Susie Hansen Latin Band
The Susie Hansen Latin Band is a popular Los Angeles-based band playing high-energy Latin dance and American pop music. Susie Hansen plays the electric violin and is the musical director. The band's specialty is Latin music: Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Bolero, Bachata, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Charanga, Rumba, Samba, Bossa Nova and Latin Jazz. You will not find a better band for authentic Latin music. For an occasion that calls for oldies, pop, rock and swing, they play a large repertoire of disco, swing, funk, classic rock, R&B, Motown, jazz standards (like Frank Sinatra), jump swing and big band. Susie and her band will get the audience up and moving--as Susie likes to say, "We aim for the feet!" The band is truly a crowd pleaser with its rhythmic energy and drive. For dinner the music will be beautiful and never too loud. For cocktail hour, the music is lively, a perfect compliment to conversation. Their band has received many wonderful reviews, including one by Phil Elwood of the San Francisco Examiner, who describes the band this way: “It's a sizzling, swinging Salsa band. Hansen can solo as if her bow was afire." While specializing in Latin jazz and Salsa, the band plays dance music of all types. According to Brian McGackin of the Glendale News-Press, “I am usually hesitant to rave so dramatically about the quality of a band, but I just cannot seem to help myself. Raucously fun and upbeat, it's hard not to get up and dance." Susie's third CD, "Representanted de la Salsa," has gotten extensive airplay across the United States and in Europe, South America and Asia. Their single "La Salsa Nunca Se Acava" from Susie's second CD "The Salsa Never Ends" continues to be popular with dance DJs around the world.