Fan Quotes

WORT Block Party _ 52“Chances are if you’ve attended a fundraiser or celebration of any sort over the last 25 years or so years in Madison, Tony’s band was front and center.  Amid the hoopla and intense conversations, these cats—Dave Stoler, Anders Svanoe, Henry Boehm and others—lay down a ferocious Latin jazz groove even if much of the crowd is otherwise engaged.  It was just this scene (a WORT fundraiser at the Cardinal Bar, Nov. 28) where it came to me:  If Madison ever creates its own music hall of fame, Castaneda deserves first-round induction.”

– Marc Eisen, Isthmus Newspapers, December 29, 2014


“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


“Castañeda’s long-lived Latin Jazz Band is an all-pro outfit crammed with strong soloists. They should be at their explosive best tonight as they celebrate the release of a new CD.”

– Isthmus, The Daily Page, September, 2007


“The Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Sextet has a new CD. “Mambo O Muerte” (“Mambo or Death”), that ripples with vibrant rhythms, textures and musical dialogue…”

– The Capital Times, Lifestyle, Tuesday, November 6, 2007