“Salsa Meets Jazz” for Puerto Rico

(October 23, 2017) World-renowned orchestra leader Bobby Sanabria brought together a special edition of “Salsa Meets Jazz” to benefit the hurricane victims of Puerto Rico. Joining the star-studded event were: NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera; NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens; NEA Jazz Master Cándido; Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Larry Harlow; Fania All Star Eddie Montalvo; trumpeters Randy Brecker and Jon Faddis; jazz & blues powerhouse vocalist Antoinette Montague; vocalist Brenda Feliciano; poet La Mariposa; original Last Poet Felipe Luciano; multi-intrumentalist David Amran, and more. Bobby Sanabria’s MULTIVERSE Big Band presided.

To view more video clips from this outstanding event, goto: JAZZ ON THE TUBE

Exhibit Pays Tribute To Arsenio Rodriguez

“El Ciego Maravilloso” (Exhibit Credit, Jose Rafael Mendez & Henry Medina) @ The 8th Annual International Latin/Tropical Music Collectors Festival

(September 1, 2012) The 8th Annual International Latin/Tropical Music Collectors Festival held at the New York Hilton Hotel, featured a “Tribute to Arsenio Rodriguez: The Innovator of Salsa Music”.

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Latin Jazz Strikes Back!

Maestro BOBBY SANABRIA performing @ Pregones in the Bronx, NYC

(June 8, 2012) Outrage, grass-root protests, media blitzes, and a class-action suit have made NARAS see the light. A year after eliminating the Latin Jazz category from the GRAMMY Awards, organizers have reinstated the prize as part of changes to next year’s awards — scheduled for February 10. Nominations for next year’s awards will be broadcast live on December 5, 2012.

Congratulations to to the coalition of jazz artists and Latin community activities, including our own Bobby Sanabria and John Santos, for their outstanding efforts.