Lead by Grammy Nominated percussionist Danny Howard (2016), Contrabanda is one of Chicago's hottest Latin ensembles. Playing everything from Latin Boogaloo to Brazilian Jazz to Latin Jazz to Salsa. 
We can provide an evenings entertainment in any setting. We aim to enjoy ourselves which should make for a great night's entertainment.


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Busy July 

We have already had some great gigs this month and more our to come. Just played the Taste of Chicago yesterday and we have 2 more gigs this weekend coming up

Instagram Here we Come 

Yes we have finally started an Instagram account.    

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Applications Coming Along 

Well last week we finished our auditions for Urban Gateways Chicago hoping to become one of their touring artists next year. Cross your fingers. We have also once again applied to perform at the SPRA Showcase in November as well as planning our next attempt at American Voices.

Venue Debuts 

Contrabanda are making 2 new debuts at venues this week. We will be playing at 90 Miles Cuban cafe on Armitage this Wednesday from 7PM-10PM and at PorkChop in Hyde Park this Friday from 10PM-1AM. 

Gigs & Concerts Coming Thick & Fast 

We are happy to announce a new venue for us PorkChop in Hyde Park. We have our first of hopefully many gigs to come on April 24th. We also have added a host of gigs to our SHOWS page. Please check it out.

Summer Gets Busy 

Well the summer is shaping up nicely for the band with a lot of gigs coming in. We are working on some others that are not currently on the website. Watch this space for more to develop.

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