Tito Nieves

With more than three decades of musical history behind him, Humberto "Tito" Nieves - the "Pavarotti" of Salsa - is still going strong. In 2011, the Puerto Rican-born, NYC-raised star launched his very own record label, Tito Nieves Music Corp. with the release of his 30th studio album, Mi ultima grabacion. Lead single, "Eres Linda" roared onto the Latin Billboard Tropical Airplay chart in its first week and became his 26th chart entry. Nieves began his career with Orquesta Cimarron before joining the Hector Lavoe Orchestra, and later, Conjunto Clasico, where he shared the stage with Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. In 1988, Nieves set out as a solo artist and was signed to the legendary RMM Records. His first album with the label, Classic, which included the hit "Sonambulo," earned him his first of many Gold Records. Throughout his career Nieves has incorporated English into his recordings as he has defied the language barrier with his versatility and crossover appeal. His music speaks to the hearts and minds of people everywhere, regardless of the language they speak. Tito counts among his plethora of recognition, three Ace Awards, a Premio Lo Nuestro, and several GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY award nominations.

Ismael Miranda

Ismael Miranda aka "El niño bonito de la Salsa" (The pretty boy of Salsa) always wanted to be a musician, and by age 11 had already formed two groups: "The 4J's and Little Junior" and "The Class Mates." He sang and played conga for the group and they were good enough to appear on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. Miranda also grew up and played in his first bands with Jazz percussionist Orlando "Q" Rodríguez and piano player Mark Diamond. In 1967, when Miranda was 17 years old, he made his recording debut and made such an impression on bandleader Larry Harlow, that he was hired as Larry's lead singer. He later joined the Fania All Stars and went with this band on tour to Europe, Asia and Latin America. In 1973, he formed his own band called "Orquesta Revelación" and recorded "Así se compone un son" under the Fania record label. With this song, Miranda entered the new salsa craze which was sweeping the nation and was then baptized as "El Niño Bonito de la Salsa" ( 'The Pretty Boy of Salsa"). He went on to launch his own record label "IM Records" and continues to perform nationally to this day.

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35th Annual Fiesta Patronales Puertorriquenas

Live Music on 2 Stages, Carnival, Food & Merchandise Vendors, Domino and much more!

Featuring:

Thursday - Ismael Miranda

Friday - Tito Nieves

Saturday - Charlie Aponte

Sunday - Andy Montanez

 

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