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Caballero Music offers a growing variety of musical styles for your next event.  For each style, look for music-clips and bios of the groups we represent.  If you need help determining which group would best suit your event, send an email to with your name, telephone number and the best time to reach you, and we’ll give you a call.

photos: Brenda Booth  

Orquesta Bi-Nacional de Mambo


Hey mambo fans, the wait is over! The first Orquesta Bi-Nacional de Mambo CD is now available. Get your copy today, call 619.528.1055 or email:


Let the Mambo Orchestra entertain at your next sophisticated event!

This group is a 18-piece band dedicated to performing and promoting Latin big band music from the 1950's to the present.  The band's dazzling performances celebrate a wide range of musical styles including mambo, bolero, cha cha cha, salsa, and other forms of Latin Jazz.  Led by versatile trumpeter Bill Caballero, Orquesta Bi-Nacional de Mambo features some of the best cross-cultural musicians from the San Diego-Tijuana border region.  The band's sizzling live shows have gained them a devoted following and reputation for passion and authenticity.  Since its inception in 2000, the band has performed for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the San Diego Latino Film Festival, the San Diego Museum of Art, the California Center for the Performing Arts in Escondido, the Adams Avenue Street Fair, the Centro Cultural de Tijuana, Tijuana's Casa de la Cultura, Dizzy's, and the KSDS Jazz Live radio program.

On September 27, Vince Outlaw interviewed Bill as part of Vince's show The New Jazz Thing on KSDS Jazz 88.3. You can hear the interview, and find some pictures as well, by visiting the show's weblog.


Music Samples (MP3 format)

Satin Doll

Take Five

Teach Me Tonight


<< See the slideshow from our performance at Dizzy's!!>>


Latin Jazz Quintet: Quinteto Caballero

Quinteto Caballero

Quinteto Caballero is a superb, exhilarating Latin jazz quintet led by Bill Caballero. 

Even before settling in San Diego, Bill was drawn to the diverse musical talent he found when passing through here on trips between his native San Antonio and San Francisco, and Quinteto Caballero is his latest project to showcase that talent.

Using his trumpet and flugelhorn, Bill voices Latin jazz interpretations of standards and ballads, as well as original tunes and covers of traditional, Salsa, and Brazilian music. 

In addition to trumpet and flugelhorn, Quinteto Caballero features dynamic musicians on piano, bass, congas, and timbale/trap. Over the years, these talented musicians have played with such luminaries as Lila Downs, Oscar Chávez, and La Maldita Vecindad.

Music Samples (MP3 format)
. . . with vocalist Candy



Caballero Latin Jazz Trio

When your event is a bit more intimate, then the Caballero Trio is your perfect choice. Whether you want something a bit more subdued, or to create that certain ambience, or maybe you simply want to enjoy conversation with your guests, the Caballero Trio is always the ideal choice. Música de fondo, as we like to say!

Music Samples (MP3 format)





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