Tag: Estefanía Romero

Women in Jazz | Third Part: Mexican Jazz Females

By: Estefanía Romero   I invite you to read the other parts of this article: ·         Women in Jazz | First Part: The Notion of Inferiority ·         Women in Jazz | Second Part: Women who Sing Jazz (Professionally?), Attraction and Persistence ·         Women in Jazz | Third Part: Mexican Jazz Females   Female Jazz […]

Top Jazz Female Instrumentalists in Mexico

By: Estefanía Romero In the conclusions of my article “Women in Jazz”, an extensive research on women in the history of this genre, it was revealed a ridiculously small percentage (3%) of jazz women instrumentalists females performing nowadays in Mexico. That’s the reason why today, March 8th, the International Day […]

Ravi Coltrane: Lots of Nothing Disguised As Music For Meditation

By: Estefanía Romero In this critique I may say two things: 1. The one you’re expecting (which is what others have written before). 2. The real thing, that would probably guide us into a little introspection on how we process jazz. So, I am going to try the second one, […]

Lady Trumpet Slashes Our Jugular Veins

By: Estefanía Romero The captivating quality on the arrangements and compositions made by Bria Skonberg, relies on the different discursive atmospheres she can take us to, all these embedded within an admirable creativeness and intelligence.     This trumpeter, jazz singer, and bandleader, accomplishes the possibility to fly among diverse […]

Women in Jazz | First Part: The Notion of Inferiority

By: Estefanía Romero This is a theoretical trail on the role of women in jazz history, and it offers reasons on why there is such a reduced presence of females in this kind of music. Also, my research exposes a series of interviews to Mexican women who belong to the […]

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 […]