Carlos de Leon Latin Jazz Band

Carlos de Leon Latin Jazz Band

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Carlos de Leon, Latin jazz master, trumpet player, vocalist & bandleader, has been playing music professionally for over 30 years & has played with Latin legends like Tito Puente & Machito. His band is made up of musicians from New England Cuba, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, & the Dominican Republic.

Biography

Latin jazz master, trumpet player, vocalist and bandleader Carlos de Leon has been playing music professionally for over 30 years. He arrived in New York City from the Dominican Republic in 1964 at the time when this music world, Latin jazz/Afro-Cuban, was giving birth to the global dance phenomenon called Salsa.

In the late 1960's and early 1970's he played with such Latin jazz luminaries as Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, the originator Machito and with the Fania All-Stars that pioneered Salsa. Over the next few decades de Leon performed throughout the US, South America and various other parts of the world.

De Leon moved to Providence, RI in 1989—a place he has called home ever since—bringing his powerful interpretation of the Latin jazz tradition to New England. He has formed his own Latin jazz band comprised of musicians from New England as well as world-class musicians from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.

Carlos de Leon and his orchestra offer a sizzling performance of Latin jazz that often incorporates the grooves of salsa, merengue, cumbia, son, and other Latin dance music.

Lyrics

Años Perdidos

Written By: Carlos de Leon

They've loved each other since they were kids
He goes far away
She waits for him without him knowing
He marries without knowing that she waits for him
She continues to wait
He divorces
She continues to wait
He remaries
Desperate, she marries too
He divorces again
She is tied down to someone
old enough to be her father
He continues to love her
She loves him too
Years that have been lost (Años Perdidos)

Discography

Latest: Carlos de Leon - Anos Perdidos 2006
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