PALO! was nominated for a Grammy and a Latin Grammy for their album PALO! Live. They perform their own style of Cuban music they call “Afro-Cuban Funk”. Just think “funky, jazzy salsa”. Or better yet, listen to some of their music. The group’s unique, danceable sound blends the allure of Cuban music with funky beats and jazzy improvisation.
In 2003, PALO!’s leader and founder Steve Roitstein invited his fellow musicians to join him in an improvised musical experiment combining Cuban music with Latin Jazz and Funk beats. After years of successfully producing artists such as Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Ricardo Montaner, Cheo Feliciano, Oscar d’ Leon, and Willy Chirino, Roitstein decided to form his own band. “My dream behind PALO! is to share the joy of music and culture with the world,” says PALO!’s leader, producer, pianist, and beatmaker.
PALO! received a nomination for a Grammy and a Latin Grammy for their album PALO! Live. The band was named Miami New Times Best Band 2012 (Readers’ Choice) and Best Latin Band 2014. PALO! is a featured act in clubs and live music venues, festivals, corporate events, and private events throughout the world.
PALO! plays their own style of Cuban music they call “Afro-Cuban Funk”. Just think “funky, jazzy salsa”, or better yet, listen to some of their music.
The New York Post proclaims:
“Afro-Cuban Funk is Cuban music for the new generation. And the leader of the sound is the Miami-based band PALO!”
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Miami, United States of America
Afro Beats, Cuban, Jazz, Latin, Latino, Rumba, Salsa
Clubs & Pubs, Wedding, Corporate Event, Hotels & Restaurants, Public Event, Exhibition, Festival, Private Party
English, Spanish; Castilian
Awards and Recognition
Best New Artist - Tempo Latino, France
Best Contemporary Tropical Album in Latin Grammy Awards
Nominated as Best Tropical Album in Grammy Awards
Padrinos del Festival - Tempo Latino, France
Julio Cesar Rodriguez Delet
Founder, Leader, Keyboard, Beats, Coros
- PALO! Live Set
- We collaborate with you to customize the performance to your goals.
- Funky Jazzy Afro-Cuban Salsa
- Grammy- and Latin Grammy nominated - fresh, original sound.
- Let's work together to make your event spectacular!
- Tech Rider
- Rider, stage plot, and input list
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What kinds of events do you do?
We do concerts, festivals, corporate and private events, clubs, and any event you want to imagine together!