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Pianists Chucho Valdes and Arturo O'Farrill honor their fathers, Latin jazz greats Bebo Valdes and Chico O'Farrill, on a new album. Here, the younger O'Farrill discusses Familia on Alt.Latino .
Source : npr.org | 2017-10-05 22:53:43.0
Rubén Blades – Salsa Big Band (Rubén Blades Producciones, 2017) Rubén Blades, one of the undisputed masters of salsa music, has released his second album recorded with the formidable Roberto Delgado & Orquesta. As the album title indicates, this recording is a tribute to the 1950s jazz and Latin jazz big bands, many of which … Continue reading Rubén Blades’ Tribute to Legendary Latin Music Big Bands →
Source : worldmusiccentral.org | 2017-09-14 13:01:14.0
Eddie Palmieri’s musical career spans several decades as a bandleader of salsa and Latin jazz orchestras. His discography includes over 30 albums and various Grammy Awards. Born in Spanish Harlem (New York city)  in 1936, Palmieri began piano studies at an early age, as did his celebrated older brother, the late salsa legend and pianist … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Eddie Palmieri →
Source : worldmusiccentral.org | 2017-09-12 13:08:39.0
Eddie Palmieri – Sabiduría (Ropeadope, 2017) Award-winning pianist and composer Eddie Palmieri, who’s one of the greatest names in Latin jazz, showcases his wide-ranging musical talent on Sabiduría (wisdom in Spanish). Along with his band of Latin music masters, Palmieri has invited an impressive cast of jazz musicians to perform on his album. This is … Continue reading The Wisdom of Eddie Palmieri →
Source : worldmusiccentral.org | 2017-08-21 13:04:17.0
Beat the heat with this sampler of new tunes, including everything from rock to Latin jazz to electronic to cumbia and flamenco.
Source : npr.org | 2017-07-19 21:44:00.0
A musical celebration of the life and career of Latin jazz flute player Dave Valentin will take place on Monday evening (June 12) in the late...
Source : billboard.com | 2017-06-11 18:34:11.0
Long known for its stage productions, the Lower East Side venue now presents Latin Jazz nights. First up: Edsel Gomez
Source : nydailynews.com | 2017-05-19 02:25:00.0
Mari Nobre – “Live and Alive” (Chrome Records, 2017) Italian-American vocalist Mari Nobre (maiden name Mariangela Spiezia) recorded this album live at the Jan Popper Theatre at UCLA (California). Although some of her past albums have focused on rhythms from across Latin America and pop, on “Live and Alive” she performs new Latin Jazz arrangements … Continue reading Healing Latin Jazz →
Source : worldmusiccentral.org | 2017-05-12 11:59:56.0
Trombone player, composer and bandleader Willie Colón is one of the pioneers of modern salsa and Latin jazz. Colón holds fifteen gold and five platinum records, and has collaborated with celebrated artists such as Fania All-Stars, Hector LaVoe, Rubén Blades, David Byrne, Celia Cruz, and Yomo Toro amongst others. His music, which powerfully influenced modern … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Willie Colón →
Source : worldmusiccentral.org | 2017-05-07 23:04:14.0
Duende Libre – Duende Libre (2017) Duende is the self-titled debut album by a Latin jazz trio featuring three talented Seattle-based musicians. The project is led by keyboardist, composer and producer Alex Chadsey, who has a background in jazz and classical music, and salsa bands as well. Chadsey connected with Uzbek bassist Farko Dosumov and … Continue reading Virtuosic Jazz Explorations of Afro-Latin and World Music →
Source : worldmusiccentral.org | 2017-04-29 13:01:23.0

Image Source: Getty / Evan Agostini

Nowadays, when we hear about a celebrity wedding that racked up millions of dollars in fees (cough, Kim Kardashian, cough), we barely bat an eye. In the late '90s and early 2000s, however, a celebrity dropping that much money on their nuptials was practically unheard of. That's why the $1 million price tag on Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's July 2000 event was such a shock and it remains one of Hollywood's most memorable A-list affairs. Though the marriage didn't last, it's worth a walk down memory lane if you are feeling nostalgic or just need some inspiration for your own million-dollar bash.

  1. The Venue: Jennifer and Brad exchanged vows at sunset on July 29 at the five-acre, multimillion-dollar Malibu estate they rented from television executive Marcy Carsey, whose property sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Although airspace was restricted over the estate during the couple's ceremony, the reception was held inside a massive white tent to ensure privacy from any helicopters buzzing overhead.
  2. The Security: The couple spared no expense when it came to their privacy. On top of getting restricted airspace, they asked their guests to sign confidentiality agreements, had "No Parking" signs posted all along the road leading up to the event space, and had the Los Angeles County sheriff on hand to provide traffic control at the location. The only way to really get a glimpse of the wedding was by sea, which led a few voyeurs to attempt to scope things out via boat. At the end of the day, they spent around $100,000 on security.
  3. The Guest List: You might think Brad and Jen's guest list would be a mile long, but they kept the number around 200. Fellow stars like Courteney Cox, Edward Norton, Salma Hayek, and Cameron Diaz all scored an invite. Jen's mother, Nancy Dow, was notably absent, since her tell-all book about her daughter, From Mother to Daughter to Friend: A Memoir, had recently come out and Jen refused to invite her to the wedding.
  4. The Flowers: Jennifer and Brad dropped a cool $75,000 on flowers to achieve the groom's vision for a "zen garden" look. Over 50,000 flowers were brought in by florists from La Premiere of Beverly Hills, who set tables with roses, wisteria, and tulips. Floated lotus flowers were also chosen to enhance a specially built slate fountain, and Jen carried a loose bouquet of Dutch Vendela roses down the aisle with her.
  5. Her Dress: According to the bride's father, Days of Our Lives actor John Aniston, "Jennifer looked beautiful." In a glass-beaded, floor-length, low-backed, white satin and silk gown from Milan-based dress designer Lawrence Steele, how could she not? The Friends actress paired her dress with custom-made ivory suede heels by Manolo Blahnik and wore a delicate veil attached to a pearl and Swarovski crystal crown. For her walk down the aisle, she was accompanied by bridesmaids in pale green chiffon slip dresses.
  6. His Tux: Brad wore a four-button black tuxedo designed by Hedi Slimane and outfitted his groomsmen in tuxes by Prada. Even though his brother and best man, Doug Pitt, dropped the ring at one point, it's safe to say he looked damn good while doing it.

Image Source: Getty / Kevin Winter

  1. The Vows: They wrote their own vows, which included Brad promising to "split the difference on the thermostat" and Jennifer swearing to always make him his "favorite banana milkshake." When the more traditional part of the ceremony began, Jennifer missed her cue, leaving Brad and the officiant waiting. "Oh! I've never done this before!" she joked after realizing it.
  2. The Reception's Ambience: Inside the reception tent, guests encountered plenty of flowers, fountains, lanterns, and countless imported candles from Thailand made of brown sugar ("Jennifer wanted tons of candles," an insider revealed. "We made it very romantic.").
  3. The Music: When it came time to choose a band for their wedding, Brad and Jen couldn't pick just one. Fortunately, with their budget, they didn't have to. The night kicked off with a six-piece band backed up by a 40-member gospel choir, who sang Al Bowlly's 1930s classic "Love Is the Greatest Thing" before the 15-minute ceremony began. In between the ceremony and the reception, the band Gypsy Magic took the stage to play some Latin jazz. For the couple's first dance, 12-year-old Sinatra-style singer Dakota Horvath (whom Brad first heard at a Beverly Hills nightclub years earlier) belted out "The Way You Look Tonight." As the night wore on, guests Dermot Mulroney and Melissa Etheridge performed an acoustic version of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," and a Greek bouzouki band played traditional music that had a group of 30 circle-dancing around the dance floor.
  4. The Food: Directly after the ceremony, guests enjoyed appetizers like shrimp, gourmet pizza, and caviar, which they were served with Dom Pérignon Champagne. For the main course, Jen and Brad decided on crab, lobster, peppercorn beef, pasta, and risotto.
  5. The Cake: What would a celebrity wedding be without a giant cake? They settled on a six-tier, white-frosted confection and "were looking into each other's eyes when they fed it to each other," People reported. "They were laughing with cake in their mouths."
  6. The Fireworks: Once it got dark enough during the reception, Brad and Jen surprised guests by setting off fireworks over the Pacific, which reportedly cost $20,000. The lavish 13-minute display included pyrotechnic hearts and smiley faces, which were accompanied by Radiohead, Garbage, and Jeff Buckley songs. James Souza, whose company created the custom display for the couple, told People that "they wanted it big, grandiose" and asked for "the greatest effects that we had."
Source : PopSugar | 2017-04-24 21:55:00.0

The blizzards are over (we hope). It’s time to rock (we’re sure).

As spring blooms, rock clubs celebrate the last busy season before summer and the outdoor venues kick off their calendars. From tiny Toad to the ever-expanding Boston Calling, we have suggestions for fans of rock and rap, Latin jazz and modern R&B.

 

Latin America Vive Music Festival, Tuesday, Berklee Performance Center: Now in its fifth year, Vive features a range of genres from salsa to Latin jazz, Bolero to Chacarera.

 

Source : BostonHerald.com | 2017-04-07 13:04:06.0
Steve Khan – Backlog – Asuntos Pendientes (Tone Center, 2017) Guitar maestro Steve Khan continues his remarkable series of Latin jazz explorations with Backlog. Khan skillfully combines soloing with rhythm guitar techniques as well as subtle slide effects. He’s supported by an outstanding rhythm section featuring three percussionists and a bass player. The rich, irresistible … Continue reading Superb Latin Jazz Guitar Discoveries →
Source : worldmusiccentral.org | 2017-04-04 13:02:34.0
Valentin, who died Wednesday, is remembered by his longtime bandmate Robby Ameen.
Source : npr.org | 2017-03-09 16:53:00.0
Valentin became one of the pre-eminent flutists in Latin jazz, known for his creative combination of fusion, pop and R&B. Valentin died on Wednesday of complications from a stroke, his manager said.
Source : npr.org | 2017-03-09 10:43:00.0
Valentin became one of the pre-eminent flutists in Latin jazz, known for his creative combination of fusion, pop and R&B. Valentin died on Wednesday of complications from a stroke, his manager said.
Source : npr.org | 2017-03-09 10:43:00.0
Valentin became one of the pre-eminent flutists in Latin jazz, known for his creative combination of fusion, pop and R&B. Valentin died Wednesday of complications from a stroke, his manager said.
Source : npr.org | 2017-03-09 10:43:00.0
Bronx-born Latin jazz legend Dave Valentin died Wednesday. He was 64.
Source : nydailynews.com | 2017-03-09 03:48:38.0
He won a Grammy for best Latin jazz album in 2003 for “The Gathering,” by the Caribbean Jazz Project.
Source : International Herald Tribune | 2017-03-09 01:58:23.0
Puerto-Rican American Latin jazz flutist Dave Valentin passed away today, March 8, 2017 in New York City. Valentin was born in The Bronx neighborhood in New York City to Puerto-Rican parents. At 12 he started playing the flute and received music lessons from Hubert Laws. Throughout the 1970s, Valentin played jazz and Latin jazz in … Continue reading Latin Jazz Flute Virtuoso Dave Valentin Dies at 64 →
Source : worldmusiccentral.org | 2017-03-09 00:28:32.0
Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac (Jazz Village) by Chucho Valdés is the winner of the Best Latin Jazz Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. The other finalists were: Entre Colegas – Andy González (Truth Revolution Records) Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Perspective On The Music Of Woody Shaw – Brian Lynch & Various … Continue reading Chucho Valdés Wins Best Latin Jazz Album Grammy Award →
Source : worldmusiccentral.org | 2017-02-13 13:12:11.0
Older musicians got the Grammy nod this year for best Latin jazz album. But the real excitement is brewing in emerging corners of the genre.
Source : International Herald Tribune | 2017-02-10 18:13:20.0
Jungle Fire – Jambú (Jungle Fire Music/Nacional Records, 2016) Los Angeles-based Afro-Latin funk band Jungle Fire is an outstanding collective of musicians from various backgrounds who have played with many well-known artists and musical styles. On their album Jambú, Jungle Fire delivers a sizzling genre-defying combination of Afrobeat, funk, cumbia, Latin jazz, West Coast Latin … Continue reading Sizzling Jambú →
Source : worldmusiccentral.org | 2017-02-09 12:35:59.0
David Grisman was born March 23, 1945 in Hackensack, New Jersey. For more than 40 years, the mandolinist and has been busy creating ‘dawg’ music, a blend of many stylistic influences (including swing, bluegrass, Latin, jazz and gypsy) so unique he gave it its own name. In doing so, David has inspired a whole new … Continue reading Artist Profiles: David Grisman →
Source : worldmusiccentral.org | 2017-01-20 00:59:59.0
Alt.Latino gathers three music gurus to help find the coolest new sounds from across Latin music, including hip-hop, rock, Latin jazz and beyond.
Source : npr.org | 2016-11-16 20:00:00.0
Yoser Rodriguez – Pollen (Lulaworld Records, 2016) Cuban bassist and vocalist Yoser Rodriguez is a well-known musician in the Toronto salsa and Latin jazz music scene. Pollen is his solo debut album. The first two songs on Pollen, ”El Sueño” and “Weird Look” are two of the best on the album, featuring a nice mix … Continue reading Crossover Latin Music Pollination →
Source : worldmusiccentral.org | 2016-11-07 11:40:46.0

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