Alfred Thompson
Saxofón


Cuban musician with an extensive career, won two Grammy Awards. The first was with the famous cuban jazz group "Irakere" led by pianist Chucho Valdes and the second with the Orchestra of Ibrahim Ferrer, of Buena Vista Social Club.
Arranger and musical director of the group "Habana Ensemble" where renowned virtuosos musicians gather artistic career. From 2002 to 2005 he serves as musical director of the group accompanying the diva of Buena Vista Social Club, Omara Portuondo. He has performed in different festivals in France, England, USA, South Africa and Japan.

 
Lady Zen
Singer
 
Elsa Sommarström
Singer
 
Xavier Stephens
Drumm
   
Rick Shlosser
Drumm
He had his professional education as a drummer at Berklee School of Music, Boston, United States from 1967 to 1970. His first recording was a demo for Andy Pratt, "Avenging Annie" in 1970 and later at Columbia Records in 1973. It was the first drummer of "Edgar Winter White Trash" in 1970, soon moved to Northern California in 1971, playing "Wild Night" and "Jackie Wilson Said" by Van Morrison Live and worked with him until late 1972 , recording three albums, "Tupelo Honey", "St. Dominic's Preview" and "Hard Nose the Highway". He participated with Boz Scaggs from 1973 to 1975 and moved to Los Angeles in 1976, recording with Rod Stewart "Tonight's the Night" in 1977, making an important career in music recording in Los Angeles. Some of his most famous recordings are: "How You Gonna See Me Now" with Alice Cooper, "Deja Vu" with Dionne Warwick, "9 to 5" with Dolly Parton, "Endless Love" with Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie, "Through the Years "by Kenny Rogers," Oh No "The Commodors," Everyday
"with James Taylor, to name a few.
 
Jaime Valle
Guitarra

He was born in Chiapas, Mexico. Award-inning jazz guitarist-composer-producer Jaime Valle has perfore worldwide in jazz festivals with such luminarias as Kenny Burrell, Ron Carter, Ray Brown, Andy Simpkins, Russell Malone, John Lee Hooker, Koko Taylor, Steve Allen, Frankie Laine, Sammy Davis Jr., Dave Valentin, Eddie Harris, Joe Farrell, Ernie Watts, Cliff Almond, Tania María, Bob Magnusson, Big Joe Turner, Dave Pike, Joe Pass, Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis, Mike Wofford, Lamont Johnson, Mundell Lowe, Howard
Roberts, Poncho Sánchez, and many more.
"Jaime Valle wins his 14th SDMA award in 2010 making him the single biggest winner in the event's history." - The San Diego Tribune Voted "Musician of the Year
1994" by The SD Readers Poll Winner SDMA Awards "Best Latin Jazz" 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000 Winner SDMA Awards "Best Mainstream Jazz" 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006.

 
Federico Zeuz
Guitar
 
Mario Torres
Percusion

Mario Alberto Torres was born in Mexico City. He completed his musical studies in the school of artistic initiation of the National Institute of Fine Arts. He also studied percussion and electric bass at the Single Union of Music Workers. He has participated with different groups of the genre of Latin jazz like: Banco del Ruido, Rumba Abierta, Son de Meren- gue, among others. He has participated with Celia Cruz, Tania Libertad, Laura Leon, Celio González, Oscar Chávez, to name a few. He has participated in the Cervantino Interna- tional Festival, The Annual Folk Fest of Vancouver, Latin American Festival in Milano, Italy, 21 Athens Jazz Fest in Greece and Latin Days Fest in Rotterdam.
 

Antonio Lozoya
Bass

Antonio Lozoya – Bassist – Bachelor of Music (jazz), School of Music, National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico City. Lozoya has performed in festivals in Mexico, Cuba and the United States, accompanied by prominent jazz personalities such as Dave Pike, Bob Sheppard, John Ronstadt, Randy Bernsen, Roberto Vizcaino, Dennis Perrier, John Lefwitch (bass quintet), Daline Jones, Francisco Mela, Art Lande, Paul McCandless, Othello Molineaux, Brice Winston, and many others. He has backed-up singers Lila Downs, Magos Herrera and Iraida Noriega, and accompanied Dutch pianist Bert Van Der Been in an original musical production. Since 1999 he has produced many concerts throughout Mexico with his group “San Miguel Jazz Cats”.

Since 1997 he has worked in many capacities for the International Jazz Festival of San Miguel de Allende, including musician, director of education, musical director, and producer. For five years he has delivered a series of concerts and didactic lectures on the history and appreciation of jazz at the festival. In 2006, Lozoya reactivated the festival and added blues performances to the program. Since then he has directed of the International Jazz and Blues Festival of San Miguel de Allende. For his work, Lozoya was the 2014 beneficiary of the Performing Artists with Trajectory award from the National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA).