Sabroso (sa’bro’so) adjective, derivation: Spanish 1. Savory, flavorful.
2. In good taste
Sabroso is a large, exciting, and truly musical
orchestra of Salsa and Latin Music. Started as the dream-child of two
musicians’ love of the rhythm, music that desired to be part of the
great popular Latin musical style. Sabroso has established its own
musical style by mixing the diverse musical experiences of the members
and enthusiastically continues to expand their experience with the
inspiration of the masters.
The leaders of Sabroso, Dennis Bueno,
a very musical percussionist, is an established well versed musician,
veteran of many Colorado bands, and an alumnus of the Air Force Band.
Bud Gordon, an exceptional trumpet player and arranger is a veteran of
many of Los Angeles’ salsa bands.
Sabroso features an extra large
heart and very talented lead vocalist, Julio Garcia, who is at home with
the style of music they perform. Julio is also a much appreciated public
school music teacher. Julio, born in Cuba and raised in Miami, is a
graduate of the University of Miami. Julio’s musical experience goes
back to his childhood where his father reared him with Latin music
Another well-loved band member and vocalist Amy
Sanchez was a musically mentored adolescent of Dennis Bueno. Amy always
strived to be the best and has succeeded in most all of her challenges.
Amy has grown as a student of Salsa and is beginning an already
successful career in public school teaching. Amy was just awarded a
degree with high honors in education. Amy is a native of San Luis
The remainder of the members of Sabroso all has a love
and affinity for this music. They each work as professionals with their
respective talents, but carry a flame for the rich exciting culture.
Bud Gordon grew up in Los Angeles and learned to play in the
nationally known Eagle Rock High School music program, which produced
many great musicians in the 1970’s. After graduation Bud toured with Ray
Charles, playing the first trumpet chair. When he returned to Los
Angeles, he immediately became part of the vibrant salsa music scene.
Bud’s first salsa experience was with the L.A. Salsa All-stars, whose
members included trombonist Art Velasco and trumpeter John Madrid. He
continued to work with many of the L.A. area’s finest salsa bands. These
experiences laid the groundwork for Bud’s love of salsa and Latin music that
continues with Orquesta Sabroso.
Dennis Bueno, born of Spanish
parents from Trinidad, Colorado, has been involved in the Colorado Music
scene for most of his life. His early musical inspiration included the study
of accordion and then on to percussion with the Drum Corps on the east coast
where he lived with his Army enlisted parents. The popular Latin and fusion
bands of the 60s and 70s inspired Dennis. Dennis attended the prestigious
Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied percussion and arranging
with many name artists. He served 6 years in the Air Force band as a
percussionist and arranger. Dennis has performed throughout the world with
countless names in most every venue of music.
Now, after years of school,
countless hours of working as a professional musician, and now even as a
computer networking professional, Dennis still passionately embraces his
early family influences of music, dancing and singing through his love of
rhythm. His musical energies are now focused on his dream of many years, La
The dream of this musician duo is the new Latin sound
of “Sabroso.” The band is a combination of some of the areas most successful
and diverse musicians. The music they play is fun and vibrant with
percussion and intricate ethnic rhythms, inspired by Spanish and African
folkloric tradition. Although indigenous to the islands of the Caribbean,
where much of the African and Spanish culture converged, it is very
comforting to know that these traditions have inspired this group of
musicians enough to bring it closer to us here in the middle of the nation
where cultural appreciation is alive and well.