Gilberto Santa Rosa (Carolina, Puerto Rico 1962), “El Caballero de la Salsa” (the Gentleman of Salsa), is a Puerto Rican romantic salsa and bolero singer and bandleader with 27 albums behind him.
Gilberto Santa Rosa is Salsa Romantica
Santa Rosa came up in the New York Salsa boom of the 1970s, went solo in the 1980s, and is still going strong. Santa Rosa’s style varies from dance-oriented to romantic. Lately he sounds jazzy.
Santa Rosa is a big fan of Latin legend Tito Rodríguez who was also famous for his boleros (soft romantic lullabies) back in the Palladium Ballroom days of the 1950s. Santa Rosa collects Rodríguez memorabilia and has recorded an album of Rodríguez songs.
In 1995, Santa Rosa became the first Puerto Rican salsa singer to perform at Carnegie Hall. The live recording En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall (Live from Carnegie Hall) reached number 2 on the Billboard Tropical/Salsa chart and made Perdóname (Forgive me) his signature song.
Gilberto Santa Rosa in NYC 2017 – 2018
Santa Rosa plays the New Jersey Performing Arts Center – Prudential Hall in Newark, New Jersey on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8pm.
Santa Rosa plays the NYCB Theatre in Westbury, NY on Friday, October 6, 2017.
Santa Rosa plays the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8pm.
Santa Rosa plays Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Manhattan on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
Gilberto Santa Rosa in NYC 2016 – 2017
Santa Rosa joins the La Salsa Vive show at Madison Square Garden, November 5, 2016.
Santa Rosa is Grand Marshal of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Gilberto Santa Rosa in NYC 2015 – 2016
Santa Rosa returns to Carnegie Hall on Friday, June 3, 2016.
To learn more about Santa Rosa, visit www.GilbertoSantaRosa.com