Most children hate piano lessons when they are forced upon them by overambitious parents. And sometimes, children in musical households don't necessarily follow mom and dad into music. But neither of these scenarios was the case with Pembroke Pines' Tony Madruga. Learning the piano at the age of ... 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 >>
Few can surpass the majesty and grandeur that is Celia Cruz, but international sensation Lucrecia comes quite close. The Cuban born salsa singer, backed by a classic Cuban-style big band, gives passionate, high energy performances of traditional Latin melodies, and interprets boleros and jazz sta ... More >>
Always looking to balance my rock and roll with a little culture, I'm happy to report that Miami Beach's Bass Museum of Art kicks off its much-lauded winter/spring season of biweekly jazz concerts tonight, February 19. Getting the festivities going will be the Mike Orta Quartet. FIU students will re ... More >>
And fans will be sated at the Legends of Jazz concert.
Sketches of Spain y Mas (Half Note)
Joe Donato digs all that jazz
Octogenarian Generoso Jímenez testifies to the eternal spontaneity of Benny Moré
Music editor comes out as ignoramus
The frustrated filmmaker and musician finds fulfillment in the recording studio
Thanks to new local label Duque Productions, two of Miami's most talented musicians will finally be heard
Jazz Film Festival
This was the JVC Jazz Festival's first year here, but the sounds were nothing new
Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez takes diplomacy as seriously as he does jazz
Miami Film Festival favorite Calle 54 comes to a theater near you
Raul Midon comes back swingin'
From Calle 54 to Calle Ocho
Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi plays it every which way
The frontier mentality
An Afro-Cuban jazz giant enjoys newfound success
Willy Chirino gets slippery
October 22 - 28, 1998
Forget the protests, the visa hassles, even the bomb threat that marred MIDEM. In the end, Cuba's finest musicians rocked the house.
When he appeared in Miami last year, jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba ignited a firestorm of controversy. Though he now lives in South Florida, he just wants to play music, not politics.
The Castro government is marketing music, and the whole world is buying. Except Miami.
In Miami the big names are trying to say adi centss Carmen Miranda and hola Latin jazz renaissance
And into world consciousness? Let's hope so.
The corporate giant's sponsorship of Bayfront Amphitheater is great A if you're the type that likes a little brand name with your band name