Victor Vélez (salsanati)

Victor was born in Puerto Rico but raised in Brooklyn, New York. Since 1994 he has made Cincinnati his home. He is a writer, photographer, and musician. Musical Background- in New York City included: Orchestra Unique, and Z & Company. In Cincinnati, Ohio: Latin X-posure, Fiesta del Soul, Son del Caribe, Monk River Latin Jazz and Band Manager to Orquesta Kandela. Vélez appears in the following CD recordings: Fiesta del Soul, Live at the Havana Club, Skyline Chili's 50th Anniversary CD, Cincinnati Jazz Collection Volumes II and III. Latin X-posure's Dónde Estas? Produced by Curve Records. Praise Awaits You by Paul Rogers. Miami University Jazz Ensemble- Hot Salsa, and Salsa on the Square CDs, Vol. I, II, IV, V, VI. Book Publishing credentials - 6 Silver Poets & The Bullets Proof Chapbook. A Quest for Answers: A Personal Journey. Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice Collection. Conga Blues, Dónde Estas, Señor? Divine Reflections, Wandering Soul, New York City Salsa Scene in Photos. Salsa on the Square: A Summer of Photos, Images Vol. I, and Forecast-Pronostico. On-Stage Performances- Vélez, directed and performed in, Escandalo Poetico Series at Playhouse in the Park, Alteractive Series, and the Cincinnati Public Library. In Children Theatre- Vélez wrote and directed If I Were a Tree / Si Yo Fuera Un Arbol, a bilingual children's play performed at the Strauss Theater at Northern Kentucky University. Featured video appearance include: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center- What is Freedom? and Freedom Heroes DVDs. Between March 2007 - June 2012, he hosted La Hora Latina, along with John Sullivan on, WDBZ 1230am The Buzz, every Sunday, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, playing Classic Salsa and Latin Jazz, talking about the history of the music, as well as interviews with guest on the show.

Coming Soon, Vélez is currently working on The Triduum of All Hallows, Book One of The Soul Mates Trilogy suspense-thriller novel series.

Collection: Salsa & Latin Jazz Collection

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