Latin Jazz


Arturo O'Farrill And The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Live On Soundcheck

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Pianist Arturo O'Farrill and his Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Apollo Theater, the 65th anniversary of his father, Chico O'Farrill's historic Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite, plus the release of a new album. Hear the entire orchestra cram into the Soundcheck studio to perform music from The Offense Of The Drum.



Gig Alert: Cocomama

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

The latin jazz band Cocomama performs at Fat Cat Tuesday. Download "Llego Llego."



Gig Alert: Poncho Sanchez

Monday, June 10, 2013


The Latin jazz musician Poncho Sanchez plays BB King Blues Club & Grill Monday night. Download "Son Son Charari."



Gig Alert: Los Mas Valientes

Friday, March 15, 2013

Latin jazz and salsa band Los Mas Valientes plays Swing 46 Friday night. Download "Mambo Out."


The Leonard Lopate Show

Eddie Palmieri

Friday, August 03, 2012

Nine-time Grammy Award winner and Latin music icon Eddie Palmieri talks about his career in music and about receiving the 2013 NEA Jazz Masters, Nation's Highest Honor in Jazz. He’s performing tonight at SOB’s.

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Keeping the Memory of Cuban Legend and Conga Master Arsenio Rodriguez Alive

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Cuban bandleader and musician Arsenio Rodriguez, born 100 years ago, was a heavy man, who wore sharp suits, big round glasses and is often credited as the godfather of salsa music. Yet, there is nary a street commemorating his contributions, nor a marker at his grave in Ferncliff Cemetery.

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Gig Alert: Tibaguí

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This Wednesday, the quartet Tibaguí brings the sounds of the Andes mixed with jazz to Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens. Head over there and grab a hammock or download the track "Algo Más Melódico" here for free.

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Gig Alerts: Sofia Rei Koutsovitis

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Argentinian songstress brings her Latin-tinged take on jazz to Joe's Pub Saturday night. Download her engaging track "Sube Azul."



Gig Alerts: Miguel Zenón

Friday, June 11, 2010

The jazz saxophonist performs with his septet all weekend at the Jazz Standard. Download his earthy tune "Esta Plena."



Gig Alerts: Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet

Friday, April 02, 2010

This weekend the Peruvian trumpet player and his ensemble take over Tutuma Social Club. Download Alegría's intoxicating take on the Gershwin tune "Summertime."



Gig Alerts: Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

This Latin jazz ensemble led by Argentine composer and bassist Pedro Giraudo will be playing a two-night stint at the Jazz Standard beginning tonight. Download the spirited track "El Bajonazo."