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Latin Jazz and Salsa Band with Raquel

Latin Band from San Francisco, CA Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 9 Reviews
  • 20 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2008
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Starting at $1,000 per event

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Raquel and her group is a classy and talented band that plays classic Latin dance music and Latin jazz. Their repertoire includes salsa, son cubano, cha-cha-cha and romantic boleros, and they can play for both dancing and background music. She has been hired by wedding and corporate clients from France, England, Greece, and all over the United States as far as North Carolina, Florida, New York and more. Some of her clients: Apple, Adobe, Macy's, Mercedes Benz, Yoshi's Jazz Club, Whole Foods, Disney Museum, Academy of Sciences, Exploratorium, wineries, hotels, universities, restaurants, clubs, and more. Find out why clients hire her back again and again. The band has also played extensively aboard Princess Cruise ships in the Caribbean islands and Mexico. They perform the songs of the Buena Vista Club, Beny More, Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco, Orq. Aragon, Omara Portuondo, and originals. The group can consist of four to six people depending on the client's budget, and Raquel will work with you to find the right music and size of group for your event. Vocals and Instrumental: Quartet, Quintet, or bigger ensemble Styles: Latin music: salsa, son Cubano, cha-cha-cha, bolero, guajira, and Latin jazz Other sytles: jazz, bossa nova, samba, and blues. Language: English, Spanish, Tagalog "Raquel and her band has garnered a fine reputation performing in local festivals and clubs…[Raquel's] style is sultry, with a comfortable and elastic range that allows her to softly express boleros or drive Cuban/salsa classics…Raquel is a singer who has finally arrived…… this pint-of-dynamite will demonstrate she has it going on!" (Latin Beat magazine, December/January 2007, cd review of Soy Filipina by legendary Bay Area DJ Chuy Varela of KCSM.) Here's the review of Raquel and the band from San Francisco Art Magazine: "If there is such a person in existence who is a Filipina, Spanish-singing, Bay Area-based comparison to Sade, she can be found in a band called Bolero y Más. Possessing smooth sultry vocals with a lightly husky quality, their lead singer, Raquel Berlind, fronts this sensual rhythmic Cuban band. Lovers of good Latin music will appreciate the many styles this aptly named band plays. They are all over the map with music of Cuba, Puerto Rico and New York City, and it works for them beautifully..." She has 57 more reviews (and still increasing) on her personal website where you can also find more audio/video samples, awards,photos, and performances. You'll be able to get a hold of her and get her website once you select her at Gigmasters first. Ask for a quote from Raquel, and she'll be happy to assist you to make your event extra special. :-)


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Avg 5.0 | 9 Reviews

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Review by Palmyra M.

FundraiserReviewed on May 5, 2012From Danville, CA

Raquel and the other members of the band were on time, they were set up and ready to go before the event. The other band did not show so Bolero y Mas played longer than we agreed on with enthusiasm. They are very professional, I would recommend them to a friend.

Review by Daniela M.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 8, 2011From Martinez, CA

Raquel and her band Bolero y Mas were amazing at my wedding. Everyone kept coming up to me to tell me how good they were and how it was so much better than hiring a DJ. Raquel is very professional in that she is accomodating, easy to reach and great to work with. If you are looking for a band that will get your people up and dancing this is the band to pick. They were able to get people who don't dance on their feet! They were worth every penny....and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a band that is lively, energetic, professional and fun!

Review by Crystal G.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on May 19, 2011From Sonoma, CA

This band is amazing. Not only was Raquel a great singer and the band amazing musicians, but they also were a pleasure to work with. They even learned a song for me for our first dance at the wedding. I could not have asked for a better band or group to work with during this very special event. I would recommend them to anyone for any event! Not only was I impressed with this band, but so was the venue that I used for the wedding. They told me that they would make it to their preferred vendor list! If I could give 10 stars I definitely would!

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Past Events

June 2, 2018 • Wedding Reception
Sat9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Salinas, CA
December 31, 2017 • Celebration
Sun6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Palo Alto, CA
February 28, 2017 • Corporate Function
Tue12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Santa Clara, CA
November 25, 2016 • Thanksgiving Celebration
Fri5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Los Altos, CA
August 6, 2015 • Yerba Buena Garden
Thu12:00 PM - 1:00 PM San Francisco, CA
June 13, 2015 • Wedding, Las Positas Vineyards
Sat5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Livermore, CA
June 2, 2015 • TBA
Tue6:00 PM - 10:00 PM San Francisco, CA
May 23, 2015 • Hotel Pier 2620
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM San Francisco, CA
May 16, 2015 • Wedding
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Napa, CA
April 25, 2015 • Hotel Pier 2620
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM San Francisco, CA
April 4, 2015 • Winery Private Party
Sat6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Napa, CA
March 28, 2015 • Pier 2620
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM San Francisco, CA

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