West Side Story Reimagined (NPR)

Maria Hinojosa talks with Bobby Sanabria about “West Side Story Reimagined.”

This is our fourth article about this piece.

We did one before the premier.

One before the free streaming performance at Dizzy’s in New York City.

One before the release of the CD and the free outdoor show at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park.

Why so much attention?… Read more

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Salsa Meets Jazz at the Village Gate…

One of the great shining episodes of American music history came to an abrupt end in 1993 when the Village Gate could not maintain in the ferocious Manhattan real estate market (such is the fate of so many creative venues in NYC.) . 

When exactly it started is hard to say, but in … Read more

West Side Story Reimagined

Interview with Bobby Sanabria

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What do you get when you combine Broadway’s most complex score from one of America’s greatest and most jazz-friendly composers with some of New York’s finest musicians and most imaginative arrangers playing for one of the world’s hippest jazz orchestras?

“West Side Story Reimagined” by Bobby Sanabria’s Multiverse Big Band.

We’ve … Read more

Benefit for Puerto Rico


Film: “From Mambo to Hip Hip”

The hidden contribution of Puerto Rican musicians to American popular culture

Post-Film Reception: Featuring music of Puerto Rico by DJ Manuel Blas

Saturday, August 4 at 2PM
Old Dutch Church
272 Wall Street
Kingston, NY

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Some details about this event

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Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente

I stumbled on this gem hidden in the Bill Boggs TV archive.

Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente explain and – then demonstrate – Latin jazz in 1979.

I bet you’ve never seen an Eddie Palmieri/Tito Puente duet before. (At the end Milt Hinton sneaks in off camera.)

Puerto Rican-American master musicians illuminating the art of Cuba.That’s a pretty good summary … Read more