Bandleader, trombonist and singer

Willie Colón

Willie Colón is one of the essential gods of Salsa mythology, perhaps the most essential of the entire pantheon. Colon helped create the now classic salsa sound of the ‘70s, combining the grit of Afro-Cuban rhythms with the swing of American big-band jazz. His achievements in all his activities are widely recognized. As musician, composer, arranger, singer, and trombonist, as well as producer and director.

He has fifteen gold and five platinum records, and has collaborated with such musical greats as the Fania All Stars, Héctor LaVoe, Rubén Blades, David Byrne, and Celia Cruz.

© Lena Ringstad, Los Angeles, 2000

Signed Fine Art Print

Limited Edition of 50
Signed by Lena Ringstad
Paper: Fine Art HahneMule, PhotoRag Ultra Smooth, 305 g. Acid-free.
Size: 30 x 40, 40×50, 50,70 cm
Prize: Call for information

About the Lena Ringstad

Lena Ringstad has created a unique industry out of capturing men and women at work – specifically behind-the-scenes session musicians, the backbone of mega-hit records and world tours of the stars.

The exhibition features photographs from Lena’s 25-year photographical journey in Los Angeles, where she worked with music legends and sidemen to legends like Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Sting, the Pointer Sisters, David Bowie, Al Jarreau, James Ingram, Keb’ Mo’, Leon Ware, and more.

As one of very few women covering this exclusive niche, Lena provides an intimate bird’s eye view of Los Angeles based musicians, quiet-kept history-makers deserving of broader attention and acclaim.

She has captured recording sessions, sound-checks, concerts, rehearsals, and the camaraderie exhibited at inner circle events.