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Tue, Jul 31


Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge

Summer Dance Celebration- Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra

Time & Location

Jul 31, 2018, 7:00 PM

Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge, 12198 Old Rte 9n, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA

About the Event

Tickets- $20- pay at the door 6:30- Latin dance instruction ALEX TORRES & HIS LATIN ORCHESTRA Formed  October 1980 in Amsterdam, NY, this 12 piece orchestra is led by the  Bronx-born bassist Alex Torres. They have been presented by hundreds of  festivals, performing arts centers and events annually to perform their  original blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue,  Cha-cha, Bomba, Plena and Latin Jazz. The Orchestra has been the  recipient of numerous awards including the New England Cultural Arts  Preservation Award, the New York State Music Achievement Award, the  Schenectady League of Arts Award, The Governor´s Excellence in Arts  Award, The NAACP Albany Chapter Award and 3 awards from NY Capital  District Original Music Awards in 2016. Alex Torres & His  Latin Orchestra have performed for President Bill and Hillary Clinton  at the New York State Democratic Convention and also for New York  Governor's George Pataki and Eliot Spitzer's Inauguration. They have  shared the stage and billings with such major acts as Tito Puente, Tito  Puente Jr., Eddie Palmieri, Andy Montañez, Los Hermanos Moreno, Arturo  Sandoval, Luis “Perico” Ortiz, Ray Barretto, Jane Burnette & The  Spirits Of Havana, Larry Harlow, Jose Alberto "El Canario," Brenda K.  Starr, Tito Nieves, Jerry Gónzalez & The Fort Apache Band, King  Changó, Arrested Development, Branford Marsalis, The Count Basie and  Woody Herman Orchestras. The group is also registered with the  Arts-In-Education Program of New York State. This program brings the  orchestra into schools to showcase cultural diversity and explain the  music, instruments and rhythms associated with their music.

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