The Bronx Horns
New York City: The Bronx Horns--a group of superb Latin music veterans who see no division between Charlie Parker and Machito-- will be the featured performers at the forthcoming 9th Annual Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert, November 9, 2000. The Concert, which begins at 1 p.m., will take place at the Baruch College's Mason Hall (Lobby Floor), 17 Lexington Avenue (at 23rd Street).
Members of the band include Mitch Frohman (tenor saxophone/ flute/leader), Ray Vega (trumpet/flugelhorn), Bobby Porcelli (alto saxophone), Oscar Hernandez (piano), Bernie Minoso (bass), Johnny Rodriguez (bongos/cowbell/guiro), Willie Martinez (drums), and George Delgado (congas). For the performance at Baruch, The Bronx Horns will be joined by guest soloists Dave Valentin on flute and Randy Brecker on trumpet.
Frohman, Porcelli, and Vega all grew up in the Bronx where playing ball was as important as playing music. This trio is also a mainstay of the Tito Puente Orchestra (Puente passed away earlier this year at age 77).
Previous performers in the Milt Hinton concert series include The Mingus Big Band (1997), Dr. Billy Taylor and the Billy Taylor Trio (1996), Slide Hampton and the Big Band Bird (1995), Ruth Brown and Friends/Straight Ahead (1994), Tito Puente (1993), and The Milt Hinton All-Stars (1992).
The November 9, 2000 concert is the ninth in the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives concert series initiated in 1992 by Baruch College in honor of legendary jazz bassist Milt Hinton, who for many years taught at the college. Hinton received an honorary doctorate in music from the college in 1996.