Latin-Jazz Presentations

  • Brief Overview of Brazilian Music

    What Kind of Music is Played in Brazil – Styles, Rhythms, Artists …read more

  • Jazz Education Network Conference

    The annual JEN (Jazz Education Network) Conference is being held in Louisville January 4 – 7. My friend Renato Vasconcellos and I will present a clinic on Thursday, January 5 […] …read more

  • Latin-Jazz Reference Materials

    Prominent Afro-Cuban Musical Figures/Ensembles 1920’s – Sexteto Habanero Late 1920’s – Septeto nacional 1930’s – Arsenio Rodriguez 1940’s-50’s – Machito, Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez 1950’s – present – Chano Pozo, […] …read more

  • Glossary of Latin-Jazz Terms

    Agogo (AH-goh-goh) – Set of single, double or triple bells believed to be of Nigerian origin. Is used heavily in Brazilian music. Baião – Of Northeast Brazil, the baião was […] …read more

  • What is Jazz? What is Latin-Jazz?

    Jazz. A musical style that evolved in the United States around 1900, chiefly played by Afro-Americans, though the music has since been produced and consumed interracially and internationally. Jazz was, […] …read more