STYLE - Instrumental Latin rhythms with jazz solos.
SIZES - Duo, trio, quartet, quintet & sextet. For background music the duo or trio is recommended, while for festivals and concerts, the sextet (or quintet) will be more appropriate.
SONG LIST - For an American public: standard jazz songs, but with Latin rhythms. For a Hispanic public: well-known Spanish songs, but with Latin-jazz arrangements.
INSTRUMENTATION - For the duo: Spanish-electric guitar + keyboard; for the trio: a percussion is added (congas or bongos); for the larger ensembles: a separate bass and more percussion are added.
We had a cultural event and the band was the perfect fit - the music was just right - engaging and celebratory. We had lighter acoustic music during dinner and then dancing music after. The band was very flexible in accommodating a change in time the day before. A really wonderful band that made our event special and memorable!
Response from The Camelia Latinjazz Band:
Thank you Daria -- we enjoyed playing for your guests.
We had a wonderful party for almost one hundred people by the sea with the Camelia Latinjazz Band as a highlight. They arrived early, set up quickly, were dressed professionally and very delightful to have around. They were very obliging in playing our favorite songs, including many Cuban melodies, and we were very happy with everything they added to our special night. Thank you!
Roderick was a very nice guy to work with. He was prompt with his answers and the quartet did their job beautifully. No trouble, no drama. Very, very good!
Response from The Camelia Latinjazz Band:
Thank you Katie, we enjoyed performing for you and your guests.
Rod and the team played for my wife's 50th birthday party - they were great to work with and played wonderful Colombian Jazz! I would highly recommend them.
Price Range: $see website
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish, Dutch (Holland) And Papiamento (Curaçao)
What to Expect
Of the duo, trio or quartet, expect to hear standard American jazz songs (if the guests are mostly English-speaking), or well-known classic Spanish songs (if the guests are mostly Spanish-speaking), performed with smooth Latin rhythms and added jazz solos, creating a "happy" atmosphere without being overpowering.
For the sextet or quintet, expect a fuller sound which works well for outdoor shows, festivals, concerts, etc.
And by using a hand-percussion instead of a drum set, the band also takes less space than a same-size jazz group that has a drum set.
The trio will have a Spanish-electric guitar, keyboard and 1 hand percussion, while for the duo the hand-percussion is taken out. A separate bass is added to the quartet, and more percussion to the quintet and sextet.
To watch more live performances, please go to our website and click on "LiveVideos". Or go straight to our Youtube channel and click on "VIDEOS", then on the group size you're interested in.
Even though our current rates are posted on our website, if you like our style of music, we'll be happy to consider your available budget and reach a mutually workable agreement.
Our sets consist of 40 to 45 minutes of music, with 15 minute breaks.
The band usually arrives 1 hour before starting time, appropriately dressed and plays 1 or 2 extra songs overtime when the public request so.
If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us here.
And thank you very much for helping in keeping "live music alive".
Camelia Latinjazz Band.
A DESCRIPTION OF THE BAND.
This style can be best described as: instrumental Latin rhythms with jazz solos.
The group has added jazz improvisation not only to the salsa rhythm (which is more common), but also to the merengue, cumbia, bachata and bolero, creating this way what could be called: “salsa-jazz”, “merengue-jazz”, “cumbia-jazz”, “bachata-jazz” and “bolero-jazz”.
It exists as a duo (2-piece), trio (3-piece), quartet (4-piece), quintet (5-piece) and sextet (6-piece). All 4 sizes share the same song list, and it consists consists of 2 categories: popular American jazz songs performed with Latin rhythms, and well-known Spanish songs performed with new Latin-jazz arrangements.
The trio or duo specializes in "non-boring" and "non-overpowering" live background music and can be as mellow or upbeat as needed or wanted. And by using a hand percussion instead of a drum set, it also takes very little space and will fit in any corner. For outdoor shows, festivals and concerts the sextet (or quintet) would be more appropriate.
The instrumentation of the trio consists of: Spanish-electric guitar, keyboard (which is also in charge of the bass part) and a hand percussion (congas or bongos), and for the larger ensembles a separate bass and more percussion are added.
The "Camelia Latinjazz Band" performs regularly at private events and less frequently at public venues. The group's price range is more or less from $400 to $4200, plus a travelling fee if non-local.
(A non-local performance is any performance requiring travelling of more than 30 minutes, from Berklee Performance Center [136 Massachusetts Ave, Boston] to destination. The fee is $10 per musician for each additional 10 minutes after the first 30 minutes, rounded up to the next 10 minutes and determined by Mapquest or GoogleMaps [calculated without traffic].)
Roderick Camelia, the bandleader, is a native of Curaçao, a Caribbean island, a full-time musician and a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston MA. He plays lead guitar within the group, as well as serving as its musical director and manager. He comes from a musical family and is well-versed in many Latin and Caribbean styles. He also performs as a solo guitarist. Most of the other players are also fully dedicated to music.
Past Booked Events
|November 16, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Cultural Event|
|November 16, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Cultural Event|
|July 06, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Surprise|
|September 26, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 15, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|May 16, 2015||Birthday Party|
|January 02, 2015||Grand Opening|
AMERICAN CLASSICS WITH LATIN RHYTHMS:
1. Satin Doll – bachata
2. All Of Me – cumbia
3. Blue Bossa – salsa
4. My Way – bolero
5. What A Difference A Day Made – merengue
6. Crazy – bachata
7. Take the A Train – cumbia
8. Somos Novios / It's Impossible – salsa
9. The Shadow Of Your Smile – bolero
10. Autumn Leaves – merengue
11. Girl From Ipanema – bachata
12. There Will Never Be Another You – cumbia
13. Misty – salsa
14. Wave – bolero
15. Black Orpheus / Mañana De Carnaval – merengue
16. Solar – bachata
17. Night And Day - cumbia
18. My Little Suede Shoes – salsa
19. Stella By Starlight – bolero
20. I'm In The Mood For Love – merengue
SPANISH CLASSICS IN A NEW LATIN-JAZZ SETUP:
1. Besame Mucho – bachata
2. Moliendo Cafe – cumbia
3. Somos Novios – salsa
4. Historia De Un Amor – bolero
5. Cuando Vuelva A Tu Lado – merengue
6. Obsesion – bachata
7. La Mentira (Se Te Olvida) – cumbia
8. Capullito De Aleli – salsa
9. A Mi Manera – bolero
10. Cuando Cuando – merengue
11. Piel Canela – bachata
12. Que Nadie Sepa Mi Sufrir – cumbia
13. Cara De Payaso – salsa
14. El Dia Que Me Quieras – bolero
15. Inolvidable – merengue
Influences & Inspiration
This group has not been influenced by any particular act.
It's the product of a vision of having a group that plays Latin rhythms with jazz chords and jazz improvisation.
An electrical outlet is all that the band will need.
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