"Edwin Perez leads a 10-piece band - updating a New York style that flourished in the 1970s and 1980s: Salsa Dura, propulsive and danceable with jabbing horns, insistent percussion and socially conscience lyrics." - Jon Pareles, The New York Times. Composer, producer and vocalist Edwin Perez, grew up in Caguas, Puerto Rico and moved to the Bronx, New York City at the age of 18. He began to sing with Cuban bands and small ensembles like that of Enrique Lopez. In 2004, Perez became a founding member, composer and lead singer of a young salsa band led by Jose Vazquez-Cofresi, where his vocals headlined three albums until they disbanded in 2012. In 2013, Perez founded and produced his new salsa dura project Orquesta SCC. After touring 52 countries and gaining worldwide acclaim, Perez decided to release his first solo album La Voz del Pueblo under his own label in 2017. At the start of 2020, Perez released Street Corner Chronicles which has topped the Latin charts and has been nominated for multiple awards. Edwin Perez vocals have also been featured in the blockbuster film '16 Blocks', the hit TV show; 'So You Think You Can Dance', Monday Night Football, Paul Simon's Broadway play; The Capeman, Zumba fitness exercise program, and back-up vocals for the salsa legend; Eddie Palmieri.