Timbason la Original is a popular Washington DC, nationally recognized, 5-Star reviewed, “one-
of-a-kind Latin inspired party band”, catering to every audience nationwide. Their “Timba” hip-
hop, R&B, jazz, salsa, and Brazilian inspired fusion music is modern “Salsa on Steroids”. And,
their “Son” is a style of popular Cuban dance music, originating in the Oriente Province of Cuba.
Hence, their name “Timbason”.
Timbason did a wonderful job performing for our guests at Street Beats. They were fun, upbeat and set a great tone for the festival!
Response from Timbason la Original:
Thank you for having us at our event ....
Timbason la Original is so good and they're so professional we hired them a third time! This was an outdoor festival event that is the highlight of our event year. Jose Lorenzo is such a pleasure to work with and the crowd loved the music. We'll definitely hire them again!
This was the second show Timbason la Original performed for us and they were so much fun! This show was in a smaller venue, so Jose Lorenzo brought fewer performers which worked out perfectly. I definitely recommend them, and look forward to hiring them again!
Response from Timbason la Original:
Thank you we always love your events .... !!!! thanks for the good review , !!!! loved
I hired Timbason la Original to play a community block party event and they were fantastic! The crowd was dancing and everyone really enjoyed themselves. The band members were all very professional and friendly. Jose Lorenzo was great to work with. I look forward to working with them again and would recommend this awesome band to anyone seeking a fun night of Cuban music!
Excellent very professional
The Music was incredible
Response from Timbason la Original:
Thank you Oscar we also enjoy been in your house with your family and friends !!!! q se repita .... your got all my info !!!! thanks sincerely From Timbason la original , when the CD is out I let you know thanks
We hired this band for my husband's
Cuban themed birthday. The band members were very accommodating and prompt and the music was excellent and set the mood. The guests were very happy!
Fantastic at our Havana Nights fundraiser this weekend. Very easy to work with. They helped create a great vibe for the event and the music was great. Highly recommended!
Jose Lorenzo and his band, Timbason la Original, were simply fantastic!
We held a fundraising event with the theme of "Havana Night” and I credit Timbason La Original with helping to make our event a huge success. Their infectious music was the highlight of our evening.
Jose is a consummate professional and a very talented bandleader. He was responsive to all our questions and receptive to working within our budget constraints.
I would highly recommend Timbason La Original to anyone looking for some musical magic and would not hesitate to hire them again for an event.
Response from Timbason la Original:
Thank you for having us in your event and your super review
Thanks again !!!
Jose and the rest of Timbason crushed it last Saturday. Our non-profit holds an annual gala called Toast to the Heroes each year and this year's theme was Havana Nights. What a spectacular show Timbason put on for our guests. The music truly added to the tropical atmosphere and revved people up for the evening. Everyone in the bad was full of energy and they worked with us on both band and sound pricing knowing that we were a non-profit with a limited entertainment budget. Thanks Jose.
The band did such a great job at my brother-in-laws surprise birthday party. The song selection, flexibility with providing a smaller version of the 11 piece band, and personalization (bday song played in English and Spanish) was excellent. They kept everyone on their feet. I would recommend them to anyone. They were worth paying the extra cash over my budget.
We hired Timbason to play at a surprise retirement party for my father. They were very professional and flexible to work within our budget. We made two song request which they rehearsed and played perfectly. All our guests were ecstatic with the music and danced all night. They arrived early to make sure they didn't encounter delays and followed the schedule we gave them perfectly. We'd definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a Latin band.
Timbason did a repeat performance at my client party this year, with the same excellent results. They are simply one of the most talented Cuban bands for hire in the country. Their love of musicianship and enthusiasm for the different Cuban styles -- son, bolero, guajira, rumba and others -- comes through on every number. The music is of such high quality that you want to sit and listen to it as if you were at a concert, but it's so good that you and your guests won't be able to stay in your seats -- this is dance music of the highest order. Timbason is a pure pleasure.
The International Club of DC is an organization for internationally-minded professionals with a membership of over 49,000 individuals in the Washington DC area. We work with over 80 embassies in DC to present a variety of cultural events to our members. We have had the absolute pleasure of working with Jose Lorenzo who heads the Timbason La Original Latin band. We have hired Jose and his band to perform at our largest event of the year, the New Year’s Eve Gala at the Marriott Marquis in Washington DC and Timbason La Original put on a thrilling performance for our 1,200+ guests who attended the event. We look forward to working with Jose and his band again and we very much appreciate his dedication, professionalism, and dependability in delivering a great performance!
Timbason played a at our anniversary party and everybody loved, loved, loved the band. We negotiated a smaller version of the full band (sound and space issues) and it worked out perfectly. Everybody danced and kept asking me who are these guys? They are amazing! Thank you for making our 25th wedding anniversary a little more special.
A group of 6 Timbason performers, including Jose Lorenzo, played at my client appreciation party this past weekend. They were spectacular! I requested that they only perform traditional, slower Cuban songs, to go with a Tropicana nightclub theme, and they went above and beyond to meet this request. Their skills are extraordinary -- it's as if you just hired the Buena Vista Social Club performers to do a personal gig for you. The idea was for them to put on a show for the crowd, who were seated at tables, but people couldn't help themselves -- they got up and started dancing immediately.
Timbason arrived early, were ready to go on time, responded graciously to all requests to change the order of songs, lower the volume, etc. Most importantly, my clients raved about them, and it made the party a great success. Do yourself a favor -- use Timbason at your next event and you'll be the hero.
Timbason is awesome! I got more than my money's worth. The band members arrived well ahead to set up and gave us a ton of great music in three long sets! They were all courteous and friendly to our guests and even threw in some salsa lessons! I would hire Timbason again should the opportunity arise and would definitely recommend to friends, clients and colleagues. Thanks for helping to make my husband's 50th birthday party a great success! You just can't throw a party without great music as the number one priority.
Thank you to Jose Lorenzo and Havana Soul for performing at the Imagine Festival, held in Richmond, VA on 10/19/13. The band did a great job in closing our multicultural event, held outdoors at Broad Rock Park. In spite of the rain, the band got the audience dancing and did a great job! I recommend them for future events.
Timbason created the ultimate salsa, latin dance music for our birthday party dance at Social Graces Ballroom studio last night. Incredibly exciting to see a large group of trained dancers get the ultimate music challenge to show their stuff. The party in Virginia was transported to exotic Latin fantasy lands with this incredible group. As the official birthday girl, all I can say is, let's do it again! Professional, fun group who went the extra mile to make my surprise party a blast. It's one thing to train in the latin dances but it's a dream come true to put it to the test with this authentic, high grade music performed live right in front of you with my friends. Thank you!!!!!
Our school had a Cinco de Mayo fundraiser and decided to incorporate live latin entertainment and we chose Timbason and are so glad we did. There variety of salsa, merengue, latin jazz was outstanding and was a great hit at our event. Both Jose Lorenzo, the owner of the band, and his female vocalist, Laura Soza, were very accomodating with us throughout the evening when we needed to mix in our live auction segment between their musical segments (which did not work well but no fault of Timbason!) but I can tell you when they sang it was well worth the wait for the attendee's. I plan on booking them for another non-profit which I am on their board and would highly recommend them to anyone that would like to have latin musical variety by a very talented band. In addition to Jose and Laura, the rest of the band was equally as great. Keep up the great work Timbason!!
Hi Andy and thanks for following up. TimbaSon well exceeded my expectations. My guest could not stop talking about their sound, voices and impeccable performance. They were a wonderful compliment to the surprise party. I just loved their music. How awesome!!!
Thank you for being such a professional and a joy to work with. I’m sure you’ll hear from my friends and family in the future if we find ourselves in need of your services.
Keep up the excellent work.
Today is the first day since the wedding that I have touched my email, so sorry for the delay! Timbason was awesome!!! I was incredibly impressed with you and Sam Hill, and the band was great to work with. My event coordinator at the site said that everyone showed up early, and most importantly, their music was perfect! Everyone was dancing and raving about how great they were. The caterer also wanted their information so that she could recommend them to people. I eventually want to go on to your site to post my review to let everyone know how great they were. I was slightly nervous since I had never seen them perform before (just heard the samples on your website), but they were even better than what I was expecting.
Timbason was fabulous! People hit the dance floor once Timbason began playing and it remained packed until the music stopped. We have received numerous compliments on the quality of the band. I believe very much in supporting performing artists. Nothing comes close to the real thing. Thank you again for your help. It was a pleasure doing business with your company and Timbason.
We love Timbason! They Really got the crowd going tonight and up on their feet dancing!. Their music was really high energy and just what we needed to start out our summer concert series. The guys were great to work with - very courteous and gracious and their music was superb. Many people complimented them at the end of the evening. Port Warwick will definitely have Timbason back next year! They were fantastico!
I think everyone should hire a salsa band for their weddings. Everyone had the best time with Timbason. I don't think I could have gotten more compliments about their performance. Their style and music fit the evening perfectly and we couldn't be happier with our choice. Thanks again for your help with booking them. I will definately be recommending them to any friends of mine getting married in VA in the future.
What to Expect
Timbason covers both the traditional and new sounds coming out of Cuba. Like salsa on steroids, it incorporates traditional salsa with modern Timba music popular in Cuban dance clubs today, creating a truly Cuban sound that is more authentic than most Cuban-American bands, and also more up-to-date.
Timbason La Original is mix of Cuban jazz, Latin, salsa,Timba, Cha cha Cha , Mambo, Rumba, fusion and World music,
TIMBASON LA ORIGINAL BIO
Timbason la Original is a popular Washington DC, nationally recognized, 5-Star reviewed, “one-of-a-kind Latin inspired party band”, catering to every audience nationwide. Their “Timba” hip-hop, R&B, jazz, salsa, and Brazilian inspired fusion music is modern “Salsa on Steroids”. And, their “Son” is a style of popular Cuban dance music, originating in the Oriente Province of Cuba. Hence, their name “Timbason”.
Cuban born musician, Band Leader & Lead Vocalist Jose Lorenzo will “set the tone” in Spanish and English, acoustic and amplified, modern and traditional. If you are looking for an “upbeat” four to seven piece party and dance band to entertain everyone; these “talented”, “professional’, “inspirational”, “energetic” musicians will be “the highlight” of your event. Timbason la Original, performing since 1998, “is a pleasure to work with” and you will “definitely look forward to hiring them again!”
Timbason la Original is available for hire year-round to play for every audience at your special events. Whether your event is a festival, wedding, anniversary, birthday, business grand opening, personal milestone, or any other celebration at a club, public park, home, restaurant, business, catering hall, or rented space; Timbason la Original will meet and exceed your expectations and the expectations of all your guests. We are easy to work with, accept special requests, and reliable. Please contact us for more information and to book the Timbason la Original band for your next special occasion.
Additional Booking Notes
We Have all the Details For Lighting, Staging , Sound and Rider Info,
Past Booked Events
|May 19, 2019 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||birthday|
|April 20, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Festival|
|April 14, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Festival|
|September 22, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Launch Party|
|June 16, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Festival|
|June 03, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Graduation|
|May 20, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Fundraiser|
|May 19, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|March 18, 2017–March 19, 2017 • 5:00pm - 12:00am||Fundraiser|
|September 17, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|May 27, 2016||Retirement Party|
|September 06, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|September 18, 2014||Wedding Reception|
|August 23, 2014||Wedding Reception|
We Work with Different Set List Depend of the Event, From Background Music, Very Energetic Music, Original, Covers As Requests etc
|Jose Lorenzo with total of 7 musicians||Band Leader and Lead Singer|
Influences & Inspiration
Cuban and New Orleans music, also cubans Groups like, Los Van Van, Elio Reve, Son 14, Manolito y Su trabuco, PuPy y lo que son Son , Paulito FG, Buena Vista Social Club, Marc Anthony, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Nieves etc.
Drinks for Musicians
2 Electrical Outlets