Son Cubano, Salsa, Bolero-Cha, Merengue

Jazz

Doo Wop

Children’s Parties

Educational Workshops

 

Son Cubano, Salsa, Bolero-Cha, Merengue

Cuarteto Guataca specializes in high energy Latin music without the high decibel levels. The instrumentation is acoustic bass, percussion, Cuban tres guitar and flute. Everyone in the band sings. We love to play acoustic, with zero amplification. Also available as trio, duo and solo.

Jazz

I offer acoustic swing, bebop & blues for your event, from solo performances where I play bass and sing up to septets with bass drums, piano, guitar and horns.

My latest project is called Heidi Clark and the Troubadours.  We’re a vocal harmony jazz trio featuring pianist Ian Macdonald and vocalist Heidi Clark. We play standards from the American Songbook with three part vocal harmony throughout.  Think Nat King Cole, Chet Baker and the Boswell Sisters.  Because Ian also plays guitar, we can adapt to many different situations. We can play 100% acoustic, with no mics and no amps and we can even fit into relatively small spaces with just the guitar, bass and the three of us. We can also add drums and a horn or two for a bigger sound.  Some of our favorites tunes are: Accentuate the Positive, I Only Have Eyes For You, Old Devil Moon, I Fall in Love Too Easily

Doo Wop

I work with some of the most in demand doo wop groups in NYC including the Tee Tones, Cover Story and Spank. Three to five singers plus acoustic bass.

Children’s Parties

I bring the acoustic bass, Venezuelan cuatro or guitar and play a 30-45 minute set of music in Spanish and English that gets the children involved singing, dancing and playing instruments. Duos, trios and quartets also available.

Educational Workshops

I offer hands on instrumental and vocal music workshops from Pre-K and up, and also for teachers. Participants develop skills for improvisation and ensemble playing.

Get in touch for information on having me at your next event!