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A Fulbright scholar from Cali, Colombia, Leila Cobo is a classical pianist, novelist, TV host and executive Editor for Latin Content and Programming for Billboard. Ms. Cobo is considered one of the country’s leading experts in Latin music and under her tenure, Billboard has expanded its coverage of Latin Music to unprecedented levels both on its print and digital platforms. Ms. Cobo also works closely with broadcast partner Telemundo on the Billboard Latin Music Awards and programs the yearly Billboard Latin Music Conference, the largest gathering of the Latin music industry in the U.S., and hosts its renown exclusive “Q&A’s” with Latin music's biggest stars, which have included Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony and Enrique Iglesias
There is nothing cartoonish about Cartoon Bebop, the newest release by composer/arranger Dan Bonsanti's band, The 14 Jazz Orchestra. The album is a swinging, contemporary take on jazz compositions by modern masters. This is the third release by the group, following The Future Ain't What It Used to Be (2018) and Nothing Hard Is Ever Easy ...
by Ken Franckling
The COVID-19 pandemic put the jazz world in a tailspin, just like the world at large, in 2020. And there is plenty of uncertainty going into the new year about what new normal: might emerge from the darkness. International Jazz Day, like so many other things, became an online virtual event this time around. Pianist Keith ...
International Award-Winning Jazz Vocalist Nicole Henry Celebrates Her 8th Annual Winter Concert – Now A Virtual Worldwide Event To Benefit Miami Music Project
Internationally acclaimed jazz recording artist Nicole Henry will premiere her virtual concert I Sing Because I'm Happy” on Saturday, December 19th at 8pm EST supported by presenting sponsor Savage Ticket. This 8th Annual Winter Concert, which benefits Miami Music Project, a 501(c)(3), will be filmed live from Pinecrest Gardens—a tropical oasis and beautiful outdoor concert venue ...
Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed vocalists. Ms. Henry possesses a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. Her repertoire includes the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz titles, contemporary' standards, blues, and originals; while her accompaniment ranges from a simple jazz trio to a full big band. Ms. Henry's passionate, soulful voice and heartfelt charisma have earned her a 2013 Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance," three Top-10 U.S
Jazz radio host and All About Jazz contributor Ed Blanco, in May 2020 celebrates 13 years as producer and host of Jazz Café, an early Sunday morning jazz show on WDNA, 88.9FM in Miami, Florida. Beginning on Mother’s Day of 2007, Ed has been playing and promoting some of the best in straight ahead jazz presenting ...
What do you call a conglomerate of diverse, talented multi-instrumentalists and composers? You call them “The Smoogies” — a musical smoothie blended with a lot of culture, life experience and most certainly ‘a vibe’. The Smoogies band is comprised of Harvel Nakundi (drums/percussion), Dion Kerr (bass), Vaughn Henry (keys/vocals) and David Chiverton (drums), all formally trained musicians hailing from South Florida. Each member has served interchangeably as leader and accompanist to a variety of performing acts around the world with repertoires spanning across multiple genres. Harvel (J
by David Einhorn
A critic in jny: Chicago in September 2016 raved about multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan's performance at the Jazz Showcase but said that Ira erred" in lecturing the audience not to applaud after solos. It sounded like the critic had never heard Ira perform live before, because saying he erred" suggested that at a given moment Ira misspoke" ...
Lucas Apostoleris is a composer and drummer currently residing in Miami, FL. In addition to writing music for his own ensemble, Lucas has recently written arrangements for the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra in Ft. Myers, FL, and for the prestigious Airmen of Note Air Force big band. He performs regularly as a drummer, primarily in the Miami area. His debut album, "Chronicle," was released in June.
Soft spoken by nature, South Florida-bred ROOSEVELT COLLIER does his hollering on the pedal steel guitar. Brought up in the "sacred steel" tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances. Seated front and center, "The Dr." leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work on the pedal steel. At festivals, he is a regular "Artist at Large," performing alongside many of music's most prestigious acts, from the Allman Brothers, Tedeschi-Trucks, Los Lobos , the Del McCoury Band and countless others