Six HOT bands will perform at the Oxnard Salsa Festival in 2017!
The Arsenio Rodriguez Project
The Arsenio Rodriguez Project, is an All-Star Ensemble of today’s top LA musicians, designed to continue the legacy and to pay tribute to Arsenio Rodriguez, called by the historians the father of salsa. The Ensemble came together for the first time in 2011 to honor Arsenio Rodriguez on his 100th birthday anniversary, presenting the original arrangements of the man many credit with being one of Afro-Cuban music greatest innovators.
Louie Cruz Beltran
Louie Cruz Beltran is a charismatic entertainer, singer and master percussionist who has captivated audiences with his dynamic stage presence and wonderful vocals. Louie’s musical career was crafted upon the soulful sounds of his ethnic American background and flavored with contemporary R&B, Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Salsa as well as the Great American Songbook. Steeped in music from early childhood, his first memories recall his mother singing gospel music, Mexican and Caribbean folk tunes.
La Verdad (9piece) founded in 2015 by Grammy award winning singer songwriter Gabrielito Gonzalez along with key-arranger-producer Matt Amper and master percussionist and "LP" (Latin percussion) artist Joey de Leon. They gathered Some of L.A's finest musicians to play in this dynamic Tour de force. La Verdad has played many privates, clubs and festivals since, served as Backing band to artist "La Palabra" as well as NYC Artist "Don Sonero".
Dancing With Our Community Stars
In a Salsa-twist to the hit TV show, local celebrities are paired with the area's best dance instructors for a salsa showdown. The 2017 line up will take to the dance floor to raise much-needed funds for their charity of choice. Learn More
Angel Lebron Y Su Sabor Latino
As Orchestra Director, Angel Lebron brings his family history of three generations of New York Latin musicians to his exciting style of live classic salsa. A true entertainer, he connects with his audience through his humor and energetic style.
The Janeen Puente Orchestra developed when she moved to LA and met Eddie Del Rios- an accomplished percussionist who has played all over the world, with some of the biggest names in salsa. The band’s origins based itself on tributing the female icons of salsa, from La Lupe to La India, but from there Janeen’s own voice and style, backed with the straight forward swinging music, propelled the band to becoming a local favorite.