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.

Meanwhile…

Click here: The emergency in Puerto Rico is not over: How to help


Jazz and Latin music have been brothers for as long as jazz has been an art form

Jelly Roll Morton laid it out:

“If you can’t manage to put tinges of Spanish in your tunes, you will never be able to get the right seasoning, I call it, for jazz.”

In 1930, Don Azpiazu knocked down the doors of American popular music with The Peanut Vendor.

Machito and his musical hermano (and real life brother-in-law) Mario Bauzá kicked it into high gear with one of the greatest big bands ever to rock a jazz stage.

Then in 1947, thanks to an introduction by Bauzá, bepop pioneer Dizzy Gillespie teamed up with Chano Pozo to create a model for collaborations between Latin and Jazz musicians that has been going strong ever since.

Started by the Mario Bauzá’s rhythm section and jazzman Sonny Fortune, Monday night at the Gate was THE place to go with crowds lining up around the block to get in.

On Monday October 23, 2017, in support of the people of Puerto Rico, many of the giants who were part of this legendary time came back for a once-in-a-lifetime, never-to-be-repeated reunion with Bobby Sanabria‘s big band Multiverse.

Over time, we will be releasing video of this historic event.

Meanwhile, this is what it’s all about…

No sightseers please. We need givers right now. Please read how you can help.

Click here: The emergency in Puerto Rico is not over: How to help

– Ken McCarthy
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