Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso Bio Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso have been delighting audiences throughout the tri-state area and abroad with their unique style of 'Salsa Dura' and 'Latin Jazz' since the group was founded by Ray Rodriguez in 2001. Each musician brings with them a wealth of talent and experience from having previously worked with some of the top names in the latin music industry. Swing Sabroso's performances are precision tight and their popularity continues to grow with each performance. In addition to clubs and festivals, they also perform at many weddings and black tie events. Swing Sabroso has been the opening act for many of the Salsa Super Stars that are popular today and they have also been the featured main attraction at many clubs and festivals. Ray Rodriguez (leader-saxophone/flute) has also recorded with several New York bands (as a guest artist) on recording dates that have also included the likes of'..Dave Valentine, 'Claudio Roditi'Ray Vega'Edy Martinez, and many other well known artists. Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso are currently in the studio working on their first CD.
The Fifth has taken over the Jersey shore rock scene; following in the footsteps of such greats as Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band , Bon Jovi , and many others. This fierce female-fronted foursome will not be denied their place in Rock 'n' Roll history. The chemistry between the members of The Fifth is a melting pot of influences and is the backbone of their music.
Zeppelin, The Ramones, and Blondie (to name a few) are embodied in the freewheel creative spirit that is "The Fifth". Their eclectic sound is a combination of rock, punk, & dance delivering an energy force onto any world stage.
Sönzená, The Fifth's first full-length album captures the band's bold evolution into a true rock instrumental powerhouse. "Compositionally Unique" is an apt description for The Fifth's first album, something that sets the tone for everything else that's yet to come.
It takes only a few seconds to recognize that The Fifth is something totally different. Their collective performance is so raw, so stripped to the bone, that it is impossible to ignore. Their purpose is to have fun, explore rock n' roll and share an engaging, hi-energy performance that connects with the audience.
Just put on their music and play it LOUD!
The Sea Sharps are an elite group of musicians from Barnegat NJ ,located at the Jersey Shore. This is a Jazz based ensemble that also performes Swing, Latin and Rock. They are composed of 2 saxes, 3 brass, and a full rythum section. For two years, this ensemble has played along the New Jersey coastline at a variety of different places. Their events include Java Jam Cofee House, Stafford's Fouders Day, The Brant Beach Yacht Club, Barnegat's Heritage Day etc. The Sea Sharps are also flexible with pricing and cater to instrumentation needs.
These days if you are in New Jersey and the topic of country music comes up there is a good chance someone is going to mention "AFTER THE REIGN" Long considered "New Jersey's Premier Country Dance Band" AFTER THE REIGN has been playing modern country music for over 12 years. In a state famous for the likes of Springsteen, Frank Sinatra and Bon Jovi AFTER THE REIGN has been famous for bringing the best of modern country to audiences that love it. Although based in Monmouth County New Jersey AFTER THE REIGN has played across the country opening for such artists as Diamond Rio, Vince Gill, Neal McCoy, The Mavericks and Johnny Paycheck to name a few. Still run by founding members Lead Singer Willie Kelly and Bassist Dave Burlett this six piece band delivers the best country music has to offer. Along with Kelly and Burlett the band also features "Secret Weapon" Bobby Grado on Steel Guitar and Mandolin, Hucklebird Herb Van Note on Drums, John Strevens on Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Banjo and Keys and newest member, country veteran Rick Newport on Lead Guitar. On any given night a guarentee of dancing and fun is certain for all and as one recent fan said leaving a show "They'll put a song in your heart and a big Texas smile on your face"