Meet the Members

David Ortiz
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Gabriel Vasquez
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David Perales
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David Perales is a San Antonio Native. He began studying the organ at the age of six and the violin at the age of 12. He earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Education at UTSA and a Master’s Degree in Music Education at UT Austin. He was an orchestra director in San Antonio forthree years and in Austin for 12 years. After 18 years of teaching, he began to concentrate on performance and has since toured throughout the United States, Canada and Europe for the last 13 years. Some festivals he has performed in include Edmonton, Telluride, Newport, Calgary, and Winnipeg Folk Festivals, Street Scene in San Diego, Taste of Portland, Sheffield Garden Walk in Chicago, City Stages in Birmingham, Rennes Music Festival in France, Zug in Switzerland, and many others. Some of the groups he has performed with include celtic band Hair of the Dog, Alejandro Escovedo, Peter Case, Ian Moore, salsa band Shati, and charanga band Charagon 93. Some performers he has co-billed with are Los Lobos, Santana, Bruce Springsteen, Taj Majal, BB King, Tom Waits, Charlie Musselwhite, Dixie Chicks, Daniel Langois and many others. He has also performed on various radio stations around the country and on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He has done arranging for Sony Latin recording artist Van Lester as well as other jazz and classical ensembles. In addition to performing and arranging, some of the record labels he is on include: Watermelon, Rykodisc, Bloodshot (Alejandro Escovedo), Vanguard (Peter Case), Red House Records (Red House Painters), Bandolera (Patricia Vonne), and B.A. Music (Austin Klezmorim). He also continues to teach violin, cello, piano and guitar privately and performs with local artist Patricia Vonne and the Southwest Austin String Ensemble. He will soon be recording his second solo CD. David has been playing mariachi music since 2004.

Gerardo de los Santos
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Omar Garcia
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Anthony Thompson
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Jorge Torres
Jorge Torres

Leopoldo Rodriguez
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