Ignacio Cervantes – “Danzas Cubanas”

Pianist Cuban-Canadian Beatriz Boizan performs selections from “Danzas Cubanas” (Cuban Dances) by Ignacio Cervantes (1847-1905)

Born in Cuba and raised in the eastern city of Baracoa, Boizan emigrated to Canada at 20.

If Cervantes’ music sounds reminiscent of Scott Joplin (1867/68-1917), the influence flowed in the opposite direction. Joplin was born 21 years after Cervantes into a world where Cuban … Read more

07/17 – 07/23: Jazz on the Tube Weekly Review

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ray Copeland Day
Video link: http://www.jazzonthetube.com/page/26925.html

Happy Birthday Ben Riley
Video link: http://www.jazzonthetube.com/page/26930.html

Lionel Ferbos Day
Video link: http://www.jazzonthetube.com/page/26960.html

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Happy Birthday Chico Freeman
Video link: http://www.jazzonthetube.com/page/26935.html

Louis Armstrong: Live In Stockholm
Video link: http://www.jazzonthetube.com/page/28529.html

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

NEW – “Let Me Off Uptown” Gene Krupa And His OrchestraRead more

Bruce Conforth and the real Robert Johnson

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Musician, educator and historian Bruce Conforth introduces us to the real Robert Johnson.

Far from the one-dimensional “native genius” he is often portrayed as, Robert Johnson was a well read, well traveled, versatile artist whose genius was no accident.

Dead at the age of 26, in his short life Johnson’s art left an indelible … Read more

Charlie Palmieri teaches the kids

We discovered this gem in the middle of a documentary about Puerto Rican culture in New York.

The late great Charlie Palmieri (1927 – 1988) does what so many great musicians have done – and continue to do – over the years: teaching the next generation.

That’s why we have the great music we do.

Interviews about Latin music education … Read more

Mambo Potpourri

I was thinking of calling this one “What happens when money is invested in music education.” I was also thinking of calling it “The Universality of Afro-Cuban Music.”

You’re looking at the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra.

New Brunswick is a province in the country of Canada. It has less than a million people total and a good number of them … Read more