For your wedding, holiday party, fundraiser, corporate event, Quinceañera, anniversary or private party -- Susie Hansen and her crew of talented musicians will play the best of Latin and pop dance music.
Susie and her band have received many wonderful reviews, including one from Phil Elwood of the San Francisco Examiner, who describes the band this way: “It’s a sizzling, swinging band. The whole room was jumpin’ for joy.” According to Don Heckman of the Los Angeles Times, "Hansen is a ball of energy, creating an atmosphere of high voltage excitement.”
Click here for a list of Bridal Shows and Expos where you can come and see the band play live, and hear the wide variety of music we offer for a special event. We will perform songs from the many musical styles we can play for your wedding or other event. We have free tickets available for some of the shows. Please go to our Bridal Shows and Expos page for more info, or contact us to request a free ticket, good for up to 5 people.
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The Susie Hansen Band has performed all over Southern California, at the Playboy Jazz Festival, Fiesta Broadway, the Los Angeles County Fair, the Oxnard Salsa Festival and the Newport Beach Jazz Fest. We have played for various special events, including the Inauguration of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigos, La Opinión's 70-year Anniversary Celebration, a movie premiere for Jennifer Lopez, a private event at the Los Angeles home of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Acadamy Awards events, Grammy events, exhibition openings for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and many New Year's Eve celebrations on the Queen Mary. We have played outdoor community concerts in nearly every community of Southern California. We have toured in the United States, playing jazz festivals and concerts from San Jose to Chicago, Toronto and New York City. The band loves playing weddings, has performed for countless weddings, anniversaries and special events, and has an extensive list of corporate clients.
Violinist Susie Hansen is the musical director of the band, and has recorded or appeared as a guest artist with Tito Puente, Vikki Carr, Los Van Van, Orquesta Aragon, El Gran Combo, Sonora Ponceña, Orquesta Broadway and others. Her three CDs, "Representante de la Salsa," "The Salsa Never Ends" and "Solo Flight," have received extensive airplay across the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Asia. Singles from her CDs have charted well with radio and club DJs throughout the United States and around the world. Seven songs from her CDs have been included in eight different salsa, jazz and Latin compilations in the US and Europe.
"The band is fabulous, the crowd truly enjoyed the performance."
- Stephanie Ross, K-BIG 104, Los Angeles
"By far you have the best music in Los Angeles and it's a joy to have you with us
during our Gala."
- actress Carmen Zapata, Bilingual Foundation of the Arts
"Thanks so much for making such great music. You were terrific at our
- Salsa promoter Albert Torres
"Your music was appreciated by all those present. Without your participation, our
event would have not been as successful, elegant and entertaining."
- Sandra Eckhardt-Miranda, Macy's
"You and your band were excellent! You all looked great, too. We didn't have to worry
about a thing. It was great to see so many people dancing--everyone had so much fun
thanks to you!"
- Thomas and Deanne Lopez, wedding reception
"Your musical selections were right on from the first set through the last
- Ron Silverman, City of Hope
"Hansen was a ball of energy, creating an atmosphere of high voltage
- Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times
"I am usually hesitant to rave so dramatically about the quality of a band, but I just
cannot seem to help myself. Hansen's music is simply too much fun."
- Brian McGackin, Glendale News-Press
"It's a sizzling, swinging Salsa band. The whole room was jumpin' for joy."
- Phil Elwood, San Francisco Examiner
"Hansen and her L.A.-based group achieve a rhythmic groove that's nothing less than
- Mark Holston, Jazziz Magazine
"I dare you not to move. The leader's electric violin rides the band's percussive
cushion like a surfboard on a great wave."
- Ken Franckling, Ken Franckling Jazz Notes
"Another zesty set – Hansen knows how to get the party started and her crew knows how
to keep it going."
- Chris Spector, MidwestRecord.com
"The Susie Hansen Band kept the dance floor crowded. It is one of the hardest working,
most popular bands on the Latin scene today."
- Myrna Daniels, LA Jazz Scene
"What violinist Susie Hansen delivers can be summed up in a single word: energy. Her
approach to the rhythmically dynamic music is infectious."
- Zan Stewart, Los Angeles Times
We'd be happy to send you a free demo DVD, sampler CD, brochure and song list. For this, or for information about booking the band, please contact us either by phone at 323-224-8006 or via e-mail at email@example.com. We don't quote prices via email, so to get information about the band's fees, please call us on the phone. Thanks!