NEWTON, Mass. — The Black Sea is a world away from lands where Salsa music originated. But building a bridge connecting them is Black Sea Salsa, created right here and led by Dan Teager.
As the group’s website says, the band offers “six horns, five rhythms, four vocals and one great sound.”
The Black Sea Salsa will perform their infectious rhythms on Friday, November 3, at the 85th anniversary gala of the Armenian Mirror-Spectator at the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel.
The 15-piece band performs a mélange of music from Latin to Jazz and Middle Eastern.
Teager began studying the trumpet at the age of 7 and still continues to be enthusiastic about the instrument and its capabilities. After graduating from Princeton University, he went on to study electronic music composition at the New England Conservatory with Robert Ceely. Teager was introduced as a young artist by the Armenian Renaissance Association in 1989, and has performed as a featured soloist in venues ranging from the Massachusetts State House to the historic 12th Baptist Church in Roxbury.
As a teacher, Teager has taught both trumpet and recorder to students as young as 5, as established as 80, and most ages in between.