Edwin Lebron “El Sonero Urbano”
Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. Not deterred by those who claim that “Salsa is dead”, Edwin hopes to bring back a clean “fresh” sound to the Tropical/Salsa genre.
Edwin, whose musical roots are traced back to his younger days attending church, and a talented family of singers and musicians, found his love for music at a very young age. Since the age of 4, Edwin began learning how to play instruments such as Piano, Guitar, Cowbells, Drums and pretty much anything he can get his hands on. Today, Edwin can play all the aforementioned including Congas, Bass, Timbales & Bongo, and in 1997 he had the privilege of attending one of the best vocal/music schools in the East Coast, The Westminster Conservatory of Music at Princeton University.
Edwin Lebron has had many accomplishments, as a young artist, taking 1st and 2nd place in many singing competitions and has auditioned for movies like: The Bone Collector and The Camp. He has also performed at the world famous Apollo, Radio City & Carnegie Hall as a back-up vocalist for Brenda K Starr, Madison Square Garden with Salsa Legend Ismael Miranda and has also performed as a back-up vocalist for Gilberto Santa Rosa, India, Tito Nieves, Tony Vega, Frankie Negron, Lalo Rodriguez, Miosotis, Jerry Rivera, Jose Alberto “El Canario”, Andy Montañez, Viti Ruiz and many of the industry’s top Latin artists.
In 2002 he co-wrote the hit song “Por Temor” with salsa singer Miosotis. He has also recorded with Christian artist and step-brother: Puchi Colon, R&B duo: Nina Sky, Miosotis, Luisito Quintero, Raul Agraz, Tito De Gracia, Erben Perez and many more, and is featured in the live CD recording of “En Vivo Desde El Copacabana: 60 Años De Historia” released by Sony Records. He has opened up shows for Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Nieves & Elvis Crespo @ the Copacabana in NY, and El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico at Fiesta on the parkway in Philadelphia, PA…..
Since 2013 to present, he has recorded background vocals for Salsa legend Tito Nieves aka “El Pavarotti De La Salsa” most recent albums “Mis Mejores Recuerdos”, “En Dos Idiomas” & “Canciones Que No Se Olvidan”.
Edwin Lebron is also part of a Grammy Award Nominated Team along with Gino Picart Jr for the album “Mis Mejores Recuerdos” recorded by Tito Nieves.
He is recently featured as a lead vocalist on David Gonzalez Jr’s “El Principe Del Timbal” Album, Orquesta Fuego from Tampa and & Paris All Stars newest album Los Escojidos & Estamos De Parranda. He is not only a featured singer, but he is also a writer, arranger & musician on both albums.