Jazz in the Park Preview: Meet Cache MKE

Another Thursday night means another wonderful night of lively music in the beautiful downtown Cathedral Square Park.

Milwaukee Magazine is once again thrilled to be partnering with East Town’s annual event series: Jazz in the Park. Check back every week for a preview of the event’s feature band. See all of our Jazz in the Park previews here.

August 2: Cache MKE

As the wonderful Milwaukee summer carries on, so does Jazz in the Park. The outdoor concert series welcomes Cache MKE to play at Cathedral Square Park on Thursday, August 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The group is ready to rock and roll on stage all night long.

Cache MKE will begin with the first set as Cache Latin Jazz, then follow up with a second set as Cache Big Band to celebrate the music of Celia Cruz. The first set players comprises conguero Cecil Negron, pianist Ray Rios, flutist William Torres, bassist Joey Sanchez, timbalero Edgar Martinez, bongero Cecilio Negron Jr., vocalist Junior Rivera and drummer Salvador Santiago Jr. As for the second set, players include vocalist Carmen La Salsera, coros Ariel Berrios, coros Junito Vazquez, trombonist Stephanie Lippert, trombonist Russell Rosetto, trumpeter Eric Sperry and trumpeter Bill McGee.

Cache MKE has been performing Latin American music throughout Milwaukee since 2000. The harmonious group specializes in entertaining and lively music for Spanish and non-Spanish speakers alike. The band will perform original compositions as well as contemporary and classic songs.

We’re most excited to see what they have in store with their assortment of congas and timbales. Here’s a quick preview of what to expect from the dynamic Cache MKE.


You can also find the complete 2018 summer Jazz in the Park lineup here.



Caroline Blair is a digital marketing intern for Milwaukee Magazine. She just finished her sophomore year at Syracuse University studying magazine journalism and marketing. She grew up in Milwaukee and is excited to be spending her summer here interning at Milwaukee Magazine.