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Three Ways to Perform “A Mi Manera”

Repeating something is not art. Adding your own twist to something, is creating art. I like each of these versions of the Bolero "A Mi Manera" (My Way) by El Gran Combo, the Puerto Rico All Stars, and Jerry Medina because each has its own…

Arturo Sandoval a Master of Good Music

Labeling musicians as one of Jazz, Latin Jazz, Salsa, or any other music genre is not something Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval likes to hear. In this blog I share my conversation with the 10-time Grammy winner that will visit Seattle's…

Bolero Filin Part 3 – Frank Emilio

I was surprised by how little mention Frank Emilio gets for his significant contributions to Latin music. He was not only one of the "forefathers" of the "bolero-filin", but he also influenced the development of Afro-cuban jazz in Cuba,…