About the band
How everything started...
Willie Ziavino & the C.O.T. Band is a latin band based in the Atlanta area. We play a mix of salsa, merengue, funk, bachata, caribbean rhythms, jazz, rumba, trova cubana and brazilian beats with our own twist.
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)
About Latin Music
Latin music has its roots deep in African, Portuguese and Spanish culture. It gives life to the vibrant, passionate and lyrical world that springs from living and loving life to the fullest. Latin music is known for its rhythmic beats and beautiful Spanish lyrics. We are passionate about bringing this great music to you.
Each sub-genre of Latin music brings its own history to the lively music. Many musicians and music fans have a favorite type. The best Latin bands play many different types and infuse their own flavor into the classics while creating new songs to enchant their audience.