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.
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.