Serenata Band

ATLANTA'S MOST WANTED ENTERTAINMENT would like to offer you our professional Musical Entertainment services of Serenata Band for that special event!

Serenata Band was born around two years ago as a trio playing just for small parties. People started to enjoy our job more and more and the band started to become more and more popular. Thanks to this we have grown to be the band we are now. Our current sextet format began a year ago and since then, we have become the hottest Latin group in town. We have played in many locations (see Past Performances ) from small restaurants to huge festivals as well as private parties, where the crowds do nothing but dance, clap, and ask for an encore. Our variety of Latin rhythms, including Latin Jazz , Salsa , Boleros Meringue and many others styles, are able to entertain Americans, Latin-Americans, African-Americans, and people from all over the world.

Sincerely, we would love to be considered for your future events. Serenata Band can add a brand new taste of true Latin flavor to your festivals, celebrations or parties.

Latin music already makes you move to the rhythm, but can you imagine a 7 piece authentic Latin band on stage making you move to their every beat?

With band leader Lui s Cor dero (Venezuela) on Bass/vocal, Tony Taylor (Alabama) Piano, Luis Gonzalez (Puerto Rico) Congas, Dave Freeman (Tennessee) Sax, Ben Taylor (South Carolina) Drum set & Timbales, José “Musi” Marcano (Venezuela) flute/percussion and Dan Baraszu (Georgia) Electric Guitar, the band has lots of energy and enthusiasm and really knows how to get the crowd going and going.

If you like Salsa , Latin Jazz , Boleros , Meringues & much, much more you will truly like Serenata Band; they'll have you dancing and clapping all night.


Upright Electric Bass
Drum Set
Sax (Tenor, Alt Sax, Wind Controller)


Electric Bass-guitar
Percussion (bongos, tambora)
Electric Guitar

Luis Cordero - Bass/Singer

Native of Venezuela, a versatile musician who had his first taste of the music world at a very young age when asked to play in the family band. Besides his natural aptitude and vocation for music, this professional shows an impressive career and an ample curriculum through prestigious institutes in Venezuela:

Conservatory Orquesta Nacional Juvenil de Venezuela (Alma Mater)
He complemented his education by participation in several of the concert tours with the conservatory's orchestra around the country.Mentors: Olimpia Sorrentino and Omar Sasonne

Bigott Foundation of Caracas
Classic and Latin Drumming School
Professor: Alexander Livinalli

Classical and Venezuelan folk music bands:
• Panaquire
• Fundación Barlovento de Tacarigua
• Calle Real
• Son Clave de Oro de Mérida
• Tinacha
• Sonora Oriente
• Síntesis de Barcelona
• Grupo Casabe
• Orquesta Las Vibraciones
• Orquesta de Instrumentos Latinoamericanos (ODILA) en Caracas.

Organized mayor music events in Venezuela
• Festival De Tambores, Parque del Este, Caracas 1982
• Juegos Panamericanos de Caracas 1983
• Juegos Nacionales Juveniles, Mérida 1986
• Voz Universitaria ULA-Mérida, 1986 –1987• USB-Caracas y núcleo litoral, 1996,
• USM-Caracas 1995, 96 y 97

Compañía Nacional de Teatro
Performed for one full season on the theater piece Cain Adolecente. (80 plays)

Co-hosted performances with important Latin-American Stars
• Un solo Pueblo
• Roberto Antonio
• Yolanda Moreno
• Richard Montilla
• Elba Escobar
• Gualberto Ibarreto.

International Appearances:
Barbados (1982) Grenada (1982) Martinica ( 1986) Pamplona, Santa fe y Cúcuta (Colombia, 1987) Moscú (Rusia, 1994 y 1995) y Minsk (Bielorrusia, 1994 y 1995, plus over fiveteen cities in France (1997)

International Music Festivals
• Festival de la Reina (Barbados, 1982)
• Festival de Jazz de la ciudad de Atlanta (Atlanta, USA, 2001)
• Festival de Montreux (Atlanta, USA, 2002) among others.

Bands in the Atlanta area:
• Latin Felling
• Tamboricua
• Marea Alta
• Rua 6
• Lead Singer for World Mambo Mission Band (present)

After graduating from Law School, Luis worked as an educator for a few years. Today, he is the proud leader of Serenata Band. This group is already generating positive feedback in the local media and nightlife circles

Tony Taylor - Piano

Tony began studying piano at the age of five with the encouragement of his grandmother. He first played professionally while in his early teens, accompanying various local churches and choirs.

Tony received his Bachelors in Music from Memphis State University, concentrating on Jazz Performance. While in college, he participated in a production of the Fats Waller musical Ain't Misbehavin' and also the musicals Workin' and Tintypes as pianist. Upon graduation from college, he spent over 5 years working for Carnival and Princess cruises as a show band pianist.

In 2000, he spent three months in Shanghai, China as pianist for the Sandi Jarvis Trio performing at the Portman Ritz-Carlton. In the summer of 2002, he performed at the Hong Kong Grand Hyatt Hotel as a member of the group J Jazz.

David Freeman - Saxophone

David Freeman charges past another milestone in his musical career whit the release of his self-titled recorded. This disc recorded in early 2002, features his new quartet of guitarist Dan Baraszu, bassist Josep Patrick Moore and drummer Joe Lee. Six Freeman originals are attached with abandon, the band dipping and swerving with each musical curve. "Dave is a double treat, a great writer and a great player" notes one fan. Another comments" The future of Jazz is in goods hands!"

Davis received his Bachelor of Music Performance (Three woodwinds) from the prestigious Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington. From there, his professional career blossomed as the principal soloist on the ship The Island Breeze. At the end of his contract, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he began to slowly fine-tune his craft, playing dues whit a variety of local bands. New York beckoned, however, and David headed north to soak up the sound of the city. In time, he made his way back to Atlanta, where he currently keeps up a busy schedule performing and teaching.

David has performed with Atlanta Beats, U.S. Beats, the Danny Harper Quintet, the Rumba Brava Latin Orchestra, the Rupert's Orchestra, the Ritz-Carlton Orchestra, and with the hottest band in town SERENATA BAND. He has performed and/or recorded with many Atlanta's finest musicians, including Chips Lunsford, Tom Knight, Phillips Smith, Bill Anschell, Neal Starkey, Zachary Pride, Dan Baraszu, Dan Furman, Woody Williams, Brian Lopez, Jez Graham and Joe Grandsen. He is comfortable in any context; whether it's a symphony orchestra, big band, pop horn section or jazz trio.

David performed at the 2000 superbowl activities for Visa, and for celebrities Michael Jordan, John Elway, Wayne Gretzky and Mohamed Ali. He has also performed at the 2001 Final Four, the 2000 Mayor League Baseball All-Star Game, the 2002 Atlanta Jazz Festival, Bermuda and in New York's Central Park. Other noteworthy events include parties for American Diabetes Association and Pfizer. He has contributed to shows at the Baggot Inn in New York for the 1998 CMJ Music Festival, the 2002 Riverland Festival in Chattanooga, the wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Good Day Atlanta, and the 1999 Atlanta Montreux Festival. David has been featured at Churchill Grounds, the Fernbank Museum's Martinis and IMAX, Smith's Olde Bar, Ying Yang Café, (all in Atlanta) and the 1998, 1999 and 2001 Atlanta Jazz Festivals.

Places where Serenata Band has performed

More than 90 private parties (weddings, birthdays, graduations, baptisms, etc.)

Gwinnett Civic Center, GA (opening for Reinaldo Armas & Aries Vigoth)
Restaurant Loca Luna, Midtown GA
Restaurant Eclipse di Luna, Buckhead, GA
Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, GA
Restaurant Marquitos, Alpharetta, GA
Atlanta Beat Soccer Team (stadium) Downtown, GA
Restaurant Dos Copas, Alpharetta, GA
Restaurant Mexica Gourmet, Alpharetta, GA
Celebrity Rock Café, Buckhead, GA
Restaurant Café Mystique, Buckhead, GA
Emory University International Festival. Campus, GA
Woodland Elementary School, Dunwoody, GA
Spalding Elementary School, Sandy Spring, GA
Restaurant Patacón Pisao, Gwinnett, GA
Water Works Park, Midtown, GA. (Puerto Rico's Day)
Michael Carlos Museum, Decatur, GA (Executive MBA Goizueta Business School Graduation)
Restaurant Sweet Devil Moon, Decatur, GA
Restaurant La Parrilla, Alpharetta, GA
Carrolton Latin Club, Carrolton, GA
Yaarab Temple, Decatur, GA (Latin Women Day)
Fuego Tapas Café, Alpharetta, GA
Dekalb Atlanta Center (Plaza Fiesta), Decatur, GA (Latin Women Day)
Restaurant Pancho's, Atlanta, GA
Restaurant Il Localino, Atlanta, GA
Restaurant Santo Domingo, Gwinnett, GA (opening for Frank Reyes)
Restaurant La Catracha -Club el Trébol- Decatur, GA (opening for Frank Reyes)
Chambrel at Roswell (senior community) Alpharetta, GA
Akstein Medical Center, Riverdale, GA.
Restaurant Mangos, Alpharetta, GA
Food 911 (TV program at Food Network Channel)
The Masquerade, Midtown, GA
Centennial Olympic Park, Jazz at Noon, Atlanta, GA
Tin Roof Cantina, Midtown, GA
Savannah College of Arts Int'l Festival, Savannah, GA
Café Tu Tu Tango, Buckhead, GA
Atlanta Jazz festival, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA
Restaurant Oh Maria ! Buckhead, GA
Club Carnaval, Atlanta, GA
Oakhurst Festival, Decatur, GA
Jazz Jamboree Festival, Stone Mountain, GA
Fort Mc Pherson, Atlanta, GA
Duluth Middle School, Duluth, GA
Fuego Tapas Café, Midtown, GA
Capital City Golf Club, Atlanta, GA
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Buckhead, GA (Latin American Assoc. Annual Gala)

What the press is saying about:

Serenata Band: … sound of the heart … Atlanta Latino 2003

…una orquesta diferente… Mundo Hispánico 2002

Serenata Band is conquering the Atlanta audience with its rhythms… Atlanta Latino 2002

…that music is for all cultures, and perhaps the U.S. audience does not know the dance steps, but they move according to how they feel, and that is the most important thing… Atlanta Latino 2002

Serenata Band estará haciendo honor a su eslogan “Lo mejor del Caribe” … Mundo Hispánico 2002

…with a Latin touch that is enjoyed by Americans as well as Hispanics… Atlanta Latino 2003

Serenata Band will bring the best in the Caribbean this Saturday to celebrate Venezuelan Independence Day… Atlanta Latino 2002

El grupo Serenata interpreta la música que a usted le gusta… Yellow pages, Mundo Hispánico 2002

Este sexteto está compuesto por músicos innatos que vibran con los aplausos de la gente y dan lo mejor de ellos cuando están en el escenario…Atlanta Latino 2002

Latin Jazz, Cumbia, Bachata, Cuban Son & Merengue are some of the musical styles interpreted by Serenata Band at various night clubs and private parties throughout Atlanta … Mundo Hispánico 2002

This band established in March 2001 with a Latin touch that is enjoyed by Americans as well as Hispanics…Mundo Hispánico 2002

Its director and vocalist LUI S COR DERO wanted to bring together a group of musicians who loved to play… Atlanta Latino 2002

Thus Serenata Band was born. It is distinguished by its quality and flair for variety …


•  Abusadora ... All of me

•  Almendras ... A mí que

•  Autumn Leaves ... Bésame mucho

•  Blue Bosa ... Camarones y Mamoncillos

•  Candela pa' los pies ... Cape Verdean Blues

•  Capullito de Alehlí ...Chica de Ipanema

•  Corcovado ... Cuando, cuando, cuando

•  Cuando vuelva a tu lado ... El bodeguero

•  El Carretero ... El cha cha cha

•  El cuarto de Tula ... El negrito del Batey

•  El que siembra su maíz ... Fluteam

•  Frenesí ... Fruta Fresca

•  Green Dolphin ... Street Umelina

•  La bomba ... La Cartera

•  La negra Encarnación ... La piragua

•  La pollera colora' ... La reina del Swing

•  Las Caraqueñas ... Loca Luna

•  Monta mi Caballo ... Misty

•  Morning ... Night in Tunisia

•  No te vuelvas loco ... Obsesión

•  Oye

•  Oye bien ... Oye como va

•  Papa Montero ... Que suene la flauta

•  Song for my father ... Summer Time

•  Sun Sun Baba ‘e ... Ya me libere

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