MONDAY JULY 7th, 2008 @ 9:30 PM & 11:30 PM

Session 73 Presents:



“Chico Alvarez is a time-traveler. His voice rises as if from old wax records. His diction and intonation have the sweet quality of old Cuban Soneros. On the other hand, the band is slammin' very much in the here and now.”

- Luis Moreno, Yahoo Latin Jazz E-Group


Ernesto "Chico" Alvarez Peraza (otherwise known to the Latin music world as Chico Alvarez) is a Cuban American artist who 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 band Mafimba and is also the host of a Latin jazz radio show on Sunday afternoons at WBAI Pacifica Radio (99.5 FM) called the New World Gallery. Alvarez is also a graphic artist and has designed album covers for various Latin music labels over the years. He was born in New York City but grew up in Cuba and currently lives in the state of New Jersey. Alvarez is also the recipient of an award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and has interviewed famous artists such as Dizzy Gillespie and Tito Puente.


Session 73 boasts an unflinching seven night a week lineup of Blues, Jazz, Latin and Funk while filling a more important niche than ever. The atmosphere at Session is all about food and mood. The small, shareable and international varied dishes encourage cross pollinating and casual sociable dining, while the live the music fuses the bustling bar and separate lounge dining room into one scene. Whether you've come to eat or to drink, you're part of the overall scene.



Chico Alvarez, vocals and percussion

Sergio Rivera, piano and vocals

Ruben Rodriguez, bass

Dany Del Valle, tumbadoras and vocals

Luis Mangual, Jr., bongó and vocals

Steve Gluzband, trumpet

Alfonso Garcia Osuna, tres guitar


Session 73

1359 First Avenue @ 73rd St.

New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212)517-4445


Dance Lesson: 7:30pm

DJ Music by: DJ Babaloo (of RadioBomba Productions)

Dancing: 8:30pm to 1:00am or Later 


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