"Bass Rock Express" was the first international Miami bass hit, and it opened the floodgates for the rush of quad-heavy records that followed. The song was co-produced, engineered, arranged, and vocalized by Amos Larkins II for MC ADE, and William "Billy" Hines on 4-Sight Records in 1985. Amos prod ... More >>
Paco de Lucia, who changed jazz guitar in the 1970s and 1980s with his amazing finger work, apparently had a heart attack, his family reported. A 1981 album, Friday Night in San Francisco, recorded with John McLaughlin and Al Dimeola, is one of the top live jazz guitar albums of all time. His 1973 ... More >>
The intoxicating blend of the percussion, the smooth brass sound of the trombone, the deep rhythm of the bass, and the bluesy, jazzy tunes of the harmonica resonated from the corner of 846 Lincoln Road. It was the closing party for the Van Dyke Café and crowds of locals and tourists alike swarmed ... More >>
Luis Bofill got his start in Cuba's Nueva Trova movement of the late '70s with the group Cuba Nueva. From there, he would cut a mean rug as an exciting interpreter of standards and for generating an infectious blend of jazz, rumba, Latin, and Afro-beat. He's been calling Miami his home since ... More >>
Chick Corea and Return to Forever bring jazz to The Fillmore.