Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 @ 5pm

Newport Entertainment Presents:





Performing the Afro-Cuban Music of

Machito, Mario Bauzá, Tito Rodriguez, Perez Prado, Beny Moré,

Chico Mendoza, Silvio Cebrian, Louie Ramirez & Bebo Valdés


.....Cuban Big Band Music is Alive and Well!


Special Cuban Dance Performance by

Sita Frederick & Carlos Mateu

from Areytos Performance Works


Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 @ 5pm


Town Square, Newport Community

Downtown, Jersey City, NJ


Ernesto "Chico" Alvarez Peraza is a Cuban American artist specializing in Latin American music. He has been performing as a singer throughout the New York City tri-state area for the last four decades. He currently performs with the Afro-Cuban dance band Mafímba, is the leader of the Palomonte Afro-Cuban Big Band and can be heard hosting New World Gallery, a weekly music show which airs on Sunday afternoons at WBAI Pacifica Radio (99.5 FM). He is also a writer for Latin Beat magazine and a graphic artist who is responsible for designing album covers for various music labels. He was born in New York City and grew up in Cuba. Currently he lives in northern New Jersey. Throughout the years, Alvarez has been the recipient of many awards, among them a special recognition from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. During his twenty one years on the air, he has interviewed a broad range of artists, from Andres Segovia,Tony Bennett, Ben E. King, Dizzy Gillespie to Tito Puente, Cachao Lopez, Celia Cruz and Chucho Valdés.



Chico Alvarez, leader and vocalist

Pepito Gomez, vocalist

Sergio Rivera, piano

Ruben Rodriguez, bass

Richard Vitale, trumpet

Ozzy Cardona, trumpet

Leonel Sanchez, trumpet

Leonardo Freyre, trombone

Luis Cruz, trombone

Al Acosta, alto sax and flute

Ceclia Tenconi, tenor sax and flute

Hiram Colon, baritone sax and flute

Diego Lopez, drums

Luis Mangual Jr., bongos and percussion

Pito Castillo, conga drums


For more info on Chico Alvarez and to purchase his CD Los Barbaros Del Ritmo
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The Newport Community is a 600-acre master-planned community, consisting of retail, residential, office, leisure, and entertainment facilities. Located on Jersey City’s Hudson River waterfront, Newport is sited opposite Manhattan’s World Financial Center.


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Sita Frederick & Carlos Mateu (Areytos Performance Works) are performers and dance instructors that live and work in NYC.  They specialize in a variety Cuban dance forms including; Danzón, Son, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Mambo, Casino (Cuban Salsa) and Rueda de Casino.


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