Miami’s “Best Latin Band” Grammy nominated Conjunto Progreso

I’ve been a big fan of Cuban jazz after being introduced to it through the music of the Buena Vista Social Club (my Mother used to listen to their album at least once a week) When I first came to Miami, I asked around for similar music and was steered toward Miami’s own, Conjunto Progreso—they are awesome.  Nominated for a Grammy in 2006; honored by the City of Miami 2009 and voted “Best Latin Band” by Miami New Times Best of 2010.

I’ve now seen them twice as they have a regular gig at the Van Dyke Cafe in South Beach and at Transit Lounge in Little Havana each month.  Because I can ride my bike to (and more importantly, from) the Van Dyke, that’s where I’ve seen them.  What a show.  And this last time I decided to bring my camera.  Most of the photos here are of Rolando Perez but the group’s leader and manager is  Johnny Aguiló. These are not traditional portraits–just me photographing at the show.  In the business world, this is referred to as “Event Photography.”

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One of my other on-going projects is doing portraits of “Interesting, Accomplished & Prominent People” and some of these portraits find their way into my exhibits.  If you personally know an “Interesting, Accomplished or Prominent” person and would like to recommend them to be photographed by me and included on my website, please send me an email.

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  1. myra wexler August 30, 2010