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Oscar Hernandez

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Oscar Hernández has long been considered one of the most gifted and prominent pianist/ arrangers on the contemporary latin,latin-jazz and salsa music scene. Since its inception in the early 1980's, Oscar has been responsible for charting the musical course of the Rubén Blades Band. Increasingly in demand as a pianist, arranger and producer ,the Bronx native has produced such artists as Ruben Blades/Willie Colón "Carabali", Daniel Ponce, Rafael Dejesus, Eddie Torres, Phil Hernandez, Steve Kroon,etc. and has made a more personal statement with the debut CD's "Decision" and "Alternate Roots" by his band Seis Del Solar the Rubén Blades Band sans Rubén, and now with his Grammy Award nominated band ”The Spanish Harlem Orchestra”. In addition to being Rubén Blades pianist, arranger and musical director, Oscar Hernández has enjoyed a prolific musical career recording and performing with such world renown artists as Latin music king Tito Puente, Queen of Salsa Music Celia Cruz, Latin Pop Star Julio Iglesias, Juan Luis Guerra, Ray Barreto, Earl Klugh, Dave Valentin, Johnny Pacheco, Ismael Miranda, Pete "Conde" Rodriguez, Oscar De'leon, Luis "Perico" Ortiz, "Libre' "Grupo Folkorico Experimental", Willie Colón, Kirsty MacColl, etc....

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Article: Live Review

2021 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

Read "2021 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland" reviewed by John Chacona


Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland Cain Park September 11-12, 2021 Witnessing the moment-by-moment interaction between musicians is one of the sublime pleasures of attending a jazz concert. There were plenty of opportunities to do just that during the Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, but for me the sweetest such encounter didn't occur onstage. It happened between ...

Album

The Latin Jazz Project

Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2020
Track listing: Ritmo De Mi Gente; Bobo; Invitation; Acid Rain; Las Palmas; Silent Prayers; Round Midnight; Fort Apache; Latin Perspective; Joe And Oscar; Descarga De Jazz.

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Article: Album Review

Carol Welsman: Dance With Me

Read "Dance With Me" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Vocalist and pianist Carol Welsman always had an affinity for Latin rhythms and often included the element in her music. In fact, producing an album where the Latin side of jazz is the main focus has been a longtime dream that she finally fulfills on Dance with Me. The music is a delightful excursion into the ...

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Article: Album Review

Spanish Harlem Orchestra: The Latin Jazz Project

Read "The Latin Jazz Project" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


When last heard from, the salsa powerhouse Spanish Harlem Orchestra was celebrating fifteen years of playing together with Anniversary (ArtistShare, 2018). There have always been elements of Latin jazz in the group's music, and Artistic Director Oscar Hernández is a noted Latin jazz pianist, so it was only a matter of time until they presented a ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Oscar Hernandez, Louis Armstrong, Ron Carter and More

Read "Oscar Hernandez, Louis Armstrong, Ron Carter and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


Kicking off the 623rd Episode of Neon Jazz is a towering figure in the world of Latin Jazz, Mr. Oscar Hernández who teamed up with Alma LIbre with a cut off his latest album Love the Moment. From there, we hear from some of the biggest names in jazz, from Dave Miller and his trio to ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Veronica Swift, Fletcher Henderson, Fred Hersch and More

Read "Veronica Swift, Fletcher Henderson, Fred Hersch and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week we open with one of the hippest jazz singers on the planet, Veronica Swift with a track off an album that is charting very well. This sets a trend of an hour of music that will look into the very rather fluid and exciting state of today's jazz as we move on to Dan ...

Album

Lo Logre

Label: Roosvelt Cordova
Released: 2018
Track listing: Lo Logre

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News: Recording

Doug Beavers' Art Of The Arrangement Submitted For Grammy Nomination Consideration

Doug Beavers' Art Of The Arrangement Submitted For Grammy Nomination Consideration

Grammy Award winner Doug Beavers has been recognized as a leading trombonist and “an arranger of the first-class.” (Harvey Siders, JazzTimes). ArtistShare is proud to submit his exciting new recording, Art of the Arrangement for this year's Grammy nomination consideration. To celebrate musical arrangement as a unique and vital art form, Beavers has enlisted a dream ...

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One Day Soon

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Label: Origin Records
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