Jazz Concerts and Shows

Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Thu, Dec 21 ~ Sat, Dec 23

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Three nights at the Jazz Standard, NYC
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Oscar Hernandez – Piano/Leader
Jeremy Bosch – Vocals
Carlos Cascante – Vocals
Marco Bermudez – Vocals
Doug Beavers – Trombone
Noah Bless – Trombone
Mitch Frohman – Sax/Flute
Hector Colon – Trumpet
Manuel Ruiz – Trumpet
Luis Quintero – Timbales
George Delgado-Congas
Jorge Gonzalez – Bongos
Gerardo Madera – Bass

Here’s a truly special holiday gift: The Jazz Standard debut of the soul–stirring Spanish Harlem Orchestra, a 13–strong New York collective of musicians and vocalists without peer for on–stage excitement and musical precision. Now in its 15th year under the direction of pianist/leader Oscar Hernández, the SHO has collected two GRAMMY Awards: the first in 2002 for Across 110th Street as Best Salsa/Merengue Album, the second in 2007 for Viva La Tradición as Best Tropical Latin Album. The group’s latest CD, the self–titled Spanish Harlem Orchestra, features special guests Chick Corea and Joe Lovano on its gorgeous closing track “You And The Night And The Music.” “The music that the orchestra’s members helped create merges ferocious Afro–Caribbean rhythms, arrangements that rev up hard–riffing horns and modern jazz harmonies, vocals that can be suavely romantic or flamboyantly im­provisatory, and lyrics that encompass both the pleasures of the dance floor and the pride and aspirations of the barrio.” (The New York Times)