Cameroonian singer, fresh from her world tour with David Byrne performed at the Zinc Bar in NYC
On October 17, 2010 percussionist, Raphael Cruz brought his Latin jazz quintet to congahead.com studio in Montvale, NJ to record two tunes.
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.
With movie star good looks, Gregorio Uribe from Colombia brought his 16 piece big band to the Zinc Bar for an off-the-chain performance of tunes he arranged.
Recording Academy Latin Advisory Committee hosted a reception in their elegant 42nd Street offices and piano virtuoso, Arturo O’Farrill performed.
Percussionist Chris Theberge has put together a world-class recording/mixing facility in NYC that will have an emphasis on percussion projects. The great Giovanni Hidalgo was there to conduct an incredible jam session. Much success to Chris.
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
Percussionist and composer, Ralph MacDonald appeared with Toph-E and the Pussycats at elegant club, Covet Lounge in NYC. Amongst the audience were 90 year old music business legend, Morty Craft and music promoter, Charles Carlini.
Vivianne celebrated her birthday a bit late this year but it was successful party. Perfect weather and great gathering of family and friends. Everyone was amazed that Vivianne prepared all the food with help from Maria. Papilon brought a great merengue band that had the dancers going. As usual, DJ Javick killed it with his amazing mixes.
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Three wonderful sets of Latin Jazz with Samuel Torres’ band with vocals by Lara Bello at the Zinc Bar on West 3rd St, NYC. September 15, 2010.