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Instrumentalists, singers, bandleaders, composers and arrangers, and all-around jazz enthusiasts. From classic to contemporary, bebop to Latin, big band to solo vocal ballads - find it all here.

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Latest Activity: May 24, 2017

Paquito D'Rivera Workshop

Visit this discussion to see Latin jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera's video responses to questions by Musical Exchange members like you.

This is part of a discussion series related to the music of Paquito D'Rivera that we will be posting between now and the release of the webcast of the Latin Jazz Traditions concert, which took place on May 16, 2014, in Zankel Hall.


Discussion Forum

Compare and Contrast Recordings: Song for Maura

Listen to the two recordings of Song for Maura. What musical differences do you notice?Post two recordings or videos of a different piece and tell us about the musical similarities and differences.Continue

Tags: D'Rivera, Paquito

Started by Carnegie Hall Jul 1, 2014.

"Basstronaut": Unusual Featured Instruments

Paquito D'Rivera's composition "Basstronaut" is a rare example of a piece that features both the acoustic and electric bass. Watch the version below, featuring John Goldsby on upright and Oscar Stagnaro on electric. Then, share a recording of piece…Continue

Tags: electric, feature, composition, acoustic, bass

Started by Zack Sulsky Jun 16, 2014.

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Comment by Jonathon Hampton on March 22, 2013 at 10:39am

Here's a look at the recording and performing circuit that you usually won't see! Take a sneak peak behind the scenes in the latest Jazz Profile with Lalah Hathaway.

Comment by Jonathon Hampton on March 18, 2013 at 4:12pm

Why J Dilla May Be Jazz's Latest Great Innovator

Comment by Jonathon Hampton on March 15, 2013 at 11:33am

Introducing Jazz Profiles, focusing on artists who may be new to the scene or who bring eclectic and dynamic style to the genre. We start with Jenny Scheinman, featured on the group page. Read and comment here: 

Comment by Jonathon Hampton on March 7, 2013 at 12:43pm

Help me welcome Khay Farouk from Tunisia. He posted this cool improv video.

Comment by Jonathon Hampton on March 1, 2013 at 12:20pm

Hey hepcats! We've got a great new feature on a recent Dianne Reeves concert here at Carnegie Hall! There's more on Esperanza Spalding, George Duke, Lalah Hathaway, Nadia Washington, and Terri Lyne Carrington, each of whom will be profiled in upcoming posts. Visit the group page, read, comment, maybe even write your own concert review! 

Comment by Jonathon Hampton on February 22, 2013 at 12:08pm

Welcome Samuel Brandão Marques to the group. He's a clarinetist from Portugal getting his Master's degree in New York. See what instrumentalists you can find among this list of influential Jazz and Blues legends, celebrated as part of the Honor Festival.

Interactive Historical Timeline

Comment by Jonathon Hampton on February 8, 2013 at 10:26am

Thanks for chiming in from Indonesia, Hesty! I know you've been wanting to share your students' video covering Jessie J's "Price Tag," so here it is for the whoel gang to enjoy.



Comment by Hesty Wulandari on February 8, 2013 at 12:18am

hello everyone, nice reading the comments.

Comment by Jonathon Hampton on February 6, 2013 at 11:33am

Later this year you have the opportunity to apply for Paquito D'Rivera's workshop, Marcelo. Keep an eye out for more details and features.


In the meantime, everyone please help me welcome our latest group member, Brendan from New Zealand! He lists his instruments as Clarinet, Guitar, Organ, Saxophone, Piano / keyboard, Percussion, Trombone, Trumpet, and Tuba! Anyone play some of those?

Comment by Marcelo Samuel Lara Guerrero on February 5, 2013 at 11:14am

well i wish some day i can take a workshop with him, it looks like a very nice person, thank you for showing us the work he did


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