Orquesta SCC is an 11-piece salsa band based in New York City referred to by their fans as 'The New Generation of Salsa Dura'. The band brings a modern vitality and social consciousness to the salsa genre, taking their bold sounds to salsa dancers and fans around the world. "They represent something very significant, a return not just to the classic formula of salsa but to the virtues of it,” says Aaron Levinson, a Grammy-winning producer. “They are going back to the more eclectic period when salsa was street music, playing with spirit and integrity and writing socially relevant music again. The initials SCC in the name Orquesta SCC stand for Salsa Con Conciencia which pay homage to the conscience lyrics the band has become known for around the world.
Orquesta SCC is formed by former La Excelencia core members; founder, conguero & composer Jose Vazquez-Cofresi, lead vocalist & composer Edwin Perez, arranger & bassist Jorge Bringas, percussionist Charles Dilone, trombonist Ronald Prokopez, and a new addition; master tres guitarist Yuniel Jimenez. As former members of La Excelencia each played a key roll in forming the hardcore salsa sound of the band and participated on three CDs, Salsa Con Conciencia, Mi Tumbao Social, Ecos del Barrio, on Latin Music USA by PBS & BBC televised special live performance at the Barbican Centre in London, featured in 'The New York Times', 'Latin Beat Magazine', 'So You Think You Can Dance', 'Zumba Fitness', motions pictures, instructional DVDs and countless salsa/world music compilations.
In 2013, Orquesta SCC signed with Salsa Dura Entertainment, a joint venture between Edwin Perez & Jose Vazquez-Cofresi to release their fourth album working together. The new album named 'Renacimiento' (Rebirth) is an 11-track album with arrangements by Jorge Bringas, compositions by Edwin Perez, and Jose Vazquez-Cofresi. The album sold 900 copies on its first-day sales. "Orquesta SCC has out done themselves, and have produced an album that in my opinion will become classified as a true salsa classic. It has the New York City raw salsa dura sound, it's comical, loving, socially aware, mind blowing, and a party all rolled into one says FrankieGee, a journalist & radio announcer. Successfully creating a new revolutionary movement for salsa, Orquesta SCC has built an adoring fan base that spans the globe.