Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture Announces
A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey’
(Bronx, NY) – In the first ever retrospective of the life and legacy of one of the most important figures in Latin Jazz, The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces “Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey,’ a multi-day, in-depth examination of his career through concerts, panels, film, dance, and more.
Eddie Palmieri Announces First New Album Since 2006
*Grammy-Winning Music Icon Celebrates 80th Birthday With Release Of ‘Sabiduria’ featuring Donald Harrison Jr, Marcus Miller, Alfredo de la Fe, Joe Locke, Johnny Rivero, Ronnie Cuber and more*
Two Thousand Sixteen – A challenging year on planet Earth. We’ve honored many of our musical heroes, and reconsidered the value of music in our lives. The battles for justice and peace that have dominated the last 50 years have been brought to the forefront as we also question the values of our fast-moving world.
Brazilian Songstress Kenia Reunites Members of Her
First Band After Nearly Two Decades with On We Go –
Available August 12 on Mooka Records
For many jazz fans in the 1980s and ’90s, Kenia‘s singing was the gateway to contemporary Brazilian jazz and pop. She stood out from her compatriots because of her intimate, smooth vocals-subtle yet soulful-and her finesse with both American standards and Brazilian material. On We Go will entice a new generation of listeners, as it showcases Kenia at the top of her form with a seductive, polished vocal phrasing.
ALFI Records Releases Eponymous Album by Pianist Axel Tosca
NEW YORK, NY, February 25, 2016 - ALFI Records celebrates the release of “Axel Tosca,”a nine-track album of contemporary jazz with a global reach, composed and performed by Axel Tosca, the Cuban-born, New York-based piano virtuoso. Special guests on the album include Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums), James Genus (bass), Luisito Quintero (percussion) and Ron Blake (saxophone/flute). Release date: March 25; Pre-order date: February 26
Title: Celebrating John Coltrane (solo flute music)
Artist: Maestro Bobby Ramirez
Available for download on Amazon and iTunes
Maestro Bobby Ramirez performs a selection of some of the most popular music composed by Coltrane. “I always felt a deep spiritual connection with the music of John Coltrane”, says Ramirez. “His music goes beyond the ordinary; beyond musical boundaries.”
Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel’s third album “This Could Be That” is Available NOW on Amazon.
San Francisco’s popular Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, led by drummer Brian Andres, has completed their third album, “This Could Be That, ” with the majority of sessions recorded at Studio Trilogy with engineer Willie Samuels.
The album is the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel’s third recording, scheduled for a January 15th, 2016 release. A continuation of the hard hitting, modern Latin Jazz sound they’ve become known for, it features special guests Alex Acuna, Venissa Santi, John Santos, Louie Romero, Michael Spiro, Calixto Oviedo, Jesus Florido and Brian’s father, Mike Andres.
Contemporary Jazz Flautist Nestor Torres Releases “A Holiday Jam Session”
Available Now on iTunes and Amazon!
For quite a few years, every time the Holidays came around, my aunt Clara would always ask me when I was going to do a record of Christmas Carols. Finally, one Sunday afternoon I called some of my musician friends and asked them to come to the home studio of another friend for a Holiday Jam Session…Nestor Torres
ORQUESTA BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB® TO PERFORM AT THE WHITE HO– USE
Buena Vista Says “Hola” To The White House
The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® has been invited to perform at The White House on October 15th in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. A delegation of about 500 dignitaries and politicians from around the world will be hosted by President Barack Obama. As a historic shift in policy continues, the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® pays a visit to The White House as a reminder of the people’s close relationship with each other.
Blue Engine Records To Release Carlos Henriquez’s Debut Album
THE BRONX PYRAMID
on September 18, 2015
Henriquez and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to premiere music from The Bronx Pyramid at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in Bronx, NY on September 12
New York, NY – Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – On Tuesday, in an unprecedented exclusive announcement via Livestream, critically acclaimed bassist and Latin music master Carlos Henriquez announced he will release The Bronx Pyramid, his debut recording as a leader, on Blue Engine Records on September 18, 2015.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Live in Cuba
Blue Engine Records
Release: 21 August 2015
LIVE IN CUBA captures nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis and the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s dazzling first—and only—performances in Cuba, where they explored the profound connections between American jazz and Afro-Cuban music, from bebop to bolero and beyond.