Late in 2014, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis welcomed a very special guest to their Manhattan stage: nine-time GRAMMY® winning singer, songwriter, actor, and activist Rubén Blades. For one very special night-music-directed by the JLCO's bassist and "emerging master in the Latin jazz idiom" (DownBeat) Carlos Henriquez-the worlds of salsa and swing collided. Backed by one of the world's leading big bands, Blades took the audience on a tour through his greatest hits. In their write-up of the show, the New York Times said "Mr. Henriquez's arrangements delivered consistently... Radically beautiful."