New York, USA – Poncho Sánchez celebrates his 20th year as a bandleader with his 20th release, Soul of the Conga March 2 – 5, at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. nightly, at the Blue Note. The club is located at 131 West Third Street in the Village (New York), Tickets are $35 at tables and $20 at the bar.
While the four-day engagement commemorates two decades of great Latin jazz, the Blue Note and Poncho dedicate the performances to the memory of Ray Barretto, one of the world’s most renowned conga players, who passed away February 17.
The band scheduled to perform includes Poncho Sánchez (congas), George Ortiz (timbales), René Camacho (bass), Kye Palmer (trumpet), Javier Vergara (alto/tenor sax), Francisco Torres (trombone), Alfredo Ortiz (bongos/tres), David Torres (piano).
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.