Fonda Video Library (See Photo Gallery)
GUEST VID Pablo Mayor y Folklore Urbano Orquestra @ La Fonda
Gifted pianist, composer, arranger, and long-time friend of La Fonda, Pablo Mayor, brought his band, Folklore Urbano Orquestra, to East Harlem and shot this video, performing "Siguiendo la clave" right here at the restaurant.
FONDA VID NELSON GONZALES TRES SOLO (GRUPO FOLKLORICO EXPERIMENTAL & NUEVAYORQUINO)
Veteran tres player, Nelson Gonzales, shakes things up at the FB Lounge during this solo with Grupo Folklorico Experimental & Nuevayorquino.
FONDA VID BOBBY ALLENDE CONGA SOLO (FB LOUNGE ALL-STARS)
Powerhouse percussionist, Bobby Allende, has a little fun in this short clip of a performance with the FB Lounge All Stars back in 2008. Joined on stage with the likes of Arturo Ortiz, Bobby Sanabria, and Ralph Irizarry, Allende makes his drum speak and l
PUBLIC Louis Hayes Drum- Ron Carter- Bass, Mulgrew Miller- Piano, Steve Nelson- Vibes (PART 2)
4 Legends of Jazz descend upon the FB Lounge in Spanish Harlem NYC for a Special Midnight Jazz Series. "Smokin on the FB" is a Historic First performances by these Legends together at the Hot Fonda Boricua/FB Lounge
PUBLIC Slide show Vicki Sola Tribute @ FB Lounnge
A great celebration full of friends.
FONDA VID RICKY GONZALEZ PIANO SOLO (LOS SONEROS DEL BARRIO)
Los Soneros del Barrio rocked the house at the FB Lounge, Puerto Rican Day 2009. Here's a brief clip from their electrifying performance that night, featuring Ricky Gonzalez on piano.
PUBLIC Tony Escapa y Diego Centeno
Tremenda descarga con estrellas en FB Lounge
FONDA VID JORGE MALDONADO SONEO (SON CAFE)
Sonero Jorge Maldonado pulls no punches in this brief clip with (timbalero) Ralph Irizarry's "Son Cafe," while singer Liz Soto and trumpeter Richie Viruet belt out a crisp coro reminiscent of days gone by. Spectacular sound recording by David Feliciano.
FONDA VID CITA RODRIGUEZ & RADAMES - DULCE CON DULCE
Wrapping up a night of great music, Cita Rodriguez brings down the house in a musical tribute to her father, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez. In this clip, fellow singer Radames belts out a few soneos as well after Cita hits the dance floor.
FONDA VID RALPH IRIZARRY TIMBALE SOLO (LOS SABROSOS DEL FB LOUNGE
Bassist Ruben Rodriguez and pianist Arturo Ortiz lay the groove groundwork for a slamming Irizarry solo while trumpeter Pete Nater mans the bell.
FONDA VID ARTURO ORTIZ & TRAVELS
Composer, arranger & pianist, Arturo Ortiz performs his own original music at the FB Lounge with Ivan Renta (sax), Mario Rodriguez (bass), Tony Escapa (drums), Bobby Allende (percussion), and Ricardo Padron (guitar).
FONDA VID CITA RODRIGUEZ - LA ESENCIA DEL GUAGUANCO (JOHN BENITEZ LATIN JAZZ GROUP)
Cita Rodriguez joins the John Benitez Latin Jazz Group, performing her father, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez's classic hit, "La Esencia Del GuaGuanco". Also featuring John Benitez (bass), Richie Viruet (trumpet), Ralph Irizarry (timbales), Yeissonn Villamar (
PUBLIC Manny Oquendo & Libre
Recorded at the FB Lounge 9/27/08. Manny Oquendo's mortal remains were interred today, April1, 2009, but his spirit and his music will live on. Vaya!
PUBLIC Tavi Lopez en la bateria que le dejase el Maestro Mario Rivera
Swinging Latin Jazz from La Fonda Boricua Lounge with Pablo Mayor, Richie Viruet, Ali Bello, Bobby Allende, Primo Alomar,Danny Rosado, Taby Lopez entre otros
PUBLIC Hector Martignon & Foreign Affair - Sam Torres Maraca Solo
Andres Garcia is playing the Colombian Tiple from the guitar family on this night with Martignon & FA! Percussionist Samuel Torres is playing the Colombian Maracas
PUBLIC Oquendo & Conjunto Libre @ 35 Ann. FB LOUNGE
Manny Oquendo and Conjunto Libre celebrated 35 years as a strong and vital part of NYC's Latin Music scene,here and anywhere! Andy Gonzales on Bass an intrical part of Libre & the offshoot of this ...
PUBLIC Bronx Horns at FB Lounge
Bronx Horns at FB Lounge
PUBLIC Herman Olivera @ FB Lounge La Escencia del Guaguanco
Recorded 2-15-08. La Fonda Boricua featured one of Salsa's best vocalists,Herman Olivera, for its "noche de enamorados"(Valentines Day) show. The band included Pedro Bermudez, Ruben Rodriguez, Edgardo Miranda, Richie Viruet, Ivan Renta, Ricky Salas & Mast
PUBLIC Manny Oquendo & Conjunto Libre 35th Ann.
Oquendo & Libre in fine form @ FB Lounge 172 E.106 St. off 3rd Ave East Harlem,NYC _congas Tony Rosa_Frankie Vasquez singer along with Jorge Maldonado_pianist Willie (El Principal) Rodriguez_Jimmy Bosch's trombone_flutist & Leader of La Orquesta Broadway
FONDA VID FOUR MONSTERS (FB LOUNGE LATIN JAZZ CREW)
This video kicks off with an incredible piano run by Pedro Bermudez and takes off from there. Also featuring Grammy-award winning bassist, Jon Benitez, Samuel Torres (congas) and Tony Escapa (drums).
FONDA VID TONY ESCAPA SOLO (LOS SABROSOS)
Percussionist Tony Escapa takes a drum solo during one of the funkiest versions of 'Bilongo' I've ever heard. Also featuring John Benitez, Sonny Bravo, Obanilu Allende, Ralph Irizarry, Christian Rivera, Richie Viruet & Jorge Maldonado (sonero).
FONDA VID IVAN RENTA SOLO (RICHIE FLORES)
The talented and dexterous Ivan Renta takes a smokin solo in this brief clip playing with the irrepressible Richie Flores (conga) and his band.
PUBLIC Louis Hayes Drum- Ron Carter- Bass, Mulgrew Miller- Piano, Steve Nelson- Vibes (PART 1)
Jazz LEGENDS Ron Carter - Bass, Steve Nelson - Vibraphones, Mulgrew Miller - Piano and Louis Hayes - Drums, Came to El Barrio in an Historic visit to FB Lounge to set it off and get "Smokin at the Fonda Boricua/FB Lounge".
FONDA VID THE LEGENDARY ROBERTO ROENA CON LOS SABROSOS
Legendary percussionist, salsa veteran and band leader, the great Roberto Roena, joins Los Sabrosos del FB Lounge for an unforgettable night of music. Sonero: Frankie Vazquez.
FONDA VID HERMAN OLIVERA SONEO (LOS SABROSOS DEL FB LOUNGE)
Sonero, Herman Olivera, delivers "un par de" soneos, as only he can, backed-up by the FB Lounge stalwarts, LOS SABROSOS. Olivera's patient, elegantly composed soneos seem as natural and as effortless as the sweet piano-bass groove underneath. Que swing!
FONDA VID LIZ SOTO TRIBUTE TO LA LUPE (SON CAFE)
Singer Liz Soto leads a stirring tribute to legendary singer, La Lupe, in this performance by Son Cafe, led by timbalero and musical director, Ralph Irizarry.
FONDA VID ALLIANCE LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Clip from the Alliance Latin Jazz Ensemble's performance in March of 2009.
FONDA VID OCHO Y MAS
With seemingly boundless lungs, trombonist Victor Barros of Ocho Y Mas sounds an alarm that resonates throughout every corner of the FB Lounge
FONDA VID JOHN "MR. BASSMAN" BENITEZ
Grammy Award-winning bassist, John Benitez along with Diego Urcola (trumpet), Xavier Perez (sax), Roberto Rodriguez (piano), Mauricio Herrera (congas), and John's son, Frances Benitez (drums).
FONDA VID CHRISTIAN RIVERA CONGA SOLO (ALLIANCE LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE)
Yeissonn Villamar (piano/musical director), Christian Rivera (congas), Luques Curtis (bass), John Davis (drums).
FONDA VID ENDEL DUENO & RICHIE FLORES EXCHANGE (PR GOLDEN JAZZ ALL-STARS)
Master percussionists Endel Dueño (timbales) and Richie Flores (congas) have a brief but interesting exchange during a peformance by the Puerto Rico Golden Jazz All-Stars.
FONDA VID Highlights from the FB Lounge (Official Video)
The Fonda Boricua's FB Lounge has become the home of some of the most exciting improvisational afro-caribbean music and latin jazz being performed today. Check out this highlight reel featuring some of the best performances at the Lounge, including: Manny
PUBLIC Tavi Lopez en los timbales en La Fonda Boricua
Clip from one of the last jam sessions at La Fonda prior to the opening of the FB Lounge. Some great solos from Ali Bello, Pablo Mayor, Primo Alomar, Tavi Lopez entre otros
PUBLIC Plenros de la 21
The party atmosphere was in full swing @ FB Lounge! The guys & girls stepped up to strut while LP21 raised the temperatures in East Harlem! Sammy Tanco,Jose A. Rivera,Nellie Tanco,Juan Gutierrez
PUBLIC Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros' 80th Birthday Bash
2 Solos from Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros as he turns 80. Increible! The man still has it! So many musicians participated that it is impossible to name them all. Look for Ralph Irrizary, Ray Vega, Ray Martinez, Primo Alomar entre otros. Feliz Cumpleanos
PUBLIC Cita Rodriguez & Frankie Vasquez @ FB Lounge- Cachita
recorded 08-09-08 at La Fonda Boricua Lounge. Cita was in the house and was invited up to join Frankie mid-way through the song. Had to stop dancing and record this :) Muchas Gracias Cita. Que Chevere!
PUBLIC YERBABUENA - CAMPO
Tato Torres & YERBABUENA perform "Campo" @ FB Lounge in EL Barrio, NYC for "NY Music Love" (NHK Networks, Japan) - Flaco Navaja sings.
PUBLIC Puerto Rico Golden All-Stars @ FB Lounge
Golden All-Stars perform @ FB Lounge with guest violinist Alfredo De La Fe with a fast pace rhytmic don't hold back sessions!!!! FB Lounge across from the original La Fonda Boricua East Harlem,NYC
FONDA VID GEORGE DELGADO TIMBALE SOLO (GRUPO FOLKLORICO EXPERIMENTAL & NUEVAYORQUINO)
George "Mr. Swing" Delgado throws down at the FB Lounge during a historic performance by Grupo Folklorico Experimental & Nuevayorquino, as founding member Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros enjoys the groove.
FONDA VID ARROZ CON HABICHUELAS (SAN JUAN-HABANA)
Another blast from the past! Puerto Rican band, San Juan-Habana performs at the Fonda Boricua Lounge in 2008, bringing their unique style of salsa, a style which richly blends the best of the Puerto Rican and Cuban traditions.
FONDA VID DOMINGO QUINONES CON OCHO Y MAS
Domingo Quinones fires up the crowd as he performs with Ocho Y Mas.
FONDA VID LOS TROMBONES DE LA SALSA (MANNY OQUENDO Y LIBRE)
A blast from the past! The late, great Manny Oquendo leads his band, Libre, at the FB Lounge as they celebrated their 35th anniversary. In this brief clip, the bones deliver the goods, reminding us why this band has endured for so many years. Aggressive,
FONDA VID ANTHONY CARILLO Y LUISITO QUINTERO (LOS SABROSOS DEL FB LOUNGE)
During one extraordinary night of music and joined by the Miami Sound Machine horns, Los Sabrosos let loose hard-core percussionists Anthony Carillo (bongo solo) and Luisito Quintero (timbale solo) en esta rumba abierta!
PUBLIC Mike Freeman ZonaVibe at La Fonda Boricua/FB Lounge
NYC 8-27-09 Mauricio Smith Jr., Ruben Rodriquez, Harry Adorno, Papo Pepin and guest David Cantoni
PUBLIC The Return of Carabali - Inseperable
The FB Lounge was the scene of the return of this great swinging salsa band of the 1980's and early 90's. Led by its original leader, conguero Raul "Primo " Alomar, and master bongocero, Rey Colon, Carabali rocked the house with this number from their fir
FONDA VID ANTHONY CARILLO (PALO Y RUMBA)
A clip from Anthony Carillo's performance in April of 2009 with an ensemble of percussionists and singers drawn together for a night of intense music inspired by and in tribute to a variety of ancient afro-caribbean forms.
FONDA VID CHOCOLATE Y WILLIE COLON CON 8 Y MAS
The great Chocolate Armenteros and Willie Colon join 8 Y Mas on the stage. Asi se toca!
FONDA VID VIENTO DE AGUA
A great night of Puerto Rican plena at the FB Lounge with Viento de Agua.
PUBLIC Richie Viruet and the Blue Clave Mini Big Band
My name is Richie Viruet and it is my honor to present to the world my greatest musical dream.... The Blue Clave Mini Big Band
FONDA VID BOOGALOO EN LA FONDA BORICUA (FRANKIE VAZQUEZ Y LOS SABROSOS)
Led by master percussionist, Ralph Irizarry, Los Sabrosos Del FB Lounge (featuring sonero, Frankie Vazquez ) are joined by Edwin Sanchez, Julio Salgado, and Steve Gluzband for a great night of music at the FB Lounge. We hope you enjoy this swinging boogal
PUBLIC Tavi Lopez en el bongo en La Fonda Boricua
Swinging descarga recorded 9-13-07 at La Fonda featuring Ali Bello, violin, Richie Viruet, wailing on that trumpet, Jimmy Delgado,timbales, Tavi Lopez, bongos, Primo Alomar, congas, Arturo Ortiz, P...
PUBLIC Grammy Nominee 08: Hector Martignon & Foreign Affair # 6 @ FB Lounge 1/6/09
Hector Martignon starts off with the versatile & beautiful sounding Accordion & the Foreign Affair begins its midnight conquest @ El Barrio's FB Lounge___172 E.106 St.NY______check out my friends Paula Williams & Luis Campos internet radio program the Jaz
PUBLIC Lamento Borincano-Bronx Latin Jazz All Stars
Bronx Latin Jazz All Stars perform "Lamento Borincano" @ E.106 Street's FB Lounge,Pete Nater's trumpet is both melodious & sweet on the solos! On maracas guest Sonero Julio Salgado Andy Gonzalez-Wllie Rodriguez-Roland Guerrero & Nicky Marrero roundout the
PUBLIC Ray Bayona Sings La Malanga
Recorded 9-20-07 The Fonda Boricua Lounge had just opened and the music that night was hot! Jimmy Delgado,Pete Nater,Pablo Mayor,Ali Bello, Carlos Velazquez, Primo Alomar, Tavi Lopez.
PUBLIC 8 Y Mas @ La FB Lounge Mi Ritmo Llego 11-07
Clip from Salsa Dura Friday at La Fonda Boricua Lounge(11/9/07) with congero Bobby Allende's Band, 8 Y Mas, featuring Marc Quinones on timbales, Arturo Ortiz on piano, with vocals by Ray Bayona. Que Swing!
PUBLIC Frankie Vasquez & Los Soneros Del Barrio@ FB Lounge-El Numero Seis
Frankie Vasquez y Los Soneros Del Barrio at La Fonda Boricua Lounge in November 2007, present their swinging interpretation of Bobby Rodriguez Y La Compania's popular 1970's tune, El Numero Seis, about waiting for the #6 train in NYC. Musicians include Ge
PUBLIC The Incomparable Ivan Renta & Friends @ FB Lounge
Puerto Rican Tenor Saxophonist Ivan Renta & ensemble layed down some smoking Latin Jazz @ the Ayala Brother's FB Lounge in East Harlem,NYC!!