Orquesta Adelante was restarted by Suzanne Cortez in 2006. Her intent was to bring positive messages through her music in hopes to bring Unity, Harmony, and Happiness to the people. Adelante strives to break "racial barriers" with its Salsa and Latin Jazz music. Since regrouping, her band has become very successful and has played at the 2012 Fillmore Salsa Festival as well as at the First Annual Mission Latin Jazz Festival at the Brava Theatre. Adelante has been named "The Mission & Excelsior District's own group" and often features many special guests from different genres. In the past, Latin greats have sat in with Suzanne and her band. DJ Chata Guttierrez from Kpoo Radio states that "Adelante plays their music "con mucho sabor"!! (with much flavor!) bringing forth some of the best music to the community and beyond.