L-R: Engineer Carlos Alvarez, vocalist Anna Maria Jopek and pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba

No visit to Miami’s studio scene is complete without checking in with Criteria Studios (formerly Hit Factory), the home of unforgettable recordings by Derek and the Dominos, the Bee Gees and many others. Trevor Fletcher, longtime manager, let us in on the latest sessions at the studio, which is now just one year away from celebrating its 60th anniversary.

“We just finished a project for Universal Poland vocalist Anna Maria Jopek,” Fletcher says. “She collaborated with jazz great [pianist/composer] Gonzalo Rubalcaba, who both produced and played on the project. [That was] recorded live in our big room, Studio A.”