Susie Hansen Band
Electric violinist Susie Hansen plays fiery Latin Jazz and Salsa, creating music that brings audiences to their feet, dancing in the aisles. Susie and her Los Angeles-based band have been acclaimed by many critics, such as Phil Elwood from the San Francisco Examiner who describes them this way: "It's a sizzling, swinging Salsa band. Hansen can solo as if her bow was afire. The whole room was jumpin' for joy."
They specialize in Latin dance music, including Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bolero and Cha Cha Cha. According to Don Heckman of the Los Angeles Times, Susie "creates a brand of music that is as physically moving as it is intellectually stimulating." Her all-star band features George Balmaseda on lead vocals, Joe Rotondi on piano, Rene Camacho on bass and Jimmy Branly on timbales, among her other great musicians.