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Orq. Espada

Latin Band from Wethersfield, CT - Will travel up to 500 miles
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La Orquesta Espada considered by many to be the top Salsa/Jazz band to come out of CT region. The full orchestra is comprised of 11 members, which utilizes a wide range of original Salsa & Brazilian rhythms to create a spicy brand of music. Espada has headlined many festivals and have performed and opened for such greats as Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Claudio Roditi, Roy Ayers, and others. The band was formed in 1982 by Ray Santiago,William Fluker,Doug Long, and Ivan Santiago. Espada has remained relatively the same throughout the 28 year history. Over the years, band leader Ray Santiago has composed and arranged many compositions and recordings with co-band members W.Fluker,D.Long,M.Ocasio,K.Jensen, and lyricist Luis Roman. Orq. Espada released their "On Orchard Beach" cd in 2000. For the next 8 years the group traveled throughout the East Coast performing at various venues, performing at shows, Bronx Music Festival, Hartford Jazz Festival and La Copa in Miami Fl. The band has also hosted a yearly Salsa Meets Jazz Festival venue and has performed with grammy nominated Claudio Roditi, grammy winner Dave Valentin, upcoming jazz pianist Zaccai Curtis and trumpeteer Joel Gonzalez- Vierra.
In 2012 the band started recording their new cd "On The Cutting Edge" , due to be released in spring of 2013.
The bands focus for 2013 and beyond is to present its fiery brand of salsa and latin jazz for the publics dancing and listening pleasure.
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Orchestra
Brazilian Band
Cuban Band
Jazz Band
Latin Band
Salsa Band
Variety Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Orq. Espada will also travel to Hartford, East Hartford, Newington, Rocky Hill, West Hartford, Glastonbury, Cromwell, Farmington, New Britain, South Glastonbury, East Berlin, Kensington, Manchester, Portland, Bloomfield, Middletown, Plainville, South Windsor, Windsor, Avon.
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