The Top Hat is happy to welcome Missoula’s hottest Latin music ensemble Salsa Loca for a FREE live performance on Cinco de Mayo, Saturday, May 5, 2018!
Made up of some of the area’s finest musicians, Salsa Loca specializes in the irresistible rhythms of Cuba and Latin America – bolero, cha-cha, mambo, samba, and beyond. This is some of the best party and dance music in the world.
Featuring the fiery horn combination of Leon Slater on trumpet and saxophonist Chuck Florence, in addition to percussionists Bob Edbetter on drum set & timbales and Cody Hollow on congas, Salsa Loca presents an authentic Afro-Cuban sound, with a distinctly Montana flavor. Completing the lineup are Beth Lo on bass and David Horgan on guitar and piano.
Salsa Loca’s repertoire features the songs of classic latin composers such as Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, & Perez Prado, alongside those of modern latin-jazz masters like Tito Rodriguez, Poncho Sanchez, and Cal Tjader, plus a number of original compositions. The group’s first cd, titled “Watch Out,” was released to wide acclaim in 2007 on Spud Records. The recording features 13 tunes, including several of the group’s originals. In 2014 the band appeared in concert on the Montana PBS television program “11th & Grant.”
Seasoned fans of Latin & salsa music, as well as those new to this exciting style, will all appreciate the sizzling variety of sounds and rhythms performed by Salsa Loca.