Enjoy a captivating Salsa Night with the Legend and the Grammy Award winner JOSÉ ALBERTO “EL CANARIO” and the performance of the Latin Grammy-winning percussionist PETER PERIGNON with the amazing Timbalero DON PERIGNON
Date: Saturday, October 12th
Show: 8:00 PM
Price: VIP*$125, $65, $55, $50, $45
Venue: Lehman Center is accessible by #4 or D train to Bedford Park Blvd. and is off the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Major Deegan Expressway.
Low-cost on-site parking available for $5
JOSÉ ALBERTO is nicknamed “EL CANARIO” for his exquisite voice and amazing ability to use his highly melodious whistling skills as a soloing instrument. He is one of the most successful and respected artists on the salsa music scene with a recording history that includes more than 25 albums.
Alberto first received international attention in 1977 as the lead vocalist of the ground-breaking ensemble TÍPICA’73 on recordings that include Salsa Encendida (1978), Charangueando con La Típica’73 (1980) and Into the 80s (1981). After being featured as a vocalist on Louie Ramirez’s 1982 production Noche Caliente, the first album to give popular Spanish ballads an uptempo treatment, José Alberto became a major Latin star. Forming his group in 1983, he recorded three albums on the Sono Max label titled Típicamente (1984), Canta Canario (1985) and Latino Style (1986). He had an international smash-hit album in 1988 with Sueño Contigo and followed up a year later with Mis Amores, also a chart-topper.
In the 90s, Alberto recorded several hit recordings including Dance with Me (1991) produced by GRAMMY® winner Sergio George in the new age of Salsa Romántica style, followed by Llegó la Hora (1992) with the world-wide hit tracks “Nada se Compara Contigo” and “Discúlpeme Señora.” In 1994 he recorded De Pueblo y Con Clase and in ’95, the album On Time, notably featuring a duet with the undisputed Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, with whom he frequently toured. His 1997 Tributo a 2016Machito featured guest GRAMMY winners Tito Puente and Dave Valentín.
In 2011, Alberto’s album Original was nominated for a GRAMMY award and he won a 2013 Latin GRAMMY Award as a featured vocalist on Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants. Recent recordings include Intimamente Salsero Live (2012), Romantico y Rumbero (2014) and 2015’s Latin GRAMMY–winning Best Traditional Tropical Album Tributo A Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto. In May of 2018, El Canario released his latest album Salsa Con Invitados, and on November 15th, 2018, he was honored with the GRAMMY for Best Traditional Tropical Album for his release with El Septeto Santiaguero entitled A Mi Qué- Tributo a los Clásicos Cubanos.
The extraordinaire Timbalero DON PERIGNON and his Puerto Rico-based band La Orquestra Puertorriqueña have been delighting salsa dancers and fans for more than 35 years alike with their tight rhythm section and captivating vocal arrangements. His two most recent album releases are Don Perignon & La Puertorriqueña―Música Maestro (2014) and The Perignon’s Family Compilation (2017) which was recorded with his son Peter Perignon.
PETER PERIGNON is a Latin Grammy-winning percussionist, bandleader, and musical director that was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The son of the legendary salsa bandleader and timbale player Don Perignon, he attended music school as a child until he joined the salsa orchestra N’Klabe at age 15. Four years later he joined NG2, touring and recording with the band as well as working as a session player for Johnny Rivera, Frankie Ruiz, Jr., and Charlie Cruz among others. In 2015, Perignon won a Latin Grammy for his work as the musical director on Gilberto Santa Rosa’s album Necesito un Bolero. That same year, he released ǃAquí Llegó!, a favorite album of salsa dancers, which featured singers Juan Pablo Diaz and Anthony Garcia, as well as the veteran trumpeter Luis “Perico” Ortiz. Two years later Peter Perignon teamed up with his father Don Perignon to release The Perignon’s Family Compilation. That same year he released the critically acclaimed salsa dura, romántica, and boleros y son album La Esquina Del Bailador. This year (2019) saw the release of his latest album En Blanco Y Negro that includes the hit songs “Te Lo Dire Al Oido”, “Mi Salsa Mi Bandera”, and “Y Sigue Molina”.