BYOB | Cabaret Style Seating (limited)| Doors 8:30
Free dance lessons by Flaco’s Dance Factory | 9pm
Two live sets of music. First set: Ricky Rodriguez y Café Con Pan Latin Jazz Band, Second Set: Hector Rios y Salseate
Co-producer & Host: Jesse Bermudez, Sonido Diferente | MEGA 1310AM
Island inspired appetizers compliments of Susie y Papo
Tickets in advance: $20 with code SALSAPRO | $25 at the door
After-party @ Cuba Libre with AfroTaino Productions (free admission, just show your Salsa Caliente ticket stub!)
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.