Eddie Manzanares plays covers and originals with a Latin flair for smooth mood or high energy...
About Eddie Manzanares
Eddie Manzanares (Spanish vocals & acoustic guitar) is an experienced Latin jazz musician. Originally from Mexico, he performed for audiences, large and small, in Mexico, South America, USA, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Canada, and the Caribbean before settling in the Pacific Northwest. He currently resides in Tri-Cities, Washington.
His music performance style is a combination of Latin-Jazz, Bossanova and Rumba Flamenca. He also loves to perform Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Son Cubano, and Son Montuno music for your dancing pleasure.
You can find Eddie performing at food and/or wine related venues in the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla, and at wineries in locations such as Woodinville and Lake Chelan.
He is available to perform solo, with one or two friends, or with his Café Blanco band at special events including weddings, festivals, and corporate gatherings.
Café Blanco Band
Eddie Manzanares entered the Tri-Cities scene with his band, Café Blanco, in 2004. The Café Blanco band has performed Latin Jazz and Salsa at venues such Bookwalter Winery, Bonefish Grill, Casa Vino, Walla Faces, Thomas O'Neil Winery, Smasne Cellars Tasting Room and other venues in Tri-Cities and Walla Walla. Guests always enjoy dancing when the band performs.
Café Blanco performed the opening for Jessy J, queen of contempory sax, at Canon de Sol Winery in September 2014, performed at the Chris Isaak Concert Opening in 2011 as part of the Tri-Cities Riverfront Concert Series, and performed at the TomatoFare East Festival at White Heron Cellars in 2010. Café Blanco also performed at Wildhorse Resort & Casino where guests enjoyed dancing to their music.
Eddie has a roster of talented musicians that he performs with:
Adrienne Bousquet - Vocals
Brian WIlliams - Bass Guitar
Bruce Kirton - Bass Guitar
Burke Earhart - Guitar
Cuco Martinez - Percussion, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Debi Eng - Piano
Doug Scarborough - Trombone, Piano, Bass Guitar
Glenn Ayers - Percussion
Greg Miner - Saxophone, Flute, Harmonica, Vocals
Jay Almaguer - Bass Guitar
Jerry Yokel - Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocals
JP Benitez - Percussion, Vocals
Luke Basile - Guitar
Manuel (Manny) Avila - Keyboard, Violin
Melissa Cunnington - Vocals
Michael Douglas - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Sami Braman - Violin
Tony Woods - Guitar
Contact Eddie for your music entertainment needs including special events, wineries, weddings, business gatherings, festivals and parties. Eddie is also interested in a venue that would be willing to support weekly Salsa Nights.
Private Acoustic Guitar Lessons
Eddie also teaches private acoustic guitar lessons for beginners in all Latin music styles - Bossanova, Latin jazz, Rumba, Salsa and more.