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Canta Rhythm and Brass

Canta... a Fabulous Variety Band!
Canta will captivate any audience and engage a party atmosphere at every appearance!
Taking audiences' of all ages and nationalities on the most exciting and diverse ride over the musical map, Canta Rhythm & Brass makes big tracks from Big Band to Motown to the hottest music of today with a unique Latin flair! Canta jazzes up the race by mixing over 39 years of experience; a vast, festive repertoire; and professional attitudes and combining it with exceptional talent to create the hottest sound around!

Top 40, Standards, Motown & Variety


Kudos & Accolades

"Canta was the perfect band for our wedding! Lisa and the band did an outstanding job, and we received lots of compliments!"
Oscar Trevino - August 22, 2009

"Lisa and the band were awesome!"
Paula Kelley - Apartment Association of Dallas - July 14, 2009

"HI! I just wanted to send an email letting you know how amazing Canta was at the Barrister's Ball for Texas Wesleyan Law School in April. I have been meaning to send this email for weeks, but everything has been extremely crazy these past few weeks with finals and then graduation, so I'm sorry it has taken me so long. Canta was fabulous!!! Lisa was so nice to work with and so sweet- she took care of everything and was always available to answer all my questions. She went over song options with me and even offered to coordinate the female singer's clothing with our party's colors! Canta was so lively and super entertaining- everyone was up dancing! I recommend Canta for any type of event 100% and would use them again in a heartbeat for another party! Thank you so much for recommending we use Canta! They really made the event so much more memorable!"
Emily Davis Texas Wesleyan Law School

"They were great. Everyone loved them! Very family friendly."
Meagan Hayes - Bride

"I can say without a doubt that LISA and THE BAND did an outstanding job!! They added the extra 'touch of class' to my parents' Golden Anniversary. Thank You!!"
Robert Gonzales, son

"Lisa and her band were an absolute pleasure to work with. They did an incredible job at our party!"
Greta Nicoara

"They were very flexible, which is something that was asked of them at the last minute the members had nothing but great things to say about them. THANKS!"
Vail Thrasher, Four Seasons Hotel

"Dear Carol Marks, Canta played at our daughter's wedding in Paris, Texas on May 28, 2005. It is a fabulous band. Canta played the perfect background music during dinner and then revved it up for the dancing. I've never seen so many people dance for so long. The variety of instruments and wonderful vocal were a hit. Paris and all of our out of town guests (which were numerous) hadn't seen anything like them. So, please forward this and tell them thank you, thank you, thank you. I didn't have a chance to tell them after the bride and groom left. Best regards."
---- Mary Clark, mother-of-bride

Sample Song Lists

Rock & Roll / Motown

Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Dancing In the Streets - Martha & the Vandellas
I Feel Good - James Brown
Kansas City - Michael Jackson
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Mercy, Mercy Me - Marvin Gay
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally - Jo Cocker
My Girl - The Temptations
Nightlife - Willie Nelson
Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Segar
Pink Cadillac - Natalie Cole
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Shake Your Tail Feathers - Blues Brothers
Spooky - Classic IV
Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers

Latin & Salsa / Tejano

Cafe - Malo
Conga - Gloria Estefan
Corazon Espinado - Santana
Dimelo (Need to Know) - Marc Anthony
El Ritmo Pilon - Latin Breed
LaBamba - Richie Valens
Oye Como Va - Santana
Sabor A Mi - Luis Miguel
Tequila Tu Solo
Bendita Tu Luz- Mana
Besa Me Mucho- Luis Miguel
Carnaval – Celia Cruz
Clocks- Rhythms Del Mundo
Con Los Anos- Gloria Estefan
Esta Noche- Pete Escovedo
Europa- Gato Barbieri (Sax)
Europa- Santana (Guitar)
Llgaste Tu- Jesse & Joy
No Meresco- Tejano Ranchera
No Se – Ranchera Tejano
Oye Mi Amor – Mana
Oye Mi Canto- Gloria Estefan
Pana- Malo
Ran Kan Kan- Tito Puente
Rie Y Llora- Celia Cruz
Sabra Dios- Bolero
Suavecito- Malo
Tu Carrito- Carlos Oliva
Tu Solo Tu- Ranchera Tejano

Disco & Dance/ Top 40

This Love - Maroon 5
Best of My Love - The Emotions
Brick House - Commodores
Boogy Shoes - KC & The Sunshine Band
Boogie Oogie Oogie - Taste of Honey
Color My World - Chicago
Does Anybody Know What Time it is - Chicago
Game of Love - Michelle Branch
Get Down Tonight - KC & the Sunshine Band
Get This Party Started - Pink
Give me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
Glamorous Life - Sheila E
Got To Get You Into My Life - Earth,Wind & Fire
Got to Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart
Heaven - Los Lonely Boys
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
I will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Lady (You Bring me Up) - Commodores
Last Dance - Donna Summer
Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band
Play That Funky Music White Boy - Wild Cherry
September - Earth Wind & Fire
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Smooth - Rob Thomas
Smooth Operator - Sade
Something to Talk About - Bonnie Raitt
Some Kind of Wonderful - Joss Stone
The Way You Move - Outkast
That's the Way Like It - KC & the Sunshine Band
25 OR 6 to 4 - Chicago
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Word Up - Cameo
You Make me So Very Happy - Blood Sweat Tears

Big Band / Jazz / Swing

All of Me - Ella Fitzgerald
At Last - Etta James
Boogie Woogie Bugle Bay - Bette Midler
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Nat King Cole
I Love You For Sentimental Reasons - Linda Ronstadt
In The Mood - Glenn Miller
L-O-V-E - Natalie Cole
Misty - Ella Fitzgerald
Rock this Town - Brian Setzer Orchestra
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Patti LaBelle
The Very Thought of You - Nat King Cole
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong


Music Amazed - Lone Star
Blessed - Martina McBride
Breathe - Faith Hill
Cool To Be A Fool - Joe Nichols
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Know One Else On Earth - Wynonna
Night Life - Willie Nelson
Silver Wings - Merle Haggard
You Can't Take The Honky Tonk -Brooks & Dunn
99% Sure - Brian McComas

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