TUNED IN to Edgar Joel & La Orchestra

January 28, 2010 9:40:37 AM PST
Our featured Tuned In artist(s) this week is Edgar Joel and La Orchestra. They are quite often referred to as being the "hottest Salsa Band in town". Ask any well versed Latin Music fan from outside our area, and they will adjust that statement. The fact is; they are one of the hottest Salsa bands, period. Their sound is internationally known in the Latin Music community. The tandem of front man Edgar Joel and vocalist Anthony Colon has attained a great deal of commercial success, and accolades such as the coveted ASCAAP song of the year award.

We caught up with them here at our 6abc studios during a special taping of Puerto Rican Panorama.

Here is their biography in English and Spanish

English:

All artists dream of their songs becoming classics, but not all are able to achieve this level of success. According to Julio Vergara, a popular disc jockey in Miami, Florida, someone who has been able to do this is Puerto Rican artist, Edgar Joel, exclusive artist of Polygram Records. His hit "Hechizo De Luna", as well as "Hasta El Sol De Hoy", have achieved this distinct status after only 1? years in existence. This talented musician was born and raised in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. But his parents our from parents originally from the "Island of Enchantment", Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. Edgar Joel showed an interest in music since the early years of his life. While in high school, he began to organize musical groups to perform at local dances and festivals. He then became part of a popular musical group called "La Combinaci?n Latina" (The Latin Combination), and for the next 4 years performed at distinctive activities throughout the city of brotherly love, and surrounding areas. With his enthusiasm, desire to excel, discipline, and dedication to be characterized as a top notch Latin artist, Edgar Joel formed a partnership with a young, and equally talented vocalist, Anthony Col?n. This new tandem has already given the world of Latin music, specifically Salsa, such tremendous hits, such as the previously mentioned "Hechizo De Luna". From the production "Hasta El Sol De Hoy", has come hits to include "Si Tuviera Tus Ojos", "Lo Que No Har?as Por Amor", and the title track, which has won the esteemed ASCAP award for "Song Of The Year". Edgar Joel has been the recipient of many prestigious awards within the Latin music industry, and is considered today to be one of the best exponents of the new wave of the music we call "Salsa". His latest production entitled "Me Atrapa La Noche", includes 5 tracks composed by one the most recognized names in the industry, Gustavo M?rquez, as well as collaborations with Ra?l Gomez, Mario Pati?o, Paul Hoyle, Zoila Pacheco, and superlative arrangements by Andy Guzm?n, Erick Figueroa, Ram?n S?nchez, Mart?n Nieves, and Carlos Torres. Cadence, Rhythm, Melody, Romantic Lyrics, and a manner in which to personalize this unique sound of Salsa is what you'll have the opportunity to experience with Edgar Joel & Orchestra, featuring his talented vocalist, Anthony Col?n.

Spanish:

Todo los artistas sue?an de sus canciones que llegan a ser cl?sico, pero no todo puede lograr este nivel de ?xito. Seg?n Julio Vergara, un discjockey popular en Miami, Florida, alguien que ha podido hacer esto es artista de puertorrique?o, Edgar Joel, artista exclusivo de Registros de Polygram. Su golpe "Hechizo De Luna", as? como "Sol de Hasta El De Hoy", ha logrado este estatus claro despu?s de s?lo 1? a?os en la existencia. Este m?sico talentoso naci? y levantado en Filadelfia del norte, Pennsylvania. Pero sus padres nuestro de padres originalmente del "Isla del Encanto", Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. Edgar Joel mostr? un inter?s en la m?sica desde que los a?os tempranos de su vida. Mientras en el instituto, ?l comenz? a organizar los grupos musicales para realizar en bailes y festivales locales. El entonces lleg? a ser la parte de un grupo musical popular llamado "La Combinaci?n Latina" (La Combinaci?n latina), y para los pr?ximos 4 a?os realizados en actividades distintivo a trav?s de la ciudad de amor fraternal, y de ?reas circundantes. Con su entusiasmo, el deseo para sobresalir, disciplinar, y la dedicaci?n para ser caracterizada como un corte primero artista latino, Edgar Joel form? una asociaci?n con un j?venes, y con vocalista igualmente talentoso, Anthony Col?n. Estes nuevos t?ndem ya han dado el mundo de m?sica latina, espec?ficamente Salsa, tales golpes tremendos, como el anteriormente mencionado "Hechizo De Luna". De la producci?n "Sol de Hasta El De Hoy", ha venido los golpes a incluir "Si Tuviera Tus Ojos", "Aqu? Que no Har?as Por Amor", y el vestigio del t?tulo, que ha ganado el premio estimado de ASCAP para "La Canci?n Del A?o". Edgar Joel ha sido el recipiente de muchos premios prestigiosos dentro de la industria latina de m?sica, y es considerado para ser hoy uno de los mejores exponentes de la nueva ola de la m?sica que llamamos "Salsa". Su ?ltima producci?n permiti? "Me Atrapa La Noche" incluye 5 vestigios compuestos por uno los nombres m?s reconocidos en la industria, Gustavo M?rquez, as? como las colaboraciones con Ra?l Gomez, con Mario Pati?o, con Paul Hoyle, con Zoila Pacheco, y con los arreglos superlativos por Andy Guzm?n, por Erick Figueroa, por Ram?n S?nchez, por Mart?n Nieves,y por Carlos Torres. La cadencia el ritmo, melod?a, letra rom?ntica, y una manera en la que personalizar este sonido extraordinario de Salsa es lo que usted tendr? la oportunidad de experimentar con Edgar Joel & la Orquesta, representando a su vocalista talentoso, Anthony Col?n.

Please enjoy the performance video from their show here at our 6abc studios

You are now Tuned In to Edgar Joel and La Orchestra

On the web-

http://www.myspace.com/edgarjoel820

http://www.myspace.com/anthonycolon62

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