Tonight is the start of a new Barron Arts Series, 'Latin Fusion: Jersey Style,' at the .
Latin Jazz pianist Gilberto 'Pulpo' Colon, Jr. kicks off the free series, which begins at 8 pm.
Among Pulpo's many career trimuphs on the salsa circuit, he's served as musical director for FANIA all-star vocalist Hector Lavoe for 16 years. He's also played with the 'Big 3' bands in that form of music: the Tito Puente Orchestra, the Tito Rodriguez Orchestra, and the Machito Orchestra. He continues to play and tour with the Big 3 Palladium Orchestra.
Pulpo's debut CD, 'Hot Bread,' complete with a cast of other musicians was released to great acclaim by the Mambo Project and continues to sell well to Latin jazz enthusiasts.
The series is sponsored by the township's Cultural Arts Commission and the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
Reservations are required. Call 732-634-0413.