Spanish Harlem Orchestra | SFJAZZ 2024-25 Season
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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

DEC 6-22 | Holidays at SFJAZZ

Dec 21 - Dec 22, 2024
Miner Auditorium
SatDec 21

Dance Floor Show

7:30 PM

$35 | $55 | $85 | $115

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SunDec 22

Member Discount

Dance Floor Show

2:00 PM

$30 | $50 | $80 | $105

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Please note: Dance floor is General Admission standing room only. If you would prefer seats, please select a different level for this show

Join us for a night of holiday fun with a dash of salsa picante, as one of the hottest Latin jazz bands in the land brings their high-energy night of Christmas classics back to the Miner stage.

Founded by veteran pianist Oscar Hernández and dedicated to the classic, dance-inducing New York City salsa dura sound, Spanish Harlem Orchestra entered the scene with a blaze of clave on the 2002 debut album Un Gran Dia en el Barrio, which earned a GRAMMY nomination and Latin Billboard Award for Salsa Album of the Year.

A widely esteemed accompanist and arranger known for his extensive work with conga legend Ray Barretto and salsa star Ruben Blades’ innovative Seis Del Solar ensemble, Hernández took the plunge into bandleading with the SHO. Three GRAMMY Awards later, he’s become an institution himself. 

Over their two-decade existence, the band has issued a string of increasingly audacious albums that have featured guests including Chick Corea, Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker, Kurt Elling, Miguel Zenón, and Tom Harrell, among others.

The latest release, 2022’s GRAMMY-nominated Imágenes Latinas, features new songs and arrangements celebrating the legacy of Manny Oquendo’s Conjunto Libre, the iconic New York salsa and Latin jazz group. On this night, SHO sparks a holiday conflagration with salsa-fied Christmas standards and patented rhythmic panache, embracing the Puerto Rican Christmas style known as “Aguinaldo.”  

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Founded by veteran pianist Oscar Hernández and dedicated to the classic, dance-inducing New York City salsa dura sound, Spanish Harlem Orchestra sparks a holiday conflagration with salsa-fied Christmas standards and patented rhythmic panache.   

From start to finish, Spanish Harlem Orchestra flaunts its jazz bona fides without dismissing its statement of purpose.

DownBeat

From start to finish, Spanish Harlem Orchestra flaunts its jazz bona fides without dismissing its statement of purpose.

DownBeat

Personnel

Oscar Hernández piano
Mitch Frohman saxophones, flute
Manuel Ruiz trumpet
Alex Norris trumpet
Doug Beavers trombone
Juanga Lakunza trombone
Gerardo Madera bass
George Delgado congas
Luisito Quintero timbales
Jorge Gonzalez percussion
Jeremy Bosch vocals
Marco Bermudez vocals
Carlos Cascante vocals

From the first downbeat, the performance delivers a welcome kinetic jolt, with Hernández spearheading the churn of a world-class rhythm section.

WBGO

Personnel

Oscar Hernández piano
Mitch Frohman saxophones, flute
Manuel Ruiz trumpet
Alex Norris trumpet
Doug Beavers trombone
Juanga Lakunza trombone
Gerardo Madera bass
George Delgado congas
Luisito Quintero timbales
Jorge Gonzalez percussion
Jeremy Bosch vocals
Marco Bermudez vocals
Carlos Cascante vocals

From the first downbeat, the performance delivers a welcome kinetic jolt, with Hernández spearheading the churn of a world-class rhythm section.

WBGO

Watch & Listen

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

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Cyrus Chestnut

Imágenes Latinas

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Llegó La Hispanica

Cyrus Chestnut

Imágenes Latinas

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