Living way up north of almost every border in the Western Hemisphere hasn’t inoculated Vermonters against Latin music-it’s that seductive. From sizzling salsa and merengue to smooth cha-chas, SABOR is known for shaking the Yankee foundations of clubs all over Vermont and New York State. Sabor's music is also finding a niche in the Dominican Republic where their originals "El Hombre Enamorao" and "Cuando te Espero" are heard on TV and radio stations. Hailed as Vermont’s Salsa-Merengue Sensation by the Free Press, Sabor’s sound is a heady mixture of salsa, merengue, and jazz, infused with the infectious beat of traditional afro-dominican rhythms. The fiery 9-piece ensemble features dynamic singer and bandleader, Alejandro Torrens from the Dominican Republic, Latin jazz veteran and trombonist Rick Davies, (Jazzismo, Tony Bennett, Michael Jackson, Tito Puente), the powerful rhythms of percussionist Miguel Fenton, and the masterful saxophone talents of Dave “The Truth” Grippo, (Grippo Funk Band, Trey Anastasio) and Alex Stewart . Not a band to see for the stiff concert-goer, SABOR is guaranteed to keep everyone, from the most seasoned dancers, to even those with two left feet, moving all night long.
“All the way from right here”
Grupo Sabor: Latin sounds from Vermont
Burlington Free Press