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"Nostalgia" / Boleros (1)
"Nostalgia" / Boleros (1)

Fri, Oct 27


Terraza 7

"Nostalgia" / Boleros (1)

Formed in 2021, Nostalgia is a Latin American band from Chile, inspired by 1950s and 1960s boleros, sones, and waltzes. Led by Benjamín Schnake, with Franco Valdes and Fabio Puentes, they weave nostalgia and innovation in their music. With new bassist Dan Martinez, they're launching their project.

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Time & Location

Oct 27, 2023, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst NY 11373

About the event

"Nostalgia" / Boleros 

Presented by Terraza 7 

Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 10:00 pm.

$15 Cover charge Mezzanine.


  • Franco Valdes / Guitar, lead vocals. 
  • Benjamín Schnake / Requinto; guitar; vocals. 
  • Danny Rodriguez / Bongos. 
  • Fabio Puentes / Congas; cajón; percussions. 
  • Dan Martínez / Bass.

Nostalgia is a band of Latin American music, formed by musicians who share a passion for connecting with people by evoking emotions of the past. Their music is inspired in traditional boleros from the 50s and 60s, known for its melancholia and romantic lyrics, along with upbeat sones and waltzes, recreating the musical landscape of that time as well as innovating with original songs. These Chilean players, with bandleader Benjamín Schnake on the requinto and vocals, along lead vocalist and guitar player Franco Valdes, and with Fabio Puentes on the percussions, founded the band in 2021 and they have been performing since then in the New York local music scene. With their last addition of Puerto Rican bass player Dan Martinez during the last year, Nostalgia plans to release their first record production in the spring of 2024.

About Benjamin Schnake: 

Benjamin Schnake is a Chilean multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator. He began classical and popular guitar lessons at 10 and studied Andean instruments with renowned musician Danny Rodríguez. He performed in well-known festivals and won awards, such as 1st place at the Festival of Alcántara 2005. He studied classical guitar at the School of Music SCD and earned his Bachelor of Music from Arcis University in Chile, self-learning mandolin and participating in traditional festivals.

He’s been a bandleader, composer, and arranger of various bands, performing across Chile and with the Soundtrack band of HBO’s “Prófugos.” He’s performed internationally and released albums with El Quinto Invitado, Los Sayas, and Huari, achieving accolades at major festivals. Benjamin pursued his M.M. in jazz studies at Howard University and transferred to NYU, studying with renowned New York musicians. He was an adjunct guitar instructor at NYU and earned his Master of Music in Instrumental Performance, winning 1st place at the Festival of Osorno 2019. His album “The Joy of Playing” was released in 2021, featuring well-known musicians in a blend of jazz and South American styles. Currently, Schnake performs with various projects in NYC and Chile, including his ensemble and Latin American band Nostalgia. He’s collaborated with metal band Non Residents and continues to perform in Chile. His latest achievement was 1st place at the Festival of Huaso de Olmué 2023, and he plans to release Nostalgia’s first record in 2024. For more information visit


  • Mezzanine

    Gain privileged access to the concert at Terraza7's Mezzanine, where you'll enjoy the intimacy of a private space with seating. Immerse yourself in the melodies and rhythms, all while being in close proximity to the talented musicians.

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