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A Toast to Salsa Pioneer Johnny Pacheco

Johnny Pacheco, a seminal figure in Cuban-based dance music as it is played in New York City, died on Feb. 15 at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N.J. He was 85. Bobby pays tribute and explores his work in this choice assortment of tracks.

Bobby interviews Maestro EDDIE PALMIERI on the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the LATIN JAZZ CRUISE

Watch VIDEO OF the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the LATIN JAZZ CRUISE radio show 12/18/20 where Bobby interviewed Maestro EDDIE PALMIERI and played with him in a first time ever historic trio format with his bassist LUQUES CURTIS. https://www.facebook.com/wbgojazz/videos/238585194286476

Bobby interviews Maestro Eddie Palmieri

If you missed the live interview I conducted with Maestro Eddie Palmieri last night 9/23, here it is.

Willie Torres, One of the Most Widely Recorded Vocalists in Latin Music, Has Died at 90

Willie Torres, whose bell-like tone and nimble phrasing helped make him one of the most recorded singers in Latin music, died  on Aug. 13. He was 90.  Bobby pays remembrance. 

Bobby talks with NPR about West Side Story Reimagined

Growing up as a Nuyorican kid in the Bronx, Bobby Sanabria first watched “West Side Story” in the movie theaters, on the 10th anniversary of the film’s release. “I was mesmerized,” said the Latin Jazz drummer and composer. In 2017, the Broadway classic celebrated its 60th anniversary and to honor this milestone, Sanabria re-envisioned what Latino New York City actually sounds like. The result was his album, “West Side Story Reimagined.” Maria Hinojosa talks to the drummer and composer about what the iconic musical means to him and how he paid tribute to its legacy.

Remembering Latin Jazz Bassist and Bandleader Andy González

Bobby remembers bassist and bandleader Andy González and selects 10 examples of his masterful playing, documenting his career and influence.

Ray Mantilla, Percussionist Who Blazed a Trail in Both Jazz and Latin Music, Is Dead at 85

Bobby pays remembrance to Ray Mantilla and highlights several of his great performances.

Bobby Sanabria joins the Music Education faculty at NYU

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