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Bryant Park, Fridays, Tropical Music Festival ...

Debra Mercado Public Relations Announces
Bryant Park, Fridays, Tropical Music Festival
The 2005 Tropical Music Festival Presents FREE Latin Jazz and Dancing Fridays @ Bryant Park

Bryant Park, located at 42nd Street and 6th Avenue directly behind the central building of the New York Public Library, is the new cool place for Latin music fans on Fridays during the summer. Everyone is invited to get away from the scorching summer heat with the City's best Latin Jazz performers and Latin Dance instructors under the trees of Bryant Park.

This summer series showcases Latin dance music 6pm - 9pm every Friday for 3 consecutive weeks from August 12 until August 26, 2005. Outstanding music from the best of Latin Jazz bands in a setting that illustrates the best of New York City's urban lifestyle. The beautiful architecture mixes with the warm romantic summer evenings in the heart of midtown Manhattan where everyone can dance to great Latin music every Friday in Bryant Park.

Can't dance? Don't worry, dance instructors provide FREE dance lessons at 6pm and 7:30pm. Come and brush up on your Salsa or Charanga steps, learn something new, enjoy dancing with other Latin music lovers.

The schedule for Latin Jazz and Dancing, presented FREE on Fridays at Bryant Park is:

Fri. August 19

Alfredo de la Fe - What can you say about Alfredo de la Fe that has not been said before? Arguably the best violin player in the Latin trade, de la Fe is equally at home playing Salsa or Latin Jazz. His swinging style has gained him wide acclaim all over the world and his performances are a treat to watch, as much as they are to dance to. A true showman, Alfredo's violin in action is the great expression of Latin Music at its best.
Luisito Rey- Luisito Rey Reyes is a world- renown percussionist who was born on the island of Puerto Rico and raised in New York. To name a few, he has recorded with Jose (Cheo) Feliciano, Conjunto La Perla, Azucar, Charanga Son and John Quinonez and many other luminary salsa artists. His music delights and astounds with high energy and talent, including Raffi Caballero a young singer from Peru.

Fri. August 26

Orchestra Broadway - After five decades in the New York Latin circuit, Eddie Zervigón and Orchestra Broadway has defined the taste of the New York Salsero. Their swinging Charanga is recognized as one of the most danceable bands in the City and has gained recognition all over the world. A truly classic New York band, La Broadway, as it's known by all, has the swing of old mixed with the freshness of today. There is no way you can only listen to La Broadway; you are surely up to a dancing challenge, and your feet will win.
Ray Rivera con Sabor Latino - The popular sonero is guaranteed to engulf you with his on clave delivery and guide your feet to a dancing frenzy. Rivera is quickly becoming a New York favorite. Don't miss him. Ray is truly one of the good ones.

Undoubtedly, the hot and solid composition of various genres in the Latin music world, Latin Jazz and Dancing, the 2005 Tropical Music Festival Summer Series at Bryant Park will provide the best entertainment throughout all New York City. Dance,

Added by blackberry on August 21, 2005