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Photos from the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest

Wilbert Sostre reports on festival that featured Pedrito Martinez, Branford Marsalis, Terri Lyne Carrington, Edmar Castaneda and others

Gabriel Vicens and Sammy Morales in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Sammy Morales in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Terri Lyne Carrington in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Tomatito in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Tomatito in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Luis Perdomo and his group in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Paloma in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Pedrito Martinez in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Edmar Colon and Ingrid Jensen in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Helen Sung in performance with Terri Lyne Carrington at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Edmar Castaneda in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Gabriel Vicens in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Gabriel Vicens in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Branford Marsalis and his group in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Branford Marsalis and his group in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Branford Marsalis and his group in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Ariacne Trujillo in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Berklee students in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Berklee students in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Eddie Gomez and Gabriel Vicens in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Eddie Gomez and Jonathan Suazo in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Edmar Castaneda in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Ignacio Berroa in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Jerry Medina in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Jerry Medina in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Jorge Laboy in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Jorge Laboy in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Ingrid Casanova and Jorge Laboy in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Jorge Laboy in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
Lizz Wright in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival

The 2014 edition was a mix of music palettes starting with a familiar face to jazz aficionados in Puerto Rico, Venezuelan pianist Luis Perdomo. Most of the music Perdomo played was from the album The Infancia Project, with compositions showcasing the Latin American music Perdomo grew up listening to in Venezuela, fused with different jazz styles. For this occasion Perdomo came with Russian bassist Boris Kozlov, Jamaican saxophonist Mark Shim and special guest drummer legend Ignacio Berroa.

Closing the first night with a Latin explosion was the music of singer and scatting extraordinaire Jerry Medina. Jerry Medina’s group for the night included some of the best musicians from Puerto Rico and Cuba. From Puerto Rico came drummer Tony Escapa, percussionists Diego Centeno and Hector Barez, saxophonists Ricardo Pons and Frankie Perez and trombonist Victor Vazquez. Also from Puerto Rico came vocalists Juan Pablo Diaz, Wichy Camacho and Medina Carrión, and from Cuba, pianist Yancarlos Artime and bassist Ramón Vazquez.

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