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Welcome to the Web presentation of latin salsa band The Mambo Stars!


»The Mambo Stars«, latin salsa band from Belgrade, Serbia, was founded 2000. by  the group of professional  jazz musicians - members of Big Band RTS(Radio Television Serbia). They transformed their longlasting love for latin music into this very  attractive
ensemble. At that time, after famous moviesMambo KingsandBuena Vista Social Clubwhen latin music was on the top of planetary popularity, »The Mambo Stars« was the first latin band in Serbia. Great success of band made a stream of latin influences and latin bands, projects, such as salsa clubs and band with latinoamerican musicians here in Belgrade.  During 18 years of presence, whole serbian  jazz-scene took part in this band. 

From the very begining »The Mambo Stars« had a lot of concerts around Serbia and region, in almost all cities, at many jazz and popular music festivals (Belgrade Jazz Festival, Grad Theater Budva Festival-Montenegro, International Jazz Festival Bansko-Bulgaria, Nishville Jazz Festival, Smotra Mermer i zvuci - Arandjelovac, Valjevo Jazz Festival, Šabac Jazz Festival,  FEST, Film Street Fest, Nušićijada- Ivanjica, Open Heart Street Festival - Belgrade, Strand Summer - Novi Sad, Festival Days Of Belgrade , Pan Festival, JazzIbar Festival - Kraljevo, Jazz festival Kikinda, Pančevo Jazz Festival, Smederevo Autumn Festival, Street Players Festival - Novi Sad, Bojčin Summer festival,...) and in a many clubs In Serbia, Montenegro, BIH.

»The Mambo Stars«  coloured many corporate and assotiations celebrations and presentations with its music:


Delta Bank

Saga Computers


Royal Collection

Democratic Party


National Savings Bank

British Embassy

Delta City Podgorica



The Cabinet of the President of Serbia

Grey Belgrade

Music Youth Of Novi Sad

Watchout Belgrade


Elle Magazine Serbia

Athletics Federation of Serbia

24 Hours Of Elegance






Magazine Gloria

Mc Cann Erickson

Jack Daniels


Swis Pharma

C Market

Diplomatic Club


Children's Cultural Center Belgrade

Eurobank EFG Serbia

City of Belgrade Assembly

Fond za razvoj osiguranja Srbije

Mining & Smelting Complex Bor

Philip Morris Serbia

IBR "Siniša Stanković"

Kinoteka & A1

Faculty of Transport and Traffic

Engineering, Belgrade

Carolina Herrera

Unikredit bank

Corona Beer


Potisje Kanjiza

Idea Plus

Sol Beer


Spark Agency Belgrade

Becks Beer

Delta Generali

Raiffeisen Bank-Sarajevo

Parliament Deputies Club   

Lions Club Belgrade 

Danube Foods Group, Salford

Piraeus Bank Srbija

European Athletics (EAA)

Gazprom  Russia

Dare To Dance

Smeits, KGH

Hotel Pavillion, Belgrade



Hyatt Hotel




Verano Motors


Petrohemija Pancevo

Fund Katarina Rebraca


Gradjanski List

Erste Bank Serbia

Banca Intesa Srbija

Socialist Party of Serbia


Fibank, Bulgaria

Merck & Co. - MSD Serbia

AFI Europe, Skyline Belgrade

Cigar Society Club

…are just some of them.

»The Mambo Stars« took part in opening many new nightclubs(Montanaro Jazz Club, Colonial Sun Club, Wooloomooloo Club...), dancing competitions (dancing school "Beodance", "Natalija & Ivica", "Aurora"), private party's (Ma
dlena Zepter opening house event, Saga Computers, Colonial Sun Club, Association of Basketball Coaches SCG,... and many  wedding party's - Vesna Trivalic, Nikola Kojo, Igor Milanovic,Aleksandar Mijatovic Wedd. Party, Zdravko Brkic,Vuk Gojnic Wedd. party,...)

»The Mambo Stars«Repertoire  is very wide  - it consist of cuban salsa, famous latin hits, evergreen and movie themes, pop and dancing music...  Ensemble recorded many TV shows, broadcast and new year programs. »The Mambo Stars« bandleader is  saxophonist Tihomir "Tiki" Jaksic, and he arranged almost all music for the band.  

Along our permanent singer, we have very often few special guest stars:
Lena Kovacevic, Ana Sofrenovic, Ana Stanic, Slobodan Stefanovic, Tijana Dapcevic, Nada Pavlovic, ... and we have very actractive repertoires with them.     


They said about us:

1.    Nikola Cvetković - trumpet

2.    Novak Mijović – trumpet

3.    Kristijan Mlačak  –  alto sax

4.    Ljubomir Turajlija –  tenor sax 

5.   Tihomir "Tiki" Jakšić – baritone sax,  leader 

6.    Kosta Vukašinović   – trombone

7.    Filip Bulatović – piano

8.    Milan Pavković  – doublebass

9.    Miloš Grbatinić – drums

10.  Lazaro Del Toro Vega – percussions

Associate members: 

Jose Felix Ceballos – vocal  

Nidia Moya – vocal 

Nataša Radovanović – vocal

Aleksandra Bijeliić-Aleksijević – vokal

By the way I'm hardly a fan of orchestras but this one made me wonder. To here what I thought of this orchestra and orchestras in general, click on my article "To orchestrate or not orchestrate."

Didio Barrera (USA)

About 400 dance competitions are held annually, but very few with "live" music. Great credit for the magnificent event goes to the ensemble "The Mambo Stars"

Nenad Jeftić, IDSF International Beodance Open 2008

At the opening of the Colonial Sun Club, until the early hours of the morning, the orchestra "The Mambo Stars" played, and the atmosphere was reminiscent of the carefree eighties, a remake of a happy life.

Magazine "Gloria" 10.09.2003.

When twelve excellent musicians gather with a clear desire for both the band and the audience to have a great time, with the famous Latin songs of Buena Vista Social Club, C. Jobim and Tito Puente, a night to remember is guaranteed .

Bitefart Caffe 2007

Budva's Old Town became a big podium when Mambo Stars continued to ignite a large audience with Latino, Cuban and salsa hits, and the jam lasted until the early hours of the morning.

R. Radosavljević, BLIC, 2000.