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Published: Jun 30, 2022

This summer, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is proud announces a series of hot and sizzling performances in Spanish and Portuguese from some of Latin America’s top-notch rock, pop, salsa and Latin jazz artists.

The extravagant artist Rolling Stone magazine ranked as being one of the top three greatest Brazilian artists of all time makes a rare U.S. visit in July. One of the most unique and dazzling performers to have ever come out of Latin America, Ney Matogrosso performs at the Au-Rene Theater on Friday, July 15 at 8 p.m. A creative powerhouse from his time with the band Secos e Molhados in the 1970s through today, he is renowned for his flamboyance, stage theatrics, loud costumes, and a singular high-pitched voice. Matogrosso received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Grammy Awards in 2014. Over a nearly five-decade career, Matogrosso has challenged preconceptions and prejudices through his satiric and ironic performances while also evolving into a very serious and well-respected artist through his interpretations of classic standards. He continues to tour and perform throughout Brazil and Europe." His memoir, Vira-Lata de Raca, was published in 2018. Tickets are $48-$85 with $133 Spirit Club Level Seats.

Affectionately known as the Gentleman of Salsa, Gilberto Santa Rosa returns to the Au-Rene Theater on Friday, August 19 at 8 p.m. One of the most celebrated Latin music vocalists in the world for his musical elegance and style, the five-time Latin Grammy Award winner was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Latin Recording Academy in 2021. He has also been nominated for five Grammy Awards and won the award for Best Tropical Latin Album for Directo Al Corazón. Santa Rosa’s style of salsa has consistently entertained crowds since the 1980s with his energetic personality, vocal improvisational skills and refreshing sense of humor. Santa Rosa brings his tantalizing Latin flavors to the stage with salsa and bolero top hits such as "Que Alguien Me Diga" and "Por Más Que Intento." His latest album, “En Buena Compañía,” is an eclectic mix of Santa Rosa’s romantic style with harder-edge salsa. Noted for being the first salsa artist invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, he was recently honored in an HBO Latino special celebrating his 40 years in music. Tickets are $50-$150 with $135 Spirit Club Level seats.

Status Brokers INC and the Broward Center present an unforgettable evening of Latin jazz with two-time Grammy Award winner Marlow Rosado with special guest F. Tony Toyan in the Amaturo Theater on Saturday, August 27 at 8 p.m. The multi-instrumentalist is owner of one of Miami's leading recording studios where artists such as Elvis Crespo, Ricky Martin, El Gran Combo, Jon Secada and countless others have produced some of their top-selling musical productions. From salsa to rock, from merengue to hip-hop, from bachata to reggaeton, the versatile Rosado has had his musical hand in all of it. A native of Puerto Rico, he is a salsero at heart and has successfully written, played and produced hits in a variety of musical styles with more than 70 recordings by the most notable names in Latin music and earning him the "La Musa" award at the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. Tickets are $28-$38 with a $58 VIP Package, which includes a premium seat and a post-show artist meet and greet.

The same week they perform at Radio City Music Hall, Chitãozinho & Xororó  bring their “50 Year Anniversary Tour” to the Au-Rene Theater on Friday, September 9 at 8 p.m. in a concert presented by the Broward Center in association with Loud and Live/Move Concerts. The kings of Sertaneja, Brazilian country music, the duo has won Latin Grammy Awards for Best Seraneja Music Album for the releases Elas Em Evidências and “Chitãozinho & Xororó - 40 Anos – Sinfônico.” Tickets start at $69.99. 

The Broward Center and Status Brokers Inc present Ed Calle featuring Federico Britos in the Amaturo Theater Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. Calle has been dazzling South Florida audiences for over 25 years on the saxophone with his fiery tenor sound. An artist and entertainer, he has an unparalleled ability to play a range of music from bebop, Latin jazz, and contemporary jazz to pop standards with extraordinary ease. As both as a sideman and soloist, Calle can be heard on hundreds of recordings including Grammy-award-winning albums by Frank Sinatra, Vicky Carr, Arturo Sandoval, and Jon Secada. A titan of the violin acclaimed throughout the Southern Hemisphere of the Americas, Britos is as equally at home with jazz as he is with classical music having played alongside the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Bucky Pizarelli and Charlie Byrd. Tickets are $28-$48. 

Brazilian legend Milton Nascimento brings his One Final Music Session – Farewell Tour to The Parker on Saturday, October 1 at 8 p.m. Considered one of the icons of Brazilian Music, Nascimento's unique voice was described in the New York Times as “an agonizingly pure tenor that often slips into an ethereal falsetto." His incomparable style blends a variety of musical invoices from European classical music to Brazilian Bossa Nova to African folk and British pop. Nacimiento’s international breakthrough came with his appearance on jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter's 1974 album Native Dancer, which led to widespread acclaim and collaborations with an array of American artists including Sting, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Herbie Hancock and Pat Metheny. Through his friendship with guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, he came to work with the pop-rock band Duran Duran in 1993 and performed with the band in concert when they toured in Brazil. Nascimento earned a Grammy award for "Best World Music Album" in 1998 for his self-titled album and has three additional nominations. Tickets are $65 - $100.

Witness the South Florida debut concert of Melim, a new force in Brazilian pop music, at the Amaturo Theater on Friday, October 7 at 8 p.m. Composed of brothers Rodrigo, Diogo, and sister Gabi, the Latin Grammy-nominee trio will perform many of their chart topping hits, such as "Meu Abrigo," "Ouvi Dizer," "Gelo," and "Eu Feat. Você." Melim have become a true phenomenon, spending 144 weeks on "Spotify's Top 100 Songs.". The concert is presented by Giuberto Decorations, Inc. Tickets are $49 - $100.

Band-leader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz Eddie Palmieri comes to The Parker on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Known as one of the finest pianists for the past six decades, Palmieri’s playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri. Throughout a 60 year career, Palmieri innovated and popularized the Latin Jazz Funk Fusion style, and achieved several recording milestones. In addition to winning eight Grammy Awards, Palmieri has received numerous honors including being named an NEA Jazz Master, which is the highest honor an American jazz artist can receive. Tickets are $50-$70 and go on sale on August 18.

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The Broward Center 2021/2022 season is generously underwritten by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Bank of America, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, MasterCard and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center are proud sponsors of the Broward Center. Programs are also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.