Our History


(Current Members)

Jose A. Cuadra (Chep'e) – Lead Vocals / Trumpet / Percussion
Frank Cano- Trumpet / Flugelhorn / Vocals
Saul Chavez – Bass / Vocals
Tony Mason – Sax / Woodwinds / Vocals
Victor Barrientos – Drums
Gregory Smith – Keyboards / Vocals
Jeff Way – Trombone / Vocals
Eddie Estrada – Guitar / Vocals


Chris Hansen – Equipment Manager & Sound Manager

Fred Suesoff – Equipment & Sound Techniction


















In 1969, trumpet player/vocalist Jose Cuadra assembled a group of musicians to form an eight-piece band known today as Cold Duck. Before long, Cold Duck was performing it's way into the Southern California music scene, establishing itself as the premier dance band.

This successful stint as L.A.'s number one dance band led to a First Place finish in 1971 at the East Los Angeles College "Battle of the Bands". After a hiatus from 1973 to 1978, Cold Duck revived itself in it's current form seen today.

Cold Duck continues its tradition of excellent musicianship and groovin' rhythms. To this date, Cold Duck has enjoyed continued success with appearances from San Diego to Santa Barbara, locations such as Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Magic Mountain, NBC, MGM and ABC Studios. The list of credentials of individual band members include extensive experience with a wide array of celebrities. With this solid experienced musicianship, it should come as no surprise that Cold Duck is renown for being one of the most versatile bands in existence.

Since Cold Duck's inception over three decades ago, an underlying philosophy has been directly responsible for the band's continued success to this day: "Give the people what they want to hear and have a good time delivering it!" Happily entertained audiences throughout Southern California agree that this band enjoys performing! What better way to turn any occasion into an event to remember by partying with COLD DUCK.


Jose A. Cuadra

Tel. (562) 577-3532
Cold Duck Productions Inc.
E-mail: coldduckband@yahoo.com

For more on the history, read freelance writer Paul Anderson's review as published in the July 26, 2002, edition of the "San Gabriel Valley Newspaper".