Jose Conde Bands, Ola Fresca

Cuban Band
33 Reviews • 76 Bookings

Based In New York City, NY


Jose Conde is a world class, world reknown, singer songwriter of Cuban roots heritage who fuses various elements of Latin music in his original songs and also performs classic, authentic Cuban, Salsa and selections from various other genres in Spanish, and also in English, Portugese, and French. He is first and foremost a superb and very special singer and interpreter of song with a beautiful, clear, soothing voice that he delivers with a masterful phrasing whether on his own original repertoire or the songs he covers. Conde won Best Latin Album in the Independent Music Awards 2008, BEST LIVE LATIN BAND 2008 and 2010 on He has performed in notable venues such as Chicago World Music Fest, Montreal Jazz Festival, NY Central Park Summerstage, Bocafest in Veracruz Mexico, Green Apple Festival Miami, Santa Monica Twilight Dance Series, Kennedy Center DC, NY Global Rhythm Festival, New Orleans Voodoo Festival, and was also musical director, songwriter and singer for Baby Loves Salsa on Rope a Dope Records/Sony. In three critically acclaimed albums with his Cuban dance band OLA FRESCA, Ay! Que Rico- 2004 (PiPiKi/Universal) the award winning, (R)Evolución (Mr. Bongo Records UK), and the much lauded ELIXIR (2016), Conde traversed has been hailed the world over as a “brilliant and thrilling” (Billboard) “smorgasbord of sounds that keeps listeners in a diasporic daze” (Trace). Five Jose Conde songs from both his Ay! Que Rico and (R)Evolucion albums have been featured in international compilations on Putumayo and Rough Guide Records. Jose Conde is currently working on his second solo album (TROPICAL ELECTRIC FUNK/POP) which features him as singer, multi instrumentalist, and producer, and is planning a winter 2018 release. While publicly Jose Conde is a concert artist who is exploring and combining music in a very original way (in performances and on records) for private events, Conde works directly with client to create the event. He has been hired by high end planners as a “ Music Consultant”. He customizes performances as much as possible to the taste and budget, and flow of energy desired by the client. With over 11 years of experience in private events performance, coordination, consulting, and design, and performances at top level public concerts, festivals and venues, Jose Conde is the best and most popular choice, musically and in terms of professionalism, in the New York city area for all your music needs.


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Michelle M

Wedding Reception - 2010-08-14

We loved Jose's music, but were unsure about hiring a full-on Latin band for our wedding. We shared our concerns with Jose, and he offered ideas and put us at ease. He's an amazing artist and an atten...

Abby U

Wedding - 2009-08-01

We hired JC Band for our 8/1 wedding in Vermont; the music was absolutely amazing and exceeded our expectations. It honestly felt more like a concert than a wedding and our guests were blown away by t...

Carmela P

Celebration - 2014-09-20

Fantastic group, professional, great sounding, they are excellent musicians! Would hire them again without hesitation!

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