European Jazz Stage: Caribbean and More
We had a swirling performance of piano wizard Michel Camilo from the North Sea Jazz Festival. He was born in the Dominican Republic. From the next island, Curaçao, we had another great pianist and composer: Randal Corsen. In the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam we recorded the Dutch Jan Hartong who studied Salsa with New York pianist Eddie Martinez and in Cuba with keyboard greats Herman Lopez-Nussa and the late Emiliano Salvador. Followed by Brazilian born singer Lilian Vieira with het band 70’s Samba Soul, shaking the classical foundation of that same Amsterdam Concertgebouw.