Louie Romero rose to prominence for his incredible percussion skills as the regular timbales player for legendary salsa musician “El Cantante” Hector Lavoe. Louie is also well known for his work with heavy hitters such as Willie Colon, Ruben Blades, Celia Cruz and others in his him town of New York.
Today, Louie continues to share his musical talents under the banner of Mazacote, playing a dynamic blend of classic salsa dance favorites as well as his original compositions (from the recently released album “Timbalero”). The band’s sound can best be described as a soulful dancer-friendly blend of Salsa, Cha-Cha, Timba, Cuban Guajira and Bomba.
Combining East-coast influences with Bay Area culture, Mazacote has quickly risen to prominence as one of San Francisco’s most sought-after salsa bands.