congahead.com‘s studio for video production came into full gear. 4 Camera HD videos with high fidelity stereo sound provided by world class audio engineer, Kamilo Kratc with video assistance from his wife, Sandra Kratc, audio assistance from new family member, DJ Javick and help from Jake Fischer.
This site wouldn’t have the capability it has without the genius of Clinton Bradley who for the last 14 years constantly improved my ability in technology.
Always props to Little Johnny Rivero who’s devotion to my cause is endless. My wife, Vivianne has provided the most delicious meals for the musical talent that has been so kind to lend their talent to congahead.com,
We had variety!
Tenor sax man, Ole Mathisen stopped by the congahead.com studio to perform a couple of tunes with computer accompaniment.
On December 7, 2010 John and his son, Francis Benitez brought their respective bands to the congahead.com studio to perform.
On November 21, 2010 percussionist/bandleader Hector Morales brought his band to the congahead.com studio to record two tunes.
Spanish singer, Lara Bello brought her vocal talents to Lower East Side music club, Drom with an all star band comprised of Jason Lindner, keyboard; Yayo Sirca, drums and Armando Gola, bass.
On November 6, 2010 the exciting and different New York Gypsy All Stars created 3 videos at congahead.com studio featuring a United Nations of musicians. Tamer Pinarbasi, kanun (Turkey); Ismail “Smajko” Lumanovski (Macedonia), clarinet; Engin Gunaydin (Turkey), drums; Panagiotis Andreou (Greece), bass; Jason Lindner (US), keyboard and Sebastian Nikoll (Germany), conga
On October 29, 2010 the renowned orchestra, Mambo Legends brought their musical brilliance to SOB in NYC
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.
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.
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.
In the band along with Ralph were Will Lee on bass, Chris Parker on drums, Clifford Carter on keyboard and David Mann on sax.