19th, during the celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month, they will be presenting - The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest. A multicultural event will bring to Florida the best jazz being performed by musicians in the Dominican Republic and Dominicans living abroad. The ...

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Jazz With Dominican Accents and Flavours In South Florida

Jazz With Dominican Accents and Flavours In South Florida

Jazz en Dominicana and Landestoy Enterprises inform that in the coming month of October, during the celebrations of Hispanic Heritage, will be presenting - in Miami - a completely new and exciting concept from the Dominican Republic: The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest. This multicultural event will bring to Florida the best jazz being performed by ...

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Alex Diaz: Beyond 145th Street

Read "Beyond 145th Street" reviewed by James Nadal

Merengue, the national music of the Dominican Republic ferociously driven by percussive provincial rhythms such as pambiche, perico ripiao, el maco, guinchao and palo, is the natural choice for conga master Alex Diaz to blend his native roots with jazz improvisation in Beyond 145th Street . Diaz and featured saxophonist Ivan Renta continue ...


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