Spanish Harlem Orchestra Brings New York-style Salsa to the MIM

PHOENIX – Two-time Grammy Award-winning band Spanish Harlem Orchestra (SHO), sets the standard for excellence in authentic, New York-style, hard-core salsa. With dynamic arrangements and pulsating rhythms filled with authentic salsa tradition, the thirteen-piece band has earned a reputation as the true voice of the barrio.

In April 2018, SHO released their sixth album titled “Anniversary,” in celebration of their 15th anniversary together. Produced by Hernández and co-produced by SHO trombonist and 2018 Grammy nominee Doug Beavers, the album features what the band does best: hard-hitting New York salsa that is both contemporary and reverent to its rich musical history.

“The leading light of the salsa reconstruction movement,” according to Newsday.

SHO has expanded far beyond its home turf of Harlem to perform on some of the world’s biggest stages, such as Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House.

SHO is led by pianist, composer, and arranger Oscar Hernández, who is one of the most prominent musicians in Latin, salsa, and Latin jazz music. In the 1970s, he performed with salsa legends including Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz, and Ray Barretto; was musical director for Paul Simon; and was an orchestrator and arranger for Gloria Estefan.

SHO’s stage energy and organic and vintage sound create an unparalleled musical experience.

The shows takes place on Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum Theater, and tickets range from $28.50 to $48.50.

To purchase tickets or for more information visit or call the box office at 480-478-6000.

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