Cuarteto Guataca

Ceremony pricing

Prices start at $1,000

Reception pricing

Prices start at $2,000


Prices start at $8,000

Category: Live Band or Ensemble

Type: Multi-piece live band

Genres: Americana

  • Blues
  • Classical
  • Country/Folk
  • Disco/Funk
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Motown/Soul
  • Pop/Top 40s
  • R&B
+9 genres

About Cuarteto Guataca

Joshua Levine

Director and bassist

Bassist and bandleader Josh Levine got his start in the professional music business busking in SoHo with The Flying Neutrinos in ’93, so when NYC shut down in Spring of 2020, he capitalized on his experience as a street performer and began to play regularly in the parks of NYC with percussionist and sonero, Jainardo Batista, renowned flutist Itai Kriss making his debut on Cuban trés guitar, and María Raquel on vocals and minor percussion. Before long, the quartet had generated some buzz, several venues hired them to play outdoors and pianist Gabriel Chakarji and Grammy winning flutist and vocalist Jeremy Bosch became staples of the group.

We're a high energy band without the high decibel levels. While we specialize in salsa and son Cubano, we can play authentically in a variety of genres, from duo to sextet, with or without amplification. We're known for our vocal harmonies and strong lead vocals, high caliber musicianship and fun, inclusive energy. We're very active in the NYC area so it's easy to hear us live in person almost any day of the week. Currently we play regularly at Cuba Restaurant and Rum Bar, Sahadi's Industry City, Aura Cocina, 1803NYC, The Roxy Hotel in Tribeca, Wild Birds, Guevara's and NoHu Rooftop in NJ. Check our Instagram (personal information protected by Zola) for more info.



  • Ceremony microphones and sound
  • Hear us live
  • Learning new songs
  • Master of ceremonies
  • Multiple location support
  • Music during breaks
  • Sound system capability audience <300 -
  • Sound system capability audience >300

Musical genres

  • Americana
  • Blues
  • Classical
  • Country/Folk
  • Disco/Funk
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Motown/Soul
  • Pop/Top 40s
  • R&B

Event types

  • After party
  • Cocktail hour
  • Couples luncheon
  • Elopement
  • Engagement party
  • Farewell brunch
  • Other
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Wedding ceremony
  • Wedding reception
  • Wedding shower
  • Welcome party

Cuarteto Guataca packages

The Whole Shebang



For the ceremony, an instrumental duo with flute and guitar or piano is lovely. During the cocktail hour the quartet will play instrumental jazz and pop standards with bass, percussion, flute and guitar or piano. At the reception we turn up the heat with lead vocalist María Raquel joining to make it a quintet with powerhouse male and female lead vocalists for two one hour sets During breaks and after we finish, the DJ spins. Work with him to tailor the playlists to your preferences if you like.


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5.0 (2 reviews)

  • You need them at your next event!!

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    Adriana and Mark2 years ago

    Cuarteto Guataca is AMAZING. Every single member of this group is an absolute joy to work with, and their talent is beyond words! Cuarteto was our wedding band, and I don’t think anyone sat down the entire reception! Hire them now!!


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    Leatal Cohen2 years ago

    I have used Cuarteto Guataca both personally (birthdays, family events) and professionally as a wedding/ event florist and event planner for YEARS. Every time they manage to get everyone on their feet. They are super professional always and extremely easy to work with. Hands down, Josh and his band will always be my first choice for latin entertainment (any entertainment for that matter)!!

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