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Yellow House Orchestra is a Latin Jazz and Salsa band based in San Francisco and New York City.

The band's name is inspired by bandleader Michael Cerda's home, just outside of San Francisco. It is indeed a yellow house. But it's not really the physical house that has the meaning; rather it's the essence of it. That essence is one of hosting, sharing, enjoying, belonging, and showing up for what the world of music has to offer. All that translates into the band's songs, brought together by the musicians and their fiery performances. 

The band’s debut record “Orale Pues” was released January 29, 2016. The band is led by bassist and songwriter Michael Cerda, formerly of El Desayuno, Big Breakfast and The Names. He’s also played a major role in the music-tech scene with his work on music and live at Facebook, music videos at Vevo and artist pages and events at Myspace. His original melodies and hooks combined with Latin rhythms provide an original and articulate sound. 

Cerda takes his songbook from coast to coast, performing in San Francisco and New York City. The band consists of some of the best musicians in each city, and is constantly tinkering with the lineup and combinations of players. Each show is bound to be a display of discipline and descarga. 


Here are the various musicians that play with Yellow House Orchestra.

New York City Players

Michael Cerda
Bass & Vocals

Doug Beavers
Trombone

Pete Nater
Trumpet

Jeremy Bosch
Vocals & Flute

Yeisson Villamar
Piano

Willy Torres
Congas

Luisito Quintero
Timbales

Nelson Matthew Gonzales
Congas

Brian Pozo
Bongos

Jhan Carlo Lamprea Rodriguez
Bongos

Silvano Monasterios
Piano

San Francisco Players

Michael Cerda
Bass & Vocals

Jamie Dubberly
Trombone

Mike Rinta
Trombone

Faris Jarrah
Trombone

Steffen Kuehn
Trumpet

John Halbleib
Trumpet

Cory Wright
Saxophone

Rolf Johnson
Piano

Javier Cabanillas
Congas

Silvestre Martinez
Congas

Braulio Barrera
Bongos & Vocals

Danilo Paiz
Bongos & Vocals

David Solis
Timbales

Carlos Rosario
Vocals