Fiesta Jazz - PBS FM 106.7 Melbourne
Fiesta Jazz PBS FM 106.7 Melbourne - Australia.  Broadcasting Live Saturdays 11:00am to 1:00pm Australia Eastern Time Fiesta Jazz   brings you the joy and the flavour of Latin music combined with the virtuosity of jazz musicians.

Since October 1999 Fiesta Jazz  is playing Latin Jazz from traditional, instrumental and vocal Afro-Caribbean, Spanish and Brazilian Jazz, as well as Latin-influenced fusion played by non-Latin musicians. Also, fusions of jazz and Latin American folk rhythms.

You'll hear groups and musicians of the caliber of Tito Puente, Antonio Carlos Jobím, Paco De Lucía, Mongo Santamaría, Carlos Santana, Irakere, Guaco, Tom Coster, Martes 8:30, Pat Metheny, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, George Benson, Alfredo Naranjo, Michel Camilo, Sergio Méndez, William Cepeda, Paquito D'Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Hilton Ruíz, Eddie Palmieri, Luis Bonfa, Chick Corea, Giovanni Hidalgo, Rubén Blades, Chano Domínguez, Steve Khan and many more including a big range of independent artists!

"My definition of Latin jazz is jazz music combined with our Latin rhythms. It's a marriage of both music, the modern conception of jazz's harmonic and melodic aspects, combined with our Latin percussion instruments, our basic cultural instruments. It reflects the strength of the roots of both music. I think that creates excitement, that combination, and it's unique within the jazz tradition."

Tito Puente 1923-2000

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