The making of el Pañuelo de pepa

Javier Colina and Pepe Rivero recording the new CD El Pañuelo de Pepa at Cezanne Studios in Las Rozas, Madrid on January 11, 2019.

Pedro Pablo R. Mirelles

Pedro Pablo R. Mirelles Three Cuban Jazz  at Café Central, Madrid Spain,  January 7, 2019.

Ray Vega and Bopitude

Ray Vega plays tasty solos at the Van Dyke Restaurant and club in Schenectady, New York, November 17, 2018.

emiliano

Chembo Corniel and Chaworó play “Emiliano” at the “Afro Blue Monk” concert held at the Emerson Auditorium, Union College in Schenectady, New York on May 25, 2013.

Blue monk

Chembo Corniel and Chaworó play “Blue Monk” at the “Afro Blue Monk” concert held at the Emerson Auditorium, Union College in Schenectady, New York on May 25, 2013.

rumba urbana

Chembo Corniel and Chaworó play “Rumba Urbana” at the “Afro Blue Monk” concert held at the Emerson Auditorium, Union College in Schenectady, New York on May 25, 2013.

deluge

Chembo Corniel and Chaworó play “Deluge” from the 2012 CD “Afro Blue Monk.” Performed at the Emerson Auditorium, Union College in Schenectady, New York on May 25, 2013.

In Walked Bud

Rebecca Cline and Nicki Denner at the Emerson Auditorium, Union College, Schenectady, Ahora, Latin/Jazz!, May 26, 2012.

Used to be a cha cha

The Steven Kroon Sextet performs the Jaco Pastorius song at the Emerson Auditorium, Union College, Schenectady, Ahora, Latin/Jazz!, April 27, 2012.

Cloud Nine

Enjoy the Jazz/Latino All Stars’ rendition of “Cloud Nine” with some audience participation. This video is from the Ahora, Latin/Jazz! 2011 concert series, April 30, 2011.

Linda Mujer

With a title like “Linda Mujer” one would think that this piece would be a romantic ballad. Instead, it is a sprite composition, masterfully rendered in two pianos by Rebecca Cline and Nicki Denner. Also part of the 2011 Ahora, Latin/Jazz! series, June 3, 2011.

Autumn Leaves

Here Rebecca Cline and Nicki Denner discuss the elements that distinguish the Caribbean style of piano playing and illustrate how these elements infuse jazz by “Norophying” the jazz standard Autumm Leaves. Ahora, Latin/Jazz!, June 3, 2011

Sofrito/vamonos pa'l monte

The Jazz/Latino all Stars performing the Mongo Santamaría classic, with encore descarga “Vamonos P’al Monte.” In the descarga, Hilary Noble trades places with Chembo Corniel on the congas. Ahora, Latin/Jazz! April 30, 2011.

Danzón Para Federico fellini

Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché performing at the annual fundraiser of the Underground Railroad History Society, September 19, 2010, Van Dyck Restaurant, Schenectady, NY.

solechia

Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché performing at the annual fundraiser of the Underground Railroad History Society, September 19, 2010, Van Dyck Restaurant, Schenectady, NY.

seven steps to heaven

Grupo Los Santos at the University at Albany, May 1st, 2010.

habana

Chembo Corniel and Chaworó play the Elio Villafranca composition “Habana” at the Albany Latin Fest, August 29, 2009.


enclave

A selection from Enclave’s performance at the Guilderland Public Library on November 15, 2008 that the group composed in tribute to The Fireplace, a local club in Boston, Enclave’s home base.

afro blue

The Zaccai Curtis trio plays an interesting version of the Mongo Santamaría classic “Afro Blue” at the New York State Museum, September 17, 2008.

maria cervantes

The Nicki Denner Trio plays the Noro Morales’ classic, "Maria Cervantes," April 12, 2008.