¬°VAYA! Steve Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway, between 62nd and 63rd Streets, New York, NY 10023

(212) 875-5456




Event Dates

Sep 23, 2022



Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

¡VAYA! honors NYC's rich tradition of Latin performance art with movement instruction and concerts tailored for dancers of every skill level. As the lead arranger and bandleader for his 19-person ensemble, the talented musician Steven Oquendo’s powerful trumpet playing puts the "big" in Big Band for this highly danceable set of Palladium Era Afro-Cuban, salsa and mambo classics. Oquendo has performed on stage and in the studio alongside Latin jazz legends like Celia Cruz, Rubén Blades and Eddie Palmieri. In his role as a community leader and educator, he is also the music director for the Pelham Preparatory Academy in the Bronx, where his stellar work with our city’s students have earned him acclaim from Good Morning America as a 2022 Class Act teacher.