Black Sea Salsa, Dan Teager, right

Black Sea Salsa is a 15-piece World-Music group made up of 6 horns, 4 vocalists, and 5 rhythm, playing an original blend of Armenian music and Afro-Cuban Jazz. Led by trumpeter Dan Teager, who writes and arranges the band's repertoire, Black Sea Salsa has established itself as one of Boston's premier festival bands, playing for venues such as Sail Boston 2000, Marblehead Arts Festival, Norwood Summerfest, and the Boston Arts Festival. In addition, the group has been officially recognized by the Massachusetts Arts Council, which awarded Black Sea Salsa a grant to perform a series of outdoor concerts in Belmont and Watertown. Dan Teager started the group in October of 1996 with the help of the Armenian International Women's Association. Since then, he has honed his writing skills to take advantage of the formidable talent that 15 professional musicians can bring to the stage. Whether it's a fast mambo with lyrics in three languages, a lilting aria that transforms iself into hard-driving blues, or a classic line dance with an unexpected horn line, Black Sea Salsa has an original sound that is danceable, fun and loaded with energy.

Black Sea Salsa Performance History (partial listing)
Birthright Armenia "Arts on the Main Line" May 5, 2012
Ryles Jazz Club -
Payson Park Music Series, Belmont, MA
August 30, 2000
Boston Harborfest, City Hall Plaza, July 5, 2003
Saltonstall Park, Watertown, MA
August 10, 2000
Sail Boston 2000, Charlestown, MA, July 15, 2000
Marblehead Arts Festival, Marblehead, MA, June 30, 2000
Christmas Mambo, Watertown, MA, December 17, 1999
Faire on the Square, Watertown, MA, October 9, 1999
Boston Arts Festival, Boston, MA, September 11, 1999
Boston Seaport Festival, Charlestown, MA, July 24, 1999
Latin Jazz Night, Belmont, MA, March 10, 1999
Bentley College International Day, Waltham, MA, August 15, 1998
USS Constitution Bicentennial, Charlestown, MA, July 24, 1998
Mayfair, Cambridge, MA, May 3, 1998
Christmas Dance Party, Watertown, MA, December 11, 1997
Charles Hotel Ballroom, Cambridge, MA, August 1, 1997
CD Release Party, Brookline, MA, May 29, 1997
AIWA Concert at Regis College, Weston, MA, October 6, 1996