jueves, 22 de junio de 2017

From Master to Master: Antonio Adolfo CD HYBRIDO - From Rio to Wayne Shorter

"The passion, versatility and musical talent of the Maestro Antonio Adolfo celebrates 
now, in his new CD HYBRIDO, with the splendor of Brazilian Jazz, as well as 
Maestro Wayne Shorter" - Luis Raul Montell, Jazz Caribe

The CD:

"HYBRIDO - From Rio to Wayne Shorter"
Antonio Adolfo


1. Deluge; 2. Footprints; 3. Beauty and The Beast; 4. Prince Darkness; 5. Black Nile; 6. Speak no Evil; 7. E.S.P.; 8. Ana Maria; 9. Afosamba

The Musicians:

Antonio Adolfo (piano, composer, arranger, bandleader, producer); Lula Galvao (electric guitar); Jorge Helder (double bass); Rafael Barata (drums and percussion); Andre Siqueira percussion); Jesse Sadoc (trumpet); Marcelo Martins (tenor and soprano saxes, flute 3); Serginho Trombone (trombone); Ze Renato (vocal 2); Claudio Spiewak (acoustic guitar 3)

There is no doubt about Brazil, and all of Latin America, as paridoras Nations of great artistic and cultural values ​​- painting, theater, dance, writers, etc. - in music genius is affirmed. The globe loves the music of our countries, its performers, its sponsors and its fusion with Jazz has grown as much as the Latin Jazz that has achieved with all its people, each in its place, reach unpredictable levels of popularity.
"Thank God for awakening our human senses and allowing us to create and enjoy the most fantastic music in life," Luis Raul Montell
And if in recent years there has been a worthy representative of the Latin Jazz is the Maestro Antonio Adolfo that with his compositions, arrangements and productions, in addition to the different ways of forming his team has given a new breath to our music. The tradition of notable Cariocas with the wise mix of Jazz, with their personal seal has been their secret.
I do not want to expose much about this new work of the Master Antonio Adolfo, based on the music of the well-known Maestro Wayne Shorter, but that valuable arrangements made this to take it to Brazilian Jazz.
The Master Antonio Adolfo says: "Mr. Wayne Shorter is one of my musical idols, both as instrumentalist and composer. His compositions have very rich armonies and melodies, and in my opinion, they can fit very well with the Brazilian tyle". Nothing more certain.
A new work of the Master Antonio Adolfo that continue giving him prestigious place between the great exponents of the Latin Jazz.
He has also given a singer of the front line as his daughter Carol Saboya, considered today one of the winning voices of Brazilian Jazz and with whom he has recorded several times.
And we want to congratulate all his team for the love and determination of our musical genre.

Antonio Adolfo Notes:
Pianist, arranger, producer and educator Antonio Adolfo grew up in a musical family in Rio de Janeiro (his mother was a violinist in the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra), and began his studies at the age of seven. At seventeen he was already a professional musician. His teachers include Eumir Deodato and the great Nadia Boulanger in Paris. During the 60's he led his own trio that participated in several Bossa Nova and Jazz shows in Brazil and toured with singers Leny Andrade, Carlos Lyra, Flora Purim, Wilson Simonal, Elis Regina and Milton Nascimento. Adolfo wrote tunes such as Pretty World (original Brazilian title: Sa Marina) that gained great success and have been recorded by such artists as Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Herb Alpert, Earl Klugh, Dionne Warwick, and others. He won International Song Contests (Rio - Brazil and Athens - Greece) on two occasions. 
As a musician, arranger and record producer he has worked with some of the most representative Brazilian names, besides having released more than 25 albums under his name. As an educator, he has been teaching music, specially Brazilian music, throughout the world and has written several books (see list in the Educator's section of this website). In 1985 Mr. Adolfo created his own school in Rio, Brazil, now with more than 1,300 students. His 2010 CD album, Lá e Cá/Here and There, follows the footsteps of 2007 live recording Antonio Adolfo e Carol Saboya Ao Vivo/ Live. In 2011 his CD Chora Baiao was released and became awarded. Antonio Adolfo's recent CD "Finas Misturas"/Fine Mixtures has been acclaimed with great reviews and Jazz radio airplay. His recent releases, CD Rio, Choro, Jazz..., as well as his piano solo album O Piano de Antonio Adolfo were nominated for the 2014 Latin Grammy Awards. In 2015, Adolfo had released a CD recorded in New York and Rio, with singer Carol Saboya and harmonicist/vibraphonist Hendrik Meurkes entitled Copa Village and now, the 2015 Latin Grammy Nominee CD Tema, with only original compositions by him. And in 2016, the brand new CD Tropical Infinito being released in May, which has been nominated as Best Latin Jazz album for the 2016 Latin Grammy.
Other facets of the Master Antonio Adolfo is the one of films, educator, has its own school of music, very recognized in Brazil, and its didactic books of music.
Here we offer you, by Master Antonio Adolfo's taste, the theme "Beauty and the Beast" from his CD HYBRIDO ... Gozalo in relax !:

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!


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lunes, 12 de junio de 2017


MONDAY, JUNE 12th 6pm 
619 Lexington Avenue at 54th St.
New York, NY 10022 
(Bronx, NY) A Musical Celebration of Life for the renowned Latin jazz flautist Dave Valentin will take place Monday, June 12, beginning at 6 PM at St. Peter’s Church,619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street in Manhattan.  The Grammy Award winning-artist passed on March 8 after a long illness at 64 years of age.

In addition to remarks from family and friends, Valentin’s long time group will perform, led by pianist / musical director Bill O’Connell, with bassist Ruben Rodríquez,drummer Robby Ameen, and percussionist Sammy Figueroa. Additional musicians expected to perform include flutists Andrea Brachfeld, Connie Grossman, and Karen Joseph as well as trombonist Papo Vázquez, baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber, tres guitarist Nelson González, trumpeter Pete Nater and other artists to be announced.

Heralded as “the Pied Piper of the Bronx,” Dave Valentin was born of Puerto Rican parents in 1952 and lived his entire life in the borough. His love for music started quite early; playing bongos and congas before he was 10 and even working Latin clubs in New York by 12. His talent and interest took him to the High School of Music and Art in New York City, where he began studying percussion. Valentin changed to flute and complemented his formal education at school with private classes under master flutist Hubert Laws. While teaching music in the South Bronx public schools, Valentin appeared on his first recording in 1977 with Ricardo Marrero and the Group.  Two years later, he was the first artist to be signed to the popular GRP recording label, where he made some fifteen recordings as a leader.  In 2002, he won a Grammy Award with vibraphonist Dave Samuels and saxophonist / clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera for the Caribbean Jazz Project’s recording The Gathering.  In addition to leading his own groups, Valentin served as musical director for Tito Puente and his Golden Men of Latin Jazz.

There is no admission charge to the service, and seating is general admission.  Donations can be made in Dave Valentin’s memory to Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the Bronx or the Jazz Foundation of America.

For more information, please contact the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture at (718) 518-4455.

  For facility information, please call St. Peter’s Church at (212) 935-2200.

Link to Photos of Dave Valentin

Press contact:
Richie Bonilla / Bonilla Artist Management 917-699-4641

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sábado, 14 de enero de 2017

Yoser Rodriguez emerges with eloquent creativity CD "Pollen"

Pollen Yoser Rodriguez (Lulaworld Records, 2016) Pollen is Cuban-born, Toronto musician Yoser Rodriguez’ first solo project bridging the worlds of pop, world and jazz, with songs exploring the immigrant experience in Canada, environmental issues, love and friendship. Following in the footsteps of fellow Cuban Canadian, Juno and Latin Grammy-winner Alex Cuba, Rodriguez is part of the new generation of genre-defying Cuban singer-songwriters.

  bass playing, Pollen is a rich and sinuous journey with Brazilian, African, Trinidadian, Cuban, funk and soul influences. Co-produced by pianist Jeremy Ledbetter, the album’s singular musical vision draws on the talents of some of Canada’s finest players and vocalists and points to the exploding Latin/world scene in Toronto, Ontario.

Four of Canada’s most accomplished world jazz drummers, Chendy León (Cuba), Marito Marquez (Portugal), Amhed Mitchel (Cuba) and Maninho Costa (Brazil) join Peruvian-born percussionist Luis Orbegoso to construct the enchanting rhythmic diversity of the recording, with additional vocals provided by fellow Cubano, Adonis Puentes and Venezuelan singer and composer Eliana Cuevas. The Cuban contingent on the recording also includes powerhouse trumpeter Alexis Baro, electric guitarist Elmer Ferrer and fellow bassist Roberto Riverón.

Yoser Rodríguez was a popular bass player on Havana’s salsa and jazz scenes before moving to Canada over a decade ago and has worked with Jane Bunnett, Hilario Durán, Jeremy, Jesse Cook, Alex Cuba and Adonis Puentes. He is well-known as bassist for the Lula All Stars, Canefire and Alexis Baro.

This is the fourth release by the Juno-winning Toronto world label, Lulaworld Records, a joint project of Toronto’s primary world music venue Lula Lounge and the not-for-profit, Lula Music and Arts Centre. Also on the label are Lula All Stars’ “Salsa de la buena,” The Heavyweights’ “Brasstronomical” and Quique Escamilla’s “500 years of night” (Juno winner for best world music album 2015).

Pollen was produced with support from the Ontario Arts, Toronto Arts Council and The Canada Council for the Arts.

Yoser Rodriguez Notes:

Cuban-born Toronto bassist Yoser Rodriguez bridges the worlds of pop, world and jazz, drawing on the talents of some of Canada’s finest players and vocalists working within the genres of Latin jazz and salsa. With the potential to follow in the footsteps of fellow Latin Grammy-winning Alex Cuba, Rodriguez is the next generation of genre-defying Cuban singer-songwriters.

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!


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viernes, 6 de enero de 2017

Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba - 10th. Anniversary Book: Of the Best in 2016

"Undoubtedly this is the Book of the Year of Photography Jazz. An entire editorial graphic event ... and above all shows the value of the shots in action, it is really exciting, eloquent. Valuable work for Erik Eman, Friso Veenman and his photography professionals, Also to the happy sponsors". Luis Raul Montell, Jazz Caribe.-

Words by Erik Eman:


Now in its 10th year, Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival has fulfilled my vision of unifying people using music and culture. I dream of an Aruban venue that would bring together international and local musicians who would perform jointly, attracting a multigenerational crowd of music lovers from all over, who would come together to experience great music, art, dance and food. That dream was the seed of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival.

I want to celebrate and remember this decade of Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival. Looking back, those 10 years were insane! Not just because of the planning which needed to come together to make the festival happen and not only because I made so many people crazy on the road to ensure that it did, but because we succeeded!

There are many stories to tell. When we created our first edition in 2007, we didn't have a dime to spare, but we did have Michel Camilo. A few years later we were able to bring David Sanborn, making a spetacular night magic, when he spontaneously jammed with the 12 amazingly talented Cuban women who make up Anacaona. In 2010 when we brought Marcus Miller, one of my favorite bass players, I was able to cross a big wish off of my bucket list. The following years allowed me to cross off more wishes on that list when we managed to book other big names and big talent such as Angie Stone, Eddie Palmieri, Candy Dulfer, Richard Bona and Raul Midon. In another memorable night we matched Dutch trumpeter Maite Hontelé with Oscar D' Leon. One of the memories that is emblazoned on my mind, is when Mike Stern called me from his hotel asking that I find some local guitar players that he could jam with after hours because he didn't want the music to stop. George Benson, Liv Warfield and Earth Wind & fire and RH Factor all are a part my life now, instead of on my wish list.

In those 10 years, many talented local artists made incredible impressions showing off our island's musical talent. We challenged music students by giving them an international stage to perform on. We arranged for established international musicians to give workshop to our local students, inspiring more youngsters to make music. We convinced locally known and unknown artists to work together, creating a yearly exposition in various mediums and we brought pleasure to foodies with a mix of local and international cuisine.

This anniversary book is a photographical voyage down memory lane, highlighting all of those great perfomances. It's also a tribute to those who made CSJF possible. It's my way of giving a big thank you to the audience! Your support throughout these past ten years drove me to continue on. I will be counting on bringing new and old artists in the coming years. Keep visiting us!

Erik Eman: top leader of the Caribbean Sea Jazz
Festival - Aruba and is also notable bass player

Erik at the end of this extraordinary book, graphic document of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival through his existence, is thanked for his wife Martha, Friso Veenman - his great ally - Barbara de Haan, Paulien ter Meulen, Harry Koeman, Patrick Melchiors, Minister Otmar Oduber and others.

En esta misma web pueden encontrar la informacion completa y fotos del CSJF 2016 y el libro lo pueden adquirir comunicandose con las oficinas de CSJF.

From now on we want to inform you that the edition of this year 2017 will take effect, if God wants the days 15 and 16 of September.

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lunes, 2 de enero de 2017

Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group Live Jan. 11!


Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group

Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Group to perform at the E Spot Lounge, January 11th at 8pm

Reserve your tickets HERE. (Scroll down to January 11th and follow link to reserve seats and purchase tickets)


Fischer CDs and LPs make great gifts for the Holiday!

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Need help finding Clare Fischer Vinyl, older CDs and rare collectibles? Please send your inquiries here.

All Fischer scores & parts are available for purchase, some now in PDF form! Click hereto inquire about your favorite pieces or to license Fischer music for your own album.

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!


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viernes, 23 de diciembre de 2016

Luis Raul Montell on behalf of Jazz Caribe thanks all his friends, relatives and allies for the support he has received throughout the year.

I wish you Merry Christmas and Prospero 2017 wishing you every kind of success in your activities.

Isla de Margarita, Venezuela 12/23/2017

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miércoles, 7 de diciembre de 2016

Rachel Therrien in wave with new CD "Pensamiento"

Explore “Pensamiento”, the new album from trumpeter Rachel Therrien


Rachel Therrien is proud to present ‘Pensamiento’, her third album as a leader. Originally released in the summer of 2016, the album is now available on iTunes and internationally.

“Pensamiento” presents a fusion of Colombian rhythms from both Pacific and Atlantic cultures, mixed with the jazz philosophy of conversation and improvisation. The album features a dynamic ensemble of 13 musicians from different towns across Colombia and was recorded over the course of four days at Quantica Music Studios of Santiago Jimenez and Mauro Castillo in Bogota. Currulao, Abosao, Mapale and Tamborito are some of the rhythms featured on the 11 pieces composed and/or arranged by Rachel Therrien. “This inspiration originally came from a one month tour I did all over Colombia with the Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra,” she says, adding, “before we left Montreal, I had a thought, a vision (“Pensamiento”) to record something of my own at the end of the tour with local musicians.”

With a strong knowledge of authentic Atlantic Culture, as opposed to the more commercialized version found in North America, she had a clear path of inspiration. But the real “sparkle” of the record came within the first days of the tour when she discovered the Pacific Culture at the Feria de Cali during the Pacific day. (El dia del Pacifico). It was then that she decided to honor those lesser known rhythms by creating a project presenting those two poles of the rich Colombian Culture.

The musicians of “Pensamiento” include: Jacobo Velez - Sax & Voice, Carlos Peralta - Guitar & Voice, Holman Alvarez - Piano & Voice, Javier Pinto - Bass & Voice, Ramon Berrocal - Drum & Voice, La Wey - Percussion & Marimba & Voice, Juan Carlos Arrechea Mina - Percussion & Marimba & Voice, Humberto Barrios Madiedo - Percussion, John Edward Arrechea Mina - Percussion, Rachel Therrien - Trumpet, Composition & Arrangements, Chongo - Percussion, Santiago Jimenez - Tiple & Voice, Mauro Castillo - Trombone.


Trumpeter, composer, and bandleader, Rachel Therrien already boasts an enviable CV and is considered one of the most promising jazz musicians, playing in a variety of music styles and enriching her talent with experiences from many different cultures. Winner of the 2015 TD Grand Prize Jazz Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the 2016 Stingray Jazz Rising Star, she has shared stages in clubs, concerts and TV shows all around North and South America and the Caribbean with many world-class musicians.

Therrien holds a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance from University of Montreal, a degree in arts management, a certificate from Instituto Supérior de Arte, in Havana-Cuba and she was selected to participate in 2012, to the Banff Center Jazz and Creative Music workshop held by Dave Douglas and Vijay Iyer. She has worked with a large number of mentors and teachers including Ron DiLauro, Elpidio Chappotin, Laurie Frink, John McNeil, Jonathan Finlayson, Clarence Penn, Ralph Alessi, and many more.

Her quintet with Simon Page on bass, Charles Trudel on Piano, Alain Bourgeois on drums and Benjamin Deschamps on sax, has released two albums, “On Track” (2011) and “Home Inspiration” (2014).  Since the release of the second album on the Multiple Chord Music  label, she has toured as a bandleader in Mid-Ouest USA, Mid-Canada (Ontario), and New York City, in a list of clubs and Festivals. Rachel will also continue to host the Montreal Jazz Composers Series, an event that she founded in 2013 to contribute to Montreal’s jazz community. She is now based in New York City.

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!

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