THE FINALISTS FOR THE 2006 BILLBOARD LATIN JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR ARE:
Latin Jazz Album Of The Year:
“Vol. 5: Carnival” Los Hombres Calientes (Basin Street)
“Listen Here!” Eddie Palmieri (Concord)
“Do It!” Poncho Sánchez (Concord Picante/Concord)
“Sandoval: Live At The Blue Note” Arturo Sandoval (Half Note)
This is the 4th time that Los Hombres Calientes: Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers has been named a finalist for the Billboard Latin Jazz Album of the Year. They won the award in 2000 (their self titled debut album), and were finalists in 2003 (Vol.3: New Congo Square), 2004 (Vol.4: Vodou Dance), and now again in 2006.
A complete listing of all categories can be found on the website at http://www.billboardevents.com/
The show will be produced and broadcast LIVE from Miami on Telemundo, Thursday, April 27th, 2006, and caps the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Conference.