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.
Drummer Ernesto Simpson along with conguero, Samuel Torres and piano player and composer, Manuel Valera performed a song for congahead.com in Montvale, NJ
Beautiful Nepor seen on 8th Street in NYC on September 4, 2010
Victor Jones brought his trio consisting of Victor on drums, Alex Blake on bass and Gerard D’Angelo on keyboard.
One of the highlights of summer 2010 in NYC was a concert by group, Tiempo Libre along the Hudson River in lower Manhattan.
Excitement was in the air when Seis Del Solar appeared at NYC’s FB Lounge for an evening of Latin jazz.
Alfredo de la Fé brought his brand of timba to SOBs in NYC
Percussionist, Kevin Nathaniel brought his unique brand of shekere playing to the congahead.com studio to showcase both the Morty Sanders shekere and the new, LP fiberglass shekere.
Trombone great, Conrad Herwig known for his work in Salsa with Eddie Palmieri and with the Frank Sinatra, Jr. orchestra. He is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University and has recently joined the staff of Juliard School of Music
While on tour with Pupy from Cuba these percusssionists took time to visit the congahead.com studio in Montvale, NJ for a jam and photo session.
Trombonist, Marshall Gilkes while on a break from his work with the WDR Radio Orchestra of Cologne, Germany visited congahead.com’s studio to record his composition, Slashes.
Classic Photos is a peek at the early years of my photography covering the jazz and emerging Latin/Salsa scenes including icons such as Tito Puente, Carlos “Patato” Valdez, Arsenio Rodriguez and more