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3X Grammy Award Winner: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Overview

Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the three-time 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—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.

$17, $27, $37 w/ $2 discount for NHCC Foundation members, children 12 years old and younger free


Now celebrating its 15th year, SHO, as the band is known to fans, is dedicated to the sounds of the barrio (New York’s Spanish Harlem). Their music is characterized by the raw, organic, and vintage sound defined by the genre, and the members are on a mission to keep the musical legacy of salsa dura (hard salsa) alive and to expand their 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, continually pushing themselves, raising the bar, and creating a unique and fresh approach. They have released six CDs and received five Grammy® nominations; their sixth album, Anniversary, won the 2019 Grammy® award for Best Tropical Album.

“They make you get up and dance, tap into the good natured, communal spirit characteristic of Salsa at its timeless best.”

– Los Angeles Times