Tige Decoster (upright bass) With over fifteen years of performance and ten years of teaching experience, bassist and guitarist Tige DeCoster has run the gamut of musical styles from jazz and world, to rock, funk, classical, and soul. Starting at the age of 24 he shared stages with artists such as Bela Fleck, Will Bernard, The Radiators, Spearhead, Medeski Martin and Wood, Jimmy Cliff, The String Cheese Incident, Eric McFadden, The Grandmothers, and many others. As a founding member of the acoustic group Hanuman, he toured nationally for over seven years and won the Best Band and Best New Acoustic album (Pedalhorse) of 2002 in the Seattle Weekly. Tige has toured extensively throughout Europe, Central America, and the United States with many different groups. Currently, Tige plays bass for Tom Waits guitarist Omar Torrez, Paul Benoit, songwriter Eric Apoe, and makes yearly appearances at the vaudevillian and burlesque revue, the Moisture Festival, as a member of the Zebra Kings pit band.
Javier Marú (acoustic guitar and vocals) Born in Havana, Cuba. Passionate about the sounds and flavor of the Caribbean rhythms, Javier immersed himself into the world of the guitar in the year 2004 by playing in festivals, theaters and "Casa de Culturas" in Havana, where he met and performed with many other talented artists of his generation. Javier moved to Switzerland in 2011 where he joined forces with Hector Pelaez (tresero of "Septeto Camaguey") and along with other recognized musicians of the area, played in festivals, private events and bars. In January 2015, he moved to Seattle where he plays with groups including Trio Cubay and Kiki Valera & Los Guajibaros.