MAZACOTE is a west coast latin dance band, playing horn-driven New York salsa dura and beats from Colombia, Puerto Rico and Cuba.
Based in Vancouver, the band features Nicaraguan singer-songwriter David Lopez, latin jazz trumpeter Malcolm Aiken and a groove-heavy rhythm section featuring Chris Couto on timbales, Carlos Arias on bass, and Niho Takase on keys.
Fresh for 2015, Mazacote recently released their latest album NUEVA ERA on TrebleFive Records, featuring singles “Carita Bella” and “La Hora”, “It’s our finest work yet as a band,” says leader Malcolm Aiken, “this album brings a new level of songwriting and the end result is electric. Everybody shines.”
Mazacote performs across the west coast at festivals and dance clubs, bringing the exciting latin dance party vibe to audiences of all ages! Highlights include headlining the Vancouver International Salsa Festival with New York latin jazz trombone legend Jimmy Bosch, as well as mainstage appearances at the Harmony Arts Festival, the Carnaval del Sol, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Winterruption Arts and Culture Festival and Kelowna’s Global Music Festival.