About the band
How everything started...
In 2010 Willie Ziavino formed the C.O.T. Band along with Juan Bonini (Panamá) resulting in the fusion of trova, jazz, caribbean / brazilian rhythms and musical influences from each band member. This world music style blends perfectly with the melting pot that is Atlanta.
The C.O.T. Band quickly became very well known in Atlanta's latin music scenary performing weekly for the last 6 years in the best latin venues in the city.
They have also performed for Coca Cola, High Museum of Art, Georgia State, National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Hispanic National Bar Association among others. C.O.T. Band has also been invited to several Southeast music festivals.
The core of the C.O.T. Band is formed by:
- Willie Ziavino Founder - Classic Guitar - Lead Vocal (Ecuador)
- Juan Bonini Co-founder - Percussion - Lead Vocal (Panama)
- Kevin Hyde Trombone, Vocals (USA)
- Jose "Bambam" Ramirez Drums, Percussion, Vocals (Puerto Rico)
- Hector "Perico" Mancia Keyboard, Vocals (El Salvador)
- Dan Baraszu Electric Guitar (USA)