SALSA CALIENTE 2.0
Cabaret Concert and Dance Party | BYOB
2 Big bands live: Cintron Band, led by Edgardo Cintron & Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express
Instruction by Flaco’s Dance Factory
Fri. October 7 | Dance Lessons: 9pm, Party: 10pm
$20 in advance, $25 day of event
20% off for patrons in our Ticket Discount Program. Program members/Crush Card Holders CLICK HERE to SIGN IN and get the appropriate price. You will be directed back to this page for purchase.
“If you haven’t dance to a live Latin band, you haven’t danced salsa, embrace the heat!”
– Jesse Bermudez, Regional Latino cultural ambassador and Salsa Caliente co-producer
Philadelphia’s only BYOB cabaret concert and dance party series featuring two live Latin big bands returns for a second season at the Bride. Drawing from the buzz looming from last season’s wide appeal and diverse attendance, Salsa Caliente 2.0 continues its non-stop flight service from the fringes of Old City to the heart of Old San Juan alongside the hottest large music ensembles from the region such as Orquesta Herencia de Soneros and Papo Buda y Saboricua who performed last season. Plenty of room for dancers of all experience levels, each evening starts with FREE dance lessons from Flaco’s Dance Factory. Put some salsa on your sexy and come join the party!
Who is Jesse Bermudez? He is the Grammy-nominated producer/radio personality/arts education champion/music curator and co-producer of Salsa Caliente!, the new Latin dance concert series now in its second year at La Nova Pintada. And who knows more about live salsa bands than Bermudez? He is known for his instrumental role in Papo Vasquez’s 2008 Album, “Marooned/Aislado“, which garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album. His Saturday brunch-time show, ‘Sonido Diferente’ on Mega 1310 AM, showcases regional Latino talent, as well as highlights the multi-layered soul of the Latin music genre, with urban, soul, & jazz-inflected selections, that aren’t heard in mainstream Latin radio. A long-time collaborator with the Bride, Jesse Bermudez partners with the Bride once again – this time to share the tropical heat that only live musicians can deliver to salsa dance floors.
Last season’s artistic line-up notes:
An African influenced Latin rhythm section driven by congas, timbales, bass and piano seamlessly interwoven with the soaring sweet harmonies of a jazz improvisation produced by tenor sax, trumpet, and trombone – this is the structure and styling of Latin Jazz – one Café Con Pan Latin Jazz Band has truly mastered since its 2005 inception. Bandleader Rick Rodriquez is far from being a stranger to the region’s “cuchifrito” circuit and has shared the stage with both Latin and R&B greats including Isidro Infante and Puchi Colon as well as Lou Rawls and Phillis Hyman. Equipped with a hand-picked all-star roster of musicians, Rodriquez’s big band has been satisfying both the listening and dancing pleasures of salsa fans throughout the tri-state area.