SPAHA Salsa Gallery honors Hector Maisonave
Updated: Jan 8, 2019
SPHA Salsa Gallery presented Hector Maisonave with a Platinum Record for his 60 years as a promoter in the music business. Maisonave is a music entrepreneur and talent manager. During a sixty-year career, from 1954 through 2014, Maisonave organized over 7,000 Latin music concerts on five continents.
Originally from Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, Maisonave is a U.S. Army veteran recognized due to his service alongside the "Boriqueneers" for his work during the Korean War and was awarded the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal in 2015.
After receiving his honorary discharge in 1954 Maisonave located in New York City where he got a degree in Musicology and soon after began organizing Salsa events all through the city, Maisonave managed and/or promoted he musical careers of Héctor Lavoe, Celia Cruz, La Lupe, El Gran Combo, Cortijo y su Combo, Tito Rodriguez, La India, Joe Cuba, Willie Colón, Ismael Rivera, Sonora Ponceña, and dozens of others.
Maisonave continues to be active in the music world. His company - Maisonave Management - lists talent booking, concert promotions, music publishing and copyrighting amongst its many current services.