Perhaps best known for their hit disco remakes in the late 1970’s of the songs “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and “House of the Rising Sun”, and their original dance hits “Another Cha Cha” and “Ces’t Magnifique”, the group Santa Esmeralda has reformed, and is now Generation Esmeralda featuring Jimmy Goings. The Band includes members of the original touring band, Tony Baker (The DeFranco Family, The Drifters) and Mick Valentino (Eddie Harris, Roger Smith, Jerry Goodman).
Generation Esmeralda’s sound is a savant mix of high-energy Latin rock dance grooves with melodic hooks, a gypsy-infused Flamenco style and impressive guitar licks, augmented with a splash of Cha-Cha and punctuated by a driving 3 and sometimes 4 piece horn section.
With band members Patrick Morehead on keyboards, Mike Rinta on trombone, Steffen Kuehn and Louis Fasman on trumpet, “T” Moran on drums Roberto Quintana on percussion and Ariane Cap on bass, this band delivers! The impressive performances showcased by this unique ensemble continues to bring joy to fans both young and old.