The Steven Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra
Off-Campus Arts Event
The Steven Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra
Enjoy a big band salsa and mambo concert led by musician and educator Steven Oquendo on the trumpet—preceded by a simple Latin jazz dance lesson.
Lincoln Center - The Dance Floor
July 05, 2024 | 6:30 pm
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Event Details

6:30PM: The Dance Floor opens with a set by DJ Cruz

7:00PM: Dance lesson with Talia Castro-Pozo

7:30PM: Live music by The Steven Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra

10:00PM: Silent disco with DJ Cruz

Ticket Details

There are two ways to access this event:

1. General Admission, first-come first-served. Just show up!

2. Reserve Fast Track Access, opening the Monday before the event at noon. While event admission is not guaranteed, Fast Track ticket holders will have priority over the General Admission line up until 15 minutes before show time.


Lincoln Center
The Dance Floor
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY

About The Event

As bandleader for his 19-person ensemble, the musician and educator Steven Oquendo’s powerful trumpet playing puts the “Big” in Big Band! At this highly danceable set of Afro-Cuban, salsa and mambo classics, Oquendo pays homage to the genre’s originators while simultaneously putting a fresh spin on tradition. Oquendo has performed on stage and in studio with legends like Celia Cruz, Rubén Blades and Eddie Palmieri. In his role as a community leader and educator, he is the music director for Pelham Preparatory Academy in the Bronx and assistant director of the All-City Latin Ensemble, where his work with students has earned him acclaim from Good Morning America as a 2022 Class Act teacher. His big band’s sophisticated use of free improvisation and creative arrangements ensures that the essence of the music continues to thrive. Prior to the concert, dance instructors will share some simple steps so that even newcomers to the Latin jazz scene will be able to keep up on The Dance Floor!

For more information, please visit the event website.

Image:  Steven Oquendo / courtesy of Lincoln Center