Welcome to our website,
The Bronx Conexión Latin-Jazz Big Band is a driving 20-piece Latin-Jazz Big Band. The ensemble, with its home base at Lehman College Bronx NYC, brings a group of veteran musicians with a wide variety of experience in the field.
This site will keep you up to date on the band's performances, latest videos, photos, recordings, band member info, etc.
In addition, the site will host much information on multiple genres of music and various percussion styles; Latino, rumba, Brazilian, Afro-Peruvian, etc.
Check out the Blog Percussion section with past issues of Latin Percussionist Magazine.
It has many interviews on world-class percussionists, articles on drumset, timbales, congas, bongos, and batá drums.
There are also articles on rumba, ritmo pacá, quinto, mozambique, and many others.
A tremendous Latin percussion educational resource!
We will continue to post informative interviews with great musicians describing their methods and strategies for excellence in drumming.
- Victor Rendón, Director
Puerto Rican percussionist who was a fixture of the New York salsa scene, and on hundreds of albums passed away on September 19, 2014. He was also a sacred drummer, akpwon (lead vocalist) and babalao (high priest) in Ifá (Santeria), responsible for being among the first to introduce traditional batá rhythms to secular audiences.
Tex-mex drummer, band leader, Arturo Yglesias may not be a household name. However, if you have ever listened to the conjunto music of the 1950's – 70's, chances are Arturo has entered your living room or car stereo through the recordings of Isidro "El Indio" Lopez, Lorenzo Caballero...
The influence of this Texas legend, who worked with Woody Herman and Stan Kenton and was a close colleague of Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, and Shelly, is still being felt today. Noted Latin-jazz drummer and former Guerrero student Victor Rendón tells the story.