“Edgardo & Candela” is a Salsa Band based in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 36 years, making us one of the most established Salsa Orchestras in California.
The instrumentation is piano, bass, trombone, sax, flute, guitar, conga drums, bongo drums, timbales and vocalists. Smaller versions of the band are available upon request, while always maintaining the musical integrity of the genre.
Better known as simply “Candela,” their trade mark is their high energy level performance, featuring great vocals, a tight rhythm section and the powerful sound of the horns. The band features the crop of professional musicians in the Bay Area, which makes for an incredible musical experience every time they play!
During the evening, Edgardo will personally assure that everyone is entertained while he mixes singing tunes by Oscar De León, Marc Anthony, Eddie Palmieri, Rubén Blades, Tito Puente, Guaco, Pete "Conde" Rodriguez, Celia Cruz and Ray Barretto among others, but the real treat here is Edgardo's original music, presenting him as a mature composer and poetic lyricist.
"I am very proud of having shared the stage with this great musicians over three decades now -says band leader Edgardo Cambón - we know each other musically so well, they are indeed my Salsa family! Music for
me- he continues- is all about making people want to dance, have a good time and maybe, even make us all think a little in the process."
Inspired by bands and individuals such as Ray Barretto, Tito Puente, Willie Rosario, Eddie Palmieri and many others, Orquesta Taino has developed into one of the most solid, hard-hitting salsa bands in the Bay Area.
Orquesta Taino began as a project to deliver salsa and latin jazz in August of 2010. The concept is very simple: a nine piece band with the sound and elegant sophistication of a big orchestra. The band is led by percussionist and lead vocalist Aaron Routtenberg and features some of the best musicians in the Bay Area music scene. With a strong vocal section, swinging rhythm section and blazing horn section that will make you move, we invite you to experience a musical masterpiece that you won’t soon forget! Ya lo ves, que viene Taino!