The Latin jazz world lost a great musician and supporter last weekend. Drummer Bobby Matos died on November 11, after fighting cancer for a couple of years. A dedicated performer and educator, Bobby Matos and his music touched many lives. Born in the Bronx, Robert "Bobby" Matos started out banging on pots and pans as a child, but was initially more interested in dancing than playing an instrument.
The 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony takes place on Thursday November 16 in Las Vegas. This week on Saturday Jazz Caliente, we'll sample the albums nominated for the Latin Grammy's Best Latin Jazz Album, and one that's in the Best Instrumental Album category. The idea for separate awards for Latin music first came about in 1989, when a group of producers and songwriters felt that the existing Grammy categories were inadequate for recognizing the variety of Latin music throughout the world.
Well, that year flew by! Thanks to our community of listeners, Saturday Jazz Caliente debuted on KNKX on November 5, 2016. Back in 2012, we asked you about adding some Latin Jazz to our schedule, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. That resulted in Thursday afternoon's Jazz Caliente feature at 2 p.m. during Mid Day Jazz. But I didn't want to stop there.
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Selecting a term
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