During our wedding planning process, my wife and I decided to reach out to the band via their email address listed on their website to see if they even played weddings and if they'd happen to be available the weekend we had chosen. Jeff, the bandleader and founder, responded shortly after saying that while he wouldn't be available he could certainly assemble a group that weekend of other band members.They were very flexible in allowing us to decide how many pieces we wanted, what instrumentation, and for how long they'd play. We settled on a quintet featuring vocals, percussion, electric guitar, acoustic bass, and trumpet. The band performed for our "dancing" portion of the evening, as opposed to the cocktail hour (which would also be a very tasteful choice), we were just more interested in their infectious dance rhythms to get our guests up and moving. And that they did!In summary, we had an absolutely wonderful and memorable evening largely due to Conjunto Philadelphia. Our guests loved the music, even the ones not previously interested or exposed to Cuban music. The guys in the band were pleasant, courteous, and professional. Jeff and I arranged every detail via email and he was great to work with; vey flexible and generous. I'd highly recommend considering them for your wedding or really any event. Honestly, their rate is a steal and is much less expensive than your standard "wedding band" yet their music is way more interesting and fun. We couldn't be happier.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Jeff and Conjunto Philadelphia. This group played for my wedding in October and were 100% the life of the party. My husband and I love to dance, particularly to salsa music and got to see Conjunto Philadelphia play downtown in Philadelphia over the summer before. The live music added something very special to the party- it was the perfect way to bring our families together. People continue to tell us how much fun they had and how awesome the band was. I truly cannot imagine the night without them playing. Jeff is also very easy to communicate with and was open to any requests that we had. I wish I could add a photo to this review!
Saw them at the Community Arts Center recently where they rocked the Cuban beat. Very entertaining. The lead singer and frontman Andres deals out a highly skilled and smooth performance, dancing through many of the songs. If you like Latino and Pre-revolutionary Cuban, this is the band for you. They are tight, and poised to break out onto the international scene. All musicians are of A+ quality. Keep your eyes peeled for them.
Episcopal Academy's Upper School students had an amazing morning with Conjunto Philly this week. As part of a two-week course on Cuban history and culture for twenty-five of our sophomores and juniors, the group sent four of their musicians to conduct three 45-minute workshops with our students on Cuban music: vocals, percussion and strings. Each of these workshops was both instructive, weaving in the kind of Cuban history that will make the students more informed listeners, and interactive. We then brought everyone together for a 45-minute performance by the band, which allowed everything the students had just learned to be heard more fully. The students responded by clapping the clave, singing along, shaking maracas and egg shakers, and even dancing. The energy and enthusiasm of the band were infectious. We just wished they could have stayed longer.