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Born in Manhattan, NY Percussionist Steve Guasch was influenced at a very early age by his father’s LPs and the local music scene in the towns of Santa Juanita, Magnolia and Campo Alegre, where he grew up since the age of 3 years old.

Steve moved to Seattle in 1987 and it didn’t take long before he started making his presence felt in the Pacific Northwest salsa scene. He played with several local bands before he co-founded the band La Mayor Salsa with which he recorded his first album, ‘Canto Mi Corazon.’ 

In 1996, he co-founded Orquesta Nueva Era and, in 2006, the album, “Siguiendo La Tradición” featuring the local talented musicians Eddie Quintero, Julio Jauregui, Thomas Marriot, Ted Dortch, Lee Bradford, and Bret White; with arrangements from Oscar Hernández and Ray Santos made the ballot of the Latin Grammys.

In the summer of 2009, Steve released his latest production, ‘Influencias,’ with his band, Guaschará. It garnered great reviews around the world and also was on the ballot for the Latin Grammy thanks to great production values, arrangements and original compositions by Julio Jauregui.

Steve Guasch

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Photo Credit: William Muñoz

While playing the music he loves, Steve is part of the community through his involvement in fund raising events, community service, and festivals. Additionally, Steve Works as a Real Estate Broker in Washington State since 2007 Also is the producer/Engineer of Major League Baseball Seattle Mariners Spanish broadcasting team at Root Sport TV.


Notable Performances:


  • NFL Seahawks vs Bengals Halftime show.

  • NFL Seahawks vs Dolphins playoff game last game played at the Kingdome.

  • MLB Seattle Mariners vs New York Yankees American League Championship Series playoff game at Safeco Field Oct 2000.

  • MLB All Star Game 2001 at Safeco Field 2001.

  • Spirit Bank Center Salsa concert Tulsa Oklahoma with Michael Stuart, Paquito Guzmán, Mas Salsa Que Tu, Steve Guasch y Orquesta Nueva Era 2009.

  • La Catedral de la salsa Discos Viera, Santurce Puerto Rico 2011.

  • Salsa En La Calle Festival Portland, OR. (2013, 2011, 2010).

  • Seattle Salsa All Stars 2014,2013,2012.

  • Other notable festivals: Bumbershoot, NW Folklife Festival, The Bite of Seattle, The Taste of Tacoma, Cinco de mayo Festival, Puyallup fair among others.


Steve Guasch have played for:


  • India – 2013

  • Tito Nieves – 2013

  • Tito Rojas – 2013

  • Tony Vega – 2012

  • Willie González – 2011-2012

  • David Pabón – 2012

  • Roberto Blades – 2012

  • Proyecto A – 2012

  • Maelo Ruiz

  • Lalo Rodríguez

  • Marvin Santiago

  • Adalberto Santiago

  • Larry Harlow Latin Legends

  • Michael Stuart

  • Paquito Guzmán

  • Héctor Tricoche

  • Melcochita




  • Marc Anthony

  • Rubén Blades

  • Gilberto Santa Rosa

  • Adolecent’s

  • Sonora Carruseles

  • Oscar D’León

  • Grupo Niche




  • Kiki Valera - Vivencias En Son Cubano - 

  • Joshuah De Jesus & Buena Vibra Sextet “Hecho a Mano” 

  • Recognized as part of the top 20 CD’s of 2017 by Fundación Nacional de la Cultura Popular PR.

  • Song of the year award in 2017 “Yo Quiero Bailar Contigo” Univision Seattle

  • Steve Guasch y su Orquesta Nueva Era – Siguiendo La tradición 

  • Guaschará – Influencias 

  • Jim O'Hallaran - Chela 

  • Lisandro Torres y su Orquesta – Creencias

  • Oscar y Joan - Amor y Despecho

  • Manuela y La Mayor Salsa – Canto Mi Corazón


Salsaneo Records Producer / Distributor Credits:

  • Pedro Jesus - Prestame Tu Boca (Single) - 2020

  • Miguel Angel - En Vivo y En Directo - 2020

  • Josean Rivera - Un Sonero Para El Pueblo - 2019

  • Charly Hernandez - A Distancia - 2019

  • Las Estrellas Del Coqui - Hijos De Un Tambor

  • Curao En Salsa - Salsa Para El Bailador - Vol 1

  • Julito Fernández – Pa'l Bailador

  • Orquesta Sabadonga – Pa’ los Rumberos Del Mundo

  • Oscar y Joan – Amor y Despecho

  • Gonzalo y los Principes de la Salsa – Buscando Nuevos Caminos

  • La Negramenta – Otra Cosa

  • Lisandro Torres y su Orquesta – Creencias

  • Herman Olivera – La Voz Del Caribe… Hecho en Venezuela

  • Naborí – De Nuevo En El Solar

  • Van Lester – No Hay Nada Mejor (Single)


Upcoming Productions:

  • Salsa In The Pacific NW: A Collective Memoir

  • Alex Rivera y La Sabrosona

  • Josean Rivera 

  • Buena Vibra 

  • Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Cafe - 20 Aniversario

  • Curao En Salsa - Salsa Para El bailador Vol 2

  • Steve Guasch & O.N.E. - Buscando La Verdad


Salsaneo Records Bands:

  • Orquesta Nueva Era

  • Guaschará

  • Buena Vibra Sextet

  • Miguel Ángel

  • Charly Hernández y La Salsa Premiere

  • Alex Rivera y la Sabrosona


Siguiendo La Tradición (Album)

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