About Us

In 1969

trumpet player and 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 its 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 its current form seen today.

To this date

Cold Duck continues its tradition of excellent musicianship and groovin' rhythms. The band 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 includes extensive experience with a wide array of celebrities. With this solid experienced musicianship, it should come as no surprise that Cold Duck is renowned for being one of the most versatile bands in existence.

Since Cold Duck's inception over four 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!"







NYE Parties

family reunions


Military Balls


bar/bat mitzvahs

Church Fundraisers

4th of july celebrations

Political Fundraisers

City-Sponsored Summer Concerts

holiday parties

Grand Opening Celebrations

corporate functions

corporate functions

Concert Opening Acts

Band Members

Jose Cuadra

Lead Vocals, Trumpet, Percussion


Gregory Smith

Keyboards, Vocals


Tony Mason

Sax, Woodwinds, Vocals


Eddie Estrada

Guitar, Vocals


Frank Cano

Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals


Jeff Way

Trombone, Vocals


Saul Chavez

Bass, Vocals


Victor Barrientos