Solis Bravo Band
25 Oct 2014 | Jazz, Swing, Big Band, BossaNova, Latin Jazz, R&B

Contributing Artist

                                              

These Super Stars unite for the return of Writer/ Composer & Guitarist Carlos Solis after 30 years.

 

Javier Concepcion

Javier Concepcion

Piano : Only in a Dream, Paradise, Rhythm of the Night

Born in Cuba Javier Concepcion is one of the top key board players in South Florida has played and recorded with Arturo Sandoval, Gloria Estefan, Carlos Oliva and the Judge’s Nephews, Los Temerarios and Juanes.  Also appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Jackson King

Jackson King

Lead Vocals : Only in a Dream, Paradise, Wasting the Night Away, Saturday Night, Island Girl, I’ll be Waiting, Daddy’s Little Girl, Say It’s So.

Born in Florida incredable vocalist & key board player Jackson King has been in the Music Business for over 20 years recording and performing all over the world with Emmy Award Winning Recording Artist,Composer and Producer Carlos Oliva

Camilo Valencia

Camilo Valencia

Saxophone & Ewi : Wasting the Night Away, Saturday Night,  I’ll be Waiting, Paradise, Say it’s So, Daddy’s Little Girl, Rhythm of the Night.

Emmy Award Winner & Grammy  Nominee

Cuban Born Camilo Valencia Started his musical carrier in the 1970’s in Miami Fl.
Body of work to many to post these are some: Played, recorded, directed or musical arrangements for  Ricky Martin, Jose Feliciano, Nestor Torres, Shakira, Carlos Oliva and the Judge’s Nephews, Movie Soundtrack Horn Arrangements Dirty Dancing / Havana Nights .

Alemnest Andino

Alemnest Andino

Flute : I’ll  be Waiting, Paradise

Cuban Born Alemnest Andino Graduated from the Concervatery Institute of Music in Havana Cuba now living in Miami she has played with many of the top musicians in the area and currently plays on various tv shows and tours the country.

Charlie DeChant 

Charlie DeChant

Sax: Your Not Alone

Charles “Mr. Casual” DeChant is the Sax and keyboard  player for the multi-platinum selling recording artists Hall & Oates. He has been playing in the band since its inception in the early 1970s. Notable saxophone solos are heard in Maneater,” Say It Isn’t So,” and “I Can’t Go for That” ( No Can Do). He also plays Flute, piano and guitar. Besides recording and touring with Hall & Oates, DeChant also played with other stars including Mick JaggerThe TemptationsTina TurnerBilly JoelBonnie Raitt and The Average White Band. DeChant is now a writer, producer, and solo artist.

Julio Diaz

 Julio Diaz

Trumpet : Saturday Night, Say it’s So, Daddy’s Little Girl, Rhythm of the Night.

Born in Cuba now living in Miami Julio Diaz has recorded and performed all over the world with Emmy Award winning group Carlos Oliva and the Judge’s Nephews.

Teddy Mulet

Teddy Mulet

Trombone : Island Girl

Grammy Award Certificate Winner

Cuban Born now living in Orlando, Florida Teddy Mulet is that rare breed of musician that can play just about any instrument you put in front of him including strings, horns, keyboards, drums, etc. Teddy is the trumpet, trombone player and arranger on all the Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine hits of the 80’s and 90’s. Other touring experience includes Justin Timberlake, Paul Anka, Celia Cruz and Donna Summer. Teddy has also appeared on numerous albums by artists including Jon Secada, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Julio Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias, Jimmy Buffett, Jennifer Lopez and Celia Cruz. Teddy is currently playing lead trumpet with Blood Sweat and Tears.

Milton Salcedo

Milton Salcedo

Grammy Nominee Piano / Organ : Saturday Night, Wasting the Night Away, I’ll be Waiting,

Carlos Oliva

Carlos Oliva

Vocals : I’ll be Waiting (Spanish)

Emmy Award Winner Recording Artist, Composer and Producer

Carlos was born in Sancti-Spiritus, Cuba.  In 1961, Carlos arrived in Miami, where he quickly began making a name for himself as a percussionist and a fine vocalist until he formed his own band, Los Sobrinos del Juez(The Judge’s Nephews).   they are a very special unit of nine talented musicians. Carlos Oliva and L.S.D.J. notoriety grew as they created  a new, inter-cultural sound; a fusion of Cuban music, salsa, afro beats, samba, jazz and rock.  This melting pot of rhythmic seasonings soon became known as “The Miami Sound”., which for the first time in history, gave Miami a claim to fame for its Latin Music. Time Magazine credits Carlos as the initiator of this popular musical trend. The group was the first to take this sound outside of Miami to Las Vegas and their numerous hits have taken them on tour throughout Latin America and Europe. Carlos has produced and directed other musical groups, including Miami Sound Machine among many others. Visit Carlos at www.carlosoliva.com

RENE L. TOLEDO

Rene Toledo

Lead Guitar : Your Not Alone, Island Girl, Say it’s So, I’ll be Waiting,

4 Time Grammy Nominee Guitarist & Producer

René L. Toledo was born in Havana (Cuba), July 3, 1957. He began his Guitar studies at the age of ten years old in 1980 he immigrated to the United States  where his musical career really explodes, becoming a Studio Musician and a Music Producer with international recognition. He was appointed professor of Jazz Guitar Florida International University . His musical career has won him several Grammy Awards:  Album “Danzon”, by Arturo Sandoval, (as a Guitarist).  Album “The Latin Train”, by Arturo Sandoval, (as a Guitarist). Album “Hot House”, by Arturo Sandoval, (as Guest Artist). For its participation in the production of the album “Caribbean Soul” by Gloria Estefan 2000 (Grammy as a Producer and Composer) Album “Oral Fixation” by Shakira,  (Grammy for his participation as a guitarist).  Also a Grammy Award Nomination for his participation as a Producer in the Album “Cautivo” by Chayanne.  He has participated in hundreds of recordings with internationally renowned artists such as Carlos Santana, Celine Dion, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Julio Iglesias, Chayanne, Vanessa Williams, Gloria Estefan, Mark Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, The Manhattan Transfer, Jon Secada, Jose Feliciano, Bette Midler, Carlos Oliva, Vicky Carr, Emilio Estefan. Among his Musical Productions are those of Julio Iglesias in “Noche de Cuatro Lunas” and many more.

 

Marco Linares

Marco Linares

Lead Guitar : Only in a Dream, Saturday Night, Wasting the Night Away, Daddy’s Little Girl ,  Rhythm of the Night

Grammy Award Winning Songwriter/Composer/Guitarist for Gloria Estefan

Grammy Award with Ruben Blades:  “La Rosa De Los Vientos” as Best Tropical Performance.  The Rainforest Foundation Recording with Ruben Blades and Sting “Carnival”.  Grammy Award Winner with Ruben Blades: “Mundo”as Best World Music held in LA. Latin Grammy Award with Ruben Blades “Mundo” held in Miami. Latin Nomination with Victor Manuelle “Travesia” held in LA.  Latin Grammy Award Albita “Albita Llego” held in Miami. Hurricane Relief “Come Together Now” Recording with Gloria Estefan.  Producer/Arranger for Gloria Estefan’s Children’s Book Noelle 2 “See With Your Heart” Music Soundtrack.  Musical Director for Gloria Estefan Acoustic Band “Alma Awards” Event held in LA. Musical Director for Victor Manuelle’s Pop Band.  Recording All Guitars for Gloria Estefan’s Album “90 Millas”.  Guitar Performance Hispanic Heritage Month at the White House.  Musical Director for Christian Daniel’s Band, First artist fromEmilio Estefan and Puff Daddy’s Label Bad Boy Records. recorded Gloria Estefan’s latest production “Wepa”.

 

Pedro Alfonso

Pedro Alfonso

Violins : Your not Alone

Grammy Award Certificate Winning Violinist, Pianist

Maybe you won’t find Cuban Born Pedro Alfonso’s name listed on the bestselling music charts… yet. But many of the artists topping those charts, from Gloria Estefan to Shakira to Bacilos, depend on the Cuban-born violinist, pianist, composer, arranger and musical director when recording their award-winning works or performing at prestigious venues around the world. Less than two years after arriving in the US in October 1998, the violin virtuoso’s distinctive talents were heard on Estefan’s Alma Caribeña (Caribbean Soul), which was honored with a Grammy Award and a Billboard Latin Music Award. That same year, he recorded with Shakira on her MTV Unplugged CD, which won a Grammy Award, too. Most recently, he worked with Bacilos, which took home the Latin Grammy for Best Album by a Pop Duo or Group for its CD Caraluna. Numerous tracks on the CD, including its single Mi Primer Millón (My First Million), also honored with a Latin Grammy as Best Tropical Song, feature Alfonso’s signature violin sound. With a discography of more than 150 major-label CDs, Alfonso has recorded and toured with many of the biggest names in Latin music, including Shakira, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Bacilos, Julio Iglesias, Alejandra Guzmán, Luis Enrique, Gianmarco, Franco De Vita, Ednita Nasario, Alexander Pires, José Feliciano, Fulano, Jaci Velasquez, David Bisbal, Don Omar, Oscar de León, Tito Nieves, Olga Tañón, Pablo Montero, Andrés Cepeda, Patricia Manterola, Thalía and Jon Secada. 

Jorge Dobal

Jorge Dobal

 Trombone: Saturday Night, Wasting the Night Away, Say It’s So, Daddy’s Little Girl, Rhythm of the Night

Michael Levine

Michael Levine

Piano: Say It’s So , daddy’s Little Girl, Put A Little Country In My JazzLevine is a man of many talents whose career is a blend of different aspects of music. He attended the University of Miami where he studied piano with Vince Maggio.It was at the UM, that Levine formed a group with Billy Ross. They released their first album “That Summer Something” in 1981, which featured Pat Metheny as a guest artist. Levine wrote the majority of the band’s compositions. The recording earned national recognition for them and stayed on the top ten contemporary Jazz (AOR) charts for six weeks.Subsequently they recorded “Humidity” which also did well. The Ross-Levine Band was the opening act for Michael Franks, Gato Barberi, Dionne Warwick, and many others.

Levine can be found on Michael Bolton’s “Vintage” as well as Julio Iglesias and Armando Manzanero albums and many other top stars.

Rafa Payan

Rafa Payan

Guitar: Rhythm of the NightBorn in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on may 15th., 1975. Coming from a family of an extensive musical tradition, his father Héctor Payan, founded the legendary Dominican group Los Paymasí.At the age of 9 he initiates his studies of guitar, beginning this way what has become a very successful career as a musician. After performing with different local bands, at the age of 16 he is professionally introduced into the music industry, managing quickly to be recognized as one of the best guitarists on the scene thanks to his versatility and own style. In the early 90’s he started experimenting with bands that mixed afro-caribbean, brazilian, rock, blues and jazz, resulting in very interesting and elaborated music styles. With such bands as “Xiomara Fortuna & Kaliumbé” and “Irka & Tadeu” he performed in jazz and world music festivals throughout Canada, Spain, France, Brazil, Belgium and Haiti.In 1995 he started working with some of the top producers in the area (Manuel Tejada, Alex Mansilla, Jorge Taveras, Pengbian Sang, Mario Garcia Haya), and internationally (Alejandro Jaen, Roy Tavaré, Juan Cristobal Losada, Chris Rodriguez) becoming the best session recording guitarist in the DR. He recorded with artists such as Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Wason Brazobán, Alvaro Torres, Enrique Chia, Chichi Peralta, MDO, Daniel Santacruz, Jandy Feliz, José Peña Suazo, Miriam Cruz, Olga Tañón, Marco Hernández, Pochy Familia, Raulin Rodriguez, Diveana, Frank Ceara, covering musical styles all the way from bachata to pop.

In 1998 he recorded with Grammy winner Juan Luis Guerra & 440, on the album “Ni es lo mismo, ni es igual”. Later on he worked with Pavel Nuñez, as producer, arranger and guitarist for the albums “Paso a Paso”, “De vuelta a casa”, “Big Band Nuñez” and “El Tiempo del Viento” (Latin Grammy Nominee).