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Isidro Infante

Isidro Infante
Isidro Infante (August 12, 1952, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a  pianist, arranger, composer and producer who is working in genres such as Salsa, classical music, Rock, Pop Rock, Ballad America, Rock in Spanish,  Latin Jazz etc. He also has 5 Awards and 47 Grammy nominations and several projects Billboard awards, Lo Nuestro Awards and...

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Issac Delgado

Issac Delgado
Issac Delgado (born Issac Felipe Delgado-Ramirez on September 11, 1962 in Marianao, Habana, Cuba) is one of the founders of the band NG La Banda and is a popular salsa and timba performer. Early life and family His father, Luis Delgado, was a tailor and his mother, Lina Ramirez, was an actress, dancer and singer...

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Jimmy Bosch

Jimmy Bosch
Jimmy Bosch (c. 1960, aka "El Trombon Criollo", is a trombonist, composer and bandleader of Puerto Rican decent 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." While at Rutgers University studying classical music at...

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Joe Cain

I had many opportunities to work with Lester Lanin during that era, Meyer Davis, other society orchestras for two or three times the amount of money. But I thought the music was terrible, my heroes were Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Harry James. And then when I first heard Tito and Machito forget it,...

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Johnny Rivera

Johnny Rivera
Johnny Rivera is an American salsa singer of Puerto Rican descent. Rivera was raised in the Bronx, and attended high school at Benjamin Franklin High School. He moved briefly to Puerto Rico before returning to New York to begin a career in music. His first album was released in 1991, and since then he has...

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Jorge Gonzalez

Jorge Gonzalez
New York City based bongocero and four time Grammy Award winner Jorge Gonzalez was surrounded by music from birth. The son of Puerto Rican parents, his father, Juan Gonzalez Jr., was a talented percussionist who performed with various Latin groups in the 1950s.  “My dad always had instruments lying around the house,” says Jorge. “He’d...

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José Alberto “El Canario”

José Alberto “El Canario”
José Alberto Justiniano (born December 22, 1958 in Villa Consuelo district, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic), better known by his stage name José Alberto "El Canario" is a Dominican salsa singer. José Alberto moved to Puerto Rico with his family at the age of 7, and inspired by Latin music went on to polish his...

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Jose Lugo

Jose Lugo
José Lugo is a Puerto Rican pianist, arranger, and producer whose Grammy-winning work includes collaborations with salsa superstars such as Gilberto Santa Rosa as well as solo albums such as Guasábara (2008). Influenced by legendary salsa bandleaders Bobby Valentín and Willie Rosario, Lugo first emerged as one of salsa's premier arrangers during the 1990s, when...

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Luis Aquino

Luis Aquino
I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in the town of Rio Grande. When I was around 7 years old the first instrument that interested me were the bongoes.  I took them with me to every family gathering. At 10 years old I saw my town’s marching band in a festival and...

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Luisito Carrion

Luisito Carrion
A native of Arecibo in Puerto Rico, Luisito Carrión has been singing since age 13. He began his career as a salsa artist with Orquesta Kafe, Orquesta La Nativa and Grupo Concepto Latino. In his early performances he sung along with Celia Cruz, Adalberto Santiago and Santitos Colon. Later he played in Salsa Fever together...

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Luisito Quintero

Luisito Quintero
Luis Quintero Jr. ( Luisito Quintero ) musician percussionist born in Caracas , Venezuela on August 24, 1967 . His first steps were in the environment of Venezuelan rhythms like Christmas revelry, bagpipes and bonuses, he joined the group " The New Generation " , which ran the bongo and timbale as a child of

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Luisito Rosario

Luisito Rosario
Luisito Rosario is an experienced Salsa singer with 20 yrs of experience, a charismatic and commanding stage presence.  Born and raised in New Jersey with his Puerto Rican decent has always appreciated his Latin roots. The proximity of New York City, across the Hudson River where Salsa started in the sixties, influenced Luisito’s formative years...

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Magna Gopal

Magna Gopal
Magna Gopal is one of the leading instructors and performers in the global salsa industry with over 15,000 followers across her social networks. She is world renowned for her teaching methods, her creative musicality and her ability to effortlessly connect, relate and transfer knowledge to almost any demographic. A leading role model for dancers and...

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Marc Quiñones

Marc Quiñones
Marc Quiñones is an percussionist, a longtime player in salsa music, and a member of the Southern rock group The Allman Brothers Band. He is of Puerto Rican ancestry. Born in The Bronx, New York, he began playing drums and congas at the age of three and was playing professionally at the age of nine. ...

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Marco Bermudez

Marco Bermudez
Born in Ecuador, into a family with a rich musical heritage, Marco Bermudez is a performer-composer and studio musician of all Latin music styles. For the past twenty-five years he has lived in New York. Marco has toured around the world with the top Latin artist: Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Chemo Feliciano, Oscar d’ Leon, Tito...

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Michael Stuart

Michael Stuart
Michael Stuart (born January 9, 1975) is an American salsa singer and actor of Puerto Rican descent.  Stuart was born in New York City, to Puerto Rican parents who settled in the 1960s after migrating from Puerto Rico. There Stuart received his primary and secondary education. He was musically influenced by his uncle Israel "Timbalero"...

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Mitch Frohman

Mitch Frohman
Bronx native Mitch Frohman is one of the top saxophonist/flutists in the music scene. After graduating from Columbus H.S. (Bronx,N.Y. class of 1971), he went on to get his Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Miami (class of 1975). His versatility in different styles of music has led him to many opportunities...

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Oscar Hernandez

Oscar Hernandez
Oscar Hernandez (born March 22, 1954) is an American musician, musical arranger and producer of Puerto Rican descent. Hernandez's family moved to the United States from Puerto Rico in the 1940s, in search of a better way of life. They settled down in the South Bronx,  which is a section that is heavily populated by...

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Pablo Chino Nuñez

Pablo Chino Nuñez
Pablo “Chino” Nunez is 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. His diverse recording and performing...

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Paoli Mejias

Paoli Mejias
Latin Grammy nominee Paoli Mejias is a distinguished master percussionist from Puerto Rico, ranked among the best in both Latin jazz and salsa. As a bandleader Paoli fuses straight-ahead jazz with African, Mediterranean & Caribbean folkloric rhythms to create a new dimension of Latin jazz that is global, energetic, and modern. Performing for more than...

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Papo Pepin

Papo Pepin
The Legendary, Master Percussionist Papo Pepin was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. He migrated to Brooklyn, N.Y with his family at the age of two. His Father "Tono Pepin," (who later became one of the first bongoceros of a young Tito Puente in the 1950's,) taught Papo Pepin to play congas at the tender...

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Papo Vazquez

Papo Vazquez
Trombonist, composer and arranger Papo Vázquez has a  40 + year career spanning Jazz, Latin, Afro-Caribbean and classical music and recordings. Beginnings Vázquez was born in 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After spending his early years in Puerto Rico, he grew up in the heart of North Philadelphia's Puerto Rican community. He bought his first trombone...

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Paquito Guzmán

Paquito Guzmán
Géigel Frank Guzman, popularly known as Paquito Guzman, was born In Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico, on November 20, 1939. He is one of the world's greatest protagonists of romantic salsa. Throughout his long career, he has recorded more than twenty albums, enjoying great success throughout the world. He grew up in calle del Tren de Cataño...

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Pedro Brull

Pedro Brull
Pedro Brull was born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico on August 28th, 1952 and was simply known as the lead vocalist for 24 años.Según Mulenze Orchestra. Pedro began his career in the 70's in his own people is more your first audition was in the bathroom of his home when a neighbor who heard him...

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Pete Miranda

Pete Miranda
Pete Miranda has worked and recorded with most top Latin American artists, including Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz and many more. He is also on three Grammy winning recordings. Pete played for Rock bands including the 5th Dimension, Martha Reaves, and the Vandellas, as well as for local New York, New Jersey, and Westchester Swing...

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Pete Miranda

Pete Miranda
Pete Miranda has worked and recorded with most top Latin American artists, including Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz and many more. He is also on three Grammy winning recordings. Pete played for Rock bands including the 5th Dimension, Martha Reaves, and the Vandellas, as well as for local New York, New Jersey, and Westchester Swing...

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Poncho Sanchez

Poncho Sanchez
Poncho Sanchez (born October 30, 1951), is a Mexican-American conguero (conga player), Latin jazz band leader, and salsa singer. In 2000, Sanchez and his ensemble won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album for their work on the Concord Picante album Latin Soul. Sanchez has performed with artists Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaría, Hugh Masekela,...

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