Experience the exuberance and innovative flair of Latin dance band Latinismo!
At the heart of Latinismo! is Manuel “Cucho” Gonzalez, a native of Puerto Rico who as a child fell in love with rock, jazz and the romantic songs of his homeland. In 2005, he started a Jackson, Miss.-based band that fuses the sounds of the Caribbean with American pop, rock and jazz classics.
The result is a collective of talented local musicians who sing and play guitar, percussion, trumpet, saxophone, drums, keyboard, bass and trombone. Latinismo! performs speedy salsa numbers, expansive Latin jazz compositions and unique covers of songs by Ray Charles, The Beatles and Earth, Wind & Fire.