Salsa Manzana / Bio

Salsa Manzana is a (12+) member band based in Appleton, WI.

Members reside throughout the Greater Fox Valley area from Oshkosh to Green Bay. We are a combination of Lawrence students and alumni, music teachers, and veteran local talent. We are very fortunate to rehearse at one of the finest musical Institutions in the country, Lawrence University.

Our common goal is to celebrate and share our love of Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha, Latin Jazz, Brazilian, Caribbean, and other related styles of music. We try to blend an authentic treatment of each style, while staying approachable and fun for our Wisconsin audience.

The name Salsa Manzana represents the combination of two flavors...

- Our group's focus in Salsa music
- And Manzana (which means APPLE) for our home connection to the area in and around APPLE-ton.


Es una orquesta de diez y trece integrantes de Appleton, Wisconsin.

Los Miembros son residentes de la Región de Fox Valley, Oshkosh, y Green Bay. Nosotros somos una combinación de ex alumnos,y estudiantes de Lawrence y profesores de música y veterano talento local. Somos muy afortunados de poder ensayar en una de las mejores Instituciones Musicales del país, la Universidad de Lawrence.

Nuestra meta es poder celebrar y compartir nuestro amor por la Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha, Jazz Latino, y ritmos Caribeños , Brazileños y otros estilos de Música relacionados.

El nombre Salsa Manzana representa la combinación de dos sabores ....

- Nuestro grupo se concentra en la música de Salsa
- y Manzana ( que significa Apple) nuestra conexión con el área de Apple-ton.


Salsa Manzana's Instrumentation:

Carlos Mendez - Vocals
Jose Encarnacion - Director and Percussion
Marisol Encarnacion - Vocals and Dance Instructor

Noah Harmon - Piano
Andy Mertens - Bass

Vicky Daniel - Percussion
Dan Reifsteck - Percussion

Mark Te Tai - Sax/Flute/Vocals
Julio Reyes - Sax/Vocals
John Daniel - Trumpet
Matt Granatella - Trumpet
Tom Vande Avonde - Trombone

Our friends that sub in with us…
Mike "Geppie" Gephardt, Mike Kubicki, Michael Underwood, Ryan Korb, Alex Meronek, Tom Ditzler, Todd Truesdale, and Mark Urness.

And Salsa Manzana alumni…
Lee Tomboulian, Dario J LaPoma, Abbigail Fisher, Larry Darling, Alex V Rolfe, Tristan Renfrow, Patrick Marschke, Kristin Olson, Greg Riss, Eli Edelman and Andy Plank.

General Info

Band Members
Mark Te Tai, Carlos Mendez, Tom Vande Avonde, Noah Harmon
Artist Name
Salsa Manzana
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Contact Info

Neenah, WI