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!"

Occasions

Weddings

Carnivals

Dances

Birthdays

Casinos

NYE Parties

family reunions

Anniversaries

Military Balls

Quincea├▒eras

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
Jose Cuadra

Lead Vocals, Trumpet, Percussion

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Gregory Smith

Keyboards, Vocals

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Tony Mason

Sax, Woodwinds, Vocals

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Eddie Estrada

Guitar, Vocals

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Frank Cano

Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals

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Jeff Way

Trombone, Vocals

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Saul Chavez

Bass, Vocals

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Victor Barrientos

Drums