SON DEL MONTE
Son Del Monte is an 11 or 12 piece band featuring a combination of trombones, flute and violins. Son Del Monte has performed at various venues such as Co-op City, Monique 108 Lounge, McManus Center, Loisaida Festival, a Fundraiser for Wilfredo Benitez, the Maryland Live Casino, the Baltimore's Latino Festival, Coney Island Boardwalk, SOB's, the Empire Casino in Yonkers, NY, Gonzalez and Gonzalez, La Marqueta, The 50th Old Timers Stickball Festival, The Latina Hats Society, Industry City, Harlem Mist, Central Park Harlem Meer, Cubanelle, West Gate, the Newburgh Lation Festival and other venues throughout New York City. Son Del Monte was awarded the Tanio Nation Entertainment Digital Media Award, TANAE, for Charanga/Conjunto of the year 2018. Son Del Monte is also a featured artist with Marty Cohen's Youtube Congahead Video Productions with two videos, Herman and Vengo De Nueva York with more than 10,000 views each.
Son Del Monte has recorded three songs released on their cd entitled, Son Del Monte, Una Charanga Con Algo Mas available on all media outlets. To preview or purchase the songs, please go to the New Release Page above or at The songs are, Rumba Omelenko, Lead Singer Luis Ayala, arranged by Charlie Garcia and Composer Gil Suarez; Vengo De Nueva York, Lead Singer Luis Soto arranged by Charlie Garcia and Willie Millan, Composers Marin Medina and John Peewee Hernandez; and Vamonos Pa' Senegal, Un Homenaje A Gil Saurez, Lead Singer Armando Sonji Jimenez arranged by Charlie Garcia, Composer Gil Suarez. The musicians on this recording are all the original band members from Son Del Monte's inception. The band
Son Del Monte is a New York City band, known as a "Chajunto" which is a combination of a classic charanga band incorporating trombones to create a collective conjunto sound performing unique tunes from various artists. Son Del Monte was born from Musical Director/Manager and Timbalero, Manny Rivera. My aspiration was to create a Charanga band incorporating trombones with a hard driving New York sound and pay homage to all the great bands of the past to the present. Our music is captivating with the swing we create to the listeners as well as the dancers. From our awesome stage presence to our memorable song lyrics, the band members have always found a way to leave their mark at every venue we perform at.