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 >>
Nicole Henry.I guess we usually forget about Miami Lakes and muddle it with neighboring Hialeah or think of it as that place we must make the Palmetto curve on our way to Joe Robbie Stadium (or whatever the hell it's called this year). Turns out that Miami Lakes and its citizenry are avid fan ... More >>
Ranking the best of what went around and came around again.
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>
Two Men with the Blues (Blue Note)
In a world of fluffy crossover songbirds, Jane Monheit makes jazz sultry and just a little bit dangerous again
Wynton Marsalis and Odadaa! leaven America with Africa
Trumpet player gets another tribute
The Complete Miles Davis at Montreaux 1973-1991 "Columbia/Legacy"
Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez takes diplomacy as seriously as he does jazz
Dancing in Your Head
Sting and the art of corporate rock
"In the House of Swing"
Los Van Van makes a grab for dot.com dough
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Regina Carter reclaims the violin for jazz
An Afro-Cuban jazz giant enjoys newfound success
August 20 - 26, 1998
April 16 - 22, 1998
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.