Recently the Manhattan School of Music in New York City presented
a program entitled "Machito Forever, A Birthday Celebration", dedicated to
the Grammy-winning bandleader, singer, maraca player, and composer.
was conducted by Bobby Sanabria, who has performed and recorded with a veritable
Who's Who in the world of Jazz and Latin music, as well as his own critically
acclaimed ensemble Ascensión.
Bobby's orchestra played eight tunes featuring students with support
from featured LP artist and master conguero Candido Camero,
who will celebrate his 85th birthday in
April. Gene Jefferson, a veteran of the Tito Rodriguez Orchestra,
was on hand to perform a tune. One of the songs performed was written
and arranged by Gene Marlow.
I was honored to provide an image from 1983 of the great Machito
holding his Grammy.
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