Conjunto Picante is the Premier Salsa Dura orchestra of the San Francisco Bay area! Our members are all seasoned pros - they know Salsa, and know how to please the most discriminating Salsa dancers in your event!
We hired Conjunto Picante for an event in a college dorm, and they were awesome. They sounded great, and kept an excellent vibe going with their attitudes and dance moves. They were there on time, and were super cooperative! 10/10 would hire again.
My experience with Conjunto Picante was incredible-- the night of their performance, I decided that I wanted to book them for a second event! They played at a venue on the Stanford campus, at a salsa social organized by my student organization, Los Salseros de Stanford. It turned out to be our biggest event in several years, with an estimated 400 attendees!
Their musicians are great and truly engage the crowd. Tony, the band leader, is professional in demeanor and communicated with me leading up to the event. I encountered some challenges with organizing the event because of university policies, and Tony was completely understanding and very patient as I worked through these challenges.
All in all, I highly recommend Conjunto Picante.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 210 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Conjunto Picante was born from a collaboration of artists from the San Francisco Bay area seeking to express themselves in the field of Salsa. We are an up-and-coming group of seasoned individuals with a passion and dedication in bringing back the 70's chart-busting "Hard Salsa" from such renowned artists as Ismael Quintana, Justo Betancourt, Eddie Palmieri, Larry Harlow, Celia Cruz, Sonora Poncena, Lalo Rodriguez, Louie Romero and other great salsa artists of yesterday and today. Founder and Composer Tony Rodriguez's 11-piece orchestra cultivates a full and vibrant sound, portraying the sounds that are reminiscent of the Salsa era that brought these great artists to the forefront of Latin music! Our services can include, at the hosts request, full PA functionality, MC duties, and DJ service between sets.
Additional Booking Notes
Our group is a full-fledged latin-style orchestra with typically 9 pieces at a minimum, and requires sufficient floor/stage space for at least this many performers.
Past Booked Events
|November 02, 2019 • 8:00pm - 10:30pm||Nightclub Event|
|July 17, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Menlo Park: Music in the Park|
|June 15, 2019 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Private Event|
|May 04, 2019 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||SF Cinco|
|May 03, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Festival|
|January 08, 2016||Campus Event|
Our choice of band repertoire is carefully "curated" by DJ Tony and includes classic, contemporary, and "deep cuts" of Salsa artists from the 70's onward. In-between sets DJ Tony will provide whichever Latin genres you prefer.
|Tony "DJ" Rodriguez||Bandleader & MC|
Influences & Inspiration
Space for minimum 9 performers