The Echo Park Project was founded in 2006 by Carlo Lopez, a Latin percussionist from Brooklyn New York who wanted to recreate the legendary salsa style of NYC in Southern California. To achieve that, Carlo engaged session and in demand musicians in California of high caliber like John Belzaguy, Joey de Leon, and Artie Webb, just to name a few.
Their repertoire is a combination of original material and hot 70’s cover tunes, which have been sung from Tito Allen to….. Since its creation, the band has developed a loyal following and has released two CD’s a debut (“Retro New York Salsa” and follow-up “El Viernes Social”.)
Thanks to modern technology in the hands of Carlo Lopez, and their tight swing, their music has been heard from Colombia to Japan.
Composer: Felix Cardenas Hernandez
Arranger: Joe Mannozzi
Publisher: Peer International Corp.
Carlo Lopez: Musical Director, Guiro
Tomas Martin Lopez: Bongo
Joe De Leon: Timbales, Congas
Jonathan Montes: Piano
Rene Camacho: Bass
Humberto Ruiz Jr: Trombones
Juan Carlos Villaquiran: Alto, Tenor and Baritone Sax
Serafin Aquilar: Trumpets
Roosevelt Cordova: Lead Vocal
Ricky Luis: Coros
Steve Giraldo: Coros