Saturday January 5 at 8: Jose Fajardo Jr. brings his orchestra to Arts Garage. Since childhood, he has performed alongside and has recorded with some of the best Latin musicians of all time. This includes Jose Fajardo (his father), The Fania All-Stars, Johnny Pacheco, and Alfredo De La Fe. He has also recorded with Tipica 73, Oscar D’Leon, Jose Alberto ("El Canario"), La Sonora Matancera, Johnny Ray, Grupo Imagen, Luisito Carrion, Pedro Jesus and more.
Fajardo Jr. has traveled all over the world with these iconic Latin artists. He has performed in Africa, Mexico, St. Martin, Germany, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, the United States and more. His career also extends to television. This includes performances on programs like Siempre en Domingo, El Show Del Medio Dia, Access Hollywood and more.
He has played his music in some of the largest venues in the world including Madison Square Garden, The Lincoln Center, Hostos Center for Arts and Culture, Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Plaza De Toro, and the Call Ocho Festival in Miami.
After the untimely death of his father, Jose Fajardo, Jr. became the director of his father’s orchestra. It changed the traditional sound of charanga music to a salsa sound for all generations. He was signed by the leading manufacturer of percussion instruments “Latin percussion.” His single, “El Swing of New York” was #1 for “Salsa Magazine” playlist for 4 weeks. His single, “Yo Estoy Desengañado” (Salsa Version), was originally recorded as a ballad by the Cuban singer Orlando Contreras. Afterwards, the track launched as one of the songs on his upcoming CD release “Mis Recuerdos.” Recently, Fajardo released another single “No Tiene Rival” that has been a dancers delight. Nowadays, Fajardo, Jr. has been on tour throughout cities within the United States to teach local students the Latin American rhythms and culture.
Arts Garage is located at 94 NE 2nd Ave in Delray Beach. Tickets are $35-$40-$45 at artsgarage.org or 561-450-6357. BRING YOUR OWN ... WHATEVER! The theater boasts cabaret-style table seating, where patrons can bring their own food and drinks, including alcohol. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.