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Angel Lebron y Su Sabor Latino
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The musicians of Angel Lebron y Su Sabor Latino are proud to bring back the original NYC latin sound. Their Palladium style will make you feel you're back in the 1960s or 70s. The band consists of 13 members from different genres: rock to jazz playing NYC classic street salsa. Band Leader/ Director Angel Lebron on the congas is 3rd generation of latin musicians, born in the Bronx, NYC. On the West Coast he started with a big swing band and throughout his career, he has played with latin artists Olatunji, Johnny Colon and his Latin Jazz Sextet, La India, Ina Kaina and Hermanos Colon.

To Book This Band or For Any Other Inquiries, Please CONTACT:
Jose Mendoza: 310.445.9705
jose@alberttorresevents.com 

Chino Espinoza Y Los Duenos Del Son
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Vocalist Mirley Espinoza, also known as "Chino El Sonero," was born in Alajuela, Costa Rica, on July 22, 1967. In 1990 he joined the Opa Opa International Orchestra and recorded his first CD for Warner Brothers in 1995. Chino has been a member of top musical groups: the Malibu Salsa All Stars, The L.A. Jazz All Stars, The RMM All Stars Band of the west coast and tribute to Tito Puente with the Eddy Palmieri Orchestra. He has performed with orchestras formed to accompany top touring artists: Celia Cruz, Eddy Santiago, Rey Sepulveda, Tito Puente Jr, Tito Gomez, Jesus Enriquez, Miles Pena, Many Manuel, Domingo Quinonez, Tony Vega, Hernan Oliveira, Michael Steward and Jerry Medina. Chino has shared the stage with Mark Anthony, Los Panchos, Charlie Zaa, El General, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Los Hermanos Rosario, Sheila E and Pet Escobedo, Poncho Sanchez, Los Munequitos De Matanza and Oscar D'Leon. Chino has been an invited artist at The Alma Awards performing with Carlos Santana in 2000 and Nelly Furtado and Juanes in 2002. Chino has been featured on recordings with Bobby Rivas, Bolivia, Opa Opa, Mojaditicos, Pete Escobedo, Pete Escobedo, Bette Midler, Los Del Barrio, Rumba Grande, Camilo Azuquita, Cali Aleman and Bebo More. For many years Chino was also the lead singer for the Orchestra Son Mayor. As an actor, Chino was also in television productions including the PBS series ¡American Families¡ where he acted with Edward James Olmos And Raquel Whelch. He has also done various television commercials; the most recent of which was a Dr. Pepper commercial with the Mexican singer, Thalia. Chino currently resides in Los Angeles and together with Dimelo! Records has assembled a new big band salsa orchestra named "Los Dueños Del Son". The band is lead by Chino's brother Cesar Espinoza and their recording has been produced by Hector Manuel Rivera, (of Orquesta Tabaco Y Ron fame), "Pura Vida" is the first release under this dream team authority, and is already taking the Salsa Community by storm!

To Book This Band or For Any Other Inquiries, Please CONTACT:
Jose Mendoza: 310.445.9705
jose@alberttorresevents.com 

Charangoa
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Charangoa has performed in LA's top venues including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Palladium, the Palace and the Conga Room. They have opened up for Cuba's most famous band, "Los Van Van" and has backed up Lopez Cachao. Television appearances include KCET's "Holiday Celebration," and KTTV's "Good Day LA." Charangoa has also performed in many festivals, including the Watts Towers Jazz Festival, LA Cuban Festival, African Marketplace and the LA Salsa Festival.

To Book This Band or For Any Other Inquiries, Please CONTACT:
Jose Mendoza: 310.445.9705
jose@alberttorresevents.com 

The Echo Park Project
The Echo Park Project

Born and raised in Brooklyn New York, percussionist Carlo López moved to Los Angeles in 1992, were he has played with many local bands. In 2006 he made a dream come true by releasing a CD in homage to the music he grew up with: the unique style of salsa played in New York in the Seventies. Under the name, The Echo Park Project, Carlo Lopez featured some of the best compositions of Machito, Tite Curet Alonzo, Javier Vásquez, and Ramón Rodríguez, among others, all representatives of the exciting the salsa scene that once reigned in New York.

To Book This Band or For Any Other Inquiries, Please CONTACT:
Jose Mendoza: 310.445.9705
jose@alberttorresevents.com
 

 Johnny Polanco Y Su Conjunto Amistad

 

Voted best West Coast salsa band!

 

All 3 Johnny Polanco CD's Now Available!
LA Amistad (Tonga Records)
Pa'l Bailador (MorrowLand Records)
Jungle Fever (Tonga Records)

 



Johnny Polanco is one of the most sought-after bandleaders in in the U.S. He has gained the distinction for making the type of contagious Latin Music that is truly appreciated by the dancing connoisseurs. Empowered by the extensive knowledge accumulated throughout nearly 35 years of professional musicianship, the leader of L.A.'s Conjunto Amistad is an autodiatic artist who has achieved a high degree skill of 13 instruments which include the tres and cuatro guitar, trombone, vibes and many more.

POLANCO has toured/recorded or performed with Johnny Pacheco, Cachao, Ray De La Paz, Charlie Zaa, Herman Olivera, Tito Puente Jr., Jimmy Bosch and many others. His T.V. credits include MOESHA, NEW LOVE BOAT, BUDDY FARO, FIRED UP and others. Film credits include DEATH WITH SMOOCHIE, DANCE WITH ME, CONTACT, I LIKE IT LIKE THAT and KNOCKOUT. T.V. Commercials include MILLER LITE BEER, NIKE, and others. CONJUNTO AMISTAD was formed in February, 1993. This band has influenced the growth and popularity of Salsa music for nearly a decade.

To Book This Band or For Any Other Inquiries, Please CONTACT:
Jose Mendoza: 310.445.9705
jose@alberttorresevents.com 

 
Lucky 7
Opa Opa

Lucky 7 brings back the multi-ethnic music fusion of 1950s and 60s Spanish Harlem and the high energy sounds of the classic mambo. The band features the haunting harmonies of the vibraphone and features some of the hardest-working musicians in LA. Their uniquely American-made style draws on the best of Cuban son, African-American jazz and Puerto Rican soul.

To Book This Band or For Any Other Inquiries, Please CONTACT:
Jose Mendoza: 310.445.9705
jose@alberttorresevents.com 

Opa Opa
Opa Opa

 

Opa Opa is a Los Angeles based band formed in 1987 by Oswaldo Bernard and fellow musician Anthony Apollo.  The two men set out to use their musical talent, honed since childhood, to create a band that would have a distinctive sound. Rich percussive rhythms, remarkably unique vocals and robust brassy horns combine together to make up the powerful sound that differentiates Opa Opa!

To Book This Band or For Any Other Inquiries, Please CONTACT:
Jose Mendoza: 310.445.9705
jose@alberttorresevents.com
 

 Son Mayor

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Son Mayor features 12 of L.A.'s hottest latin musicians playing a mixture of vintage latin and contemporary Cuban styles. The band was begun in 1988 by the Ortiz brothers. From humble beginnings, this musical family has made Son Mayor one of L.A.'s most sought-after salsa bands, opening for and playing alongside such greats as Chucho Valdez at the Hollywood Bowl; Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Los Van Van, Sonora Ponceña, Oscar D'León, El Canario, Ozomatli and Los Muñequitos De Matanzas.

In 2001, Son Mayor was invited by Jennifer Lopez to play at her wedding in Calabasas, California, performing before an exclusive audience. The band continues to perform for countless corporate events and special occasions, and can be heard in such well-known premier salsa clubs in L.A. and San Francisco as the Conga Room, the Century Club, Mama Juana's, Steven's Steakhouse and Granada. Not surprisingly, LA Weekly voted Son Mayor as "Best Salsa Band" in its annual Best of L.A edition.

To Book This Band or For Any Other Inquiries, Please CONTACT:
Jose Mendoza: 310.445.9705
jose@alberttorresevents.com
 

Son y Clave
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Son y Clave has been established only 2 years ago on Valentine's Day. They became popular in the Los Angeles area due to performances at popular salsa places in Los Angeles such as the Conga Room, Cava, Coppacabana, Tia Juana and El Floridita. The band leader, Carlos Navarro, originally from Venezuela, has previously produced and recorded with Nino Jesus (Orchestra Versailles).

To Book This Band or For Any Other Inquiries, Please CONTACT:
Jose Mendoza: 310.445.9705
jose@alberttorresevents.com 

Tabaco y Ron
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Orquesta Tabaco Y Ron is the most exciting Salsa band today. Their high-energy, hard-edged brand of salsa music has appealed to devoted salsa dancers and Latin music DJ's worldwide. OTR is a 12 piece "Big-Band" orchestra, composed of musicians from all over Latin America including Puerto Rico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia and Mexico. OTR's stunning rhythms create a contagious energy that revives the almost extinct salsa sound of generations past.

Since 2000, Orquesta Tabaco Y Ron has recorded four studio albums and one remix compilation for Dimelo! Records.  These recordings were accepted with positive and gratifying reviews by new and old fans, earning them numerous tours to various cities and countries. Their arsenal of hard salsa tracks has gained OTR recognition and respect by tropical music aficionados worldwide.

HECTOR MANUEL RIVERA
Hector Manuel Rivera has produced and arranged all five Orquesta Tabaco Y Ron productions. He has solely recorded, engineered and mastered the majority of their releases. He is also the piano player, band leader and is known to his fellow musicians as "El Pianista Del Barrio." Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Hector Manuel discovered his passion for music at the age of nine while being inspired by such artists as the Sonora Ponceña and Papo Luca on the piano. These great artists influenced the young aspiring musician to become fascinated by the sound of salsa music, later triggering him to become obsessed with the piano. Hector Manuel would eventually claim the piano as a musical weapon of his own.

To Book This Band or For Any Other Inquiries, Please CONTACT:
Jose Mendoza: 310.445.9705
jose@alberttorresevents.com 

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