Orchestra Fuego is a Salsa band that performs both original and familiar Latin songs with invigorating new arrangements. Based in Tampa Bay, Florida this 12-piece live orchestra presents an ear pleasing and visually alluring performance that magnifies their impressive presentation style. This seasoned group of musicians with over two decades of experience produce a sizzling show — and the band’s dynamic, high energy sound dominates every stage they play on. Orchestra Fuego delivers a vast and versatile repertoire of songs that includes Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Bolero, Cha-cha, and more.
A piano player’s relocation to a new state marks the origins of Orchestra Fuego. Director and front man Marcus Hernandez was a veteran performer on the New York City scene in the late 70s and 80s at the peak of the Salsa movement with Latin music running deep in his veins. When Hernandez relocated to Florida from New York, he was fueled by two things: an abiding interest in Salsa and a passion for bringing this sensational Latin sound to his new home state. This quest led to seeking out and performing with other Salsa aficionados in the area, and these original musicians are all now members of Orchestra Fuego.
Consisting of three singers, percussionists, brass musicians, a pianist, and a bass guitarist, their blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms mixed with Nuyorican flavor has maintained the integrity of what is referred to as “Old School Salsa or New York City Salsa,” complimented by a fresh twist.
In addition to performing live shows, Orchestra Fuego is also working on several recording projects. They have released four albums Encendido, Salsa Brava, Quemando La Pista, and their newest release, Vengan Todos A Bailar and are currently shooting their new music video.
“We really enjoy performing and watching others appreciate our music,” said Marcus, “and we are eager to bring our sound around the world.”
For more information about Orchestra Fuego, visit orchestrafuego.com.