Carlos Henriquez
In the Key of Latin Jazz
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3w ago
WUCF’s February artist for ‘In the Key of Latin Jazz’ is Carlos Henriquez. This Bronx born bassist has graced over 25 albums of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra where he also serves as Artistic Director. As a leader he has garnered a Grammy nomination and his latest album - “A Nuyorican Tale” tells the tales of Puerto Rican and Nuyorican heritage both struggles and triumphs within New York’s vibrant tapestry.  ..read more
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Gonzalo Rubalcaba
In the Key of Latin Jazz
by WUCF FM
1M ago
WUCF’s January artist for ‘In the Key of Latin Jazz’ is Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Both his father and grandfather are very important to the development of the Latin Jazz we know today. His career has had him alongside Ron Carter, Charlie Haden, Chick Corea and more. As a leader, he’s given us over 30 albums– continuously delivering and offering something new ..read more
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Hilario Durán
In the Key of Latin Jazz
by WUCF FM
3M ago
WUCF’s December artist for ‘In the Key of Latin Jazz’ is Hilario Durán. This Cuban jazz pianist played with the Orquesta Cubana de Musicana Moderna, Arturo Sandoval, United Nations Orchestra, Jane Bunnett and more. His latest album brings back the big band sound! We discuss players like Chucho Valdez, Charles Mingus and Dizzy Gillespie who have influenced him.  ..read more
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Alfredo Rodriguez
In the Key of Latin Jazz
by WUCF FM
4M ago
WUCF’s November artist for ‘In the Key of Latin Jazz’ is Alfredo Rodriguez. Born in Cuba, he eventually left the familiar to take a chance on his career – with the aid of Quincy Jones – and look at him now! His latest album - ‘Coral Way’ - is a testament to his new life in which he celebrates the collaboration and connection between mainstream Latin music and Latin jazz ..read more
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Sammy Figueroa
In the Key of Latin Jazz
by WUCF FM
5M ago
WUCF’s October artist for ‘In the Key of Latin Jazz’ is Sammy Figueroa. One of the world’s greatest congueros! His work with everyone from Sonny Rollins and Miles Davis to Whitney Houston and the Bee Gees will forever be highly regarded. It was in Florida where he established his solo career leading ‘His Latin Jazz Explosion’ band. His latest project pays homage to his late father – Charlie Figueroa – who was known for his romantic boleros ..read more
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Edward Simon and Magos Herrera
In the Key of Latin Jazz
by WUCF FM
6M ago
WUCF’s September artists for ‘In the Key of Latin Jazz’ are Edward Simon and Magos Herrera. Living on opposite sides of the country, they found a way to come together for a striking homage to female Latin American songwriters. “Femininas” is given a jazz treatment while still carrying the foundation of their respective beginnings ..read more
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Ella and the Bossa Beat
In the Key of Latin Jazz
by WUCF FM
7M ago
WUCF’s August artist for ‘In the Key of Latin Jazz’ is Ella and the Bossa Beat. An international father/daughter duo who brings a modern take on Brazilian, soulful Jazz and Pop music. Having spent a lot of time in Magrus’ home country of Brazil, they now reside in Florida where you can see them perform all over. Their latest record “In the Moment” has captured us all and we are wanting more ..read more
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Bobby Sanabria
In the Key of Latin Jazz
by WUCF FM
8M ago
WUCF’s July artist for ‘In the Key of Latin Jazz’ is Bobby Sanabria. This eight time Grammy nominated multi talented artist has reached high acclaim repeatedly with his art and his fight. He fought to reinstate the Latin Jazz category at the Grammys after it was absent at the 2012 awards -  and succeeded. He’s worked with Mario Bauza, Mongo Santamaria, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, and more in addition to leading bands of his own. His newest record “Vox Humana” is the big band’s most ambitious work to date.   ..read more
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Rachel Therrien
In the Key of Latin Jazz
by WUCF FM
10M ago
WUCF’s May artist for ‘In the Key of Latin Jazz’ is Rachel Therrien. She is a JUNO nominated trumpet and flugelhorn player. A fixture in both the NYC and Montreal scenes, she has continued to hold her own and delight with her personal signature. Her newest record - ‘Mi Hogar’ - features over twenty musicians that came together for her sixth record but first Latin Jazz project ..read more
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Justo Almario
In the Key of Latin Jazz
by WUCF FM
11M ago
WUCF’s April artist for ‘In the Key of Latin Jazz' is Justo Almario. Immersing himself in music at a young age - he dabbled in drums, piccolo and short clarinet before settling on sax and flute. After graduating from Berklee, Mongo Santamaria asked him to join his band. He has performed with Roy Ayers, Fela Kuti, The Commodores, Tito Puente, Linda Rondstadt and many more. Coming up on April 30 – he’ll be at the DTO Jazz Fest in Orlando to celebrate International Jazz Day. Don’t miss it!  ..read more
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