Bobi Céspedes’ electrifying ensemble features some of the Bay area’s finest Latin Jazz musicians: Musical director, Marco Díaz on piano, trumpet and vocals; José Roberto Hernández on guitar and vocals; Julio Pérez on bongos and percussion; Lichi Fuentes on vocals, chekeré, and güiro; Bobi Céspedes, band leader, lead vocals, and chekeré; bassist Ernesto Mazar Kindelán; and Javier Navarrette on congas.
An accomplished piano and trumpet player, musical director, Marco Díaz has been working with Bobi Céspedes for nearly 20 years. He helped produce the band’s June 2020 release, Mujer y Cantante, and collaborated with Bobi on the arrangements for the 8 original tunes on the album. They also worked together on Bobi’s two previous releases: Rezos and Patakín.
Marco is an integral member of the John Santos sextet and has shared the stage with Grammy Award winning artists, such as Israel López “Cachao,” Nelson González, Jimmy Bosch, Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez, and Jovino Santos Neto. Marco currently produces records and performs music throughout the country while also co-leading Vision Latina, an Afro-Caribbean dance band, VL Trio, and his own group.