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Compartió cantante cubano Alain Daniel escenario con Tito Nieves

El cantautor cubano Alain Daniel realizó un concierto junto al salsero puertorriqueño Tito Nieves el pasado 25 de noviembre en Estados Unidos. Durante el espectáculo Daniel combinó algunos temas de su primer disco, Avísale a mi gente, con éxitos más recientes.

A propósito de su relación con Nieves, declaró a la publicación que lo conoció hace alrededor de 11 años en Panamá, donde compartía con Cheo Feliciano (1935-2014). Estamos hablando de uno de los grandes salseros del mundo, de un cantante impresionante y un hombre genial, por algo lo llaman El Pavarotti de la Salsa y El Gordito de Oro de Nueva York.

Sobre este encuentro, manifestó sentirse muy contento con esta oportunidad que le da la vida. Este es un paso más en la carrera y lo asumo con igual importancia a todo lo demás que hago, dijo.

El artista cubano junto a la agrupación que dirige, Alain Daniel y su New Casino, incursiona en géneros como la música popular bailable y las baladas.

8 June 2016 Artist Press  Music  News Read more

Heavyweights Brass Band signs with Cuza Agency and Slammin Media in a worldwide agency representation deal

Cuza Agency is a leading agency in the music industry of North America

Slammin Media is a frontrunner in online, digital and social media marketing strategy and implementation

Heavyweights Brass Band Performs at the 2015 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, July 2-5

Toronto, Canada (29 June, 2015)Heavyweights Brass Band, Canada’s leading feel-good horn music ensemble, has decided to up its game by signing with industry leaders Cuza Agency and Slammin Media in an international agency representation deal.

Says Christopher Butcher, Trombonist with the Heavyweights Brass Band: “We are extremely pleased and excited to be working with Cuza Agency and Slammin Media. Joining their artist roster that is packed with some of the finest artistic talent in the Americas can only be described as an honour.”

A leading online, digital and social media marketing company in the music industry, Slammin Media specializes in representing artists and bands, allowing them to keep their focus on their music by taking care of all their promotional and representational requirements. For show requirements, Slammin Media has entered into a partnership with Cuza Agency, (an accomplished booking agency with over 20 years of industry experience) who has worked with a large, varied roster over this period. Cuza Agency is dedicated to bringing authentic, rich, high quality acts to their audiences.

The band is currently embarked on a Canadian Tour including stops at top Jazz festivals, in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Halifax amongst others.

The Heavyweights Brass Band is all set to perform at the prestigious 2015 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, the world’s largest jazz festival in Quebec July 2-5, 2015. The alliance with the two industry leaders comes on the back of an overwhelming response from their audiences for more performances across the continent.

The Heavyweights Brass Band debuted to great appreciation and admiration in 2009 and saw much success at the release of their highly acclaimed album Brasstronomical in 2014, which featured original compositions that brought out their unique sound and style. The band is composed of trombonist Christopher Butcher, Tom Richards on sousaphone, Paul Metcalfe on saxophones, Lowell Whitty on drums, and Jon Challoner and John Pittman on trumpet.

“The future of music” ~ Giovanni Hidalgo

“Blown away by this thoroughly fresh piece of cultural collaboration. Never heard anything like this before!”  
~ Gilles Peterson, (DJ, Record Collector/Producer, BBC Radio 1 Personality) 
“The Heavyweights Brass Band” is a breath of fresh air on the Toronto music scene…”
~ Jaymz Bee, JAZZ.FM91
“Very exciting and inspiring. Not at all predictable, and great musicianship happening here!”
~ Alex Cuba
“The writing is top notch… this is take no prisoners funky groove music at its best with plenty to keep the ears happy while the butt shakes!”
~ Richard Underhill 

For more information about the Heavyweights Brass Band, to obtain high resolution assets or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Email: Media Telephone: 416-619-7610

For Heavyweights Brass Band booking inquiries, please contact:

Email: Telephone: 438-393-6688

30 June 2015 Artist Press  Press Release Read more

Buena Vista Social Club to Get Sequel

The Oscar-nominated documentary on Cuban music, directed by Wim Wenders, is set to be followed by Buena Vista Social Club – Adios, directed by Lucy Walker

A sequel to Buena Vista Social Club, the Oscar-nominated documentary which examined attempts by the American guitarist Ry Cooder to bring together an ensemble of legendary Cuban musicians, is to move into production.

Titled Buena Vista Social Club – Adios, the new film will be directed by Lucy Walker, replacing the original’s Wim Wenders. It will document the personal and professional highs and lows of the five remaining original band members since their 1999 reunion tour, focusing on a new series of homecoming concerts in Havana.


21 May 2015 Artist Press  Music Read more