The Edgardo Cintron Azuca Band is a seven to twelve-piece Latin-Jazz ensemble that can play all of the Latin standards at the highest level. Cintron takes strongly after his father, who was a guitarist in a military band throughout Edgardo’s childhood. He began his professional career after returning from his own tour of service in the army from 1975-1977. After ten more years of studying music the Edgardo Cintron Azuca Band was formed in 1988. Since, the group has performed up and down the east coast at numerous jazz festivals and concerts including Bethlehem Music Festival, Newark Jazz Festival, Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, and Cape May Jazz Festival.