ORIENTE is an experienced event performance band with a diverse repertoire, as well as original music ensemble/recording artists. Based in Miami but launched in New Orleans, Eddy Balzola & his band Oriente stand out with an exciting, original sound featuring a powerful fusion of Cuban roots and rhythms influenced by blues, jazz, Brazil and Caribbean flavors. The full band is a sextet and smaller ensembles, trios and duos are available. They also present a Cuban Big Band and Buena Vista Social Club style repertoire as LOS CARRETEROS. The band's musicians are veterans, experienced with all aspects of performances from concert halls and festivals to private functions, parties and conventions.