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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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16ht Annual The Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Camp: Artist In Residence/Artistic Director Bobby Sanabria

16th Annual Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Camp

Bobby Sanabria – “No congas at midnight? Something must be wrong!”

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Bobby Sanabria interviewed on WPIX TV

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thisistheBronX: West Side Story Reimagined in the Bronx: Now With Choreography

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The Jazz Journalists Association has announced the 2019 JJA Award for Record of the Year is West Side Story Reimagined

The Jazz Journalists Association has announced the 2019 JJA Award for Record of the Year is West Side Story Reimagined by Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band  (Jazzheads)