Giras: Rivera, Mario "Mayito"
Giras: Revé, Orquesta
Giras: Revé, Orquesta : Tour Archive 2013
Giras: Azúcar Negra
Giras: Pupy y Los Que Son Son
Giras: Calle Real
Giras: Charanga Habanera
Grupos: Klímax : Músicos
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Sin Clave No Hay Na
Una Carta Abierta a Juan Formell
An Open Letter to Juan Formell
(Source of photo: EGREM's Facebook page)
Felicitaciones a Juan Formell por su Premio a la Excelencia Musical de la Academia Latina de la Grabación®! Se puede leer más aquí...
Congratulations to Juan Formell for his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Recording Academy®! You can read more here...
Manuel Valera & NCX (New Cuban Express) CD Release Party
6 November 2013 at the Jazz Standard, New York, NY
Expectativas, the killer new album by Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express (aka NCX), has been out since September, and if you listen to any of the best Latin Jazz radio programs, you have probably already heard at least parts of it, but other touring obligations of the members (including Manuel's own time in India and Europe) have delayed the official CD release party until now. The first New Cuban Express album brought home a GRAMMY nomination, and this one is as good or better, If you have the opportunity to catch this performance, it is a don't miss. The details:
Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express
November 6, 2013, 7:30pm & 9:30pm - Jazz Standard, 116 East 27 Street, NY, NY
Musicians: Manuel Valera, piano and keyboards; Yosvany Terry, saxophones and checkere; Tom Guarna, guitar; John Benitez, bass; Paulo Stagnaro, percussion; Ludwig Afonso, drums
Veni, Vidi, Mambi:
The Pacific Mambo Orchestra Tour Begins in Indiana
We know, "Mambo" wasn't a Latin verb until the 20th Century, but that's Rome's problem, not ours. Bill Tilford endured the Monty Python-esque Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge to catch the Pacific Mambo Orchestra over in Gary Indiana on the first leg of their national tour. He's really glad that he did - Read the review here...
Meet Gema Corredera
In January 2013, Cubana Jazz vocalist Gema Corredera, currently a resident of Miami, released a fine new album, Derramando Luz, that is winding its way through the early round of the 56th GRAMMY Awards process. We'll be reviewing it soon, especially since Gema is backed by some familiar names including Yosvany Terry (who is Music Director for the project and co-produced), Yunior Terry, Manuel Valera, Osmany Paredes, Alfredo Chacón and Obed Calvaré. Here is a video clip about the release:
Speaking of Yosvany Terry, congratulations Yos for being awarded the Cintas Fellowship 2013 for composers! More about this in our Movimiento en Miami report, which also features a guest article by Eva Silot Bravo about Danay Suárez this week.