Vocalist Douyé Embraces the African Roots That Underlie
American Jazz, Brazilian Samba, and Bossa Nova with
New Album, Quatro (Bossa Nova Deluxe)
Available April 5, 2019 via Rhombus Records
Ever since its creation nearly 60 years ago, bossa nova has been celebrated as a lyrical fusion of American jazz and Brazilian samba. The family tree of both of those musics, however, can be followed back to their African roots.
Saxophonist Isaac Edwards is inspired to “Begin Again”
The pop instrumental album mixing jazz, R&B, rock and gospel drops February 22 following the zesty Latin-jazz single, “Christina Christina,” which goes to radio on January 14.
SAN DIEGO (3 January 2019): Isaac Edwards finally reached a point in his life when he decided that he simply had to overcome past regrets in order to pursue his dream.
Two of Cuba’s Most Exciting and Innovative Artists
Join Forces as Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez
Release First Duo Album, Duologue
Album Features Wide-Ranging Original
Compositions, Cuban Classics, and Surprising Covers,
Produced by the Iconic Quincy Jones
Painted in the broadest of strokes, the stories of Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez may seem similar: both started life in Havana, discovered their gifts and passions for music and headed to the States,…
Music Icon Eddie Palmieri Announces New Album Mi Luz Mayor out Dec 7th
Featuring Special Guests Carlos Santana, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Herman Olivera
On December 7th the multi-Grammy Award winning pianist Eddie Palmieri will release Mi Luz Mayor, his second salsa album of the year on his newly launched imprint Uprising Music (through Ropeadope). Special guests on the album include Gilberto Santa Rosa, Herman Olivera, and Carlos Santana, who plays on the album’s third track “Mi Congo.”
Latin Jazz Icon Eddie Palmieri To Release New Album Full Circle
Album Out This Friday via Palmieri’s Newly Formed Label Uprising Music
A titan of Latin Jazz and Salsa music, Eddie Palmieri, known as “El Maestro,” is still making musical history. At 81 years old, the multi-Grammy Award winning pianist and music legend will release Full Circle on July 20th.
Legendary Bay Area percussionist Pete Escovedo returns with a brand-new album, Back to the Bay.
Watch New Video “Lets Stay Together” feat Singer Sy Smith Below!
“With this new project, I wanted to reach back and taste all those wonderful flavors of music that sadly aren’t as common as they used to be,” Escovedo asserts about his latest LP.
TOP CONTEMPORARY LATIN JAZZ SAXOPHONIST JESSY J CELEBRATES
10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH DYNAMIC NEW RECORDING
LIVE AT YOSHI’S RELEASED APRIL 27, 2018
(Los Angeles–May 3, 2018) It’s hard to believe a decade has past since top Latin jazz saxophonist Jessy J burst onto the scene with her debut chart-topping album Tequila Moon.
Javier Santiago Muses on Bi-Coastal Life,
Shedding Inhibitions, and Rising From the Ashes
on All Original New Album, Phoenix
“All throughout my life, I feel like I have gone through a series of personal deaths. I begin something new, a new life or a new community, then at some point there is an inevitable crash or fall — one that cleanses, renews and marks a turning point of change and growth.
Pianist Dayramir Gonzalez Releases Sophomore Album Portraying the Voyage of a Young Havana Native Exploring Cuban Sentiments Alongside the Vanguard Sounds of New York
Cuban pianist Dayramir Gonzalez (recently welcomed as a Yamaha Artist) has innovative style, energetic performance, and impressive diversity shining through on his upcoming album,
The Grand Concourse.
Jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar crafts a masterful celebration of Latin American music from a Brazilian perspective
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL (13 February 2018): Last July, pianist-composer-arranger Ricardo Bacelar jetted from his home in Brazil to Miami, the place he calls “the center of Latin music in the world,” where he gathered an ensemble of Latin American musicians to honor the roots of Brazilian music while incorporating each musician’s unique culture on a jazz-centered album.