22 May Viva la Salsa! ANA Patient is a Salsa Sensation!
Optimistic ANA patient Ray Rodriguez has taken his musical talents to Salsa to celebrate his life’s journey and the strength to bounce back from a brain surgery. In fact, only a week after his procedure, Ray was back on the scene promoting his album, signing autographs and jamming with his band. The group plays for parties, weddings and celebrations of all sorts. Check out the tracklist below for some of his recent hits!
About Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso
Since it’s inception in 2001, Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso have generated a growing number of loyal fans throughout the tri-state area and abroad. The group’s distinctive style (Salsa Dura) is the result of the unique and extensive musical back grounds of the band’s individual members, who have performed and recorded with some of the most recognizable names in Latin Music before joining together to intergrate Swing Sabroso.
Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso recorded their debut CD appropriately entitled “Baila con Swing Sabroso”, which has been getting great reviews by specialized media and continues to be a favorite with many DJ’s and Dancers.
Ray was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, the birth place of Rafael Hernandez, Puerto Rico’s foremost composer, and raised in Brooklyn and New York City’s Spanish Harlem homegrounds to Tito Puente , Ray Barretto and many other salsa icons.
He began his musical career at an early age and went on to study at the renowned Brooklyn Conservatory of Music where he majored in music theory, counterpoint, harmony and arranging. Subsequently, he continued studying at the Bronx Community College and with selected private teachers.
Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso continue to perform with great reviews at such venues as Lincoln Center, S.O.B.s, LQ’s Philadelphia Salsa Congress, NYC Salsa Congress and at many more festivals and clubs.
Baila con Swing Sabroso is the premier release by World Stage Recordings, the indie label that Ray Rodriguez established in 2005.
Sax, Flute, Leader, Coro
Ray Rodriguez, Swing Sabroso’s leader, was born in Aguadilla , Puerto Rico , the birthplace of Rafael Hernández, Puerto Rico’s foremost composer, and raised in New York City ’s Spanish Harlem , home grounds to Tito Puente, Ray Barretto and many other salsa icons. Ray began his musical career at an early age and went on to study at the renowned Brooklyn Conservatory of Music where he majored in music theory, counterpoint, harmony and arranging. Subsequently, he continued studying at Bronx Community College and with selected private instructors.
Ray also lived in Brooklyn NY and from 1980 – 1988 he was the leader of “La Herencia Latina” a Brooklyn based 13 piece orchestra that went on to record for “RCA International’ with much success. Ray has performed and recorded as a sideman with many orchestras from New York & New Jersey but he’s most comfortable as a leader which he has been most of his musical career.