What a pleasure to play salsa with three trombones! This time at Dolphin Mall, Miami with Orquesta Calle Sol … Continue readingFun show at Dolphin Mall!
So lucky to be honored and involved playing the 4th Annual Hollywood Salsa Festival backing Melina Almodovar, Latin Grammy winner Chino Nuñez, Aymee Nuviola, Tito Puente Jr., Marlon Fernandez, andContinue readingPlaying Hollywood’s 4th Annual Salsa Festival – tribute to women in salsa – was Hot!
What an honor to back Isabel Bances and Dario Pasco in their tribute to his 70-year musical career! A spectacular evening full of salsa music and traditional Peruvian favorites andContinue readingTributo por Dario Pasco con Isabel Bances en Miami – 70 anos!
Check out the article from ActualMag about us – with video, photos, and more! “Planetarium a popular group, captivated the crowd with plena music, a type of sound which beganContinue readingGreat article about Plenatarium’s Puerto Rican “Noches de Cultura” in ActualMag
So proud to be part of the re-opening of Ball&Chain, a Miami institution since 1935! Orquesta Calle Sol played salsa brava on Calle Ocho in Little Havana! Enjoyed the crowd,Continue readingOrq Calle Sol plays re-opening at historic Ball&Chain on Calle Ocho
What an honor to be house band at Miami’s hottest new Lounge & Restaurant! Orquesta Calle Sol is playing every Saturday night at Touche Rooftop Lounge – comfy couches, open-airContinue readingNow playing weekly at Touche Rooftop Lounge!
I was invited back to play with Freddy Velaz y Su Banda Swing a second time at 2014 Calle Ocho Festival – Miami’s largest Hispanic festival! A great crowd atContinue readingInvited back for a second time – the Calle Ocho Festival 2014!
Miami’s newest Salsa Dura band – Orquesta Calle Sol had a great opening show at Blue Martini in Brickell this week! We packed the house on a Monday night andContinue readingOrquesta Calle Sol’s Miami Debut!
One of the highlights of my life – once again playing with such talented musicians! What an honor and a pleasure! Mona, Camacho, Daniel, Oscar, and myself on horns, andContinue readingA highlight – playing with Ralphy Ray, Larry Garcia and his Orquestra!
I just sold my first student trombone from childhood! Bittersweet moment, parting with a horn that has been with me since 1979! My 1950’s King Cleveland was awesome! It wasContinue readingGoodbye old friend – Adios mi bueno y viejo amigo!
Amazing night playing salsa at the Bank United Center in Miami to close the show – shared stage with John Secada, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jose Feliciano and Willie Panama’s OrquestaContinue readingMiami Rocks Our Troops – Closed the show with Willie Panama’s Orquesta “The Demolition Crew”
Playing more trombone at 2012 Mardi Gras with Phil Morales and the Orqesta SalsaBuena! This continues the first public appearance of Phil’s songs with a full salsa band that I’mContinue readingVideo: Debbie on trombone playing “Esposa Querida” at Mardi Gras with Orqesta SalsaBuena!
Amazing outdoor afternoon gig with Hector “Tito” Colon y Orquesta la Unika! We were a 13-piece salsa band and we closed the evening at the Latin Spice food festival atContinue readingGigged with Orquesta La Unika at the Latin Spice Festival at Pinecrest Gardens!
Great gig last night with the band Studio54 at Pavillion Grille in Boca Raton. These guys know how to throw down a show and get people dancing! Sat in withContinue readingGigged last night with 70’s Disco Power Horn band Studio 54!
Great jam with Orquesta Klibre last night – amazing energy, musicians, and great songs! Looking forward to playing more with the group while I’m in Miami.
What a great time gigging with Mike Norris Big Band! Played great big band music with Jim McGonigal and a dozen other superstars at Sally O’s in Beach Place, FortContinue readingGigged with the Mike Norris Big Band
Rehearsing with Phil Morales who is putting together an amazing salsa band for his new original CD “Doña Maria”! Currently working on songs with amazing musicians – stay tuned forContinue readingWorking with Phil Morales for his new original Latin CD – Doña Maria
Rehearsing with Hector Colon’s Orquesta La Unika in Miami – an amazing 12 piece latin group! Working together on songs such as: Juana Pena Mi Gente Anacaona Gotas de LluviaContinue readingOrquesta La Unika – in the works!
Debbie was invited to march and play in the 13-piece James Madritsch Band at Bayview’s spectacular 4th of July Parade – complete with cannons and fire trucks cooling down theContinue readingBayview’s 4th of July Parade with the James Madritsch Band
Sat in with Blai Fontanal’s band performing the sounds of Amaparita Roca, Tablon, and Brazil through the narrow streets on this 4 hour parade in Sitges for Carnaval 2011! PeopleContinue readingParading through the streets of Sitges for Carnaval!
Played Concerto De Cap D’Any at Salo-Teatre de El Retiro in Spain outside Barcelona with Joan Pinos’s Suburband under the direction of Alex Ricart! The theater’s full house enjoyed theContinue readingPlaying with Joan Pinos in Spain!
You know you’re at a special gig when the horn section includes Mr. Trumpet and Bonegal… The crowd at La Pica danced to two sets of fiery Puerto Rican salsaContinue readingHand signals at great gig with Rumbon D’Esquina @La Pica
Deb jammed on bone with Rumbon D’ Esquina in Milwaukee’s Historic Mitchell District at Casa Vieja’s outdoor Summer Party! After the rain let up, the 10 musicians of Rumba D’Continue readingCasa Vieja Summer Party 2010 with Rumbon D’Esquina
Sat in on 3rd Bone with the All-Star Superband for a night of Basie! Great gig, packed house at a great Irish Pub downtown Elm Grove! Thanks Mike and Gary! Continue readingSitting in with the All-Star Superband in Elm Grove
Between 5-8 trombonists played mainly quartet arrangements of beautiful music scored for only trombones! Highlights were Beatles tunes and 76 Trombones and learning how one pregnant trombonist who played withContinue readingGuest appearance with the Milwaukee Trombone Choir
Paul is working on a new album and I had the opportunity to be the first trombonist recorded by Brian at Mike Hoffman’s place in Bayview!
Lively gig with Coastrunner Band at Wescott Plantation
“Debbie is a talented trombonist who became a member of Makeno Son in 2008. Filled with flashes of energy and knowledge, she demonstrated great musical skills and rhythm, In addition toContinue readingMakeno Son was happy to have Debbie play!
Our 4th Shriner’s Club gig at Omar Shrine in Patriot’s Pointe, Charleston Coastrunner Band
2009 Charleston Moja Festival
Here’s another sample from Coastrunner Band – Let’s Get It On! [audio:https://bonegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Lets-Get-It-On-Sample.mp3|titles=Lets Get It On!]
Debbie on bone with Coastrunner Band on this shag tune! [audio:https://bonegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Green-Grass-Sample.mp3|titles=Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool Ya]
In the studio with Coastrunner Band Our 9 song wedding/party/dance band demo for Charleston’s shag, party crowd!
We recorded a 9-song demo at Studio Blacktree in James Island – thanks Scott!
Hans Schmidt Band at Liberty Steakhouse [audio:https://bonegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/heres_a_polka_for_you.mp3|titles=Polka!]
Video at Charleston’s 2009 Moja Festival
Idilio at the Charleston Moja Festival!
Makeno Son playing Negro Jose at The 2009 Moja Festival in Charleston, SC
with the Hans Schmidt German Band at 2009 Spoleto Music Festival downtown Charleston, SC [audio:https://bonegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/oktoberfest_fun.mp3|titles=oktoberfest_fun]
Powerful brass sound with the Emory Brass [audio:https://bonegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/bigsound.mp3|titles=bigsound]
Canzon from the Emory Brass [audio:https://bonegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/emorybrasscanzon.mp3|titles=emorybrasscanzon]
In the pit!
view from the bone aisle Atlanta Orchestra
In the studio with Julia VanDaam! [audio:https://bonegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/fruitcake.mp3|titles=Fruitcake]
here’s a jazzy song, horn parts were co-written with the JDBB. [audio:https://bonegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/jazzy.mp3|titles=jazzy]