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SummerFest: David Cedeno
August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs are excited to welcome back the SummerFest concert series.
SummerFest is a concert series that takes place every Tuesday and Sunday in Liberty State Park during the months of July and August. Part of the larger Summer in the City series, the Office of Cultural Affairs hand selects musical groups ranging in flavor, from Motown, Jazz, Blues, Vintage and Classic Rock, Country, Cuban Dance, Funk and R&B.
Today’s performance: David Cedeno (Salsa)
About the Band:
Within the entertainment industry there are two types of people; there are stars and there are artists. Being a star is something that occurs instantaneously and unfortunately for some, the height of a star’s success usually ends as quickly as it began. However, for an artist, their success is slow and coming yet they remain solid within the industry as someone with seniority and an admired respect. One such artist is David Cedeño. At the age of 14 David had already begun his path as an artist. As his career progressed, he wanted to share his passion with everyone. Together with his orchestra, David played a large variety of music such as Latin salsa, Latin jazz, meringue, ballads, and waltzes. Still believing that music was “made to be shared”, David rearranged some popular English hits by adding a Latin salsa beat while still keeping the original lyrics in English. These English titles include Lady in Red, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Somewhere, & Sealed with a kiss. His initiative opened the gate for other Latin performers to attempt a crossover and introduce their music to America.
As a Latin musician, David’s success stretches far beyond the borders of the United States. In 1996, David Cedeño and His Orchestra were asked to share their Latin music in person with the residents of Japan. For six months, he was able to get in touch with a fan base he only heard about in letters and phone conversations. With his albums being distributed worldwide in such countries as Japan, Germany, Holland, and the Netherlands, it’s no wonder his success is what it is.
Now as the year 2006 waves goodbye, David can look back at a wonderful career as he continues to proceed forward into the New Year. His accomplishments this year include performing in the new movie “ EL Cantante” [The Singer] as a trumpet player in a “Fania All Stars musician “ scene starting Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. The movie is scheduled to be released in early 2007. And of course, David has the release of his new album, “A New Return” (Un Nuevo Regreso) to look forward to in the year 2007. Since his last album was released 10 years ago, there couldn’t be a better title as a result of the long over due wait by his loyal fans.
This event is free and open to the public. For weather updates and cancellations, be sure to follow along with us at jerseycityculture.org, check the Office of Cultural Affairs Facebook page, or call the Office of Cultural Affairs at (201) 547-6921.
- Liberty State Park (200 Morris Pesin Drive)
- NJ Turnpike Exit 14B Jersey City. Follow the signs to the park.
- Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Liberty State Park Station
- Liberty Landing Ferry to Liberty Landing Marina, Liberty State Park