Cantor del Pueblo
Mambo dancers and fans of good music in general - yes, you heard it right! After a long period The New Swing Sextet are back in Europe and is there a better occasion than our 15th anniversary?! We don't think so.
Thursday, 00:00h @ Show Hall, Adris Old Tobacco Factory
A product of New York City and the excitement and turbulence of the sixties, the New Swing Sextet made its professional debut performing in the Singer Bowl at the last New York Worlds Fair in 1965. The band has been a popular and innovative exponent of Latin jazz, salsa and pop music for over five decades.
With a long history of making music on the streets of Latin New York through harmonized vocals, piano, vibes, bass and Latin percussion, NSS recorded the last of 4 albums, all under the Cotique label, in 1970 and broke up in the late seventies. 40 years later they are releasing "Lo Que Te Traigo" CD, following up its "Back on the Streets ... a taste of Spanish Harlem Voi 2" which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 by the Recording Academy, and "Yesterday Today & Tomorrow," released in January 2013.
The band offers the classic Latin New York sound of another era, perfectly preserved and bottled for today's global salsa enthusiasts.
The New Swing Sextet features George Rodriguez on vibes and vocals; co-leader, Angel Justiniano on vocals and conga drums; his younger brother Harry Justiniano on bass and vocals; Hector Ortiz on bongos and latin percussion; Jimmy Figueroa on timbales and vocals; Conal Fowkes on piano and the vocal stylings of Orlando Ortiz on lead vocals.