Multi-Grammy® Award winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra founder Oscar Hernández is all about tradition. Born into a large Puerto Rican family living in the Bronx, it was the nearby Spanish Harlem neighborhood that shaped his cultural musical sensibilities. The soundtrack to this bustling enclave in the ‘60s, emanating from any given window on any given day, was a mix of Latin Jazz and American pop radio. In the spirit of this tradition the Spanish Harlem Orchestra was born.
With each album, and every Grammy nomination, this Latin Jazz powerhouse knows it is crucial to continually push themselves and raise the bar. We are very proud to host Oscar and the members of this world class ensemble on here ArtistShare.
"This celebratory disc, released to mark the band's very own quince anos, boasts 13 tracks whose sophisticated arrangements take nothing away from the wallop packed by salsa dura as it was meant to be played: hot, hard and straight out of the barrio.”
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"Champions of salsa dura ("hard salsa"), this is a band whose technical skill is matched only by their consistent high energy."
"There’s huge variety and virtuosity in all departments in this typically bravura performance of New York “salsa dura” – in the writing, arranging, playing and singing."