Todos a Bailar!

Everybody dance! It’s what people do when we perform our music!

The Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Sextet was founded in Madison, WI in 1998 and has been entertaining audiences throughout the Midwest with their renditions of classic and original Latin Jazz ever since.

“Castañeda’s long-lived Latin Jazz Band is an all-pro outfit crammed with strong soloists.”
– Isthmus, The Daily Page, July 27, 2008

Voted Madison’s Favorite Jazz Band fourteen straight years by the “Isthmus Reader’s Poll” (2000-2014), and recipient of three “Madison Area Music Awards” (2005-2007) as Madison’s best Latin Artist and best Latin Album (“Viva el Cardinal” and “Mambo O Muerte”) the Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Sextet continues to impress and entertain audiences wherever they play.

Mr. Mongo (an original tune)

The Tony Castañeda Latin Sextet Band has been a favorite at the Isthmus Jazz Festival, Live at Five and other local venues and festivals and has performed and demonstrated Latin music for a number of public schools in an effort to expose more people to Latin music.

The band’s tight sound has also been honed by over a decade of free weekly Sunday night gigs at the Cardinal Bar in Madison, WI.

“They bring a little bit of tangelo scented heat to Madison through their traditional blend of congas, keyboards, trumpet, flute, saxophone, upright bass, timbales, and myriad small hand percussion…their mambo was fiery hot, and their Tito Puente cover was dripping with lively sensuality. I can’t wait to be warmed by this band in the cooler months.”
– Isthmus, The Daily Page, August, 2013