Giovanni Hidalgo headlined the event.

Latin Percussion Celebrates its 40th Anniversary at SOB's

On April 12, 2004 LP® celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a performance at New York City's music club, SOB. The band, assembled by Little Johnny Rivero, featured some of the finest musicians in the world. Headlining the show was Giovanni Hidalgo, who came to celebrate both this anniversary and his new LP Giovanni Palladium Series Congas. In spite of the heavy rain, the club was packed with adoring fans.

The band consisted of Giovanni Hidalgo, Little Johnny Rivero, Harry Adorno, Alfredo de la Fé, Jimmy Delgado, Tony Escapa, Brian Lynch, Pedro "Pedrito" Martinez, Manny Mieles, Ivan Renta, Maximo Rodriguez, Mike Rodriguez, Robert Rodriguez, Ernesto Simpson, Samuel Torres and Orlando Vega.

I am grateful for the support of so many music lovers, for having Giovanni Hidalgo perform for LP's event and for having my family with me to share in the festivities. I was also glad to have our endorser from Holland, Jeroen De Rijk and his girlfriend Julia, be a part of this historic event.

To see PHOTOS from this event, please CLICK HERE.

Little Johnny Rivero and Pedro "Pedrito" Martinez, part of an all-star lineup.