Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Friday, September 15, 2023
Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the 3x GRAMMY ® winning Salsa and Latin Jazz band, sets the gold standard for excellence in authentic, New York style, hard core salsa.
Whether in a concert hall or at an outdoor jazz festival, there is no easing you in as they come at you full force, from start to finish. Their energy on stage and their rich sound and musical precision leave audiences mesmerized until the last note is played. With an unwavering respect for the music’s storied history, the ensemble’s thirteen world-class musicians and vocalists come together to create an unparalleled musical experience!
Now celebrating their 20th year, Spanish Harlem Orchestra is dedicated to the sounds of the barrio (Spanish Harlem NYC). Their music is characterized by the raw, organic and vintage sound defined by the genre. They are on a mission to keep the musical legacy of salsa dura (hard salsa) alive and expand its audience to those who love great music, not just Latin music. Grounded in the past, while focused on the future, they strive to keep the music relevant, creating a unique and fresh approach.
Founded by pianist and composer Oscar Hernández two decades ago, the mission statement of Spanish Harlem Orchestra is to honor the tradition of great Latin music, and to continue their work as “the leading light of the salsa reconstruction movement” (Newsday). On Imágenes Latinas, their eighth release due out May 20th, 2022, the band stays true to their purpose.
UCPAC is proud to kick off Hispanic Heritage month with a celebration of sound that will have you up and dancing the whole night long! Don’t miss Spanish Harlem Orchestra!
This show is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners.