Latin Jazz NYC

Latin jazz concerts, festivals and clubs in New York City

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play New Orleans Jazz at Iguana

Mondays & Tuesdays
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ Live music by New York’s specialist in early New Orleans jazz

Myriam Phiro channels legendary French chanteuse Édith Piaf

Thursday, December 12, 2019
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ The French-Canadian actress and cabaret singer releases her “Phiro chante Piaf” tribute to Édith Piaf album at Birdland

Pedro Giraudo leads NYC’s busiest Argentine tango band

Thursday, December 12, 2019
ELMHURST, Queens ~ “Best Tango Album” Latin Grammy winner plays Argentine Tango at Terraza 7

Willie Colón is “El Malo” the original bad boy of la salsa

Saturday, December 14, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ Celebrate Christmas with El Malo en Navidad at Lehman Center

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Cuban Jazz at Birdland

Sundays
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ Cuban jazz live music by this multiple Grammy winning band continues a Sunday tradition started by Chico O’Farrill in 1997

Big Band Holidays Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Wed-Sun, Dec 18-22, 2019
COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NYC ~ The holidays swing with Wynton Marsalis and Carlos Henriquez at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration 2019

Thu-Sat, Dec 19-21, 2019
MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, NYC ~ The Paul Winter Consort jazz band, gospel singer Theresa Thomason and the Forces of Nature Dance welcome back the sun in this Christmas holiday spectacular at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Carlos Henriquez is New York City’s most important Latin jazz musician

December 26-31, 2019
COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NYC ~ The most important Latin Jazz artist in New York City (Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra) rings in the New Year at Dizzy’s Club

Pedrito Martinez is the world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist

Thursday, December 26, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The world’s best Cuban rumba percussionist plays Ginny’s Supper Club at the Red Rooster

Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet

Friday, December 27, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ NYC’s top Peruvian jazz band plays Zinc Bar

Chris Botti is the biggest-selling instrumental artist in the U.S.

Dec 9, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ The Italian-American jazz trumpet player who is the best-selling American instrumental artist riffs through his 15th annual holiday residency at The Blue Note

Winter JazzFest 2020

January 9-18, 2020
MANHATTAN & BROOKLYN ~ Jazz concerts, the Greenwich Village jazz marathon and a Brooklyn jazz marathon for jazz lovers and APAP booking agents

Seu Jorge is a Brazilian samba legend and movie star

Thursday, January 16, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso open for the Brazilian samba star and actor at The Town Hall

“Now in one of my earliest tunes, ‘New Orleans Blues,’ you can notice the Spanish tinge.” Jelly Roll Morton


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NYC Jazz Clubs

Jazz Clubs in NYC swing from the Village Vanguard to Jazz at Lincoln Center

Blue Note

GREENWICH VILLAGE ~ One of New York’s legendary jazz clubs has live music nightly

Zinc Bar

GREENWICH VILLAGE ~ An old-school underground Greenwich Village jazz club owned by an Argentine family

Birdland

Nightly
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ The original jazz club, “the jazz corner of the world,” was one of the places where Latin and Jazz got together

Dizzy’s Club

COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NYC ~ Jazz supper club overlooking Central park swings nightly at Jazz at Lincoln Center

The Django

Tuesday-Saturday
TRIBECA, NYC ~ A retro French cellar jazz bar

Jazz Gallery

1160 Broadway
at 27th St
NoMad, Manhattan

Village Vanguard

178 Seventh Ave South
between 11th & Perry St
West Village
Closed on Mondays

Minton’s Playhouse

Nightly
HARLEM, NYC ~ It opened in 1938 and in the 1940s Dizzy, Bird, Thelonious and friends created bebop here

Terraza 7

Nightly
ELMHURST, Queens ~ A former doctor built this really unique Latin jazz club to feel like home in Latin America

Jazz Standard

NOMAD, Nightly ~ One of New York’s great jazz rooms


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NYC Jazz Festivals

There’s also the New York Hot Jazz Festival, NYC Jazz Festival, Jazz in July, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Generations in Jazz Festival, BRIC Jazzfest Brooklyn and the Nublu Jazz Festival

Winter JazzFest 2020

January 9-18, 2020
MANHATTAN & BROOKLYN ~ Jazz concerts, the Greenwich Village jazz marathon and a Brooklyn jazz marathon for jazz lovers and APAP booking agents

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) ends Carnival Season

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana ~ “Fat Tuesday” is the end of Carnival before the pious Catholic fast of Lent

Django Reinhardt NY Festival keeps the Gypsy Jazz legend alive

Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen
Tuesday – Sunday
July 10 – 15, 2018


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Latin Jazz in New York City

Jazz is Latin from its beginnings in the Caribbean and New Orleans

Arturo Sandoval is a Cuban jazz legend

Wed-Sun, December 4-8, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ The jazz legend of Irakere, Dizzy Gillespie and Danzón plays the Blue Note

Forro in the Dark Brazilian Forro at Nublu

On Break
EAST VILLAGE, NYC ~ Live music by New York City’s leading Brazilian forro band. It’s Brazil night at Nublu.

Tony Bennett is an Italian-American pop and jazz legend

Monday, August 3, 2020
Happy birthday Tony!

David Rubenstein Atrium

LINCOLN CENTER ticket office ~ Free concerts all year long on Thursdays and some Fridays

Dayramir Gonzalez

Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 28, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The Cuban jazz pianist and composer puts New York, Cuba and Nigeria in his music at the historic Minton’s Playhouse where bebop was born

Diego el Cigala creates Spanish flamenco fusions

Friday, November 22, 2019
WESTBURY, Long Island ~ El Cigala blends flamenco with rumba, tango and salsa at the Theatre at Westbury

Haiti Alive is a rich blend of French African Haitian Creole culture

Friday, November 15, 2019
PURCHASE, New York ~ Discover the rich textures of Haitian music and dance in the jazz and classical arts at.'(T)HERE: A Global Festival of Art, Culture and Ideas – Haiti’ at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center

The story of La Sonora Ponceña is the story of La Salsa

Saturday, November 2, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ One of Puerto Rico’s legendary salsa bands plays Lehman Center. “Moreno soy, porque nací de la rumba…”

Nella Rojas flamenco “Best New Artist” Latin Grammy nomination

Monday, October 21, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ Venezuela, Berklee, the world’s top flamenco producer, IMG Artists, the movie that opened Cannes, and a Latin Grammy nomination. World Music Institute brings Nella to Le Poisson Rouge.

Flamenco Legends: the Paco de Lucía Project, the best of the best

Sunday, October 20, 2019
PURCHASE, NYC (White Plains) ~ Javier Limón, the world’s best flamenco producer, brings “the best flamenco group in the world” to Purchase College

The Paco de Lucía Project

Sunday, October 13, 2019
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ The World Music Institute brings the last touring band of the greatest flamenco guitarist in history to Symphony Space

Eddie Palmieri is a Puerto Rican salsa and Latin jazz legend

Sat, September 21, 2019
JEROME PARK, The Bronx ~ El maestro and Dominican jazz pianist Michel Camilo play a double-bill at Lehman Center. ¡WEPA!

Gregorio Uribe is NYC’s Colombian Cumbia Jazz King

Sat, September 14, 2019
HUDSON SQUARE, NYC ~ Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Colombian big band at SOB’s

Axel Tosca is one of New York City’s best Cuban timba pianists

Saturday, August 3, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ One of New York City’s best young timba musicians is joined by his mother, the legendary voice of Xiomara Laugart for a hot night of Cuban jazz at Zinc Bar

Summer Streets 2019

Sat, August 3, 10 & 17, 2019
MANHATTAN ~ Seven miles of city streets become a long pedestrian mall with rest stops that offer free African, Brazilian, Disability, French, Indigenous, Mexican, Peruvian and Puerto Rican entertainment and family activities

Holman Trio plays Indigenous Chilean Jazz at Lincoln Center

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Live music Indigenous Chilean jazz
LINCOLN CENTER ~ Ancestral Chilean rhythms, cueca (Chilean national dance) and traditional jazz. FREE

Paul Winter’s Summer Solstice at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Jazz live music concert
MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, NYC ~ Celebrate the dawn after the summer solstice

Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban All-Stars play The Blue Note

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Live music Cuban jazz
Blue Note Jazz Festival
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ One of Dizzy’s legacy bands plays Gillespie’s Latin hits like ‘Manteca’ and ‘Tin Tin Deo’

Leyla McCalla Haitian Creole songstress at Rubenstein Atrium

LINCOLN CENTER; Thu Apr 4, 2019; New Orleans Haitian Creole folk blues ~ In the simplest of terms, Leyla McCalla is on her way to becoming one of the great American voices. FREE

Uptown Nights Curtis Brothers & Circa ’95 at Harlem Stage

Saturday, March 23, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ The Curtis Brothers map the rhythms of the slave trade. Circa ’95 raps in Spanglish about what happened once we landed in El Barrio. For the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) and Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: the Making of America festival. At Harlem Stage

Flamenco Festival New York 2019 at Joe’s Pub

NOHO; Tue-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; FLAMENCO FESTIVAL, Spanish Romani flamenco dance theater music art exhibition books festival ~ The best artists from the flamenco heartland, Andalusia, Spain

Elio Villafranca’s ‘Cinque’ nominated for a Grammy

BELMONT, THE BRONX, Sun, Jan 27, 2019 ~ The jazz composer of the African diaspora joins Mary Ann Sweeney & Bronx Arts Ensemble to play one of the jazz greats, Charles Mingus. African Cuban jazz live music. FREE

Alexandra Jackson Brazilian Bossa Nova at City Winery

HUDSON SQUARE; Mon, Jan 7, 2019; Brazilian bossa nova jazz live music ~ A tribute to 60 years of bossa nova by a powerful blues and jazz singer with a band of great guest artists

Latin Grammys 2018 ~ the biggest night in Latin music

UNIVISION, November 15, 2018 ~ Jorge Drexler (Uruguay), Luis Miguel (Mexico), and Rosalía (Spain) were 2018’s big winners. Watch videos of all the winners in this story.

Bernie Williams, former Yankee All-Star, rocks Schimmel Center

Friday, October 12, 2018
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Schimmel Center
PACE University
Financial District, Manhattan
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The former Puerto Rican MLB All-Star Yankee center fielder is a great Latin Grammy-nominated jazz and rock musician too.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2018 free music, dance, movies and word

LINCOLN CENTER, Jul 25-Aug 12, 2018, Summer music festival with African, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican and Puerto Rican music, dance and word.

Django Reinhardt NY Festival keeps the Gypsy Jazz legend alive

Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen
Tuesday – Sunday
July 10 – 15, 2018

Miguel Zenón joins Guillermo Klein y los Gauchos at the Village Vanguard

Puerto Rican saxophone master joins the Puerto Rican Jazz bassist’s band.
Ricky Rodriguez Group
The Jazz Gallery
NoMad, Manhattan
Friday, June 22, 2018

Jazz and Classical master Paquito D’Rivera to play Blue Note Jazz Festival

The Cuban Classical and Jazz sax legend blows the happiest horn on the planet.
Blue Note Jazz Festival
Blue Note
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
June 12 – 17, 2018

Nano Stern is the best Chilean singer-songwriter of his generation

CUNY Graduate Center
Elebash Recital Hall
Murray Hill, Manhattan
Friday, May 4, 2018

Arturo O’Farrill and Friends ¡ Adelante Cuba ¡ Festival at New York City Center

New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Edmar Castaneda is a Colombian Jazz virtuoso of the Andean Harp

With special guest Afro-Swiss harmonica virtuoso Gregoire Maret
LeFrak Concert Hall
Queens College
Flushing, Queens
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Brazilian Eliane Elias brings ‘Music from Man of La Mancha’ to Birdland

Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
April 10 – 14, 2018

Daymé Arocena is Cuba’s finest young female singer

Sat, Apr 7, 2018
RED HOOK, Brooklyn ~ “Cuba’s finest young female singer” (The Guardian) sings her powerful style of rumba jazz for the World Music Institute at Pioneer Works

Dorantes Flamenco meets Jazz at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

COLUMBUS CIRCLE, Thu-Sat, Mar 22-24, 2018 ~ One of the great flamenco pianists.
# spanish flamenco festival live music jazz

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita reconnect Cuba and Venezuela with Africa

Roulette
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Paquito D’Rivera ‘To Bird with Strings’ for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 30th

A tribute from one Sax genius to another, and the world’s leading Jazz institution.
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Rose Theater
Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Friday – Saturday
March 16 – 17, 2018

Grammys 2018 were a huge fail. ‘Despacito’ is Song of the Decade!

January 28, 2018 ~ ‘Despacito’ entered global popular culture. The entire world is singing in Spanish!
~ 2017’s most-streamed song
~ 2017’s most-purchased song
~ 16 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, tying the all-time record
~ “One of the biggest global hits ever”
I never even heard the winning song.The Recording Academy ignored the Latin community and the entire world. Why RA President Mr. Neil Portnow?

14th Winter JazzFest 2018 brings together 10,000 Jazz lovers

Multiple venues in Midtown, Greenwich Village, East Village, Lower East Side, Hudson Square, and SoHo, Manhattan
January 10 – 17, 2018
JAZZ MARATHON
Friday – Saturday
January 12 – 13, 2018

‘Django’ shows us how to respond to institutional racial hate ~ Keep going

A bio-drama about how the legendary French Manouche Hot Jazz guitarist responded to Nazi persecution.
IFC Center
West Village, Manhattan
January 5 – 18, 2018

Los Van Van is Cuba’s original Rock and Roll Band

Special guests Vanessa Formell and Pedrito Calvo (original singer)
Lehman Center
250 Bedford Park Blvd W,
The Bronx
Saturday, August 26, 2017

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

May – October
LATIN ARTISTS
June 21 – September 10, 2017

59th Grammy Awards (2017)

Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Winter JazzFest 2017 Jazz marathon

OPENING EVENTS
Thursday, January 5, 2017
JAZZ MARATHON
Friday-Saturday
January 6-7, 2017
SPECIAL SHOWS
Sunday-Tuesday
January 8-10, 2017

Brian Lynch

Grammy-winning trumpet player and leader brings his latest, the Grammy-nominated Madera Latino to the Jazz Standard Tue-Wed, Jan 3-4, 2017

Cucu Diamantes

The Cuban singer-songwriter, actress and humanitarian brings her sassy style to Subrosa Friday-Saturday December 9-10, 2016.

Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival

Colombian music and dance for the entire family
Le Poisson Rouge
Greenwich Village
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Take the A Train: Billy Strayhorn at 100

Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y explores the music of Duke Ellington’s collaborator Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 8pm with Bill Charlap.

American Rhapsody: Gershwin, Arlen & the Blues

Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y explores the classic theater tunes of George Gershwin and Howard Arlen. Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 8pm.

Kings of Stride: Eubie, Fats & the Lion

Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y explores the Stride Jazz piano style that developed out of Ragtime. Featuring clarinetist Anat Cohen on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 8pm.

Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Songbook

Cole’s brother Freddy Cole sings hits like “Unforgettable” and “Mona Lisa.” The band is led by Jazz in July Artistic Director Bill Charlap. It’s at the 92nd Street Y, Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8pm.

Jazz Goes Hollywood: Dietz & Schwartz

Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y goes to Hollywood with the songs of composer Arthur Schwartz and lyricist Howard Dietz. Featuring Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes, and Sandy Stewart. Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 8pm

Bill Charlap Summertime Swing Party

The great Jazz pianist opens Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y with a night of unforgettable Swing-era hits.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 8pm

Fleur Seule

Relive all the romance and glamour of the 1940s through Swing, Jazz, and Ballroom music from around the world. Fleur Seule plays Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park Wed, June 29, 2016.

Angelica de la Riva

The Brazilian opera singer and American Jazz singer reprise the collaborations of Frank Sinatra and Antônio Carlos Jobim
Sheen Center
Fri, June 10, 2016 at 8pm

Rosa Passos sings romantic Brazilian Bossa Nova ballads

One of Brazil’s great romantic bossa nova singers
Blue Note Jazz Club
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
June 6 – 8, 2016

Nilko Andreas & Ariadna Castellano at Novecento

Colombian guitarist Nilko Andreas, Spanish pianist Ariadna Castellano and friends played a magical a night of smiles at Novecento SoHo, June 22, 2013

Chick Corea

Chick Corea and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis…

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Birdland
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan