Benefit for Puerto Rico

A preview of some of the magic you’ll see at the Benefit.

Conga master Candido (age 96) surprises the crowd with his rarely-seen bass and cowbell skills.

October 23, 2017. New York City. Benefit for Puerto Rico

Bobby Sanabria explains what’s in store for the audience this Monday, October 23 at Poisson Rouge in New York City: an unprecedented meeting … Read more

Puerto Rico and America’s “soul” musicians of the Caribbean

A program from Afro Pop about the long history of Puerto Rico’s musical contributions to the world.

Hosted by Ned Sublette.

Essential listening for anyone who wants to fully understand the history of America’s music.

Upcoming event to benefit Puerto Rico (below)

Jazz and Latin greats come out to help Puerto Rico.

The event is being organized by Bobby Sanabria … Read more

Camilo Moreira from Cuba in the Bronx with Bobby Sanabria
(Camilo Moreira de Cuba en el Bronx con Bobby Sanabria)


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Restoring the Bronx-Cuba Music Connection

August 2017, Jazz on the Tube brought Havana jazz educator Camilo Moreira to New York City and the Bronx to experience US jazz and meet his Latin jazz “uncles” and “cousins” in the U.S. first hand for the first time. (Camilo has been up before but always with … Read more

Ray Santos – Big Band Master

A Bronx Tale…

A Nuyorican, Ray Santos grew up next to a synagogue where he marveled at the sounds of the cantor, listened to Machito on the kitchen radio, and was bowled over the first time he heard Coleman Hawkins’ “Body and Soul” on a friend’s record player.

Meet the man who put the big band sound in Afro-Cuban music.… Read more

Bobby Sanabria


“Bobby Sanabria is equally adept at the swinging big band sounds of drummers Buddy Rich and Louis Bellson along with another boyhood hero, fusion pioneer Billy Cobham and timbale titan Tito Puente.”
– Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times

BOBBY SANABRIA – drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, recording artist, producer, filmmaker, conductor, educator, activist, multi-cultural warrior and multiple Grammy nominee – has … Read more