Classics Of Latin Jazz: Afro-Cuban & Beyond

When Jazz meets the rhythms of Latin America, interesting things happen. Enjoy these classic live performances by Latin Jazz legends!


The Night Latin Jazz Was Born - The perplexed looks on concertgoers’ faces said it all at New York’s Carnegie Hall on the evening of Sept. 29, 1947. That night Dizzy Gillespie and his band, which now included Chano Pozo, premiered Manteca--a song that became a Latin jazz classic. Listen to that 1947 version of Manteca here.
A Brief History of Latin Jazz - This webpage is a doorway to exploring many aspects of Latin Jazz. Scroll around and take a look.
Jazz Caliente: The Women Of Latin Jazz - Talented, dedicated, and creative women making their mark in Latin jazz. And some more...Take Five: A Latina Jazz Sampler.
Machito and His Afro-Cubans (1941)
Salsa En La Calle - Frank "Machito" Grillo and Mario Bauza
Dizzy Gillespie & Machito (1975)
Montreal International Jazz Festival - Michel Camilo & Tito Puente
Full Concert: Mario Bauzá (Mario Bouza) - Miami, Florida (1991)
Full Concert: Eddie Palmieri - 2003 Newport Jazz Festival
El Groupo Sinigual
Ray Barretto - Que Viva La Música
Full Concert: The Music of Puente, Machito, and Henriquez — Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Full Concert" Celia Cruz and Tito Puente - Note: The first 5-minutes of this video is a silly promoter's introduction which isn't worth watching. Celia Cruz is introduced at about the 5:00 minute mark, so start there.
Fiesta Musical: A Musical Adventure Through Latin America for Children