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Saturday, September 27th, 2014
from 9:00 pm to midnight
Art All Night
The Rappaport Art Collection
* Free Event *
2008 R Street NW
Washington DC, 20009
Listen to La Leyenda quintet live playing some great Latin jazz and swing while browsing the private, fabulous Rappaport Art Collection. There will be an opportunity to purchase some original art.
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Metro Mambo with Jim Byers
Special Guest Joe Conzo
* Free Event *
Dance Place
3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017
Tito Puente\'s biographer Joe Conzo is back with more exclusive and amazing recordings from Tito Puente\'s band. New: Afterwards, there will be two hours for dancing with La Leyenda.
Saturday, October 5th, 2013
from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
2013 Bowie International Festival
* Free Event *
Allen Pond Park
3380 Northview Drive, Bowie Maryland
We are honored to be invited for the third year to this wonderful festival for the entire family.
Saturday, September 28th, 2013
from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Metro Mambo
Have You Heard This Tito Puente Tune?
* Free Event *
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Muesum
1901 Fort Place, SE, Washington DC
Tito Puente's friend and biographer, Joe Conzo returns to play more of the unreleased Tito Puente recordings. He insisted on having La Leyenda play the event! We are honored to be doing so.
Sunday, September 15th, 2013
from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day
* Free Event *
In the Courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery
9th and G Streets NW, Washington DC
Bring the whole family. Learn to dance Salsa on two. Learn to play Latin percussion rhythms. We'll present dance numbers from our hit show "Remembering the Palladium". Dance to La Leyenda.
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Smithsonian METRO MAMBO
LGBT in Salsa
* Free Event *
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE, Washington DC 20020
Ricky Martin came out of the closet in 2010. Albita has been out for some time. It is not obvious to most of us, but there are more in this community who have made great contributions to the music.
Sunday, May 5th, 2013
7:30pm to midnight
Cinco de Mayo at Sunday Latin Party at Lucky StrikeLucky Strike Lanes
701 7th Street NW, Washington DC
Hot band, hot salsa music, huge dance floor, hot dancers. Need we say more?
Sunday, May 5th, 2013
2:00pm
Cinco de Mayo Celebration on the National Mall
* Free Event *
On the Mall near the Smithsonian Metro Stop
La Leyenda and the Eileen Torres Dancers will be performing numbers from 'Remembering The Palladium'.
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
8:00 pm to midnight
Pre Cinco de Mayo PartyLa Palapa Grill and Cantina
8307 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Salsa Lessons with Eileen Torres: 8:00pm beginning instruction; 9:00 pm partner work. Dance to La Leyenda with special guest vocalist Vivian Mojica from 10:00 pm to midnight.
Saturday, April 20th, 2013
from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Smithsonian METRO MAMBO:
The Definitive Tito Puente Birthday Celebration
* Free Event *
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE, Washington DC 20020
Rediscover TITO PUENTE (b. 4/20/23) from the man who knew him best: historian JOE CONZO - Tito Puente's biographer & confidant of nearly 40 years. Rare LIVE RECORDINGS from Conzo's collection of unreleased ‘reel-to-reel’ tapes will let you experience the raw energy at the Palladium, Birdland and other fabled venues.
Friday, November 9th, 2012
7:30pm to 10:30pm
Annual Gala in Celebration of Hispanic Naval Officers
Private
Private
Washington DC
We are truly honored to play at this wonderful event. This will be our 3rd year.
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
7:30pm to midnight
Salsa Without Borders:
Global Culture Supporting a Global Cause
Artisphere
1101 Wilson Boulevard, Rosslyn VA 22209
Help us celebrate an evening of Art, Salsa, & Diaspora Connection in support of VEGA's unique mission. Dance the Salsa, Mambo, Cha, Merengue, Cumbia, Rumba and more with La Leyenda and DJ Nancy Alonzo.
Saturday, June 16th, 2012
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
Creative Alliance at the Patterson
* Free Event *
3134 Eastern Avenue,
Baltimore MD 21224
Featuring vocalists Laura Sosa and Verny Varela and our favorite Salsa dance instructor, Eileen Torres. Dance to our 14 piece Latin big band. To learn more about the festival go to Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Prelude to Cinco de Mayo
Party and Dance
Leisure World
3701 Rossmoor Boulevard, Silver Spring MD
A private party and dance for Leisure World residents and guests
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Metro Mambo Series
From Mambo to Jazz
* Free Event *
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place,SE Washington, District Of Columbia 20020
Our favorite host and moderator, Jim Byers discusses the fertile '40s and '50s when Latin Dance music burst into the world of jazz. Followed, of course, by dancing with La Leyenda
Saturday, October 1st, 2011
from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Bowie International Festival
* Free Event *
Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Drive
Bowie, MD 20716
The festival, which grows larger each year, includes performances of music and dance, foods, games and children’s activities from around the world. Bring your dancing shoes and teach the youngsters some Latin dance steps!
Saturday, September 10th, 2011
5:15pm
Silver Spring Jazz Festival
* Free Event *
Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veteran's Plaza

Silver Spring, MD 20910
You are probably most familiar with the Big Band. Did you know that La Leyenda has a Latin Jazz Combo? We play classic and original Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban music. The best part is that you can still dance to it.
Friday, July 15th, 2011
7:30pm to 10:30pm
Latin Night at Carter Barron
* Free Event *
16th Street and Colorado Avenue
Washington DC, 20011
Three bands: Rudy Gonzalez y su Locura; Verny Varela and his Orchestra, and Orquest La Leyenda
Saturday, June 11th, 2011
from 11:00pm to 1:00am
Remembering The PalladiumArtisphere
1101 Wilson Blvd, Rosslyn, VA 22209
The Palladium Ballroom was a second-floor dancehall on 53rd Street and Broadway in New York City which became famous for its excellent Latin music from 1948 until its closing in 1966. It had a dance floor that could hold a thousand couples dancing at once. It featured live bands - every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday three bands: Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez and Machito from 8pm to 4am. CAN YOU IMAGINE!!
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
6:00pm and 8:00pm
CSM Latin Fest 2011
Latin Music Workshop at 6, Concert at 8
* Free Event *
College of Southern Maryland
8370 Mitchell Road, La Plata MD 20646
This is unbelievable: A free event with buffet at 5pm; at 6pm a workshop on Latin music, with special emphasis on Latin rhythms, and then at 8pm the incredible sounds of the big band.
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Kennedy Center
Millenium Stage
* Free Event *
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
Come out to hear the fantastic sounds of Orquesta La Leyenda. Do you like the old-school hard-driving dance rhythms from Tito Puente, Machito, Tito Rodriguez? The trailblazing Salsa bands from Fania? AfroCuban rhythms? Then don\'t miss this event.
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
7:30pm to 11:00pm
Salsa Tuesdays at Artisphere
Salsa Lessons
Dance to La Leyenda
$15 Cover
Artisphere
1101 Wilson Blvd

Arlington, VA 22209
Do you like to dance to Salsa, Mambo, Rumba, Cha-Cha-Cha? Do you like old-school Latin music? Come and dance to our music.
Monday, December 6th, 2010
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Santeros to Salseros
Latin Music from Cuba to NY

Panel Discussion and Dance
* Free Event *
Dewberry Hall
George Mason University

Fairfax Va
Panelists:
Ned Sublette - musician, author of Cuba and its Music and The World that Made New Orleans
Kip Hanrahan - recording artist and producer, American Clave Records
Jim Byers - host of "Latin Flavor Classic Edition" on WPFW

Followed by a dance set with La Leyenda's big dance band
Tue, Nov 30th, 2010
8:30 to 11:00 pm
Latin Night at Artisphere
Premiere new Ballroom in Rosslyn
$15 Cover
Artisphere
1101 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, VA. 22209
Artisphere will open on October 10, 2010. Featuring a 3000 sq-ft hardwood floor ballroom, it will offer live bands several nights a week. On Tuesdays, salsa is king (queen?) with dance lessons starting at 7:30pm and live music from 8:30 to 11:00pm.
Friday, November 19th, 2010
7:30pm to 10:30pm
Annual Gala in Celebration of Hispanic Naval Officers
**Private Party**
OAS Headquarters
Constitution Avenue and 17th St NW, Washington DC
A festival evening: cocktails, dinner and dance
Sat, Oct 2nd, 2010
4:00 to 5:00 pm
2010 Bowie International Festival
* Free Event *
Allen Pond Park
3330 Northview Drive

Bowie, MD 20716
The festival, which grows larger each year, includes performances of music and dance, foods, games and children’s activities from around the world. Bring your dancing shoes and teach the youngsters some Latin dance steps!
Sat, Sep 11th, 2010
3:45 to 4:40pm
Arts on Foot Festival
(in front of National Portrait Gallery)
* Free Event *
F between 7th and 8th St, NW
Washington DC 20560
Saturday's festival is the culmination of this 4-day happening: juried art exhibits, great food, hands-on activities for kids and adults, theater, wine sampling and seminars, performances by local artists. Listen to La Leyenda quartet play some classic Latin Jazz and original compositions.
Fri, Sep 10th, 2010
7:30 to 10:00 pm
First Fridays at the Lewis
Members - $15,
Non-Members - $20
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African-American History
830 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
La Leyenda's combo: Afro-Cuban Jazz at its best.
Sat, Sep 4th, 2010
2:00 to 4:00pm
Metro Mambo
The Mambo in Film
* Free Event *
Smithsonian, Anacostia
1901 Fort Pl SE, Washington DC, 20020
This will be the opening event of the second of Jim Byer's great series of lectures. We are pleased to be working with Jim again.
Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
10:00 pm to 1:00 am
Salsa Live! 2010The Salsa Room
2619 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
Start your weekend dancing to the best in classic salsa, mambo and chá with La Leyenda's big band
Wed, Jun 9th, 2010
5:30 to 8:00 pm
Party at the Plaza
(Sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs)
* Free Event *
Rosslyn Plaza
1611 Kent Street Arlington, VA. 22209
Need to unwind mid-week? Come out and dance to salsa, mambo, rumba and cha cha chá with us and learn some new steps from Eileen Torres! We're bringing the whole swingin' big band!
Sat, Nov 28th, 2009
3 to 5pm
Metro Mambo
Mambo in Mexico
* Free Event *
Smithsonian, Anacostia
1901 Fort Pl SE, Washington DC, 20020
Lecture on the Mambo in Mexico and dance demonstrations by WPFW's Jim Byers followed by dancing to La Leyenda
Sun, Nov 8th, 2009
6:00pm to 10:0pm
U Street JazzThe Islander Restaurant
1201 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Enjoy the authentic cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago while listening to some Latin Jazz
Sun, Jul 26th, 2009
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Arts on the Waterfront
* Free Event *
Bladensburg Waterfront Park
4160 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg MD
Event for the entire family, playground for the kids, pack a picnic, enjoy the evening
09/20/2014
from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Metro Mambo with Jim Byers
Special Guest Joe Conzo
* Free Event *
Dance Place
3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017
Tito Puente\'s biographer, Joe Conzo is back! with more amazing exclusive unreleased recordings of Tito\'s band