Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Cafe – Salsa / Latin Jazz
Wed 1st March at Karamel. Doors open 7pm. Live music from 8pm. Advance tickets £10 available from www.musicglue.com/Karamel
Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Cafe have been one of the leading bands in the vibrant and exciting London salsa scene since they formed in 1996. Pioneering the worldwide “salsa con vibes” revival of the late 90s, they were one of the first bands in Europe to favour the small combo salsa sound of 1960s/1970s bands like Joe Cuba Sextet/ New Swing Sextet/Pete Terrace Combo rather than that of the more common big brass-heavy salsa orchestras of the day.
Colombian born band leader Dorance Lorza already had a very impressive record from back home as a musician, arranger, composer and producer, working with the the biggest names in Colombian salsa music such as Los Niches, Los Del Caney, Los Titanes, Los Nemus Del Pacifico, Orquesta Canela, Santiago Ceron, La Octava Dimension, Kike Harvey, Cali Aleman and Fruko y su Orquesta.
Over the years, they have become one of the most popular and booked salsa bands in the UK and have been featured at many prestigious salsa congresses and jazz festivals.
Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Cafe were the winners for the LUKAS AWARDS (Latin UK Awards) in the category ” Latin Act Of The Year 2014 ” and Dorance “Musician Of The Year 2015”