Friday, September 26, 2008

Los Jovenes Del Barrio rock G&G

One of the hottest bands to emerge in NY in the 90's was Los Jovenes Del Barrio. It began as a Charanga styled workshop at the Boy's Harbor Music School under the tutelage of Johnny Almendra, a staff percussionist at the time. Johnny has played with an impressive array of top notch musicians. The performance you will see took place at Gonzalez and Gonzalez, a great club/bar/restaurant on lower B'way just North of Houston St. G&G is still going strong although Los Jovenes are not. However, they left an indelible mark on the NY music scene and their recordings capture the energy that was NY at the time. Please enjoy the video and you can Google them for information on personnel and recordings available. Eddie Allen is the guest trumpet player on the date.

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