Live Salsa

New Swing Sextet
With: 
New Swing Sextet
Time: 

9:30pm-1:30am Dance

Date: 

Feb 24, 2018
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21+

Dance: $25 Adv / $30 Day Of
Lesson:  included in ticket price

You may reserve a table for an additional $50. When you purchase your ticket with a reserved table you will specify whether you want one on the balcony or the main floor. Main floor tables are located around the perimeter of the dance floor.  Each table reservation includes one ticket.  Others sitting at the table would need to purchase tickets individually.

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Imagine a hot salsa band from the 1960s reuniting after a 25-year hiatus to discover an even greater, more global, fan base. Rip Van Winkle couldnt have had it better, recalls co-bandleader George Rodriguez of the New Swing Sextets (NSS) recaptured infectious popularity.  No one is more surprised than we are, says the vibist and original NSS member, to be Back on the Streets.

A product of New York City and the excitement and turbulence of the sixties, the New Swing Sextet made its professional debut performing in the Singer Bowl at the last New York Worlds Fair in 1965. The band has been a popular and innovative exponent of Latin jazz, salsa and pop music for over five decades.

With a long history of making music on the streets of Latin New York through harmonized vocals, piano, vibes, bass and Latin percussion, NSS recorded the last of 4 albums, all under the Cotique label, in 1970 and broke up in the late seventies. Today, the New Swing Sextet has celebrated its 50th Anniversary and is preparing to release its new 50 Years of Swing CD early next year, following up its Back on the Streets...a taste of Spanish Harlem Vol 2 which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 by the Recording Academy, and Yesterday Today & Tomorrow, released in January 2013.

The band offers the classic Latin New York sound of another era, perfectly preserved and bottled for todays global salsa enthusiasts. Recent performances to large audiences all over the North America, South America, Europe, Russia, Asia and the Middle East have
proven that NSS is better than ever. The New Swing Sextet features George Rodriguez on vibes and vocals; co-leader, Angel Justiniano on vocals and conga drums; his younger brother Harry Justiniano on bass and vocals; Hector Ortiz on bongos and latin percussion; Jimmy Figueroa on timbales and vocals; Conal Fowkes on piano and the vocal stylings of Orlando Ortiz on lead vocals.

You couldnt make up a better story, said Giora Breil, the former CEO of Fania/Emusica, who released the Grammy nominated CD. It falls in line with the history of salsa in New York. Historically, with this production, we are connecting the dots in a richly complex contribution of Latinos in the fabric of American music.

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