con su BANDA,

multiple award winning "King of New Orleans' Latin music scene", is currently accepting bookings. Headliners at the House of Blues, Café Brasil, Snug Harbor, Mid-City Lanes Rock `n' Bowl, St. Charles Avenues' elegant Red Room, and the Gulf Coast's Beau Rivage, Fredy Omar con su Banda continue to draw attention to their unique genre-spanning Latin sound following their critically praised releases, Latin Party in New Orleans and Desde Nueva Orleans, and their New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival appearances. Fredy's classical training in his native Honduras and the influences of his band members who hail from Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Peru and New Orleans, create an authentic multinational, multigenerational, New Orleans-based Latin act that thrills the dance crowd while impressing serious listeners with their alluring mix of original compositions and novel arrangements of classic favorites.

This classically trained singer from Honduras is making a name for himself on the culturally diverse Frenchman Street scene. Omar stands out from the dance-band crowd because he sings rather than yells and delivers a song with subtlety and style. GAMBIT WEEKLY

A "must see" at Jazz Fest. BEST OF NEW ORLEANS

Fredy Omar con su Banda abre con broche de oro la puerta grande del exito con su nuevo CD, Desde Nueva Orleans, que interpreta tango, merengue, salsa, cha cha cha, cumbia y otros, poniendo en sus ritmos un poco del jazz tra-dicional de Nueva Orleans. LA PRENSA HONDURAS ONLINE

Omar and his band's success can be attributed to both the versatility of the band's seasoned players, who remain loyal to tradition while forging new ground with their jazzy, innovative interpretations and the charm of its leader, Fredy Omar. With his crystal clear tenor and technical virtuosity his exquisite voice adds a novel and romantic twist to the hot salsa. WHERE Y'AT
Fredy Omar con su Banda (play) a wide spectrum of traditional and popular Latin rhythms including merengue, cha cha cha, mambo, son montuno and cumbia. (His music) is a reminder of how authentically Third World the Latin spice in New Orleans' cultural gumbo is. NEW ORLEANS TIMES PICAYUNE

"Omar's appeal transcends language and genre. These guys are pros and purists" -Dan Stein, OFFBEAT MUSIC MAGAZINE

Fredy is without a doubt the King of the very active local Latin music scene and is one of the hardest working, most reliably entertaining performers in town. Fredy's sound is totally unique because he legitimately and authentically plays in a wide variety of Latin styles and sub-genres with the subtle influence of New Orleans usually just below the surface. OFFBEAT ONLINE

Fredy Omar con su Banda mezclan el jazz de Nueva Orleans con melodias latino-americanas. Omar viene logrando un exito impresionante en el Red Room, Cafe Brazil e incluso Snug Harbor, un club de jazz mas tradicional. Omar y su banda se han comprometido a desarrollar nuevos sonidos y tradiciones del jazz latino y la musica bailable. LA PRENSA NEW ORLEANS

"Cafe Brasil: Cubanismo meets Fredy Omar - the place was on fire" BEST SHOWS OF `99, G. Wyckoff, Gambit

The king of the Latin music scene has to be Fredy Omar. The members of his group are all veteran Latin players and their sound is a mixture of classic Latin beats such as merengue, salsa and rumba. Omar, a native of Honduras and citizen of New Orleans has turned up ears among Latin music lovers. If this group doesn't get you up on the dance floor you may just need to have your pulse checked. VISITOR MAGAZINE

on stage WITH

Ruben Blades
Jimmy Buffett
Ricardo Lemvo
Los Van Van
Manny Oquendo
Eddie Palmieri
Tito Puente
Poncho Sanchez


Musician's Atlas Regional Poll 2000
"Top Act in New Orleans"

Best of the Beat Awards:
1997, 1998, 2002, 2004
"Best Latin Band"

Big Easy Awards:
1997, 1998, 2001, 2004
"Best Latin Group"

Festival Oti Finalist, 1990


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
French Quarter Festival
Mobil's International Festival
Birmingham's City Stages Festival
Chicago SummerDance
Madison Fiesta Hispana
Monroe Folklife Festival
Festival Fiesta Cinco de Mayo
Go Fourth on the River
Jeff Fest
Reggae Riddums Festival


con su banda
Latin Party in New Orleans
Desde Nueva Orleans
Fredy Omar con su Banda Live at Tipitinas

guest appearances
Cubanismo, Mardi Gras Mambo
Los Hombres Calientes, Vol II
Chevere, Baila mi Ritmo
Victor Donaire, Soy como Soy

lead vocalist
Arpa, Arpa Latina
Equidad, Con Amor
Grupo Vocal Centralista,
Mi Encuentro; No Te Olvidar