Musicians lead grass roots recovery in Puerto Rico

Based on our first hand experience with the Red Cross and other “all purpose” fundraisers in New York (9/11) and New Orleans (Katrina), we recommend people do deep research before they send money to organizations to help.

After a great deal of study and thought, we have been recommending the PRIMA Fund which makes direct grants to musicians in Puerto … Read more

West Side Story Reimagined

Composed by Leonard Bernstein for Broadway 60 years ago, West Side Story has proven to be one of the 20th century’s most durable musical creations.

This March 17, 2018, Bobby Sanabria’s Multiverse, made up of some of the finest musicians working in New York City today, will be performing a “reimagined” version of the work’s timeless melodies using the … Read more

Louis Marks and Ropeadope Records

Interview with Louis Marks

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Jazz on the Tube’s Ken McCarthy interviews Louis Marks of Ropeadope Records, an artist-friendly, jazz-friendly label in “East Philly” that’s blazing new trails in the art and science of connecting musicians with audiences via recorded music.

Louis and Ken discuss one of the label’s recent projects, a self-produced masterpiece … Read more

Eddie Palmieri and Sabiduría

Bad news: The performance series referred to in this interview has come and gone.

Good news: Brian Pace does a great job capturing what you missed and weaves the music together with illuminating conversation with the maestro.

If you don’t already know the music of Eddie Palmieri, now’s the time to get acquainted with him.

If you do know him, … Read more

Music scene in Puerto Rico (February, 2018)

Interview with Jorge Andrés Ferreras

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Electricity has been largely restored in San Juan. Schools, hotels, restuarants and many arts and music venues have reopened. (The rest of the island is another story.)

In this call with Jorge Andrés Ferreras, guitarist with the Puerto Rico-based band “Sr. Langosta”, Jazz on the Tube gets an update on … Read more