Orquesta Salsa Dura

Orquesta Salsa Dura is a Salsa band like no other! A San Francisco Bay Area based band, we strive to keep the tradition of hard pounding montunos and Barrio-conscious urban lyrics from the Fania days in New York, with our own original songs that can be just as experimental and open to new ideas while respecting the old school traditions. Featuring Cuatro instead of piano and with an inclination to jazz-like improvisations during the Mambo sections, Salsa Dura can provide a night club a whole evening of dancing as well as providing a listening audience improvised solos and lyrics to think about.

Founding members include Orlando Morales on Timbale, Scott Brown on Cuatro, David Barrios on Trombone and Mike Parykaza on Trumpet, soon to be joined by Pedro Rosales on Vocals, Andy Woodhouse on Bass, and Ron Graham on Alto Sax.

Home Base: San Francisco