Meet The Band
Jen
Jen Cintron started singing at family gatherings at a young age. She made her first public debut at her church when she was five. By the age of eight, her interest in music grew and eventually taught herself to play the guitar. After high school, she quit music for a while to pursue a degree in Biomedical Science. Then in 2008, she felt the need to sing again and attended Bremen Cafe's open mic where she met 4th Street Elevator. She started performing with them at Caroline's Jazz club. Jen has also been featured as a guest vocalist with: The Milwaukee Hot Club, Swing Chevron, The Neil Davis & Steve Peplin Duo, the Mark Thierfelder Trio, the Anthony Deutsch trio, The Squeezettes and 4-Quinto.
~Lead Vocals~
We are a group of talented musicians who enjoy sharing our passions with our audiences. Our style consists of a variety of genres including Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue, Reggea, Rock, Salsa, Soul, and World Music.
 

"Celebrating diverse cultures by performing different styles of music."

-American Latin Soul
"The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers."

-Roy Ayers
José Ledezma
Coming from a third generation of singers, José Ledezma seemed connected to music. In third grade, he began developing his talent attending Defensores de la República School in México, where he would start to venture into all types of music. In 1999, he decided to move away from his loving Puebla Puebla to Milwaukee for more opportunities. Over the years, José has preformed with bands such as Trío Ilusión, Alma Latina Mariachi, Mariachi Loco, Conquistadores De El Bolero, and Rondalla Sentimientos Juveniles. He has also performed in locations such as, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin Club, UWM, Pabst Theater, Marquette University and Sheboygan Theater.
~Lead Vocals~
"I don't sing for a living, i sing to be alive."

-Jose'

Jose
Bio coming soon!
~Lead Vocals~
Thomas Vegas Jr.
Thomas Vegas Jr. is more than your typical percussionist from Milwaukee; he is an entrepreneur of Caribbean Sounds and The Tiki Hut LLC. Located on the Summerfest grounds, The Tiki Hut stage gives young and upcoming musicians an opportunity to be seen and heard. Outside of American Latin Soul, Thomas has also performed with various bands such as The Orin Project, The Sunshine Crew, Buenavez Orchestra, Musica Elegante, La Clave, Abraxes and Tres Acoustico.
 

~Timbales~
"Don't play what's there, play what's not there."
-Miles Davis
Jake
Jake studied the trumpet at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. For more than 10 years, he has been performing in the Milwaukee area working alongside the Spanglish Band and subbing with other groups occasionally. His dedication to music has also extended to his employment, working as a Repair Technician at the White House of Music in Waukesha for 10 years.
 

~Trumpet~
"How you play a note is just as important as what the note is."

-Henry Kaiser
Jim
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Jim Gornick has both performed professionally and taught music for nearly 20 years.  Jim plays throughout Southeastern Wisconsin with his saxophone quartet and is in collaboration with jazz ensembles such as Big Swing Face, The All American Jazz Orchestra, The All Star Super-Band, Swingin’ Company B, The Jack Farina Big Band, and The Many Happy Returns Orchestra.  Other credits include a stint as a musician on Holland America Cruise Lines, with numerous pit orchestra performances for productions including Annie Get Your Gun, The Wizard of Oz, State Fair, Barnum, Oliver, and others. 
 

~Saxophone~
"Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest tresure in the world."

-Martin Luther
Candido
Candido’s passion for music started in high school and since then he has been playing Bass for 38 years. Known to be the thunder of American Latin Soul, he has also played in a Kiss Tribute band, Latin Invasion, Abraxes, Just Jamming, Combo 83 & 84, Frankie Sabath, Punto De Vista, and Spanglish. Candido also opened for Elvis Crespo, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, La India and Los Lobos.
 

~Bass~
"Music is what emotins sound like."

-Author Unknown