Miguel ““El Mambo” DeLeon is known in the Midwest Salsa and Latin Jazz scene as “The
Pioneer” ,“El Pionero”, since the mid 1980’s.
Miguel continued in the Midwest opening many times for El Maestro Tito Puente, Poncho
Sanchez, Grupo Niche, Grupo Galé and Santana. 2009 reunited Miguel with Latin Legend
Larry Harlow at the VooDoo Lounge Harrahs Casino in Kansas City, Missouri.
In May 2012 Miguel’s Orchestra opened and provided the band and background vocals
for Maelo Ruiz.
“El MAMBO” credits and collaborations include lead and background vocals with Roberto
Roena y su Apollo Sound
He is included in the 1994 release of Roberto Roenas 25th Anniversary “Vivo en Bellas
Artes” from Puerto Rico (double CD and DVD) singing the Salsa version of Sting’s
hit, “Every Breath You Take”.
Here are some of the Latin Greats that Miguel has worked with over the years:
Orquesta Charambo who worked with and backed up vocalists from the Fania All Stars
during the 1970’s
Opening for Legends like Larry Harlow with vocalist Ismael Miranda