Samuel Munguia studied piano and classical guitar in El Salvador.
In 1989, he relocated to the Washington DC area where he
studied jazz piano and jazz arranging at UDC with the late Calvin
Jones. Over the last 25 years he's been performing with many Latin,
Brazilian, and Jazz groups in the metropolitan area including
Grammy Award-winning artists such as Mya, Nestor Torres, and
percussionist Alex Acuna.
Drummer, Ian Dylan studied for numerous years with several drummers
including Lenny Robinson, Chuck Redd and Alan Dale. His varied skillset have
enabled him to work with groups lead by musicians such as Peter Edelman,
Butch Warren, and Michael Nicholas.Heralded for his musicianship by renowned musical legends such as, Antonio
Parker, Cora Coleman, and Steve Novosel, his fans range from everyday
working-class professionals to heads-of-state. Ian's formula is simple: "My
strength is learning from the successes and mistakes of past masters, rather
than inventing a completely new way of playing."
Self-taught musician, Emory Diggs began playing bass guitar by jamming with other servicemen in German nightclubs. He has worked with several Top 40, jazz, r&b and contemporary gospel bands. Playing with The Universal Messengers of Music (TUMOM), he recorded "Jazz is a National Treasure." Proficient on either acoustic or electric bass, Diggs has opened for and shared the stage with greats like McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Smith, Ahmad Jamal, Dizzy Gillespie, Jean Carn, Rachelle Ferrell, and George Duke.