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Hilton Ruiz

If there was a pianist who personified the term "Latin Jazz" it would have to be Hilton Ruiz. His knowledge, ability and technical skill in bop, blues, stride, avant garde, his innate talent for the Afro Cuban montuno,and his fusing of the genres made for a unique style that was all his own. Born in New York City in 1952,of Puerto Rican parents, Hilton Ruiz was a piano prodigy who by the age of five was appearing on local television, playing church organ, and performing at Carnegie Hall by the time he was eight. After lifelong classical training he under took personal training under the great Mary Lou Williams

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Marion Brown, Dave Burrell: Live at the Black Musicians' Conference, 1981

Read "Live at the Black Musicians' Conference, 1981" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Nell'aprile del 1981 presso la University of Massachusetts Amherst si tenne la Black Music Conference, settimana di concerti, workshop, letture che vide coinvolti studenti, insegnanti musicisti. La serata del dieci aprile prevedeva come apertura il duo Marion Brown e Hilton Ruiz, ma la defezione all'ultimo minuto del pianista di origine portoricana portò sul palcoscenico Dave Burrell, ...

Meet Luis Torregrosa

Read "Meet Luis Torregrosa" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Dr. Luis Torregrosa has been a Super Fan for as long as he can remember; you could even say his love of music is no less than a calling. Based in Trenton, MI (our first Super Fan outside of New York!), Luis has spent the last 45 years of his life not only enjoying the music ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Harlem Hieroglyphs - A Jazz, Blues, And Ballads Concert With The Jay Hoggard Quartet On Saturday, November 19 At Fieldston School Student-Faculty Lounge (Bronx, NY)

Harlem Hieroglyphs - A Jazz, Blues, And Ballads Concert With The Jay Hoggard Quartet On Saturday, November 19 At Fieldston School Student-Faculty Lounge (Bronx, NY)

Jay Hoggard and his quartet will perform ballads, bop, and blues, and music that blends jazz and gospel roots with African Marimba rhythms on Saturday, November 19 at 8:00pm at Fieldston School Student-Faculty Lounge, 3901 Fieldston Road in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Music for the concert, written by Hoggard, is on his newest two-disk ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Wynton Marsalis Quintet at The Palace Theater

Read "Wynton Marsalis Quintet at The Palace Theater" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Wynton Marsalis Quintet The Palace Theater Stamford, CT April 30, 2016 There are expectations baked into a live performance from the caliber of a Wynton Marsalis. An artist who has won a Pulitzer Prize for Music, nine GRAMMY awards, serves as the Director of Jazz studies at Juilliard and is actively ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Burt Eckoff: A Pianist's Close Encounters With the Greats of Jazz

Read "Burt Eckoff: A Pianist's Close Encounters With the Greats of Jazz" reviewed by Idelle Nissila-Stone

Active in the jny: New York City jazz scene since the 1960s, pianist Burt Eckoff played with many jazz greats, among them Howard McGhee, Maynard Ferguson, Art Blakey, Sonny Stitt and Archie Shepp. He is known for exceptional artistry in his work with vocalists Dionne Warwick, The Drifters, Eddie Jefferson, and most importantly Dakota Staton, with ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

New Biopic Documentary On Mary Lou Williams Features Carmen Lundy

New Biopic Documentary On Mary Lou Williams Features Carmen Lundy

Critically-acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, producer and musician Carmen Lundy will be featured in the upcoming biopic documentary about Jazz Great Mary Lou Williams, The Lady Who Swings The Band, directed by filmmaker Carol Bash which premiered at The Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles February 6th. In addition to speaking on film, Carmen also performs the ...

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Live - Budapest '92

Featuring the music of Hilton Ruiz
Duration: 10:49

From a '92 Budapest Hungary Concert - featuring : Hilton Ruiz: piano;Horváth Kornél: percussion;Snétberger Ferenc: acoustic guitar; László Attila: electric guitar;Adam Cruise:drums; Mike Mossman: trumpet;David Friedman: vibraphone; Anthony Jackson: bass guitar;James Moody:sax, flute, vocal;

Take Five With Michelle Pollace

Read "Take Five With Michelle Pollace" reviewed by Michelle Pollace

Meet Michelle Pollace:Michelle Pollace is a composer and performing musician of Latin jazz, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Michelle's arrangements of jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban standards are original, and her own compositions honor the roots of the music while adding a new voice. Her band's performances at the 2010 and 2011 San ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Drummer Alan Nelson @ Arch St. Friends Phila. Thursday March 21st!

Drummer Alan Nelson @ Arch St. Friends Phila. Thursday March 21st!

Jazz Bridge in Old City Philadelphia! presents drummer Alan Nelson at Arch Street Friends Meeting House — 4th and Arch Street in Philadelphia — on Thursday, March 21st. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30. Information: 215-517-8337. It’s for good reason that Alan Nelson is often ...


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