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Ralph Irizarry

Ralph Irizarry
Ralph Irizarry, recognized worldwide as an excellent percussionist, first fell in love with the timbal at an early age when his father coincidentally brought home a set received as payment for a debt. A self- taught musician, Irizarry has developed a highly efficient and personalized style of playing while leaving an enduring mark on the...

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Raul Agraz

Raul Agraz
Trained in the legendary musical conservatory of Caracas, Venezuela this trumpet player is indeed one of the most comprehensively prepared musicians alive today. Raul is a complete master of Jazz, Afro-Cuban and Classical repertoire in a way that almost defies description. Equally at home playing the music of Bach, Machito or Coltrane Raul lends a...

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Ray De La Paz

Ray De La Paz
Ray De La Paz has been singing for over 30 years and has traveled extensively around the world taking his music and talent wherever dancers rule. This extensive travel has made him a very well known singer within the Salsa community. Ray was born and raised in New York City’s Spanish Harlem and grew up...

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Ray Martinez

Ray Martinez
Known for his melodic and percussive style, RAY MARTINEZ has been considered one of the most gifted and prominent bassist/arranger in the contemporary Latin and Salsa music scenes. Ray composed, arranged, recorded and performed for many years with Latin-jazz legend MONGO SANTAMARIA. As the leader and creator of his own salsa band, "CONJUNTO TIPICO CRIOLLO",...

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Ray Sepúlveda

Ray Sepúlveda
Ray Sepúlveda, the Brooklyn-born singer of Puerto Rican parents is a soloist with five albums of his own recorded on RMM, and a solid reputation as a vocalist. But for Sepúlveda, as for so many other performers, the road to success has not been easy. Ever since he was a young boy he was learning...

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Ray Viera

Ray Viera
Ray Viera was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Since childhood he has listened to the recordings of the great "Soneros", such as Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, Ismael Miranda, Chamaco Ramirez and Marvin Santiago. Collectively, these artists have inspired Ray to pursue his goals, combining their musical influences into his own vocal style and sensibility....

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Richie Bastar

Richie Bastar
Richie Bastar a talented 2-time Grammy Award winning musician, has recorded some of the best selling Grammy and Billboard nominated and winning productions with many of today’s most celebrated artists and producers in tropical music,Broadway Musicals and jingles. His rhythmic versatility nearly demanded that he participate in the Broadway musical “The Capeman” as a member...

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Ricky González

Ricky González
Ricky Gonzalez is a multifaceted artist : producer, composer and renowned pianist , is often forgotten that it is also a singer , vibraphonist , percussionist and bassist talent. He worked with the biggest names in Latin music and jazz from the early 90s. Today is not requested and then will take to know the...

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Robert “Bobby” Allende

Robert “Bobby” Allende
Born and raised in New York City, Bobby's foundation in Afro-Caribbean music and percussion commenced at the age of three. With the patient and constant guidance of his uncles Angel Allende and Papiro Allende (well-respected musicians) Bobby embarked on a journey that has taken him around the world twice over. His dedication to his craft...

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Roberto Quintero

Roberto Quintero
Roberto Quintero was born in Caracas, Venezuela, surrounded by Afro-Venezuelan and Afro-Cuban rhythms and music. His father, a respected composer, singer and percussionist, tutored and encouraged Roberto on percussion throughout his adolescent years. Roberto comes from a long line of outstanding musicians, including his Uncle Carlos Nene Quintero and cousin Luisito Quintero. Roberto studied at...

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Ruben Rodriguez

Ruben Rodriguez
Ruben Rodriguez was born in New York City and grew up in East Harlem and Puerto Rico. He has been recognized as one of the best and hardest-working Latin music bass players in the United States. Mr. Rodriguez, who’s father played classical guitar, taught himself the bass in junior high then spent some time under...

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Sammy Garcia

Sammy Garcia
In the world of the tropical music, Sammy is counted as one of the very best amongst such legendary performers as: Conjunto Clásico, Willie Colón, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Nieves, Puerto Rican Power, Celia Cruz, Cheo Feliciano, Víctor Manuell, Olga Tañón, Elvis Crespo y Ricardo Arjona, just to name a few. His professional experiences during...

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Sergio George

Sergio George
Sergio George (born 1961) is an American pianist and record producer, known for working with many famous performers of salsa music, although he has worked in other genres as well. He has worked with some of Latin music's most popular artists including India, Anaís, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Tito Nieves, Víctor Manuelle, Frankie Negrón, Johnny...

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Super Mario

Super Mario
For many years now, Super Mario has been a household name on the international Salsa scene, recognised and respected by students and fellow professionals for his amazing lead, unlimited database of fantastic moves/combinations and his teaching ability. His classes and workshops have always been extremely popular both in the UK and in countries as far...

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Tito & Tamara

Tito & Tamara
Ortos J. Gutiérrez Ortiz, better known as TITO ORTOS, was born in Santurce on December 26, 1974. After finishing a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Science from the University of Puerto Rico and studying music, vocals, bass and clarinet, Tito started his career as a Salsa Dancer at the encouragement of his parents both of whom...

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Tony Vega

Tony Vega
Tony Vega (born July 13, 1957) is a salsa singer and bandleader.  Vega was born in the town of Salinas, Puerto Rico where he received his primary education. He was born into a family of musicians and therefore learned how to play the bongos and conga at an early age. In 1967, when he was...

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Yolanda Duke

Yolanda Duke
Born in the Dominican Republic, raised in New York City, Yolanda Duke is no ordinary artist. She was the gifted little girl with the big voice, who, after taking singing lessons as a youth, began to take command of her talent and gain confidence in her ability to entertain. She began her singing career, performing....

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