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  • Rubén Blades Swings Big Band Jazz And Rumba On New Album

    Posted on October 18th, 2018 in Review

    We all knew vocalist Rubén Blades knew his way around the clave, the rhythmic pattern that propels the Afro-Cuban dance music he’s known for. But I bet you didn’t know he could swing a big band jazz tune with an easy flair that recalls past masters like Mel Tormé, Tony Bennett or Frank Sinatra.   Keep reading »

  • Blue Engine Records announces the release of 
Una Noche Con Rubén Blades

    Posted on September 7th, 2018 in Music

    The salsa giant and nine-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, and activist — collaborated with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in 2014 for an extraordinary series of performances on the Jazz at Lincoln Center stage. On these very special style-straddling, Americas-spanning nights, the worlds of salsa and swing collided.   Keep reading »

  • A Latin Musician Translates a Meeting of Cultures

    Posted on November 15th, 2014 in Review | 2

    The reality that jazz and Afro-Latin music have been mixed for a century can sometimes lead to the myth that a musician trained in one tradition is effectively trained in the other, and that fluency runs both ways at all times, in all places. And so you might have looked at an advertisement for the Panamanian singer Rubén Blades collaborating with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, as he is doing through Saturday night at the Rose Theater, and thought, sure, Latin jazz.   Keep reading »

  • Rubén Blades’ Jazz at Lincoln Center concert to be livestreamed worldwide

    Posted on November 3rd, 2014 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center offers music fans around the world the opportunity to watch salsa giant Rubén Blades’ sold out performance in Rose Theater via live webcast at jazz.org/live on November 15, 2014 at 8pm ET. Blades will perform jazz standards alongside his distinctive salsa hits with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Vocalist Eddie Rosado and percussionists Bobby Allende, Marc Quiñones, and Carlos Padron also join Blades for these concerts.   Keep reading »