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Profile for Avance a local salsa band from the San Francisco Bay Area



Location: San Francisco, CA
Established: September 1992
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Phone: (510) 633-1877


Fronted by red hot singers Armando Cordoba, Jeff Cordoba, Jimmy Flores, and Karl Perazzo, San Francisco’s Avance brings a unique twist to the salsa music scene. The group’s exciting live shows are punctuated by an original stable of songs that are each accompanied by fun choreographed dance routines by the band’s leads.

Featuring regular guest appearances from top Bay Area musicians, the expert musical accompaniment blends salsa influences from New York, Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico. The result is a uniquely rich blend of Salsa, Timba, Funk and modern R&B that helps Avance stand out in a Bay Area music scene that is absolutely teeming with talent.

Avance’s entertaining stage-presence and urban-friendly sound has made them a favorite choice for top clubs and music festivals alike.


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Avance Video 3


Armando Cordoba (Vocals), Jimmy Flores (Vocals), Jeff Cordoba (Vocals), Karl Perazzo (Vocals), Oscar Soltero (Percussion), Carlos Caro (Percussion), Peter Meredith (Piano & Keys), Jorge Pomar (Bass), Mike Rinta (Trombone), Chris Lege (Trombone), Jamie Dubberly (Trombone), Derek James (Trombone), Christian Tumalan (Piano ), Jerry Quinones (Percussion), Luke Kurley (Trombone), Marc Bolin (Trombone), Felipe Pumarada (Bass)
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Toni Marie
Dec 16, 2017 at 10:56 am

thank you for keeping our SALSA live!

great job.

Salsa Angel


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