The Art of Latin Jazz
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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Biography

Three-time Grammy Award Winner Oscar Hernández has long been considered one of the most gifted and prominent pianist/ arrangers on the contemporary Latin, Latin-jazz and salsa music scene.

Oscar Hernandez is the leader of the world renowned “Spanish Harlem Orchestra”. With their five CD’s to date, Oscar and SHO as they are commonly known, were nominated for a Grammy on their first CD “Un Gran Dia En El Barrio”, won the Grammy for their second CD release,” Across 110th Street” and nominated for their third CD “United We Swing”, and winning yet another Grammy with their 4th CD “Viva La Tradicion”Their latest is self tittled just “Spanish Harlem Orchestra featuring jazz greats Chick Corea & Joe Lovano as special guests. Oscar is the leader, music producer as well as pianist/arranger on all CD’s. Since the band’s inception in the year 2001, SHO have garnered numerous awards and world acclaim as one of the finest exponents of Salsa and Latin/Jazz music. Spanish Harlem Orchestra is generally considered one of the best Salsa orchestras today and one of the finest music ensembles in the world.

Oscar’s career as a professional began in the 70’s performing and recording with such seminal artists as Ismael Miranda ,Ray Barreto, Celia Cruz, Conjunto Libre, Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez & Grupo Folklorico. Oscar was responsible for charting the musical course of the Rubén Blades Band. “Seis Del Solar”. Increasingly in demand as a pianist, arranger and producer, the Bronx native has produced such artists as Ruben Blades, Paul Simon, Willie Colón “Carabali”, Daniel Ponce, Rafael Dejesus, Eddie Torres, Phil Hernandez, Steve Kroon, Juan Luis Guerra, etc. and than made a more personal statement with the debut CD’s “Decision” and “Alternate Roots” by his band Seis Del Solar the Rubén Blades Band sans Rubén, and now with his 2X Grammy Award winning band “The Spanish Harlem Orchestra”.

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Upcoming Shows

Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
09/26/17 - 09/27/17
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley , Seattle , WA


Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Alberta Rose Theater
09/28/17
Alberta Rose Theater , Portland , OR


Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Fox Theater
09/29/17
Fox Theater , Redwood City , CA


Spanish Harlem Orchestra - California State University – Chico
09/30/17
California State University – Chico , Chico , CA


Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Carpenter Performing Arts Center
10/01/17
Carpenter Performing Arts Center , Long Beach , CA


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