Kevin Stevens (upright bass) began his career as a classical and jazz bassist in Los Angeles. After earning his Master's degree in music composition, he lived for several years in New Orleans and New York City, performing with many world-class musicians. Since returning to the West Coast, he has established himself in the Seattle jazz and ethnic music communities. He is a member of the Seattle-based groups Balkanarama, Billet-Deux, and the Djangomatics.
David Trejo (acoustic guitar and vocals) was born and raised in Mexico City. He studied guitar at Escuela de Iniciacion Artistica, D.F., and Escuela de Musica, Universidad De Guadalajara. From 1977-79, David toured Mexico playing guitar and charango with the folkloric dance troupe Tenayo. David arrived in Seattle in the 1980's and founded two Mexican ensembles - Los Huitlacoches and Los Nopalitos. Having been enamored with Cuban music since his youth, he traveled to Cuba several times to study and play music. David co-founded the Seattle based Cuban Son groups Son de Cinco a Siete and Los Nietos del Son.