Jose Alberto " El Canario" Performance (9/15/23) by Jose Alberto EstateInternational Salsa Museum
Who Is Jose Alberto "El Canario"?
Jose Alberto "El Canario" is a renowned Dominican salsa singer. He is known for his powerful and distinct voice, as well as his contributions to the world of salsa music. With a career spanning several decades, Jose Alberto has left an indelible mark on the genre.
From The Beginning
Born on December 22, 1958, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Jose Alberto began his musical journey at a young age.
Jose Alberto " El Canario" Performance In Newspaper (9/15/23) by Jose Alberto EstateInternational Salsa Museum
He joined the celebrated Dominican group Los Sabrosos del Merengue before moving to Puerto Rico, where he became a part of the group Tipica '73. From there he started working alongside some of the great salsa artists from today.
Dedication and Consistency
In the midst of Jose developing his artistry, he found his niche. Through consistency and persistence, He caught the attention of another fellow Dominican; Johnny Pacheco along with other major artists whom helped him launch his career in NYC.
Jose Alberto " El Canario" y Oscar D'Leon (9/15/23) by Jose Alberto EstateInternational Salsa Museum
Jose Canario, performing with Oscar D'Leon
Jose Alberto "El Canario" with Johnny Pacheco
Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Jose Alberto El Canario (9/15/23) by Jose Alberto EstateInternational Salsa Museum
Jose Alberto's nickname "El Canario" (The Canary) reflects his vocal prowess and the richness of his voice, along with his ability to sound like a flute when he takes solos. He gained widespread recognition as a lead vocalist for the renowned orchestra Típica '73.
Jose Alberto " El Canario" Air Flute Abilities
Jose Alberto " El Canario", Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Nieves (9/15/23) by Jose Alberto EstateInternational Salsa Museum
Jose Alberto's hard work and dedication to his craft led him to work alongside some of the greatest musicians in NYC and around the world. Pictured in this photograph is Canario, Gilberto Santa Rosa and Tito Nieves.
Canario, Mike Mercedes, Ruben Blades, Celia Cruz (9/15/23) by Omer Pardillo CidInternational Salsa Museum
Throughout his career, José Alberto collaborated with various artists, contributing to the evolution of salsa music. His partnerships with other respected musicians have helped him maintain his relevance within the genre.
El Canario Albums (9/15/23) by Jose Alberto EstateInternational Salsa Museum
He later embarked on a successful solo career and released numerous albums, earning him a dedicated fan base and critical international acclaim.
Some of his most notable hits include "Sueño Contigo," "Disculpeme Señora," and "Mis Amores." His songs have topped charts and earned him accolades within the salsa genre.
Jose Alberto Performing Disculpeme Señora
Jose Alberto " El Canario", Andy Montañez, Ismael Miranda, Oscar DeLeon (9/15/23) by Jose Alberto EstateInternational Salsa Museum
Jose Alberto has truly dedicated his life to the genre of salsa and has created a lane of his own within the genre. He is loved by millions and cherished by his close personal friends within the genre.
Photos Jose Alberto, Andy Montañez, Ismael Miranda, Oscar De Leon.
Gilberto Santa Rosa y Jose Alberto " El Canario" (9/15/23) by Jose Alberto EstateInternational Salsa Museum
Jose Alberto "El Canario" stands as a prominent figure in the salsa music landscape, contributing to the genre's evolution and carrying forward its traditions while infusing it with his own distinctive style.
Photography Courtesy of Jose Alberto "El Canario" Estate