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Live Art: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 7:30pm

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Since their founding in 2000, Spanish Harlem Orchestra has established itself as the standard bearer of contemporary Latin music. Directed by world-renowned pianist, arranger, and producer Oscar Hernández, the thirteen-member all-star ensemble has reintroduced the classic sounds of New York City Salsa to music lovers worldwide.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra recently scored its third consecutive Grammy nomination with its third album United We Swing. The Best Tropical Album nod follows a 2005 Grammy win for Across 110th Street, recorded with salsa legend Rubén Blades as guest vocalist. On Across 110th Street, the roaring trombones of Jimmy Bosch and Dan Reagan proved to be magical, garnering the group its first Grammy Award for "Best Salsa Album."

Their debut album, “Un Gran Día en El Barrio” also earned a Grammy nomination. It not only launched the band, but brought home a Latin Billboard Award for Salsa Album of the Year. The Los Angeles Times gives good advice: “The near anarchic, party-like climax gave fans a final lesson in classic salsa: Never leave before it's over!”

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  star Tickets: $38 All Tickets