Born & raised in Spanish Harlem, Johnny grew up listening to Salsa music. In 2005, Johnny Mambo formed his band, now known as Johnny Mambo & Friends. JM & Friends is currently the house band at Latin night every Tuesday at Red Rooster Harlem. Johnny Mambo & Friends is a band that performs for the audience: the dancers, the salsa lovers, and jammers. They consistently project a high-energy performance on stage, which transcends into the crowd. Their love for the art, and passion for the beat allow them to connect with their audience to create a setting of unlimited fun.