SATURDAY JUNE 28th, 2008 @ 11PM

The West Gate Lounge Presents:



Start the Summer off right at the swinging West Gate Lounge. Come dance with Chico Alvarez Y Mafimba at Westchester New York’s premier night club.


“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.



Chico Alvarez, vocals & percussion

Robert Rodriguez, trumpet & musical director

Willie Olnick, trumpet

Leonel Sanchez, trumpet

Sergio Rivera, piano

Carlos Del Pino, bass

Danny Del Valle, conga drums & vocals

Luis Mangual Jr., bongo & vocals

Alfonso Garcia Osuna, tres guitar

Hiram Colon, baritone sax, flute & vocals


The West Gate Lounge

Best Western Nyack On Hudson

26 Route 59

Nyack, NY 10960

Phone: (845) 358-8100


Latin Dance Lessons 8-10pm

DJ Starts at 10pm

Live Music at 11pm


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