Spanish Harlem Orchestra
17th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival
sponsored by Marcus & Miriam Ray
September 18, 2023 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DOORS 6:30pm • All Ages
presented in partnership with the New Mexico Jazz Workshop
Three-time Grammy Award-winning Salsa and Latin Jazz band, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, last heard at the 2018 New Mexico Jazz Festival and now celebrating over twenty years of excellence, sets the standard for authentic, New York style, hard core salsa. Dedicated to the sounds of the barrio, their music is characterized by the raw, organic and vintage sound defined by the genre and they are on a mission to keep the musical legacy of salsa dura (hard salsa) alive while expanding its audience to those who love great music, not just Latin music. “Whether in a concert hall or an outdoor jazz festival, there is no easing you in, they come at you full force from start to finish and their energy on stage, rich sound and musical precision leave audiences mesmerized.” Their 2018 release, Anniversary, won a Grammy for “Best Tropical Album” and more recently they received a nomination for their 2022 release, Imágenes Latinas, which is dedicated to the memory of iconic New York salsa and Latin Jazz group, Conjunto Libre. SHO Musical Director and pianist, Oscar Hernández is joined by Edwin Perez & Carlos Cascante, vocals; Jeremy Bosch, vocals & flute; John Walsh & Alex Norris, trumpets; Doug Beavers & Francisco Torres, trombones; Mitch Frohman, baritone sax & flute; Gerardo Madera, bass; Luisito Quintero, timbales; Orestes Abrantes, bongos; and George Delgado, congas.
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