BYOB Cabaret and Dance Party
Learn/dance to Latin big bands live: Robertito y su Montuno & Hector Rosado y su orquesta HACHE
Fri. June 1st | Dance Lessons: 8pm, Party: 9pm
$20 in advance, $25 day of event
If you haven’t danced to a live Latin band, you haven’t danced Salsa! …Embrace the heat!
Jesse Bermudez, Co-presenter
Salsa Caliente, Philadelphia’s premiere dance party series featuring two live Latin big bands returns for its 2011-2012 season finale.
Plenty of room to party for dancers of all experience levels, each evening starts with FREE dance lessons from Flaco’s Dance Factory. For those who don’t dance but who are looking for some adventure off the beaten path, Salsa Caliente has become the place to be to experience great music with good people in a relaxed cabaret atmosphere. Salsa Caliente is a BYOB affair!
Since Fall 2010 Salsa Caliente goers have enjoyed 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 including:
Orquesta Herencia de Soneros, Papo Buda y Saboricua, Carlos Sanchez y Un Toque De Cache and Orquesta La Paz among others.
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 vocals, tenor sax, trumpet, and trombone – this is the structure and styling of Salsa music – a format which each Salsa Caliente big band has mastered. Come join the party and satisfy both the listening and dancing pleasures!
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.