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Abdiel Flores (sax, alto)

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Abdiel Flores was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He began his musical career at the age of six when he began to play various percussion instruments, at the same time as he observed his father playing the guitar at church. During his...

Adela Dalto (vocalist)

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Adela Dalto - vocalist, composer, recording artist The most important talent that any creative artist can have and develop is the ability to touch the heart and soul of the listeners. Having been immersed for several decades in the highest...

Adir Kochavi (trumpet)

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Adir Kochavi, is a known trumpet player as well as a composer and arranger born in Israel. He is actively playing and participating in different scenes of music and various projects in the Netherlands, Europe and South America. Adir's...

Adonis Puentes (vocalist)

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Adonis Puentes has the gift to see both the past and the present of Cuban music. And,on Vida, his solo debut, he shows that he is uniquely qualified to straddle the generations, embodying a contemporary vision of a true Cuban Sonora. Such...

Adrian Iaies (piano)

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On first glance apprehension. Admittedly ashamed I was prejudiced. For on the surface was an Argentine group, playing 'jazz', with an accordion no less! What could they possibly do with the music in this format setting? I would ask myself....

Adriano Adewale (percussion)

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Throw aside preconceived musical prejudices, abandon all attempts to catalogue: a rich chemistry of cultural influences is at work in when the Adriano Adewale Group stop onto the stage. Rooted in the musical traditions of Nigeria, Angola...

Afro Bop Alliance (band/orchestra)

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Afro Bop Alliance is an exciting Latin Jazz septet from Annapolis Maryland, which performs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. These talented musicians always thrill audiences with their infectious polyrhythmic grooves, harmonic colorings,...

Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass)

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Bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik was one of the first musicians to introduce Arabic music into jazz and the first to use the oud, a pear-shaped, traditional Middle Eastern stringed instrument similar to a lute as a jazz instrument. He was born on...

Airto Moreira (percussion)

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Airto Moreira made an immediate impact on the American jazz scene by being the first Brazilian percussionist to be playing a lot of different instruments at the same time. He brought them all together with an avant-garde, progressive...

Alan Plachta (guitar)

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Alan Plachta is guitar player (both electic and nylon), composer and arranger He has played guitar with some of the more important jazz bands in Buenos Aires, like Argentos, Richard Nant Quintet with Guillermo Klein, Ensamble Real Book...

Alberto Socarras (composer/conductor)

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Alberto Socarras - clarinet, flute, alto and soprano sax, bandleader,(1908 - 1987) Alberto Socarras is credited with recording the first real jazz flute piece in 1927. Socarras was a highly proficient Cuban clarinetist, and bandleader, who...

Albita (vocalist)

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Albita is one of the most recognized voices in the Latin music scene. She is known as a vibrant singer and a qualified rumbera. Albita began her career at very young age, coming from a home of parents who were famous singers. As young...

Ale Ramirez (guitar)

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I have been composing music for a long, long time. I composed my first acoustic guitar melody when I was 12 and I learned only 3 or 4 chords on my guitar. At the time I was visiting a beautiful park in my home town Uruapan and it is what...

Alejandro Florez (guitar)

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A Native of Bogotá, Colombia, Alejandro came to the United States to study music at the University of North Texas. While pursuing his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Jazz Studies, he had the opportunity to play with faculty members...

Alekos K. Vretos (oud)

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Greek oudist, pianist and composer Alekos Vretos has been merging jazz, Arabic, Greek and Latin music in a masterful blend of sounds from traditional instruments, such as the oud or the nay, vs. modern ones. As a band leader, Alekos has...

Alex Acuña (percussion)

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Alex Acuña was born on December 12, 1944 in Pativilca, Peru - a small coastal village 100 miles north of the capital city of Lima, Peru. His real name is Alexjandro Neciosup Acuña. A self-educated musician, he was inspired by his father...

Alex Cuba (guitar)

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Singer-songwriter Alex*Cuba hails from Artemisa, Cuba (1 hour west of Havana) and resides in Smithers, B.C. (14 hours north of Vancouver). Musically, he lives everywhere in between. His trademark sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks...

Alex Diaz (congas)

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Born in Bani, Dominican Republic, Alex Diaz began playing music at an early age. At age 10 he enrolled at Jose Reyes Music School in his hometown. Soon he was lead snare drum in his town’s Municipal Band under Professor Amable Botello. A...

Alex Garcia (percussion)

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Formed at SIR studios in New York City in November 23rd, 1997 by Chilean-Cuban drummer and composer Alejandro “Alex” Garc-a, AfroMantra has been renowned for combining rich harmonies with the powerful rhythms and flavors of North and...

Alex Guillen (guitar)

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Have been playing guitar for over 20 years. Main Jazz influences are Coltrane, Davis, Mclaughlin, Metheny

Alex Wilson (piano)

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Alex Wilson: Alex Wilson took a fateful decision in 1993 and his passion for music and jazz into a professional career and by 1996 he had become one of the most in-demand keyboard players on both the London jazz and Latin music scenes. His...

Alfred Gomez Jr. (piano)

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Singer and composer born on october 17, year 1978 in Caracas, Venezuela. studied music at Miami Dade commnity College, and also with professors, Gonzalo Mico, and Leo Quintero both well know guitar players. After producing several albums...

Alfredo De La Fé (violin)

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Grammy Nominated, Cuban born, New York based, Superstar violinist Alfredo De La Fé is a living musical legend. Born in Cuba on February 6, 1954, Alfredo De La Fé began his musical studies at the fresh young age of six, and by the age of...

Alfredo Paixao (bass, electric)

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Brazilian (Rio de Janeiro) Bass Player/composer/ well Known worldwide for his jazz/Latin performances live and on recording sessions. The Latin music has had a significant shift after his work with the producer Emanuele Ruffinengo changing...

Alfredo Rodriguez (piano)

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Born in Havana, Cuba, Alfredo trained at the famous Manuel Saumell Classical Music Conservatory, then at the Amadeo Roldan Music Conservatory and subsequently at the Instituto Superior de Arte. His lucky break came in 2006 when he was...

Alfredo Triff (violin)

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Alfredo Triff is a violinist and composer. He studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Havana at age seven, under the direction of Radosvet Bojadieff. During the 1970's Triff borrowed from contemporary music trends from Europe and...

Ali Farka Toure (guitar)

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A unique tale of a world respected musician, who deep in his heart considered himself but a humble farmer. Ali Farka Touré was born in 1939 in the village of Kanau on the banks of the River Niger in the north west of Mali. He was his...

Alina Brouwer (piano)

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A fresh and breezy voice, one that has been compared to Brazil's Astrud Gilberto and Spain's Ana Belen and Carmen Cuesta. Alina Brouwer leads her three piece ensemble through sensuous and soulful songs full of catchy melodies and...

Alonso Gonzalez (percussion)

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Colombian Artist Alonso Gonzalez started playing percussion at the age of 11 when he and couple of school friends set up a band, Energia Latina in Cartagena, Colombia. His love for Latin rhythms continued and he took classes from the...

Aly Camara

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Accomplished musician from Guinea, West Africa. Teach and perform with djembe, dundun, kenkeni, sangban, Krin, bolon and other indigenous instruments.

Alzy Trio (guitar, acoustic)

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The Alzy Trio dates back to the spring of 2002 when three friends, all guitarists, decided to play some of their favourite jazz and bossa nova tunes. In 2007, they signed their first CD, “Seize cordes en bal(l)ades", still available...

Amaryllis Santiago (vocalist)

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Amaryllis has a passion for community, music and writing. She is currently promoting her latest CD, “No Me Doy Por Vencida" and will be submitting to The 14th Latin Grammy (r) 2013. “For Consideration” and will be sharing the...

Amik Guerra (trumpet)

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Amik Guerra Lig-Long was born on May 11, 1973 in Havana, Cuba, where he also grew up and finished successfully his studies Escuela Nacional de Instructores de Arte”. Amik Guerra has made his reputation with a combination of skill in...

Ana Gazzola (vocalist)

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Ms. Ana Gazzola started playing the guitar and singing at the age of 5 in Caxias do Sul, a small town, in southern Brasil. Ms. Gazzola began her professional career singing as an opening act for the world famous bolero's singer Lucho...

Ancient Future (band/orchestra)

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World Fusion Music Ancient Future is the first and longest running musical organization dedicated exclusively to the mission of creating world fusion music. The term was coined by bandleader Matthew Montfort in 1978 to describe Ancient...

Andrés Corredor (guitar, electric)

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Guitarist from Bogotá, Colombia (1990). Started playing guitar at 13, learning by his own with some help from music teachers from his school. Heavily influenced by rock and blues, he studied like this all the way through high school. In...

Andre Avelino (guitar)

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ABBREVIATED MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY Howard University played a pivotal role in the musical development of guitarist Andre Avelino. Howard Univ. was populated by a sizeable community of diverse global origins; Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Puerto...

Andrea Brachfeld (flute)

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Flutist Andrea Brachfeld, is a graduate of The High School of Music and Art and Manhattan School of Music. Over these past 20 years she has recorded more than a dozen CD's with many artists including, Africando, Noel Pointer, and...

Andrea Tierra (vocalist)

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Andrea Tierra is a 24 year old singer-songwriter from Medellin, Colombia. She has been performing traditional Colombian music since the age of twelve. Andrea is the result of innovative mix of popular Latin-American rhythms with jazz,...

Andres Corredor (guitar, electric)

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Guitarist from Bogotá, Colombia (1990). Started playing guitar at 13, learning by his own with some help from music teachers from his school. Heavily influenced by rock and blues, he studied like this all the way through high school. In...

Andres Ortiz Trio (piano)

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Andrés Ortiz Villalba is born in Bogotà, Colombia, in 1978. At a very young age he approaches folkloric music through learning to play the organ. He pursues his tudies on the piano, at first privately with Maestro Betancourt, later...

Andres Rotmistrovsky (bass, electric)

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Andres Rotmistrovsky (also known as Andres Rot): Bassist, Producer, Composer and Arranger Performs bass guitar almost every night of the week in the New York music scene, displaying versatility in playing virtually all styles of music from...

Andrew Nevala (piano)

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Award winning Pianist/Arranger/Composer Andy Nevala is based in Denver, CO. He has been recognized by Downbeat Magazine on 9 different occasions, winning Downbeat Music Awards for composition (2002), arranging (2003), and...

Andrew Oliver Kora Band

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Andrew Oliver, piano and keyboard Andrew Oliver is a pianist and composer from Portland, Oregon. He grew up playing classical music but switched to jazz at the beginning of high school, when he began taking lessons from Randy Porter. He...

Andrew Reissiger (guitar)

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Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Andrew Reissiger is a composer/performer on the electric and nylon-string guitar as well as the charango, a small Bolivian stringed instrument purportedly from the highest city in the world. For a...

Angel Cachete Maldonado (percussion)

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Master percussionist Cachete Maldonado’s contribution to the recognition and advancement of Afro- Caribbean music has garnered him well deserved celebrity status. The 2010 release of “Rumba Boricua Campesina,” (Bata Records) with his...

Angela Maria (vocalist)

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Angela was born in Lima-Peru. She studied in school of Santa margarita where she received music lessons from Genaro Chumpitazi. She then migrated to Rome-Italy where she learnt jazz vocals in Saint Louis music school Rome. She also got a...

Angelique Kidjo (vocalist)

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A powerful singer and tireless performer, Angelique Kidjo has been one of the most successful performers to emerge on world music stages in the 1990s and 2000s. Her music not only draws from African traditions but also interprets the ways...

Angelo Segarra (congas)

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Angelo Segarra is one of the most talented, versatile musicians/conga players of the Latin Jazz Genre. He has been playing conga since a very young age. His first performance at age 18 was with Orchestra La Raza, opening band for Ismael...

Ania Paz (piano)

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Ania Paz, pianist and composer, is known for her modern and driving sound, impregnated by a new fusion of Afro-Peruvian and Caribbean styles, within the Jazz language. She was born in Lima, Peru, where she started studying music at the age...
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