One of the things that makes salsa dancing so enjoyable is the music. Here you can find a list of all the salsa bands in the world, from the US and South America to Europe and Asia. Salsa has spread to every corner of the planet, and here you can find the diversity of the salsa musicians who help to keep the music alive.
The homepage of Avance, a 13-piece salsa ensemble from the San Francisco Bay Area known for their sizzling sound a bi-lingual lyrics. You can find a gallery of photos, bios of band members, a schedule of performances, a selection of CDs, and more on their website.
El Paso-based Latin band Azucar’s sound includes but is not limited to salsa, jazz, bolero and cumbia music. They can be booked for festivals or functions such as weddings. The band’s website has a contact form for booking inquiries.
Carabali is a Dallas salsa and merengue band. The band performs covers songs and occasionally incorporates other musical styles like bolero. Their website has band member bios and lists upcoming performances.
The Toronto band Cassava Latin performs in festivals and events in the surrounding area. They also offer Latin music workshops. Cassava Latin’s website has more information on their workshops, band member bios, and more information on the variety of musical styles (including salsa) explored by their music.
Edgardo & Candela is a salsa band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded by Edgardo Cambón, the band is known for their high energy performances, great vocals, tight rhythm section, and powerful trombones. On their site you can find photos and videos of past performances,...
Grupo Bakkan, a salsa band in the San Francisco Bay Area, was formed with the ambition to fuse Latin American and Caribbean sounds to create a fresh, original style of salsa music. The band (whose current members represent several different countries including the USA, Cuba and Peru) performed live...
Grupo Sabor is a salsa and merengue band performing in the Vermont and New York state area. Their sound also incorporates jazz and their CD can be downloaded online. Grupo Sabor’s website has song lyrics and an About section for the band.
Julio Bravo Y Su Orquesta Salsabor is a salsa band performing in the Bay Area. The band’s leader, Julio Bravo, has recorded a salsa CD “10 Aos de Salsa” which he has also performed live. Biographies of the band’s members and a calendar of current events can be found...
Jose Guaman Y Su Orquesta La Fuerza Gigante is a salsa band available to perform at special events such as weddings. This San Francisco Bay Area band regularly participates in festivals there and also provides accompaniment for singers. Booking information is available on their website.
The La Tinto Bros. salsa band performs both original compositions and “salsafied” versions of popular songs. Their music style is a blend of Latin genres. Their website has a calendar of gigs, mp3 samples and a page on their drumming workshops.
San Diego-based salsa band “Latin-A-Go-Go” can be booked for engagements such as weddings, besides performing at clubs. Their music is characterised by funk and latin jazz apart from other styles. On their website is a list of past and current performances, a song list and audio samples.
Los Boleros, a traditional salsa band performing in the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding region, has been booked by Google on more than one occasion. All of the group’s members can perform vocals and they are an experienced wedding band. Contact information can be found on the band’s...
The website of Louie Romero y su Grupo Mazacote, a high-energy salsa and Latin jazz band based in San Francisco. The group is directed by legendary percussionist Louie Romero, and entertains audiences throughout Northern California and beyond. Check out their website for information about upcoming concerts, their...
Nosotros is a latin band in New Mexico whose musical style is a combination of Latin genres with other genres such as rock. The band’s website has a schedule of performances and more band member info. Their music albums can be purchased through the website.
Orquesta Borinquen is a San Francisco Bay Area salsa band headed by Bill Ortega, Sr. The band’s musical style includes salsa dura and salsa romantica. Their album can be purchased by following a link on their official website.
The website of Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion, a Latin music band known for their danzon and traditional Cuban music. On the site you can read about the history of Latin music as well as find out about upcoming performances of the band.
This is the website of a 19-member Latin Salsa Big Band formed between 2010-2011 and going by the name of Pacific Mambo Orchestra; their sound comprises of bolero, cha-cha and mambo. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the band regularly performs there at the Caf_ Cocomo. The site...
This is the website for Quemando, a latin band in Denver. The site has a list of upcoming performances and audio samples from the band. Booking information is under “Contact/Booking”.
Rumba Calzada is a Vancouver, BC salsa and latin jazz band. Their CDs have been nominated for various awards, including a Juno award. The band’s website has a schedule of performances.
Rumbaché’s sound is a blend of funk, timba, latin and many other musical styles. As a San Francisco Bay Area salsa band, they have performed at the San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival and at other festivals. You can purchase their CD by following a link on their official website.