Kool Katz Band

  • San Jose, CA, USA
Band: Cover Band: Original Latin

"Our new sound we call Latin Bounce! We can jump from one genre to another all with a Latin Feel!! Thank you for stopping by and we'll see you at the shows!"

KOOL KATZ BIO Exciting! Fabulous! Explosive! This is the buzz about “The Kool Katz” band and their unique and infectious sound they call Latin Bounce. This group of seasoned professionals can really get a party started with their repertoire of cover and original tunes. With sultry vocals, searing guitar, a solid rhythm unit and screaming horn section – The Kool Katz will have you moving and grooving to guarantee any event will be a success. Once you hear their sound, you will find the Kool Katz to be very versatile and professional at what they do. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA), The Kool Katz was founded in 1996 by guitarist Art Galvan and his wife, lead vocalist Kelly Galvan. Together, Art and Kelly combine their musical talents to compose The Kool Katz original sounds. The band has released four CD’s entitled, Your love just moves me, Me gusta como bailas (I like the way you dance),"A new Chicano Groove" and "Turn It Up." The Kool Katz have had the privilege of recording one of their tracks entitled "The Boot" with Legendary Tower of Power horn section. Kool Katz have also been the backup band for major recording artists such as, Pete Escovedo, Richard Bean of Sapo, Joe Bataan and Azteca. The group has also shared the stage with other major recording artists: Juan Escovedo, Evelyn “Champagne” King, The Gap Band, Lakeside, Malo featuring Jorge Santana, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Sheila E, Redbone, Rose Royce, Brenton Wood, Mic Gillette of Tower of Power, Ron Moton from Con Funk Shun, Marvin McFadden from Huey Lewis & The News, Rodney O & Joe Cooley, Errol Knowles of Azteca, Joe Bataan and more. Introducing, the Kool Katz Kelly Galvan - Lead Vocals Art Galvan - Lead Guitar & Vocals Sergio Galvan – Bass Arnold Sanchez- Drums and vocals Darrel Gardere - Congas Kevin McCullough- Keyboards & vocals John Escalera - Trumpet/background vocals David Otey – Trombone Los Angeles Representatives: East L.A. Revue Steven Chavez - President Eric "Chico" Manqueros - Online DJ Frankie Fime - Online DJwww.eastlarevue.com Latino L.A. Frankie Firme, Contributing Editorwww.latinola.com Stockton Representatives: Kool Katz Music Producer Ron Moton from the group Con Funk Shunwww.confunkshunusa.com *Discography: The Kool Katz "Your love just moves me" (1998) The Kool Katz "Me gusta como bailas" (2000) The Kool Katz "A new Chicano groove" featuring Ron Moton from Con Funk Shun (2009) The Kool Katz "Turn It Up" (2010) Tracks from our new cd "Turn it up - Latin Bounce!" also include some special guest performances from some dear friends including; Christina Torres (Mike Torres Band) on Timbales, Tetsuya “Tex” Nakamura (WAR, 44’s, Los Suspiros, Monte Carlo76’s, Mr. B & The Stingers) on Harmonica, Ron Moton (Con Funk Shun) on Saxophone, Frank Bailey (MALO) on Trumpet and Dale Villavicencio (Tierra) on Timbales, Congas and Percussion. These performances are inspired and make this already good session an excellent one. As a matter of fact, the title of CD almost became Kool Katz and friends. This CD is a dream come true, CD COMPILATION Gozando With Chico (2006) Original Theme Song for East LA Revue www.eastlarevue.com Radio Airplay – KHOL 89.3 FM Fremont, CA KKUP 91.5 FM San Jose, CA KNDI AM & FM Hawaii KSJS 90.5 FM San Jose, CA KXCI 91.3 FM Tucson, AZ MEGA 97.9 FM Fresno, CA WDNA 88.9 FM Miami, FLwww.chicojazzonline.comwww.kcaaradio.comwww.eastlarevue.com Kool Katz Band Leaders Art & Kelly Galvan For Bookings & Information: (408) 849-1180 Email: thekoolkatzband1@aol.com Email: koolproductionz@gmail.comwww.facebook.com/koolkatzbandwww.reverbnation.com/koolkatzwww.youtube.com/user/thekoolkatzband www.koolkatzband.wix.com/koolkatz

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