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Jazz Caliente celebrates Jazz April


We've been celebrating Jazz April (Jazz Appreciation Month + International Jazz Day April 30) by posting birthday remembrances of the legendary jazz artists who were born this month.

Latin Jazz innovators, percussionists and bandleaders are well-represented in April too: 

Tito Puente, pictured above, was born on April 20, 1923.  Others include Mongo Santamaria 4/7/17, Candido Camero 4/22/21, and Ray Barretto 4/29/29.

Here they all are for your listening and dancing pleasure:

Listen for the Latin Jazz masters on Jazz Caliente, Thursdays at 2pm on KPLU's Mid Day Jazz!

Originally from Detroit, Robin Lloyd has been presenting jazz, blues and Latin jazz on public radio for nearly 40 years. She's a member of the Jazz Education Network and the Jazz Journalists Association.
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