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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– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube


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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

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 by Eddie … Read more