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David Sanchez and the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors perform at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.
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August 7, 2014 The Puerto Rican tenor saxophonist joins a select international ensemble from one of jazz's top conservatories in a festival-opening performance of his own compositions.
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A native of the Dominican Republic, Michel Camilo is one of the most energetic pianists in jazz.
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July 12, 2011 Wouldn't it be nice to just drop whatever you're doing right now and go on a nice, leisurely Caribbean vacation? Well, you can — sort of. Let your mind sail through the Caribbean by listening to some music from a few of the many fine jazz artists who were born on the Caribbean islands.
Stefon Harris, David Sanchez and Christian Scott's collaborative album, Ninety Miles, comes out June 21.
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June 12, 2011 On their first collaborative album, the three jazz musicians follow in the footsteps of Nat King Cole, Tito Puente and other American artists who've traveled to Havana and immersed themselves in Cuban clave rhythms.
David Sanchez works a shekere during his performance.
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March 17, 2009 The tenor saxophonist possesses an exemplary cross-cultural resume. What comes out of his horn these days is a new, all-encompassing strain of Latin jazz, akin to the post-bop of his peers.
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November 13, 2008 The Latin Grammy Awards have become a showcase for some of the best music Latino culture has to offer, including pop, alternative, traditional and classical. Members of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences will announce the winners of the 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Thursday night. Latino USA's Betto Arcos offers some of his picks from this year's nominees.
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