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Guitarist Gabriel Vicéns Releases New Album “The Way We Are Created” | LISTEN!

Gabriel Vicéns blends Jazz and Puerto Rican Rhythms in his New Album, “The Way We Are Created”
The guitarist expands his musical expression by mixing bomba and plena rhythms from his native Puerto Rico with his unique brand of Jazz.
“The Way We Are Created,” the third album from the brilliant New York City-based musician Gabriel Vicéns, offers a detailed picture of his multiple talents. It portrays the evolution of his own voice, not only as a guitarist but as a composer and conceptualist as well.

Alfredo Rodriguez & Munir Hossn Releases New Single “Que Será” | LISTEN!

Cuban Pianist and Composer Alfredo Rodriguez
Partners with Longtime Musical Collaborator
Munir Hossn Offer Solace to the World
with New Single, “Que Será”
Available Now via Mack Avenue Records
Since the 16th century, the phrase “que será” has served as a motto for human existence in times of uncertainty. Not knowing the next step or the outcome of an unexpected situation can place anyone’s mind into a frenzy, making hope and optimism far from the first thought.

Cuban Pianist Chucho Valdés Opens his Online Music Academy | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

Cuban Pianist and Composer Chucho Valdés
Opens his Online Music Academy
Before devoting himself entirely to a career in music as a pianist and composer, Chucho Valdés studied to become a teacher. His admiration for his uncle Emilio’s vocation, who was an important educator in Cuba, led him to attend teacher training school with the goal of becoming an educator.

The Monterey Jazz Festival Releases Never Before Shared Commission Performances | “Evolution of a Groove: The Monterey Commissions”

Evolution of a Groove: The Monterey Commissions
The Monterey Jazz Festival Releases Never Before Shared Commission Performances
Monterey, Calif., February 17, 2021: The Monterey Jazz Festival is excited to announce the release of Evolution of a Groove: the Monterey Commissions a brand-new series of never before shared commissioned performances from the Monterey Jazz Festival archives.

UK Jazz Vocalist Clare Foster Releases New Album “Kumbhaka” | LISTEN!

Noted London, UK Jazz Vocalist
Releases her exciting Latin-infused recording
TORONTO – LONDON, UK – NEW YORK CITY – February 1, 2021 – With the global release of her latest recording, London-based, international jazz vocalist CLARE FOSTER has interwoven a glorious celebration of “The Great American Songbook” with unique arrangements and instrumentation that magically incorporate Latin-American motifs and rhythms with a number of beloved “standards”. She has also included three fine original compositions.

Jazz Legend Joe Chambers to Release New Album “Samba De Maracatu” on Feb. 26th, 2021 | LISTEN to New Single “Never Let Me Go”!

On February 26, the venerated multi-instrumentalist and composer Joe Chambers will release Samba de Maracatu, a notable Blue Note Records return for a significant figure in the label’s history.

Vocalist Andy James to Release New Album “Tu Amor” on Jan. 22nd, 2021 | LISTEN!

Cosmopolitan Vocalist Andy James Explores an Exhilarating Range of Latin Jazz Influences on
Tu Amor set for January 22 on Le Coq Records
Boasting Colorful Arrangements by Pianist Bill Cunliffe,
Tu Amor Features an All-Star Ensemble including
Alex Acuña, John Patitucci, Vinnie Colaiuta,
Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Terell Stafford, John Beasley,
Rick Margitza and Bob Sheppard
Two great passions have shared the heart of Andy James throughout her life: jazz singing and Flamenco dance.

Bassist Mauricio Morales to Release New Album “Luna” on Feb. 26th, 2021

Bassist/Composer Mauricio Morales
Presents His Debut Album, Luna
Available February 26, 2021 via Outside in Music
In offering up their debut albums, many jazz musicians tend to embark on a safe, easy road, rarely breaking the standard norms and adhering cautiously to a straight-ahead, standards-packed pathway.

Pianist Harold López-Nussa to Release New Album “Te Lo Dije” on Aug. 28th, 2020 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

Pianist/Composer Harold López-Nussa Defies
Expectations and Captures the Soul of
Modern Cuba in His Vibrant New Album Te Lo Dije
AVAILABLE TOMORROW via Mack Avenue Records
Walk the streets of Havana on any day and you’ll hear the soul of Cuba: music pouring from private homes and bustling restaurants, windows rattling with the parties thrown inside, nightclubs pulsing with throngs of people dancing.