Biography

Alberto Caicedo was born in 1974 in Guapi, Colombia. His musical interest started to develop at the age of 10, playing with the kids from the neighborhood. In 1996 Alberto Caicedo decided to move to Cali the salsa capital, where he took part in numerous salsa and folklore projects.  In 2000 Alberto took the decision to emigrate to Europe, looking for new musical challenges.


Throughout his musical career he has traveled international destinations including Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Spain, France, Germany, BENELUX, Italy, Aruba, Curacao, Poland and Kazakhstan, and preformed with great artists such as Willie Colon, Cheo Feliciano, David Pabon, Frankie Vasquez, Roberto Blades, Marco Borsato, Ninthe, Real el Canario, Mario Rivera “Mayito”, Gerardo Rosales y su Trabucombo, Cubop City Big Band, Timbazo, Marejada, Grupo Bahia and many more.



Alberto Caicedo’s 11-piece professional band includes the top of the Dutch Salsa scene. With musicians originating from Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, Germany, the USA and the Netherlands, this international band offers its audience extremely danceable Colombian Salsa. Formed in 2006, the band has already performed on prominent venues and music festivals in the BENELUX.



After having released his debut album in 2006, which has been reviewed by American Descarga as “a tremendous effort that pays off big right from the opening track” this new album is promising a crossover of swinging Salsa with the huge folkloric traditions of the artist’s home country Colombia.


As Charlie Crooijmans describes the new songs:

“The Salsa with a Colombian color is firm, tight and entertaining”.


The album was recorded in Tam Tam studios of Dutch drummer Lucas van Merwijk and includes next to the international band members special guest musicians such as German percussionist Nils Fischer, pianist Marc Bischoff and the Colombian percussionists Jim Lopez and Boris Caicedo.



Alberto presenting himself:

alberto caicedo, composer, arranger, pianist, singer, 
and best of all an excellent
human being.

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