jueves, 20 de octubre de 2016

Aruba celebrate the 10th edition big your Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival! (and III)

Jon Secada & Tony Succar Latin Tribute Michael Jackson
That Saturday September 24, 2016 dawned with bright sunshine as normally happens in One Happy Island Aruba; There was our friend Ernest Giel to move to the Caney Restaurant "My Dudu", where apart from enjoying a tasty breakfast we sang birthday to Amaira friend of the ATA.

I immediately concluded that appeared lords ABC special vehicles with which we would give a walk, jump mad by the Aruban coast. We made stops and bathrooms in extraordinary cliffs, there glued to the Quigua rocks, mollusc breeding excellent taste.

In the rotation by Tierras del Sol I could see how the links course and the Resort itself have matured, time and good matenimiento make this urbanization a distinguished place. I had my hands on a triptych of Tierras del Sol where invited to play golf and then enjoy Jazz on the terrace, go tremendous combination for those who are lovers of this excellent sports and the best music.

The fun ride ended in the Restaurant The West Deck, there were received by his owner Mrs. Anabella and their staff; site on the sea where marine fruits are delicious.

Thereafter prepare for the second night of the Festival. Before we were in Cuba's Cooking, next to the headquarters of CSJF, from which go directly to the stage where would present saxophonist Cesar Lopez & Habana Ensemble, this formed musico rows of Irakere so his performance and that of the said is fulfiled. Extraordinary Latin Jazz in all Cuban rhythms. Emilio Martin (guitar), David Faya (bass) and Otto Santana (hybrid percussive) fell short of the commitment and from that moment the audience became delirious.

The star of public CSJF
After time on the same stage Divi would have the honor to present Professor Carlos Bislip Caribbean Combo, which brings together a group of young School of Music Rufo Wever, tropical music and excited sono attendees who supported their talents. The Latin Jazz is in the fore and the best these youngsters gave their shows with many brios and passion for our musical genre.

We were able to calculate in two days more than 10,000 attendees Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba once again justified its slogan: One Happy Island, peace, friendship, joy is felt.

Tony Succar and his tribute to Michael Jackson, along with Jon Secada, was another brilliant and memorable point of this Festival.

Festival in addition to good music he enjoy the pictorial art, dance, workshop, high cuisine, crafts, book commemorative photograph of CSJF.

The party does not stop and the Purple scenario is Jemm's Prince Tribute, including the founder of this Festival Erik Eman (bass) and the vocalist beautiful Shanguita, closing the DJ Ben Liebrand.

Until 2017, but before we share something Tropicalisimo of Carlos Bislip Caribbean Combo:

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!



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martes, 4 de octubre de 2016

Aruba celebrate the 10th edition big your Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival! (II)

Caribbean Sea Jazz Fest 2016

Friday October 23: After the hearty breakfast on "The View" one of the restaurants at the Marriott I started to perform the steps that had provided in Oranjestad.

The rest of the invited journalists would go to fun paseoen the boat Jolly Pirates, # 1 for Fun, travel I know from previous invitations and preparing Aruba Tourism Authority.

Here was evidence is something I have repeated over and over again, tourism and jazz go hand in hand. The sun, beach, walks during the day and evening good shows, good music: Jazz.

Towards noon realize after some issues, I went to the Renaissance Festival Plaza to see the preparations, we were within hours of starting the important event and what I saw was an intense activity on stage and around these.

Decided to return to the hotel and visit the spectacular Palm Beach, but leaving the venue of the Festival, I hear you call me by my name and was the friend Angel Leon founder of Fashion Week Aruba from a local called me. Weeks ago we had been in the cocktail ATA on upcoming events in Aruba.

Mr. Ernest Giel, our guide-friend, transfer us to the Renaissance Market Place where we would dine, near the Festival, and good fish.

Luis Raul Montell and Tony Succar (photo Ingrid Moesan)
Walking to the headquarters of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Fest could notice the high volume of attendees, and spaces began to be occupied by fans of Jazz Dutch Caribbean and around the world. I was preparing for presentations correspondian me at the Divi scenario: Franklin Granadillo Jazz Orchestra and Tony Succar Latin Show.

He was very aware of Andy Narell & Caribbo, would be a great opportunity to greet this friend, star of the steel pan.

My input expressions: Mi ta na Aruba Happy With ta bai, Hurrah The Latin Jazz !! and my comments about the Festival, its organization (Erik Eman and Friso Veenman), guests began to motivate attendees.

Franklin Granadillo Jazz Orchestra with a mixture of varied rhythms in jazz, including Latin Jazz, as in his musicians, veterans and youth, opened with much enthusiasm and delight the public. Almost simultaneously Narell met Caribbo one danced and applauded performance at the Purple scenario. Narell with Etienne Stadswijk (A.T.N.) and Harvey Wirth fell short of expectations and showed their easy understanding.

By this time I had no place for a soul more in the facilities of Renaissance Festival Plaza.

A hands I get a triptych where Tierras del Sol Resort & Golf, very cool, invited to play golf and then enjoy the Jazz on the terrace (hole 19).

Tony came Succar and his contingent, that first night (23 September 2016) went to Latin Jazz.

Luis Raul Montell and Venezuelan musicians
Succar Cuban, Costa Rican, Venezuelan was bringing, he is Peruvian. That fusion of nationalities set off an explosion of taste, many people danced and raved in their squares.

Rodner Padilla (bass), Nieger Aguilera (congas), Oscar Dudamel (sax), Ramses Araya (bongo), Kemuel Roig (piano), Jesus Mato (trumpet), John Normandin (trombone), three vocalists Fernando Vargas, Maribel Diaz and Kevin Ceballo, and surprise the guitar master Leo Quintero, joined this sensational band.

The accompanying presentation with terms like this: "We are in the Caribbean The Caribbean is the heart of Las Americas, this Aruba in the Caribbean." ... "The Caribbean is unpredictable".

For lovers of Latin Jazz was a real enjoyment performances Narell & Caribbo as well as Succar and tremendous band. Great show that closed around half past one with the always wanted Kool & The Gang.

With this video we remember something of joy overwhelmed with Tony Succar and his band, and Andy Narell and Caribbo...gozalo!:


¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!



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martes, 27 de septiembre de 2016

Aruba celebrate the 10th edition big your Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival! (I)

Izaline Calister - Lady of Latin Jazz (painter Frank Croes)
During the promotion we do the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival 2016 in our media, we receive much support and our friends, followers and related requested we informed us of what would happen from 22 to 25 September in Aruba (One Happy Island).

Months before, as is customary in organizations of festivals, already knew the line up of CSJF, and the same great friends included artists ours, if Andy Narell, Izaline Calister and Tony Succar. They were others like Kool & The Gang worthy representatives of pop, they still exist. And of course the rest raised expectations as Cesar Lopez & Habana Ensemble, Frankin Granadillo Jazz Orchestra, Carlos Bislip Caribbean Combo and more.

Friso Veenman contacted again, co-leader of CSJF with Erik Eman (its founder in 2007), and also to invite us also wont be master of ceremony at the Renaissance stage Divi MarketPlace, which we accepted.

Izaline Calister and Luis Raul Montell
Mr. Veenman to the days I was confirming the Laser flight and accommodation at the Marriott while Aruba Tourism Authority is responsible for transfers, rides and food, to make a good combination with excellent results.

On September 22 he left for the delicious island of Aruba, I limit my trips that are multiple, and that was in Palm Beach where I started sailing. 

I was greeted at the airport by Mr. Ernest Oranjestad Giel, representing ATA, and we were about to wait for another guest who came in the same flight, Ms. Romina Guerra Inter. After being installed in the hotel we attend the press conference, in which participated numerous media Netherlands Antilles and International.

Before beginning the Press Conference CSJF greet friends Veenman and Eman, also Grace Orta Paz and others invited from Maracaibo Bogota, Lima, USA, Suriname; next to the living room was an area dedicated to the art of painting where observe an image of Izaline Calister, and asked the Licensed Guerra that took photography.

At the conference Kool & The Gang, Matt Bianco and Izaline Calister were present, and others were not tested or had come to Aruba.

Ask Erik Eman and Izaline Calister: What does Latin Jazz Means to You? and responses were exciting. In my book ¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!, to be released next find their answers and other performers of our musical genre.

The Caribbean and its people are unpredictable. Pleasant surprise was the presentation of the book commemorating the 10th Anniversary of CSJF by Mr Eman. A deluxe edition containing valuable and original photographs of all issues made so far. This contribution to the musical literature will be the subject of a special section.

In the opportunity I presented my considerations on Latin Jazz, its importance in the cultural development of peoples and the excellent performers who were present this year.

Dinner that day was at the Hostaria Da 'Vittorio where we were served by the owner Mr. Mascaniello. The next day, Friday 23, begins the action on stage...

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!



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lunes, 26 de septiembre de 2016

New Brent Fischer+Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band album "Intenso" release concert at Typhoon, Sta. Monica, CA

Live In Concert at Typhoon OCTOBER 3rd

October 3rd, 8:00 - 9:30pm

Brent Fischer + Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band:They will be performing music from the new album ¡Intenso!, Grammy®-winning album ¡Ritmo! and other Fischer classics. 15 horns, plus a burning rhythm section!

3221 Donald Douglas Loop South
Santa Monica, CA 90405

intenso Album

We want to share this magnificent presentation of the big band led by Brent Fischer, in his performance in Recife, Brazil, in Festival dedicated to celebrate Moacir Santos, the composition is beauty "Morning" of the also legendary master and always remembered Clare Fischer:

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!


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martes, 20 de septiembre de 2016

The bolero jazz Sonia Alfonso take the romance to Subrosa, New York City


8:00PM & 10:00PM  

New Release "Feeling Good" 

Sonia Alfonso was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and since she was young, she knew that she would become an artist.  Sonia began singing professionally at the age 18 and was only 19 when she represented her country in Mexico during the OTI Festival in 1984 obtaining 5th place out of the 21 countries that participated.
After a great career as a ballad singer, Sonia discovered her passion for acting. She made a few appearances at prominent musical theater productions as "Claudia", one of the main characters, in the first Spanish version of the renowned Broadway musical "In The Heights" from Lin Manuel Miranda.  Sonia also participated in a few films including "The Feast of the Goat" with Isabella Rosellinni and Steven Bauer and participated in the bio-picture "Maria Montez" with Celines Toribio.
Sonia is at a turning point in her life as an artist participating in the jazz genre, making it big with a new jazz album entitled "Feeling Good" for which she successfully made the Spanish adaptation of 2 great jazz standards, "Summertime" ("Es Verano") and "The Man I Love" ("Mi Gran Amor").  Both versions received approval from Warner Chappell & Warner Brothers.
The Dominican singer has also written the English adaptation of the Latin classic "Voy a Apagar la Luz" ("I Will Turn Off The Light") from the great Mexican author Armando Manzanero.  He was very pleased with her adaptation.  Sonia invited the great Cuban trumpet player Arturo Sandoval, (winner of nine Grammys®) to participate in this version.
Sonia was the first Dominican jazz singer at the Blue Note Jazz Festival 2016which was celebrating their 50th anniversary.   She's scheduled to perform with her band this coming September 22 and 24 at Subrosa Night Club in the West Village-NYC. This is a gig you don't want to miss!  Reserve now!
In this new season full of dreams, we are excited to hear more music and good news from Sonia Alfonso. She is definitely the Dominican Voice of Jazz.

Enjoy the following video where the bolero jazz is a real delight:

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sábado, 17 de septiembre de 2016

Lupa Santiago 4teto new CD "Ubuntu" Brazilian Jazz, concert today and more ...!

Lupa Santiago 4teto + Ed Neumeister: Ubuntu

"Always innovative ideas are welcome and Lupa Santiago makes an important 
contribution to Brazilian Jazz". Luis Raul Montell, Jazz Caribe

The CD:
Lupa Santiago 4teto

1. Probably Maybe; 2. Dauphine; 3. Night Eyes; 4. Two for Eleven; 5. Trails; 6. Enfim SUS; 7. Eco System

The Musicians:
Lupa Santiago (guitar, composer); Leandro Cabral (piano); Alex Buck (drums); Bruno Migotto (bass); special guest: Ed Neumeister (trobone, composer)

Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning: "I am what I am because of who we all are".

In the words of Lupa:
"Ed and I me briefly in Austria in 2012, where the lives. This was a special occasion for me because, in the history of jazz, Ed is an exceptional and renowned trombonist, arranger, and composer. After a few emails, we set up a week of shows in Brazil playing my music and his. When I received Ed's compositions, I realized how to make the project something even more interesting and bring it all up to the next level: I called Leandro, Bruno and Alex, who are excellent instrumentalists and composers, besides being grat friends...Our souls, raw, spontaneous, honest...here for all. "Ubuntu!".

The international opening of Brazilian guitarist and composer Lupa Santiago is a valuable contribution to the continued growth of the Latin Jazz. They will enjoy an exquisite and simple music, perhaps it so nice to come to him personally in these upcoming shows:

Sep/17         Artmanha                                 Lupa Santiago & Paulo Braga

Sep/20         Madeleine, Sao Paulo              Lupa Santiago & Rubinho Antunes

Sep/22          Adunicamp, Sao Paulo            Lupa Santiago & Rodrigo Ursaia

lupa-santiago-10Lupa Santiago Notes:

Lupa Santiago performed and / or recorded with many jazz international artists in Brazil, and tours in Europe (France, Spain, Ireland, Finland, Portugal, Estonia, Denmark, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands), South America ( Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Peru), South Africa and the USA, alongside names like David Binney, John Escreet to Jerry Bergonzi, Bill Pierce, Jaleel Shaw, Dave Liebman, Ronan Guilfoyle, Jarmo Savolainen, Ohad Talmor, Benoit Sourisse, André Charlier, Didier Lockwood, Jakob Anderskov, Dave Pietro, Howard Levy, Adonis Rose, Ed Neumeister, Oscar Stagnaro, Magos Herrera, Bob Kaufman and Jamey Haddad.

Besides Brazilian artists: Roberto Menescal, Daniel D'Alcântara, Helio Alves, Nelson Faria, Sizão Machado, Vinicius Dorin, Edu Ribeiro, Rogério Bocato, Nene, Cuca Teixeira among others.
With 17 CD's released as a leader in their groups (5teto Rodrigo Ursaia, Rule of Three, Lupa Santiago Sextet, sine qua non, Duo Paulo Braga), the first of which was nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards, and participation in the cd's other artists. He participated in several festivals in Brazil: Ourinhos, Itajaí / SC, Cascavel / PR, Brazil Instrumental, CIVEBRA (GMT), Berklee on The Road and Domingos Martins / ES.

Lupa Santiago a master's degree at the Boston Conservatory and Berklee College Of Music graduated from Berklee College of Music and graduated from the Musicians Institute (GIT / Los Angeles) received twice, the prize Best Of Berklee (1998 and 2000) elected in 2009 and re elected in 2014 member of the board of IASJ (International Association of Schools of Jazz).

Lupa Santiago's Pedagogical Coordinator and Vice Dean of the School Souza Lima / SP, and author of three books (Improvisation Modern I, Play Along metrics Odd and Chord Dictionary and Voices Driving) launched in Brazil (Editora Souza Lima) and Europe , Asia and the USA (Advance Music). It was the Best Musical Mind Festival jury member (Belgrade / Serbia 2016).

Let's hear two extraordinary teachers who will be together on stage again Lupa Santiago & Paulo Braga:

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!



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martes, 13 de septiembre de 2016

Little Johnny Rivero "Music In Me" CD Release Party @ SOB's Thursday, September 29th!

Little Johnny Rivero
"Music In Me"
CD Release Party
Thursday, September 29th
@ SOB's
204 Varick St
New York, NY 10014

New CD

With one foot rooted in his native Puerto Rico and the other firmly planted New York City's "El Barrio," it is only fitting that Little Johnny Rivero's second effort as a leader titled, “Music in Me,” delivers its Latin Jazz groove with underpinnings of traditional Afro-Cuban percussion and rhythms.
From the relentless, driving bata voicing in Alambique, to the haunting background chants that color, Africa My Land, to the staccato horn runs peppered throughout the title track, "Music in Me" delivers a unified theme of Latin Jazz, improvisation, and color.
"Ever since I was a young boy, I listened to a wide range of music," says Rivero, "including Tito Puente, Machito, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Tony Bennett, all of which my father had in his record collection. Also, there were always rumba jams. Inside of me is a Latin Jazz Rumba."
Music in Me features trumpeter Brian Lynch, alto saxophonist Louis Fouché, pianist Zaccai Curtis and bass player Luques Curtis. Special guests include trombonist Conrad Herwig, trumpeter Jonathan Powell, violinist Alfredo de la Fé, percussionists AnthonyCarrillo and Luisito Quintero, vocalists Manny Mieles and Edwin Ramos and Giovanni Almonte (spoken word).
The repertoire runs the gamut …
Mr. LP is dedicated to Martin Cohen, the founder of Latin Percussion and an inspiration.
Rivero first performed the tune, Let's Do It Again with pianist Zaccai Curtis and bassist Luques Curtis. When he commented on how much he liked the song, Zaccai replied, "Let's Do It Again!"
Little Giants is a Latin Jazz Mambo inspired by the words of arranger, Andy Guzman, who said to Rivero, "You're not little Johnny, you're a GIANT."
Palmieri, Much Respect is, a smooth cha-cha dedicated to Maestro, mentor Eddie Palmieri. "It makes me think of being on a smooth ride with Palmieri," says Rivero.
Africa My Land emphasizes the debt Afro-Caribbean music owes to the motherland. Giovanni Almonte contributes poetry and song.
"Once you hear Bombazúl, which features the original barrill de bombas, you'll feel like you're looking at the simple beauty of clear, blue sky," says Rivero. Louis Fouché adds just the right amount of color to the tune.
Afro Rykan Thoughts brings on the funk!
Alambique, is a nod to the beach in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico where rumberos hung out and jammed during the 1980s. The tune features Luisito Quintero and Alfredo de la Fe.
To date, Rivero has performed on nearly 100 recordings with La Sonora Ponceña, Eddie Palmieri, Bebo Valdés, Charlie Palmieri, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Paquito D' Rivera, Brian Lynch and Conrad Herwig among others.
Also, he has collaborated with such world-renowned percussionists such as Changuito, Giovanni Hidalgo, Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Angel "Cachete" Maldonado and legendary jazz drummers Joe Chambers and Ralph Peterson Jr.
Music in Me is sure to please listeners and dancers alike. Join Little Johnny Rivero as he pays homage to his roots, his musical guides and the rumba within.

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!

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