Formed in 2002, Mambo Loco has become synonymous with the classic music of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican origin. For well over a decade Larry, Bill, Cristian, Wayne and Alfredo have been bringing the best of “Old School” Latin and Latin Jazz music to the Long Island, NY area. Lead vocal and percussionist Larry Belford has been performing since he was a child growing up on New York’s LongIsland. As an adult he has performed in or with many of the best Latin groups in NY including the Bad Street Boys, Charlie Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco, Roberto Torres and Celia Cruz. His fiery playing and vocals are the focal point of the band. A founding member and highly regarded in the top NYC Latin circuit, conguero, percussionist and vocalist Cristian Rivera has over the past decade performed and toured with Frankie Morales, Tito Puente, Nestor Torres and Willie Colon just to name a few. Since joining the group in 2007, Alfredo Gonzalez, trombone, violin, percussion & vocals has added a certain “Sabor Latino” that only a person of his native Puerto Rican heritage can convey. A truly “versatile” musician in every sense of the word, he has performed with Orquesta Mulenze and Manny Oquendo y Conjunto Libre. Bill Smith, piano and vocals, brings to each performance a varied palate of musical styles. After obtaining his degree at Berklee College, he has over the years been a member or performed with the Skatilites, Monty Alexander, Dr. John and Bakithi Kumalo. Wayne Burgess, bass & vocals, also a Berklee alumnus, anchors the group with many years of live performance experience, arranging and record production. From coast to coast he has performed with Orquesta Opa Opa , Johnny Martinez Orquesta, The Drifters, The Coasters and Billy Ekstin.
For even more information on Mambo Loco, visit them on: http://www.mamboloco.com/
Latin Night will be held EVERY 2nd Wednesday of the month.
6:30pm – Quick Start Salsa $5
7:00pm – Intermediate Salsa $10
8:00 – 10:00pm – Open Dancing and Happy Hour Prices all night in our Beautiful SIPS Lounge.
Professor Cunningham and His Old School is one of the most sought after groups on the international swing scene, performing around the world at major events and festivals. This award-winning New York based band performs the most swinging and grooving repetoire deeply steeped in the New Orleans tradition; from early jazz to early R&B in the aesthetic of Sidney Bechet, Fats Waller, Professor Longhair and even Fats Domino!
Formed and fronted by in-demand reedman and vocalist Adrian Cunningham – Australian native based in NYC, – Professor Cunningham and His Old School consists of some of the most energetic and accomplished musicians on the New York scene. It has been a regular hit in the NYC underground party and swing dance scene since it’s formation in 2012; performing at some of the world’s finest events- notably:
Blue Note Jazz Fest (NYC), Snowball (Stockholm), Melbourne Intl Jazz Fest (Australia), CPLX (Copenhagen), Chase Festival (Heidelberg), Swing Crash (Como, Italy), Albany Jazz Festival.
Come get your dancing shoes out for this award-winning New York swing band!
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