By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Apr 28, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Milwaukee's own Joe Puerta, who works as a musician and producer here, is also bassist and singer for Ambrosia and will perform with the band on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on NBC Monday night.

Puerta, who maintains a studio here called The Exchange and divides his time between Brew City and Los Angeles, just won a WAMI Award for best recording studio. He was also a member of Bruce Hornsby & The Range.

Ambrosia will perform its 1980 hit, "Biggest Part of Me."

And you'll be able to see and hear Puerta -- who has been working as a produced with Grafton-based K-Nation Entertainment -- sing harmonies and play bass.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.