Skyline Salsa Band is a 13 member Latin orchestra specializing in the standards of all Latin Music for any event or occasion. From Celia Cruz and El Gran Combo to Juan Luis Guerra and Grupo Niche, Skyline Salsa Band plays it all. 


The group started just over 5 years ago as a quartet covering only Cumbia standards in an NJCU practice room by band leader and woodwind doubler, Charly Castiblanco. Over time the group grew adding fraternity brothers, musicians from local universities, and most importantly close friends who expressed love for Latin music. Skyline Salsa Band (at the time Los Paisanos) started to find work playing for various music festivals in Northern New Jersey. It was at that time that percussionist Leonardo De Jesus pitched the idea of incorporating Salsa music to the repertoire. As the band started to settle on its size and instrumentation, Los Paisanos decided to completely change their musical purpose and vision. In 2015, they officially became Skyline Salsa Band and have since then added much more than Salsa and Cumbia to their arsenal. They have a repertoire list of over 80 songs primarily consisting of Cumbia and Salsa but also covering Merengue, Bachata, and even some original arrangements and compositions. 


Skyline Salsa Band has played for countless types of events (including but not limited to) weddings, music festivals, parties, county and town events, concerts, and salsa socials for dance studios. To read reviews of the band or if you want to write us one, please click here.

Alongside performing at many private events, Skyline Salsa Band has two permanent residencies. Every Friday, starting October 19, 2018, Skyline Salsa Band performs at the iconic venue La Marina. For more information on our performances at La Marina, click here. The second permanent residency is for Sizzling Salsa Dance Studio in Englewood, NJ. Once every month you can catch Skyline Salsa Band performing for Sizzling Salsa's Social events providing live music to a packed room of dancers and audience members.


Skyline Salsa Band takes pride in being completely comprised of very talented long time friends. While other bands may sound good, making music with close friends makes Skyline Salsa Band sound truly amazing.


For more information on booking Skyline Salsa Band for your next event, CLICK HERE!