Bands for Hire ~ Salsa / Cuban

Duo Cuba Libre

Salsa / Cuban

photo by Cuban Musica to Spice Things Up
Notice that this Saturday night we have 2 shows. Duo Cuban Libre starts at 8:30-10:00 performed by standing drummer Hiram and quatro player Tom Tesslier - this, my friends will take you to a beat that will get you out of your seat! Bring some friends and dance if you feel like it. Enjoy the summer evenings with a variety of musica.

The Bolero Brothers

Salsa / Cuban

The beautiful sound and appearance of these two hand crafted instruments are heavenly. This duo is at ease strolling acoustically in a garden venue or on a stage with amplification. The Bolero Brothers add a sophisticated elegance to any event.

Havana Jazz

Salsa / Cuban

Bio (Orquesta Gitano ran from 1981 until 2009 ) this is the group that got me my Grammy Nomination for my 2nd CD (out world wide) "Salsa Gitana" which followed my ground breaking 1st CD "Como Suena Mi Rumba" Orq. Gitano was a 12 member Afro-Cuban Salsa group: HavanaJazz (3pc to 4pc) Afro-Cuban Jazz group is going on 15years now, ( on the music listed as HavanaJazz is also their along with music from Orq. Gitano) the video is of HavanaJazz and photos of both bands there as well.

HavanaJazz features spicy World-Class Afro-Cuban Rhythms (Salsa) from old Havana Cuba in a Fusion with Smooth American Jazz, the band features piano or guitar or vibes as the melody (only one of them) Bass and Congas as the foundation and sometimes a Guiro/Maraca player. for bigger gigs like Gorden Birsch in San Jose (which ever year I do the outdoor summer series) andthe San Jose Festival I may use another percussionist so that I have congas and timbales or bongo and one horn. its a fun and very dancable band.

Bosco El Gitano Afro-Cubanissmo percussion and Rhythms from old Havana Cuba.

Spice Trade

Salsa / Cuban

Spice Trade is: JEFFREY PINE Naturalist, conservationist, environmentalist; Singer, songwriter, guitar and piano; concert performances of music, stories and humor; Opens major acts; Over twenty five years professional experience; Original and limited edition wildlife artwork and photography, speaking engagements, multi-media exhibits. Perhaps an artist`s greatest achievement, aside from the quality of the art itself, is that exceptional ability to remain fresh, dynamic and relevant in an ever-changing profession. This rare quality is a hallmark of renowned vocalist, songwriter and recording artist Jeffrey Pine. A veteran of over three decades of live performance, song craftsmanship, recording and entertainment, Jeff has acquired a well deserved reputation as one of America’s premier solo artists. Accompanying himself fluidly on steel and nylon string guitars, Jeff`s live performances are exciting events that appeal to a broad range of ages. His musical palette is a rich mosaic of rock, pop, folk, jazz, country, blues, soul, calypso and flamenco. Jeff`s rich vocal tenor and overall sound are often compared to and reminiscent of music icons Sting, John Mayer, John Denver, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, Bill Withers, James Taylor, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot, Nick Drake and Burl Ives. Employing original music that is both evocative and instantly memorable, Jeff`s presentation and subject matter can at times be simple and direct, or metaphorical and visionary in context. As well, Jeff`s songs often touch on personal themes or current events, and can range from the comic to the symphonic. Whether creating vivid imagery through lyric and melody, or uniquely interpreting the human spirit in stories and song, if only to entertain or to inspire, Jeffrey Pine is the apotheosis of a modern day troubadour. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania and currently living in Telluride, Colorado, Jeff is also a celebrated fine artist, wildlife photographer and a dedicated advocate for the environment. Jeffrey will be performing with Percssionist: RICHARD TAVENER