El "Día De San Juan" Salsa Festival 2022 Lineup
Frankie Vazquez - Headliner
La Enfermera De La Salsa
Other artists TBD
Puerto Rican National Anthem
American National Anthem
Frankie Vazquez - Headliner
Frankie Vazquez (El Sonero Del Barrio) Biography
Frankie Vazquez was born on January 6, 1958, in Salinas, Puerto Rico. From six months to twelve years old, he lived with his parents in New York, after growing in Guayama (PR), where his father had a restaurant. His father gives him his first conga at the age of 10 years, and another two years later, allowing the child to practice the rhythm of the disks of his mother: El Gran Combo, Cortijo and Eddie Palmieri. His parents helped him to create his own band at the age of 16 years: (Los Generales) where he played congas. The band performed concerts in the restaurant for his father. Suddenly replacing the singer of the band, he then dedicated to singing, without forgetting the drums.
At 17 years, he participates in three orchestras: then appointed his own band “The Soul Latina,” The University’s Orchestra and The Orchestra of an “elder” conductor guitar teacher of (seventy-years). This taught the typical rhythms: (bombas), (plenas), (aguinaldos), and (le-lo-lais). In 1976, becomes a member of an orchestra where professional musicians as his cousin Miguel Pollo (Del Gran Combo). Passionate fan of Hector Lavoe, Ismael Miranda, Ismael Rivera, Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez, Ismael Quintana, says he knows by heart all there albums. So the singer was nicknamed “Juke Box” because he can sing any song from beginning to end.
In 1977, his cousin David Sanchez singer of orchestra (Fuego 77) invited him to New York. Frankie sells records and makes the trip with a few dollars in his hands. Frankie sings higher than David and Al Santiago’s, exactly what they wanted. The producer says that Frankie is friendly and energetic and hires him to his first recording with this group:
Fuego ’77 (Alegre Records, 1978)
Frankie sings: “Nueva York“, where his young voice is barely recognizable:
+ Nueva York sitio de oportunidad
+ Nueva York la ciudad que mas quiero
+ Tengo yo el presentimiento de que un dia llegaria a triufar
In others, David Sanchez and Frankie are singing in the chorus. Both are grateful to the “credits” for having contributed to the soneos. This album is wonderful, no song disappointments, contrary there is a communicative power of the first to the last song. “Fuego 77” was a gang of youths who had about 20 years.
Izis "La Enfermera De La Salsa"
Izis "La Enfermera De La Salsa" is of Puerto Rican descent, an army brat, a registered nurse serving in the US Army, an entrepreneur/CEO of COCOLAWEAR.COM, Musician, Songwriter, and Singer who has made her mark through her latin and english music. Able to sing a wide range of muscial genres from Disco, R&B, Blues to Country and of course Latin Music, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Spanish Rock, and Cumbia. She touches all audiences.
Born Isis Marie Nieves, in Puerto Rico and Raised throughout the world due to her Father's military career. She began her musical endeavor by playing the flute and then stumbled upon her vocal abilities. Her musical roots are ones that can be seen currently in Puerto Rico through her various family members including, her uncle, Modesto Nieves, counsin Monika Nieves and talented, internationally known cousin, Christian Nieves who has made his own mark in music. Christian Nieves has played with artists such as Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, and Andres Jimenez, just to name a few. Along with her musical talents Izis servers as a US Officer in the US Army as a Registered Nurse (RN) specializing in Labor and Delivery.
Gambizi & Dos Four
Gambizi & Dos Four release their new hit single with video “Yo Quiero Contigo”
Gambizi and Dos Four are two local artists who have been making music in the Bay Area for a number of years; Gambizi, as a Hip-Hop artist and Dos Four, as a Latin Artist. The two met each other through a mutual friend in 2012 and have been working together ever since. They have recorded over 30 songs together while still collaborating on their separate projects. “When we first came together is was to create a different sound by fusing Rap and Latin music. Then as we began to work together, we noticed, a chemistry.
Dos Four and Gambizi, share a chemistry of hunger, admiration and respect, not only for each other, but for their craft. Gambizi and Dos Four noticed their mutual passion and work ethic and realized that sooner or later they would make history some way. “I knew that our Latin and Hip-Hop style would soon make its way to the ears of the people, because its something different and not to many people are doing that here in the Bay Area. So it is only a matter of time.” And a matter of time it was. The Bay Area is a multi-cultural city that has many genres of music spawning from it. It takes pride in activism, community and urban expression.
“Dos Four and Gambizi’s performances are energizing and amazing.”-Local Fan
“We try to project the energy that we want to see people having. We want you to get out your seat and move your body and when you move nothing can stop you”-Dos Four
This duo is on fire, not only performing in their own backyard in the Bay area, but Miami, Florida after their tour in Cuba, where they continued to tour and performed at the World-Renowned, CARNIVAL, better known as "Calle Ocho"; CUBAOCHO; The Television Shows: ‘Happy Hour’ and ‘TN3’ further expanding their fan base and collaborating with many artists.
Jery Y El Kombo Clasiko
JERI QUIÑONES originally from Vieques Puerto Rico, is a local percussionist that, for almost 30 years has worked with most of the local groups of tropical music the San Francisco CA Bay Area.
Also accompanied international artists of the “salsero” environment and other genres in many occasions. Currently belongs to “Orquesta pal, Vailador” directed by Neftaly Rosado, as alternate with other groups.
In the year 2013 he decided to assemble his group under the name of “El Kombo Clasiko” as a tribute to some of the “salseros” of the golden era of the 70's & 80's. Kombo Clasiko has an expensive repertoire of the music of Ismael Rivera and The Cachimbos to whom Jeri mostly renders homage the Kombo.
Sure that those who consider themselves “cocolos” of the old school will identify themselves with the music of JERI & THE KOMBO CLASIKO ... "I SEE YOU ON THE TRACK" Visit us on our official page
The People's Band! Brass heavy classic salsa dura from the 70's. We get the party started and keep the people moving!
Orquesta Saboricua is made up of some of the Bay Area’s best salsa players; together, they make magic. Orquesta Saboricua is lead by vocalist, Tony Acevedo, who sang in regional radio competitions in his native Puerto Rico and has a smooth sonero style reminiscent of Adalberto Santiago and Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez.