DOORS @6PM, SHOWTIME @6:30PM
Join us for a fabulous evening at Blue LLama Jazz Club for Salsa Night! This unique experience includes dancing and a live Latin band, Armando Vega & 313 Orchestra!
We welcome all dancing experience levels and will have a salsa instructor, Náli, present if you’d like her to walk you through a few steps before jumping into the mix!
ABOUT THE BAND:
Sonero y Conguero Armando Vega grew up immersed in Latin music and culture in Detroit, Michigan. Beginning to sing Salsa at seventeen, he received early mentoring from Herman Olivera, famed Grammy nominated singer with Eddie Palmieri, The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and many others. Years later Armando performed with Olivera before a crowd of 30,000 at the Cleveland Puerto Rican Festival. He has promoted his own CD touring Puerto Rico, opening for Latin greats El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, and many other prominent PR artists. He has also performed with Elias Lopes, one of Puerto Rico’s most influential Latin Jazz trumpeters. He has toured and headlined with Tito Puente, Jr., and recorded his own CD produced by Latin jazz saxophonist Luis Disla. Armando has established an enthusiastic following in and beyond Detroit.
Náli is very passionate about dancing and began her career at age 3 years old when her family enrolled her in her first Ballet class at Academia de Baile Julie Mayoral de Ponce Puerto Rico.
She has made a life long commitment to her study of dance and fitness.
As an instructor and performer, she believes you should never stop learning and practicing your craft. Practice makes perfection!
Náli fell in love with Latin Style of dance after being asked to perform in the 1st Salsa Congress in Puerto Rico. She was part of many professional Dance companies such as Ballet Teatro Musical, Escuela de Bellas Arter de Ponce, Sabor Latino, Ballet Salsa Sur de Ponce, Bongos Cuban Cafe Dancers, Sensuality.
When she was a kid, she began performing and dancing professionally on stage with famous Latin artists such as Ricky Martin, Jerry Rivera, Victor Manuelle, Roberto Roena, Sonora Poncena, El Gran Combo, Melina Leon, Limite 21, Grupo Mania and many others.