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Andy González “Entre Colegas” Grammy Nomination

I am thrilled for my brother, Andy González whose CD, “Entre Colegas” was just nominated for a Grammy award in the category of Best Latin Jazz Album. I am honored to have written the liner notes, one composition, and to have performed on half of the record. Fingers crossed for[…]

Candido Camero Concert and Latin Jazz USA

I am very excited and honored to participate with Bobby Sanabria, Xiomara Laugart, Amaury Acosta, David Oquendo, and many other musicians in a tribute concert to Candido Camero on November 18 at Aaron Davis Hall. I am also humbled to receive a lifetime achievement award from Latin Jazz USA. Please[…]

New Article in CHSA!

I am excited to share the news of my recent publication, “Chinita Linda: Portrayals of Chinese and Asian Identity and Culture by Chinese and Non-Chinese in Spanish Caribbean Dance Music,” in Chinese America: History & Perspectives 2015

New Recording: Andy González, “Entre Colegas”

I am truly honored to have participated in Andy González’s new CD, Entre Colegas. The CD features a who’s who of great musicians. I played guitar, tres, sang coro (background vocals), and wrote the liner notes for the CD. You can hear the music and see a behind-the-scenes promotional video[…]

New Book Chapter

I am very excited to share the news that the book, Mazal Tov, Amigos!: Jews and Popular Music (edited by Amalia Ran and Moshe Morad) has been published by Brill. You can see my article “¡Toca maravilloso! Larry Harlow and the Jewish Connection to Latin music” here: 9789004184473_08-Lapidus-2.

Juanito Márquez Lecture at FIU

On April 29, I gave a presentation on Juanito Márquez’s musical career as part of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University. Here is a Juanito Márquez to watch the presentation.

El Show de Jacky

On May 15, 2015, “El Show de Jacky” profiled Papasito Restaurant. The trio featuring myself, Wilmer Vega, and Jennifer Vincent can be seen at the 2:55 marking of this video clip.