The Latin Jazz and Salsa Show/Festival INC.- 501 (C) (3)

Where it all began

 "The  Latin Jazz and Salsa Show" 

Was created and first produced on April 6,  2005, in the City of Richmond, Virginia, as the Latin Jazz Show.  Initially,  Luis "Sweet  Lou" Hidalgo was interested in buying advertising time on a local radio  station in the Richmond area for Master and Sons Plumbing. While he was inquiring about buying  advertising time, Mr. Brown  Sweet lou suggested that , but he should host a show!  With out any radio experience under his belt, but a  substantial knowledge of Latin music, Mr. Hidalgo decided to take on  this new venture, and so the Latin Jazz Show was created 

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Who We Are

Sweet Lou Hidalgo

Michael "Miguelito el Guido" LeBron

Willie Rodriguez 

Robert & Gloria (Torrens)-Billings

Evelyn Lopez

Kawand Jasper

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What We Do

Recognizing our community leaders and heroes and bringing community services and programs through music,  dance, and cultural exchange for over 14 years.

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2018 "The Annual Jazz & Salsa Show Festival" Photos

The 11th Annual Latin Jazz & Salsa Show Festival was held at The Dogwood Dell Amphitheater at Byrd Park in Richmond, Virginia  August. 25th 

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Festival Info 2018


The 11th Annual Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival

The Latin Jazz Show & Salsa Show (aka The Latin Jazz Show) was created, and first produced on April 6, 2005 in the City of Richmond, Virginia. The founder and host "The Voice of Latin  Jazz" Luis (Sweet Lou) Hidalgo, the show aired for the first time on April 6, 2005 on WCLM 1450 AM. Miguelito “El Guiro” Lebron joined two years later and in 2009 local promoter/producer Jimmy Castro joined the staff. The show has a large local and national following.      

Johnny   Pacheco   Eddie   Palmieri   Larry Harlow     Yomo   Toro   Joe Bataan   Gilberto “Pulpo”Colon Jr.     Oscar Hernandez   El Gran Meñique   Edgar Joel     Marlow   Rosado   Chino Nuñez   Melena     Bobby   Sanabria   Giovanni Hidalgo   Lazaro Galarraga     Luisito   Rosario   Frankie Negron   Tito Nieves     Jeimy Osorio   Dave Valentin   Frankie Morales     Mari   Koga   Herman Olivera   Ismael Rivera Jr.,     Izzy Sanabria   Tito Puente Jr.     

The Latin Jazz & Salsa Show/Festival”, was created  in 2007. For the past seven years it has been held at the prestigious Dogwood Dell Amphitheater at Byrd Park in Richmond, Virginia. With the, festivals growing popularity by uniting all cultures under “The Latin Jazz & Salsa” Banner. We applied for a 501-(C) (3) non-profit status and received our Tax ID. We became something more than just a musical, cultural event. With the help of The City of  Richmond, The "Festival of The Arts Program & Office of Multicultural Affairs”, the festival has become more than a yearly event, but also a venue for community outreach and community services. This event like the music it represents, crosses all cultural lines. It has become a hub of teaching learning and exchanging of ideas. An opportunity to let the community know the services and support available to them.  
 This event has also become a meeting place where the community expects not only great entertainment but information and access to services needed throughout the area. It targets and interacts with families and community members of all ages. Where a small family owned business owner, can afford to promote their shops and business and be proud they serve the community where they live in.

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Our Music Festival Proud Sponsors

Credit Union, Better Banking, Trust, Certificate of Deposit

 At Virginia Credit Union, we’re in the business of confidence. We give you the knowledge, support and affordable services you need to make your money go further—and reach your goals sooner. 

LEO, Law Enforcement, Henrico, Virginia

 As an internationally accredited law enforcement agency, our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Henrico County through innovative crime prevention strategies and partnerships. 

Better Banking through trust, Mortgage leader, onup, Suntrust

 As one of the nation's largest and strongest financial services companies, we offer a full suite of products and services designed to meet the needs of our consumer, business, corporate and institutional clients. 

Master and Sons Plumbing


Family-owned and operated 

We are currently the third generation carrying on the tradition of providing great service at a great price, warranting our work and guaranteeing your satisfaction. Landlord? Realtor? We provide plumbing services tailored to property management. Whatever your plumbing needs, please contact us today for a FREE consultation and estimate. 


 Special thanks to the Hilton – Richmond Downtown for their accommodations.  The Hilton is located in the historic Miller & Rhoads Department store on Broad St.   Also home to Miller & Rhoads Residences, LaGrotta Restaurante, 1885 Café & Market, and Thirst & Fifth Lounge.  


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