Tag: Estefanía Romero

Steve Rothery: New Album and 40 Years of Marillion

Photo-reportage by: Mónica García Steve Rothery presented his new album “The Ghost of Pripyat”, in the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. He also celebrated the 40 aniversary of Marillion, known as one of the most emblematic British bands of progressive rock. This is how it looked like… Steve Rothery (guitarist […]

“To Suffer with Jazz, to Dream with Jazz”: Tino Contreras

Por: Estefanía Romero Photographer (2018): Mónica García Does Mexican jazz exist? There are so many empty spaces in the history of this genre in our country that we just try to fill them with few pieces of literature and oral tradition. That is why I enjoyed so much the opportunity of visiting […]

Jazz Legends As Seen Through the Eyes of the Biographer: James Gavin

By Estefanía Romero His life is based on writing about what our music idols do, but this time he had to answer questions about his own life and wonderful work. James Gavin is one of the most interesting characters I’ve met in my life—not only because he has the deepest […]

From Bop to Latin: The Brilliant Concert of Arturo Sandoval in Mexico City

By: Estefanía Romero To discover Dizzy Gillespie and The United Nations Orchestra’s concert was the great event that led me into a personal obsession to the historical, cultural and musicological labyrinths of jazz. All the musicians of that project became my idols and since then I decided that I wouldn’t […]

The Inherent Spirituality in Music: Bill Laurance’s Exclusive

Bill Laurance is a great piano player, producer and composer. He’s well known for his work in Snarky Puppy, but you have to hear his music to understand all the qualities and reasons why he is one of the best musicians alive. We had a conversation backstage before his concert […]

Snarky Puppy? Michael League’s Exclusive Interview

By Estefanía Romero Michael League, the creator and director of Snarky Puppy, Bokanté and GroundUP Music, talked to us in an exclusive interview backstage before the third concert of Snarky Puppy’s tour in Latinamerica. And here are the news! -Snarky Puppy kicked cultural industry’s ass. Many people now like jazz […]

Reaching for Meaningful Music: Béla Fleck’s Exclusive Interview

By Estefanía Romero Béla Fleck is an iconic idol in the history of music, in the history of jazz and in the history of banjo. I won’t tell you much about this wonderful improviser and composer of the world of classic music, bluegrass, jazz and pop… because I’m sure you […]

“Love is the Answer, Anything is Possible”: Donald Harrison Jr.

By Estefanía Romero “Big Chief” is how we call him. He is a composer, a multi-instrumentalist, mainly saxophonist, and an educator, well known for playing in classic jazz projects such as Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and with new jazz wonderful musicians as Christian Scott; we know him also because many […]

Larry Blumenfeld vs. The Jazz Media Crisis

By Estefanía Romero His intelligence, critical view and deep knowledge are some of the aspects that build the figure of Larry Blumenfeld, as someone that today belongs to the jazz world, from where he extracts different explanations that can only be formulated through the written word. This is how he […]

“The music should evolve like a species”: Interview with Michael League

I had the honor to talk with Michael League, who is known for his work as bassist, producer, composer and Snarky Puppy’s bandleader. From my perspective, he is one of the greatest musicians nowadays and, thanks to his job as an artist, he is leaving a huge mark in the world of jazz today. […]