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Cuba is not just another country with music.

It’s nothing less than the Mother Ship of Afro-Latin music.

With its habanera, danzon, son, rumba and mambo forms, Cuba has been as important to world music as the United States has been with its blues, jazz and rock and roll.

But getting information about the Cuban jazz scene is not easy…… Read more

Jazz in Cuba Calendar – January 16 to January 22, 2017


Corner Cafe (Calle C / 1ra y 3ra, Vedado)

Saturday, January 14:
David Torrens

Sunday, January 15:
Elaín Morales

Monday, January 16:
Jam Session


Jazz Café (Paseo Y Primra, Vedado)

Monday, January 16:
Julio Valdés & Pentajazz

Tuesday, January 17:
Ruy López Nussa

Wednesday, January 18:

Thursday, January 19:
Alexis Bosch & Proyecto Jazz Cubano

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Tata Güines (Federico Aristides Soto)

One of the highlights of my March 2016 trip to Cuba was visiting the small city of Güines, a major historical center of Cuba’s sugar industry, 50 kilometers southeast of Havana.

The city center has a beautiful town square and many handsome private homes and is the birthplace of not one but two Cuban music legends: Tata Güines and Arsenio … Read more

The Bomba and Plena of the South Bronx

Filmed October 9, 2016 at La Casita de Chema
If you can’t make it to Cuba, but you can make it to the Bronx…

At Jazz on the Tube we focus on Cuba, but the Caribbean is full of musical treasure islands: Trinidad, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and that’s just scratching the surface.

One place is particularly important to … Read more

Jane Bunnett’s Cuban Odyssey

Download the mp3 here

Ken talks with jazz veterans Jane Bunnett and Larry Cramer about their musical odyssey in Cuba which began over 30 years ago in 1982.

You will not find North Americans anywhere who have a deeper connection with the island, its music and its musicians.

If you’re at all interested in Cuba and its music, … Read more