Friday, 11/29/2013 – 10:00 pm – 03:00 am
PAX – Performing Arts Exchange
337 SW 8th st,
Miami, Florida 33130
Cost: Free before 11
Grammy Nominated Cuban Son, Descargas & Latin Jazz.
Miami’s own Conjunto Progreso was nominated for a 2005 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album for their CD “Masters of Cuban Son” on Pimienta Records dist. by Universal Music. Their New CD titled “Master Sessions: Descarga & Son: was release in early 2008 on Warner Latin/Union Music/Mojito Records.
Ever since its inception, the traditional Cuban Son ensemble Conjunto Progreso has taken audiences back in time to the nostalgic era of early Cuban popular music. Led by Johnny AguilÃ³, son of Cuban trumpet legend and band leader Rolando “El Ruso” AguilÃ³ (Lecuano Cuban Boys, Orquesta Hermanos Castro, Conjunto Casablanca, etc) and grandson of Cuban Bass player Mario AguilÃ³ (Conjunto Yumuri, Orquesta Saratoga, Conjunto Casablsanca, Nat King Cole) and co-founded by Johnny Aguilo and Jose Elias who started the group back in April of 1999 and since then they have seen the group grow from a quartet, to its recent incarnation of eight members. Through the years, Conjunto Progreso shows have featured an array of legendary artist including Johnny’s dad Rolando “Ruso” AguilÃ³ (Lecuano Cuban Boys, Orq.Hermanos Castro, Conjunto Casablanca), Congero Luis Miranda, (Machito Orchestra), bassist extraordinaire Eddie “Gua Gua” Rivera (Batacumbele), Trumpeter Feliciano Pachu Gomez (Cachao, Roberto Faz, Orq Riverside), Lazaro Tato Alfonso, (Irakere) Trumpeter Mario Del Monte (Orq Riverside) and Onel Mulet (Albita). Conjunto Progreso is a musical group made up of middle age and young, aggressive Cuban musicians. Their experience goes back to many of the major orchestras and musical associations in Cuba as well as several salsa and charanga groups in New York and South Florida as well as recording and backing major Latin artist in the S.Florida area. In 2004, Conjunto Progreso released its long awaited debut album titled Masters of Cuban Son, The record features an array of songs by legendary Cuban composers such as Nico Saquito, Miguel Matamoros, and Compay Segundo to name a few. Interpreting well known compositions with incredible arrangements by several of the members of the group. Conjunto Progreso brings you a one of a kind traditional Cuban recording. No wonder many publications have called them Masters of Cuban Son. The album was so well received by the American public that it was honored by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences with a 2006 Grammy Award Nomination under the category of Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album. Furthermore, throughout the music industry, the group has been noted as the Buena Vista Social Club of America Conjunto Progreso is one of the hardest working bands in the U.S. and based out of Miami FL. For more info contact Johnny AguilÃ³ e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Cuban Son, Latin Jazz, Salsa, Timba, Descargas Cubanas
Keeping the Traditions of Cuban Son and Descarga alive.