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Raphael Cruz Quintet in Montvale, NJ

On October 17, 2010 percussionist, Raphael Cruz brought his Latin jazz quintet to congahead.com studio in Montvale, NJ to record two tunes.

Video coming soon.

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Ronald Henriquez, Esq. R.I.P.

On October 11, 2010 Ronald Henriquez passed away.  To his family he was and remains their cherished hero.  To all others he was an inspiration.  He will truly be missed, as the void he left behind will never be filled.  He was able to overcome so much.  Blind since childhood he went on to graduate from NYU law school and became a judge in NY.

Wake will be held on Friday, October 15 from 7PM until… at KC Funeral Home, 350 Slosson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314.  718-447-4242

Funeral will be on Saturday, October 16 at 9:45 AM at Our Lady of Good Council Church, 10 Austin Place, Staten Island, NY 10304

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Little Johnny Rivero’s Heat Wave and Lula Valdivia

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On October 10, 2010 Little Johnny Rivero brought his Latin jazz band, Heat Wave to the congahead.com studio.  Accompanying Johnny were  Hector Davila, Luques Curtis, Louis Fouché, Anibal Martinez and David Silliman.  An added attraction for this wonderful Sunday afternoon of great music was the lovely singer from Peru, Lula Valdivia with John Benitez,Yuri Juarez and Hector Morales.

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First San Francisco Photo Shoot

This is a photo from my first San Francisco Photo Shoot taken at the Mission Cultural Center.  I think the year was 1985 but some of the guys in the photo might know the exact year.  Some of the guys in the photo are Eric Rangél, Babatunde Lee, Michael Pluznick, John Santos, Karl Perazzo, Chalo Eduardo, Benni Duarte, Orestes Vilato, Mario Abruzo, Michael Spiro.  Please get in touch with me with missing names.Thanks to Rafael Ramierez the following info was supplied:Top Row ~ Sammuel Ramirez, Rsafael Ramirez,Daryl Rogers