Host: Jesse Bermudez
An annual not to be missed event, Salsa Caliente! celebrates Three Kings Day and Puerto Rican Christmas with a live Latin big band. Get your Salsa Dura on with dance lessons by Flaco at 8 pm then jump right into the party at 9pm. Salsa Caliente! is Philly’s exclusive salsa nightlife series offering an environment for all walks of life to immerse themselves in authentic Latin music culture.
Our featured artist for this year is Anthony Colon.
Anthony Colon is a major, internationally recognized salsa recording artist and bandleader. He has travelled the globe as lead singer for Edgar Joel Orchestra and in support of his solo releases, “Ahora Es Que Es” (EMI) and “Esta Es Mi Navidad”. Now performing, and soon to be recording again, on his own, Anthony has performed at virtually every major salsa concert venue worldwide including Madison Square Garden’s Salsa Festival, Miami’s Calle Ocho Festival and Puerto Rico’s Day of Salsa.
Born, raised and educated in Puerto Rico, Anthony began his performing and recording career at the age of eighteen with Combinacion Latina Orchestra. A multi-talented musician and composer who teaches Voice and Cuatro at Philadelphia’s prestigious AMLA’s Latin School for the Performing Arts, Anthony skyrocketed to fame as the lead vocalist on a long string of Edgar Joel Orchestra hits including, “Hasta el Sol de Hoy”, “Como Sera”, “Hechizo de Luna” and “En Las Nubes”.
A consummate performance artist, he is one of the few singers equally adept at singing romantic salsa, hard salsa or ballads. The unforgettable “voice of an era”, Anthony continues to tap into his considerable talents to keep his live performances both fresh and nostalgic. No stranger to the Atlantic City stage scene, Anthony starred in the Tropicana Hotel’s revue “Latin Fever”.