Maraca & his Latin Jazz All Stars

The deeper you dive into Cuban music, the more amazing it reveals itself to be.

Sometimes I have to ask myself is Cuba a country – or an alternate universe?

How can such a small country – with less people than Ohio – generate so much musical accomplishment?

Notice: I don’t day “talent.”

Talent is a dime a dozen. Realization … Read more

The “secret” of Cuban music

The members of the group Los Terry talk about two things:

1. The musical instrument the chekere

2. The training that master musicians in Cuba receive which is unique in the world

Tell me where else on the planet musicians master classical music, local popular music, indigenous music, religious music and jazz.

There’s a reason Cubans have had such a … Read more

The Grand Ultimate “Latin Meets Jazz” Summit

This montage of the October 23 Benefit for Puerto Rico at Poisson Rouge (the old Village Gate) was created and contributed by the very talented Garbriel Moreno of Tableaux Multimedia.

Select video of the actual concert will be coming soon. Watch for it here.


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Jazz and

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Inspired by Cuba – Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland

Musicians love Cuba.

Gershwin took a two-week holiday in Havana in February 1932 and came back with this.

The work, under the original title “Rumba”, later named “Cuban Overture”, received its première at New York’s now-demolished Lewisohn Stadium 16 August 16,1932, as part of an all-Gershwin program held by New York Philharmonic.

The concert was a huge success. As Gershwin … Read more

Salsa meets jazz for the benefit of Puerto Rico

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– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

Go to Cuba with Jazz on the Tube as your guide:
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