Tag Archives: Latin Jazz

Steve Kroon – August 25, 2016

Steve Kroon  -  Louis Armstrong House Museum  -  August 25, 2016 One more new venue for me; choosing the subway is choosing an all day thing.  Upside: curry goat to be had on the very block!  Kroon’s driving congas keep … Continue reading

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Manuel Valera New Cuban Express – November 7, 2014

Manuel Valera New Cuban Express -  Bronx Museum of the Arts  -  November 7, 2014 One more new venue for me, hooray for the Bronx.  I’d earlier caught a permutation of parts of this combo under Yosvanny Terry’s leadership; here … Continue reading

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Paquito D’Rivera – April 2, 2013

Paquito D’Rivera               April 2, 2013       Paul Hall This concert ended Juilliard Jazz’s season of excellent artist-in-residence events (see Wycliffe Gordon February 4, 2013 and George Coleman October 16, 2012).  Like the other NEA Jazz Masters that I’ve seen, D’Rivera shows … Continue reading

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Yosvany Terry Quintet – November 17, 2012

Yosvany Terry Quintet  -  El Museo del Barrio  -  November 17, 2012 Terry has been on my to-see list for a while, and even an ill-fated trip to Harlem for a to-be-cancelled gig.  So finally – and it turns out … Continue reading

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Eddie Palmieri – June 21, 2012

Eddie Palmieri  -  Rockefeller Park  -  June 21, 2012 This incarnation of Palmieri’s band is the “Afro-Caribbean Jazz Octet”.  No matter what the band is called, the Latin jazz is inevitably blazing, and this gig was no exception.  Well worth … Continue reading

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Miguel Zenón – November 10, 2011

Miguel Zenón  -  Harlem Stage, Gatehouse Theatre – November 10, 2011 Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute has introduced me to an incredible assortment of venues, and this one was as stunning as any – The Gatehouse is a former component … Continue reading

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