Armando Anthony Corea, better known as “Chick” Corea, was an American jazz composer, keyboardist, bandleader and percussionist. His compositions “Windows”, “Spain”, “Armando’s Rhumba” and “500 Miles High” are beloved as jazz, fusion and Latin jazz standards. Chick was born June 12, 1941 in Chelsea, Massachusetts and died February 9, 2021 in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida. Many […]
The Orton Park Festival celebrated its 53rd year, making it one of the oldest running music festivals in the country! Here’s an encore performance of the set by local Afro-Latin jazz band Acoplados performing at the festival on Saturday August 25.
Madison’s has its own Latin jazz super duo, Acoplados. Band leader, vocalist and cojon player Juan Tomas Martinez has toured the globe with Canteca de Macao, while guitarist Richard Hildner Armacanqui has studied and toured with Paul Jeffreys, best known as Thelonious Monk’s saxophonist, and with Juan “Cotito” Medrano. Acoplados joins Eight O’Clock Buzz host […]
The July 26 show by Latin dance band Grupo Candela from Madison has been rescheduled. They’ll perform a mix of Salsa, Merengue and Bachata music as part of the the Wednesday Night Live! music series at Grundahl Park in Mount Horeb. The show is free and all ages and runs from 7-8:30 pm. More details are […]
We are pleased to announce nationally-renowned alt country artist Robbie Fulks will headline this year’s Birthday Bash on Friday, December 2nd at High Noon Saloon. The celebration will begin at 5 pm and continue throughout the night, ending at 2 am. This year’s festivities begin with popular Mexican brass tribute band, Hirt Alpert, and a […]