Hispanic Leadership Summit of NJ


Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso Band

About Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso

Since it's inception in 2001, Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso have generated a growing number of loyal fans throughout the tri-state area and abroad. The group's distinctive style (Salsa Dura) is the result of the unique and extensive musical back grounds of the band's individual members, who have performed and recorded with some of the most recognizable names in Latin Music before joining together to intergrate Swing Sabroso.

Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso recorded their debut CD appropriately entitled "Baila con Swing Sabroso", which has been getting great reviews by specialized media and continues to be a favorite with many DJ's and Dancers.

Ray was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, the birth place of Rafael Hernandez, Puerto Rico's foremost composer, and raised in Brooklyn and New York City's Spanish Harlem homegrounds to Tito Puente , Ray Barretto and many other salsa icons.

He began his musical career at an early age and went on to study at the renowned Brooklyn Conservatory of Music where he majored in music theory, counterpoint, harmony and arranging. Subsequently, he continued studying at the Bronx Community College and with selected private teachers.

Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso continue to perform with great reviews at such venues as Lincoln Center, S.O.B.s, LQ's Philadelphia Salsa Congress, NYC Salsa Congress and at many more festivals and clubs.

Baila con Swing Sabroso is the premier release by World Stage Recordings, the indie label that Ray Rodriguez established in 2005.



Ray Rodriguez Y Swing Sabroso - "Plante Bandera"

Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso
(2012 Midland Beach Festival)

Eventbrite - Hispanic Leadership Summit 2012
Eventbrite - Hispanic Leadership Summit 2012

"Cuedras de Ayer" by Leo Lopez and Osvaldo Santos during cocktail hour at the Gala

Music by DJ Zi'Ro at the Gala

Star Spangled Banner
by Nai at the Gala