I had the honor of featuring some great Latin Music artist of this project.
Jimmy Bosch, also known as “El Trombon Criollo”, is a jazz and Salsa Music trombonist composer and bandleader of Puerto Rican descent born in Jersey City, New Jersey. Having performed since age eleven, by age thirteen he was playing in several local Latin music bands, “La Caliente”, “Arco Iris”, “La Sonica.”
Pablo “Chino” Nunez, an accomplished percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, recording artist, band leader, and educator, multiple Grammy, Latin Grammy and Billboard winner/nominee, he has performed/toured with a verifiable Who’s Who in the world of Latin music, as well as with his own critically acclaimed ensemble the Chino Nunez Orchestra and Spanish Harlem Orchestra.
Anthony Colon, a major, internationally recognized salsa recording artist and bandleader. He has traveled the globe as lead singer for Edgar Joel Orchestra and in support of his solo releases, “Ahora Es Que Es” (EMI) and “Puerto Rico es Fuerte”.
Manuel “Maneco” Ruiz is a trumpet player from Ponce PR. He has performed or recorded with artists such as Tito Nieves, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Sonora Ponceña, Eddie Palmieri, Luis Enrique, Ruben Blades, Tony Vega, Victor Mauelle, Tito Rojas, The Blue Man Group, Eva Ayllon, 8 y Mas, Jennifer Lopez, Jerry Rivera, Memphis (Broadway Show), In the Heights (Off- Broadway Show), Celia (Off-Broadway Show), The Mambo Legends, Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Gloria Estefan, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Boston Brass, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, La India and many others.
Pablo Santaella, Trombone Player for Funk Salsa Urban. Born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Pablo started to study trombone at age 14. His first professional event was exactly the day of his 15th birthday with his dad’s band: Santaella and his combo. Since then Pablo has performed with Various Artist like; Franco de Vita, Ricardo Montaner, Celia Cruz, Willy Chirino, Juan Gabriel, Rocio Durcal, Armando Manzanero, Natalie Cole, Oscar d’ Leon, Grupo Niche, Marc Anthony, India, Rey Sepulveda, Jerry Rivera, Victor Manuel, Adolescentes, Hildemaro, Guayacan, Grupo Gale, Guaco, Erick Franchesky, Antonio Cartagena, Jose Alberto “el Canario”, Raulin Rosendo, Andy Montañez, Ismael Miranda, Cheo Feliciano, Irakere, Sergio Vargas, Don Omar, Aventura, Maelo, Tito Nieves, Gilberto Santa Rosa, David Pabon, Dimension Latina, Mercado Negro, Eddie Santiago, Bertín Osborne and more.
Oliver Santana, a native of the island of Puerto Rico, has been on the music scene for over 15 years. His talents as a gifted saxophonist, woodwind doubler, arranger, and educator have made him an in-demand musician who has performed in various venues around the world. As a multi-skilled musician, you can often find Oliver in the Jazz, Classical, and Latin Music scenes.Oliver is a Grammy Award Winner, with his participation on the recording COVERED ALIVE IN ASIA, artist Israel Houghton & New Breed.
Lia Montalvo, a Philadelphia native, as sung and performed with all the major Latin groups and Bands in the Philadelphia Tri-State area. She is also known for her great ability to do R&B, Jazz, and Gospel as well.
CSAN-II Jazz-Salsa 2020
Orquesta del Barrio Sonido del Barrio 1996