Spotlight on Salsa Artists: Johnny Polanco

Friday, November 16, 2007

Many people have been asking me about the upcoming Salsa pre Thanksgiving Extravaganza coming up this Wednesday, November 21st at the Mission Valley Hilton. The artist performing is Johnny Polanco.

Johnny Polanco is one of the most sought-after band leaders around in Southern California. His band CONJUNTO AMISTAD was formed in February, 1993. He has gained the distinction for making the type of contagious Latin Music that is truly appreciated by the dancing connoisseurs. As a professional musician for the last 35 years, the leader of L.A.’s Conjunto Amistad has achieved a high degree skill with 13 instruments that include the tres and cuatro guitar, trombone, vibes and many more.

Johnny Polanco has toured/recorded or performed with many salsa and mambo greats including Johnny Pacheco, Cachao, Ray De La Paz, Charlie Zaa, Herman Olivera, Tito Puente Jr., Jimmy Bosch and many others. His T.V. credits include MOESHA, NEW LOVE BOAT, BUDDY FARO, FIRED UP and others. Film credits include DEATH WITH SMOOCHIE, DANCE WITH ME, CONTACT, I LIKE IT LIKE THAT and KNOCKOUT. T.V. Commercials include MILLER LITE BEER, NIKE, and others.

This band has influenced the growth and popularity of Salsa music for a while now.

To find out more information about Johnny please visit his website at:

John F. Bello

Meet John ;-)

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