Susie Hansen : Salsa Never Ends

CD [Cover Art for Susie Hansen / Salsa Never Ends] Your Price: $17.51
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Sell date: 4/2003
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Mfg's Catalog#: 5637490
CDC Part#: 211472
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Electric violinist Susie Hansen is an exhilarating artist in Latin Jazz. Hansen and her talented musicians have created an invigorating and appealing sound that brings audiences to their feet, dancing in the aisles. With her powerful electric violin in the forefront and an accompanying crew of some of Los Angeles' finest Latin musicians, Hansen's approach to Latin Jazz and Salsa is captivating. Susie Hansen is a long time favorite in Los Angeles, where she has led her band since 1990. Recently she was featured as a soloist with Orquesta Los Van Van, Cuba's premier dance orchestra, both in Los Angeles on their 1997 debut U.S. concert tour, as well as in Havana, Cuba, for the opening night of Carnaval in February 1997. The Chicago native has developed her own unique and exciting style by drawing on various forms of jazz and Latin music. She has combined her own interpretation of traditional Cuban charanga, a predecessor of Salsa, which features both violin and flute, along with the ever-potent fire of Afro-Cuban rhythms and the compelling harmonies of straight-ahead jazz. Her all-star band features Ruben Esteva on lead vocals, Joe Rotondi on keyboards, Tiki Pasillas on drums and Joe DeLeon on Congas. Hansen has been heard at the Playboy Jazz Festival, Fiesta Broadway, Fresno Latin Jazz Fest, Newport Beach Jazz Fest, and various community concerts throughout Southern California. She plays regularly at such clubs as the Baked Potato, La Bamba, the Jazz Bakery and the Whittier Hilton Hotel. She has appeared as a guest artist with Tito Puente, Orquesta Aragon, Giovani Hidalgo, Paquito d'Rivera, Orquesta Broadway, Rachel Z, El Gran Combo, and Sonora PonceNa. Susie Hansen is a recording artist on Jazz Caliente Records. Her album 'Solo Flight' is available on CD and cassette. Susie's music can be heard on radio throughout Southern California and nationwide. She is currently working on a second recording. Susie plays the electric 5-string Zeta violin. Band Members: Joe Rotondi--Joe Rotondi is the pianist in the Susie Hansen Band, and was one of Susie's strongest influences in her Latin music development when they first performed regularly together in early 1989 as members of Candi Sosa's band. He began studying piano with his father, Joe Rotondi, Sr., and continued his musical studies at Los Angeles Community College. He joined Susie's band in early 1996. Joe has performed with many Latin Jazz greats in his musical career, including Herb Alpert, Vikki Carr, Linda Ronstadt, Arturo Sandoval, Alex Acuna, Justo Almario, the Estrada Brothers, Rudy Regalado and Chevere, Bongo Logic, John Pisano and Candi Sosa. Joe has recently recorded a new Latin Jazz CD with Herb Alpert, and is featured on the current Milestone release of the Estrada Brothers. He was the regular pianist in Marcos Loya's band on the Paul Rodriguez TV show, and played on the 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Mambo Kings' soundtracks. Ricardo 'Tiki' Pasillas--Tiki Pasillas is a drummer and multi-percussionist who joined the Susie Hansen band in the 1990, and after leaving for two years to play with the band Son Mayor, returned as drummer/timbalero for Susie in 1994. He plays with Susie's band whenever he is not on the road with acclaimed Salsa sensation, Mark Anthony. As a teenager in Oakland, California, Tiki won a Berkelee College of Music scholarship, and later he received the Latin Stylist Award at Musician's Institute in Los Angeles. He has performed or recorded with many jazz and Salsa greats, including Alex Acuna, Tito Nieves, Sheila E, Kenny Kirkland, Hiroshima, Peter Erskine, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Horace Silver, Cachao, Giovanni Hidalgo, Juan Pablo Torres, Poncho Sanches, Nestor Torres, Paquito D'Rivera, and Kazu & Keiko Matsui. Tiki teaches at Musician's Institute in Hollywood, and does regular studio work in jingles, records, and films. Joey De Leon, Jr.--Percussionist Joey De Leon, Jr., born in New York City of Puerto Rican heritage, joined the Susie Hansen Band in 1995. He was introduced to music at the age of 3 by his father who is also a percussionist, but did not b

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