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.
Friday, February 10, 2012
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
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.