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A Message from Tomas Peña, Editor-in-Chief



“Tomas Peña is one of the most knowledgeable journalists in today’s Latin-Jazz scene. He supports the newer generation of artists and his writings are full of passion and great sensitivity for the music. I recommend you to navigate in Jazzdelapena.com to keep yourself updated on what is happening – or about to happen in the music.” Dafnis Prieto, Drummer, Composer, and Educator.

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of LATIN JAZZ NETWORK (LJN), and the 6th anniversary of JAZZDELAPENA (JDP).

When I began my association with LJN in 2000, the website was in its infancy. Today, it attracts a broad, international readership and is a virtual hub for the Jazz and Latin Jazz communities. 

Much like Latin Jazz Network, JDP offers a variety of high-quality content including music news, reviews, interviews, artist profiles, and historical pieces. Also, it places a strong emphasis on the music of Puerto Rico and the artists who create it. 

With the exception of web design and articles by contributing writers, JDP is an army of one. Maintaining and financing the site has become increasingly challenging. This is why I’ve decided to join forces with PATREON, a subscription-based website. 

Outwardly, there will be no visible changes to Jazzdelapena. Readers will be privy to the New York Report, Events, and Music News. All other content including Reviews, Interviews, and the Puerto Rico Project will be available to subscribers for a range of affordable options ($5, $7, $9 per month).  

Please visit my PATREON page and consider subscribing. Your readership and support are greatly appreciated!

PATREON PAGE: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=30769119

PHOTO: Pianist Hilario Duran, Bassist Henry Grimes, Reed Player, Jane Bunnett, Editor, Tomas Peña, percussion legend, Candido. 

A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Editor-in-Chief Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject. His writing appears on Latin Jazz Network; Chamber Music America magazine and numerous other publications.


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