Louie most often works with a quintet: Keyboard, electric bass, drums, sax/flute (reeds) and Louie on congas and vocals. He also plays timbales and all the small percussion instruments. His bands have varied from his usual quintet to a nonet - adding 2 horns, vibes and small percussion.
Louie Cruz Beltran performs a mix of Latin, jazz, salsa, pop, original, and R&B influenced music. Louie is a band leader, not just a frontman on congas. He sets the repertoire and drives the performance, but he is also renowned for keeping audiences entertained and on the dance floor through his mix of humor, soaring vocals, and superb musicianship. From Latin jazz and cumbia to R&B classics, the common denominators of this versatile entertainer’s varied repetoire are dynamic percussion and solid showmanship.