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Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros is NYC’s best Cuban Salsa dance band

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros is NYC’s best Cuban Salsa dance band. It’s led by Gerardo Contino, Axel Tosca Laugart, and Yusnier Bustamante Sanchez.

Contino also hosts Cuba Caliente Salsa parties. Sometimes part of the band joins in.

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros are Cuban Salsa

Año Nuevo, December 31, 2016

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros is a band that is getting hot in 2017. The core of director and singer Gerardo Contino, artistic director, pianist Axel Tosca Laugart, and percussionist Yusnier Sanchez Bustamante, are all Havana Cubans.

They call Gerardo “El Abogado de la Salsa Cuba” (the lawyer of Cuban Salsa). He is an intellectual property (IP) lawyer. That makes Gerardo and Rubén Blades the two most famous lawyers in Salsa.

Contino was born in Havana. In Cuba he was the lead singer of NG La Banda. Contino founded Los Habaneros when he came to New York City.

Axel has a great band of his own and also plays for his mom, Cuban vocal legend Xiomara Laugart.

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros Albums

Los Habaneros first album, Somos Latinos (2013) earned critical acclaim. But it’s their live shows that get people talking, and dancing. “People who can’t even dance were trying,” said Alicia Olatuja of NPR/WNYC about a live performance. Look for a new album, Los Habaneros in 2017.

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros in New York City

Contino leads the Cuba Caliente Salsa dance party. Los Habaneros sometimes join in.


The band plays a Habana Nights party at Lucille’s in the B.B. King Blues Club in Midtown, Manhattan on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11 pm. $15, Ladies Free

Past Shows

Gonzalez y Gonzalez CubaCaliente! January 18 & 25, 2017, 9pm-1am

BAMCafe Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 9:30-10:30pm

Contino is singing with FANIA All-Star Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Thursday-Sunday, May 25-28. It’s a powerful show and Larry Harlow is a really great guy. The only problem is there isn’t much space to dance at the Blue Note. You will want to dance.

The band plays the Habana Nights, Saturday June 10 Midnight-2am, and the Closing (for now) party Thursday, June 13 at 11pm at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District. No cover

The band plays the Zafra Jams AfroCuban Block Party at The Woods in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 3-10pm.

The band plays Terraza 7 in Woodside/Jackson Heights, Queens on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10pm. $12

The band plays the Highline Ballroom in Chelsea on September 25, 2017 from 11pm – 4am.

The band plays the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan’s Upper West Side on October 17, 2017.

The band plays the Fat Cat in Greenwich Village on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 9pm.

The band plays with the Max Weinberg Orchestra at The Frick Collection museum in Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

The band plays a Cuba Caliente party at The Woods in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Sundays November 5, 12, 19, & 21 from 6 – 11 pm.

The band plays The Django at the Roxy Hotel in Tribeca, Manhattan on Saturday, November 21, 2017. Cover $10 – $20

For more information, visit www.LosHabanerosNYC.com


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