Angel Melendez & The 911 Mambo Orchestra
Angel Melendez and The 911 Mambo Orchestra 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards nominee
4th Annual Independent Music Awards 2005 Winner
“Chicagoan of The Year” CS Magazine 2006.
Angel Melendez & the 911 Mambo Orchestra is a highly esteemed musical ensemble that has gained recognition and acclaim for their exceptional talent and contributions to the Latin music genre. Led by the multi-talented Angel Melendez, who serves as a composer, arranger, instructor, and trombonist, the orchestra has made a lasting impact on the music scene.
2004 Grammy Awards
With a career marked by notable achievements, Angel Melendez’s talents were acknowledged with a nomination at the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards for his debut album, “Angel Melendez & The 911 Mambo Orchestra.” The album, featuring impeccable mixing and mastering by 16-time Grammy Award winner Jon Fausty, and produced by Andres Meneses under the label Latin Street Music Inc., was also honored with the “Best Latin Album” Award at the 4th Annual Independent Music Awards in 2005.
The 911 Mambo Orchestra
The Orchestra showcases an impressive repertoire that includes original arrangements by Angel Melendez and iconic compositions from legendary artists such as Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Rodriguez, Perez Prado, and FANIA Records. Their performances have left an indelible mark at renowned events and venues, including the U.S. Conference of Mayors Chicago, the Chicago Jazz Festival, and the Taste of Chicago.
Musical director and Arranger
In addition to his musical accomplishments, Angel Melendez has served as a musical director and arranger for some of the biggest names in Salsa music, collaborating with esteemed artists like Danilo Perez, Jimmy Bosch, Andy Montañez, and Ismael Miranda. His expertise and passion have made him a respected figure in the industry.
With their captivating performances, Angel Melendez & the 911 Mambo Orchestra have graced notable Chicago venues, including the Chicago Symphony Center, Millenium Park’s Pritzker Pavillion, and the House of Blues, among others. Their energetic and vibrant music has delighted audiences and showcased the rich heritage of Latin music.
His contributions to the music industry were recognized with the prestigious “Chicagoan of The Year” title by Chicago Magazine in 2006, solidifying his status as a prominent figure in the city’s cultural landscape.
Experience the electrifying sounds of Angel Melendez & the 911 Mambo Orchestra as they continue to captivate audiences and preserve the essence of Latin music through their passionate performances and exceptional artistry.
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