Salsa Con Jazz

Sundays, 2pm to 4pm

Salsa Con Jazz has been part of KUVO for its entire history.

Though the show has been renamed several times, it has always been hosted by Latin Jazz aficionados providing salsa, mambo, cha cha chá and more!

Host Janine Santana plays the best Latin jazz, mambo, new releases, and roots music, as well as traditional and contemporary salsa.

Tune in to hear it all from Machito to Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri to Fania All-Stars, from the Spanish Harlem Orchestra to the Afro-Cuban All-Stars and beyond, all for your listening and dancing pleasure!

Ivy League Rumba

Nov 1, 2016
Joe Cardona

You can watch the PBS Documentary "Ivy League Rumba". Directed by Joe Cardona and Ralf Gonzalez. I am beyond proud and privileged to have been in Providence for the filming and to be a very small part of it. Gracias Joe for including me. Click here to watch it.


Adonis Puentes’ rich, soulful voice is the perfect front for his all-acoustic orchestra, layering traditional Cuban rhythms with deep bass lines, jazzy horn arrangements and his melodic guitar. 

Born into a musical family and a life-long artist, Puentes’ 2014 album was nominated for World Music Album of the Year at the Juno Awards. 

We’ll even have a dance floor available so you don’t feel tied to your seat, and you don’t need to speak Spanish to enjoy this show — music and dance are the international languages of joy!

La Nueva Voz's Jack Mudry will host a special edition of Salsa Con Jazz showcasing a wide variety of Colombian salsa and folkloric music on November 1 from 4 to 6 PM.

Jack will be joined by a special guest host - his wife, Sylvia Mudry. Sylvia is a native of Colombia with an extensive collection of Colombian music rarely broadcasted. 

Don't miss this amazing tribute to Colombian music!

Born on April 20, 1923 in New York City, Tito Puente - also known as “El Rey” and "The King"-  was a pioneering force in music. Renown for fusing styles, Puente added an irresistible big-band spin to traditional Afro-Caribbean music.

In 1948, Puente formed the Tito Puente Orchestra. He is quoted in The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music saying, "We play jazz with the Latin touch, that's all, you know."

By the end of his lengthy career, Puente was considered a legend in both Latin music and jazz.