Vocalist, Songwriter, Educator
"Caminando hacia adelante en las Huellas, de los maestros"
"Walking forward, in the footsteps of the Forefathers"
An exhilirating entertainer, and vocalist, Jesus Pagan leads audiences on a journey from New York to Miami, and Puerto Rico to Puerto Plata. With his own distinct brand of "Salsa Dura", Pagan moves his audiences to tears and in the next moment has them dancing in the streets. He is at once, both a masterful interpreter of the repetoire of Salsa, and an innovative songwriter in his own right. Carrying the torch passed on by the likes of Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Tito Rodriguez, Jesus Pagan y su Orquesta are carrying the light of Salsa Dura into the 21st Century.
Jesus Pagan has shared the stage with some of the masters of Salsa & Latin Jazz. He has performed with Michael Stuart,Domingo Quinones, Tony Vega, Van Lester, Luisito Ayala"El Sonero" ,Herman Oliveras, Ray De La Paz, Frankie Vasquez, Jossie Leon, Andres Jimenez, Ray Gonzalez, Conjunto Clasico, Paoli Mejias, Joe Velez y Orqesta Creacion, Jerry Medina, Latin Heartbeat Orchestra, Komboloko, La 8 Sixty Band, Sabor A Timba,. In addition, Jesus has Written songs for greats like Frankie Vasquez, Rythym Six, and Komboloko.
Jesus Pagan is also a respected Latin Music Historian and radio personality as one of the voices of "Ecos del Ritmo" on 90.7 F.M. He frequently presents extended programming detailing the history of various forms of Latin Music combining music with interviews featuring past and present masters of the music, providing a service to the community despite his heavy performance and recording schedules. He can frequently be heard through the commercials he writes for regional radio and t.v. advertising.
Jesus' long awaited debut c.d. as a bandleader, "Salsa De la Mata" "From The Roots" is now available and is already generating excitment from New York to Puerto Rico. Working with respected bassist, arranger/producer Hector "Maximo" Rodriguez, Jesus features well known pianist Lucho Cueto and a long time member of the Fania All Stars, Eddie Montalvo, as well as Luisito Quintero on eight of the hardest swinging original compositions in the world of Salsa.
For More Information and Booking Please Contact:
Jesus Pagan,EGJ Records/JPA Melolyrics