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WSLR Show to Feature Acclaimed Percussionist Gerardo Velez and Sarasota Magazine

Velez, who has worked with artists like Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie, will join Juan Montenegro in the studio on Friday, April 28. Sarasota Magazine editor in chief Cooper Levey-Baker will also be there.

By Staff April 27, 2023

Sarasota percussionist Gerardo Velez performed with Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock and later collaborated with bands like Chic and Sypro Gyra and artists like David Bowie. To learn more about his astonishing career, tune into this week's episode of Latin Explosion, the WSLR show hosted by Juan Montenegro, who spins salsa, Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban music every Friday morning. The show with Velez will run from 7 to 9 a.m. on Friday, April 28.

For part of the program, Montenegro and Velez will be joined by Sarasota Magazine editor in chief Cooper Levey-Baker, who will offer listeners a preview of what to expect from the magazine's upcoming May/June issue.

Listen to the full show from 7 to 9 a.m. on Friday, April 28, on your radio at 96.5 FM or online at

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