Born in Santurce, PR, raised in Carolina, PR. Started playing since tha age of 4… Professionally at 17, came to NY in ’83, at the age of 24. Earliest bands in PR, San Felipe ’74, Perignon, Tito Allen, Johnny El Bravo, Freddy Kenton, Conjunto Canayón. In addition to being a great pianist, Arturo also is probably the top synthesizer programmer,… Continue Reading Arturo Ortiz & 7 Con Calle
Jose Candelaria is a vocalist, songwriter and actor based in New York City. Born in the Dominican Republic, he developed a love for the Arts at a young age. Jose broke through with a performance on American Idol and later became lead singer of the NYC Salsa-Rock Band, Descarrilao. He's featured on their album "Grupo Descarrilao" and he can also… Continue Reading Jose Candelaria
For over twenty years, Ray Rivera has entertained salsa dancers. Ray's moving and melodic tunes, have captured the souls of those who listen to his music. His ongoing popularity has elevated him in the nightclubs in New York City. Ray Rivera has shared the stage with some of the most vibrant names in salsa music, Jose Alberto "El Canario", Cano… Continue Reading Ray Rivera con Sabor Latino
Regarded as one of New York City’s most sought after bass players, Yunior Terry is recognized for his big sound, versatility and contagious rhythm. As the youngest son of one of Cuba’s most gifted musical families “Los Terrys”, Yunior began his musical training at age seven, graduating in 1994 from the prestigious National School of Art (ENA) in Havana with… Continue Reading Yunior Terry & Son de Altura
GRUPO OCHO – Their sound is huge, versatile and surely irresistible to your dancing shoes. Come see for yourself why they have taken this City by storm and have quickly become a crowd favorite embellishing our dancing floor with multiple music genres like Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue and Bachata. This sensational band is comprised of some of the best musical talent… Continue Reading Grupo Ocho
Astoria Salsa Company is a project born out of percussionist Samuel Torres vision to put together a world class ensemble made of New York’s finest and most in demand latin musicians. Covering a wild range of latin American rhythms such as salsa, bolero and champeta played with the intensity of the city of New York.
John Rodríguez Jr. (born 1945), better known as Johnny "Dandy" Rodríguez, is an American bongo player. He was the long-time bongosero for Tito Puente, and also played with Tito Rodríguez, Ray Barretto and Alfredo de la Fe. He belonged to several popular bands of the salsa era such as Tico All-Stars, Fania All-Stars and Típica 73. Rodríguez grew up in… Continue Reading Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez Jr
Sebastian Natal is an Uruguayan born multi-genre multi-instrumentalist, seasoned performer and music producer. He is proficient in piano, bass, percussion, trumpet, trombone and vocals across a range of genres including salsa, samba, tango, Afro-Peruvian music, Cuban timba, Latin Jazz, candombe, Argentine Folklore and son. Sebastian’s vast range of talents have landed him many opportunities all over the world, touring with… Continue Reading Sebastian Natal