John DeMartino, Joe Magnarelli, Sonny Fortune, Chris Barretto, Vince Cherico and Little Johnny Rivero

Barretto / Ruiz Tribute

From July 25th to July 30th, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola paid tribute to two Puerto Rican giants of music: conguero and band leader Ray Barretto, and pianist, composer, arranger, and band leader Hilton Ruiz, both of whom passed away earlier this year.

The event featured songs associated with these musicians, and every show was packed with enthusiastic fans.  Little Johnny Rivero, LP conguero and band leader in his own right, represented Ray Barretto with incredible solos at every performance.

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