VibraSÓN Latin Band

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
Band: Cover Band: Original Latin Salsa

"Hippest Vibes band playing great Salsa and Latin music in the San Francisco Bay Area. Band Leader: Jake Jacobs (est. 2013)"

VibraSÓN is dedicated to playing and honoring salsa music that follows the tradition of artists such as Joe Cuba, Jimmy Sabater, and many more to create a hip, swinging sound for dancers and audiences alike. We feature the vibraphone and percussion instruments as well as having smooth vocals to go along. Musicians: Jake Jacobs Carlos Caro Luis Morales-Guidos Charlie Barreda Marco Diaz Saùl Sierra-Alonso Christian Pepin plus many talented Associate members that play with us regularly. Visit for more information and biographies of our members. Bio: VibraSÓN is the Bay Area's newest salsa/Latin band playing both classic and contemporary songs that dancers and audiences both crave. The band was formulated by Jake Jacobs, a Bay Area dance teacher and musician for close to 20 years, the result of an idea in 2009 to bring a special kind of music to audiences here. The music is not obscure. In fact it is very famous and was popularized many decades ago in the 1960s and 1970s by such great artists as Joe Cuba, Jimmy Sabater and New Swing Sextet, when Boogaloo was making its way into the New York Latin scene. Is it cool? Yes, very - with a smaller configuration band featuring the alluring sounds of the vibraphone. Is it hot? Extremely, bringing forth the hot rhythms that make salsa irresistible! This is music for the ages that lives on and on. Salsa dancers can't resist the hip sound and driving rhythms of the genre. Jake has brought together an accomplished team of Latin musicians that include Jake himself on percussion, along with Cuban-born Carlos Caro and Miguel Melgoza, both of whom also play in Avance, a salsa band led by Santana Band's Karl Perazzo. Marco Diaz, an accomplished pianist who has performed with the great Israel "Cachao" Lopez is on piano. Saúl Sierra-Alonso is on bass, and he has played with John Santos, Anthony Blea, and many others. The vibes chair is held by Charlie Barreda, a pianist and vibraphonist both who studied with the one and only Cal Tjader. Lead vocalist Luis Morales-Guidos cut his teeth singing with salsa band Avance for over 15 years, as well as Montuno Swing and R&B band Pop Fiction. Edgardo Cambon is a highly accomplished sonero and congero that has led his own band Candela for over 20 years. Christian Pepin hails from NYC from a famous family of percussionists and he brings a lot of experience to the band despite his relatively young age.

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