More of 2012's Best Latin Jazz

Jan 3, 2013

The nominees for Best Latin Jazz Recording for the Grammy Awards in 2013 have been announced, and the winners of the Latin Grammys have already been awarded.

This is the best of the rest, the Latin Jazz that you might have missed this year, and there are some stellar performances here.  With gratitude to Latin Jazz Network and Latin Jazz Corner, let me encourage you to explore some of the lesser-known and newer artists of Latin Jazz.

Afro Blue Monk – Chembo Corniel Quintet

Casa Versailles – Tumbao Bravo

Oye! Johnny Conga

Beatles Afro Peruvian Jazz Tribute – Richie Zellon

Constelação – Brazilian Trio

Pacific Mambo Orchestra – Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Salsa Norteña – Rick Davies

Conquistador – Ed Byrne’s Latin Jazz Evolution

Lady of the Island – Andrea Brachfeld

Mundo:  The World of Jane Bunnett - Jane Bunnett

The Infancia Project - Luis Perdomo

Listen for more great Latin Jazz on Jazz Caliente, Thursdays at 2pm on Mid Day Jazz on 88.5 KPLU!