Allan Johnston: Co-leader, Composer, Acoustic Bass, Ampeg Baby Bass.
Al has played or recorded with many of Vancouver's finest Latin and jazz groups, including Orquesta La Clave, Orquesta Goma Dura, Xarabanda, JUNO Nominee Rumba Calzada, Shangó Ashé, La Raza Latina, Alma Libre, his own acclaimed septet Grupo Jazz Tumbao, and many others. He has also had the privilege of playing bass behind some of the legends of Latin Music, including NY Salsa legend and Fania All-Star Larry Harlow (with Seattle's Nueva Era), Grammy winner Lalo Rodriguez (with Orq. La Clave), Cuban piano wizard Ernán Lopez-Nussa (winner of the 2002 Cubadisco award for Latin Jazz), Johnny Rivera (with La Clave), and Los Muñequitos de Matanzas (with Shangó Ashé). He has traveled extensively throughout the Latin world developing his style, including Cuba, Puerto Rico, and New York.

Brian Harding: Co-leader, Composer, Trombone
Brian is a favorite on the jazz, latin and R&B scenes because of his technique, enthusiasm, composing and arranging skills. He has played with ensembles too numerous to mention here, including La Clave, Orquesta Goma Dura, Hugh Fraser’s VEJI, Shango Ashé, and many more.

Bill Clark: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bill Clark has been a vibrant participant in the Canadian Jazz scene since his debut with Hugh Fraser's Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation (VEJI) in 1980. A gifted composer, he has been a member of The Hard Rubber Orchestra, The New Orchestra Workshop, Brass Roots, Claude Ranger Band, The Chris Tarry Collective Conscience, and the ALCAN Award winning Bill Clark Sextet. As a member of the acclaimed group Talking Pictures, Bill has toured Canada and Europe numerous times.

Lou Mastroianni: Piano
Lou is well known in Canada as one of the few jazz pianists who is equally immersed in the latin tradition, and as such he is much in demand. He has written for and recorded with Shangó Ashé, Goma Dura, Rumba Calzada, Karin Plato, and many others. Lou attended the Banff School of Fine Arts (on a Scholarship), where he studied with the likes of Don Thompson, John Abercrombie, Kenny Wheeler, and Lee Konitz. Further studies in Cuba with the great Emilio Morales helped to shape his style.


Jack Duncan: Congas, Batá, Chékere, Bell
A never-ending quest for knowledge has taken percussionist Jack Duncan to such places as West Africa (where he studied with master drummers Dou Dou N'diaye Rose and Petit Toure) to Cuba, where he has returned numerous times to study with Conjunto Folklorico Nacional De Cuba, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, conguero "Anga" and the legendary "Changuito". Jack has also been a featured performer at the Havana Jazz Festival, with the"Pucho Lopez Ensemble". In Vancouver, he is a founding member of Hugh Fraser's Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation (VEJI), Hard Rubber Orchestra, and his own acclaimed ensemble, Shangó Ashé.


Chris Haas: Drums, Timbales
As an active freelance musician on the Vancouver Jazz and Latin scene for more than a decade, Chris has performed with the city's top dance and Latin-jazz groups including: La Clave, Orquesta Vallarta, Tropicana, Rumba Calzada, and Xarabanda.


Edgar Romero: Bongó, Bell, Cajón, Percussion
Edgar is a multi-talented percussionist/vocalist who has performed with Lalo Rodriguez (Grammy Winner) as part of La Clave Orquesta, Rumba Calzada, Nueva Era and many others.