Miguel "“EL MAMBO”" DeLeon is know in the Midwest Salsa and Latin Jazz scene as "The Pioneer" - "El Pionero" since mid-80’s.
First generation Puerto Rican originally from Lorain, OH (20 miles west of Cleveland OH) Miguel began his calling in the Latin Music Movement, in the early 70's with Orq. Charambo which worked along side, and backed up vocalist from the FANIA ALL STARS that come through Lorain, Ohio. Opening for Legends like LARRY HARLOW w/vocalist Ismael Miranda and Junior Gonzalez, WILLIE COLON with his shows that included Celia Cruz, Hector Lavoe, Ruben Blades. ALSO opening for bands like Tipica 73, Los Kimbos with lead vocalist Adalberto Santiago and Jose Alberto"EL CANARIO", LIST ALSO INCLUDES legendary conga master RAY BARRETO with shows that included vocalist Ruben Blades, Tito Allen, Tito Gomez .. AND MANY MORE!
Miguel continued in the Midwest - opening 5x for El Maestro Tito Puente, Poncho Sanchez, Grupo Niche, Grupo Galé and Santana, and Miguel's most recent 2009 production reuniting with Latin Legend LARRY HARLOW at the VooDoo Lounge Harrahs Casino in Kansas City, MO.
"El Mambo" credits and colaborations include Lead and Background Vocals while with Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound
-1994 release of Roberto Roenas 25th Anniversary "Vivo en Bellas Artes" in Puerto Rico -double CD and DVD - Click here to View "El Mambo" -
-2004 release of "Con Salsa Y Sabor" singing Lead Vocal with brother Sammy DeLeon Orq. Click here and take a listen!
-Oct 28, 2010 CD Release of "Pasiones del Alma" Latin Jazz in colaboration with UMKC Conservatory of Music talents of Alumni Composer/Arranger and Percussion-Vocalist Pat "Alonzo" Conway, and up and coming writers and arrangers pianist Paul Shinn, and saxaphonist Steve Lambert