The Aaron Lewis Quartet plays Latinsambajazzadelic music, a mix of Brazilian, Latin, Jazz, R&B, Jump Blues, light Rock, and Americana. With Horns and percussion designed for dancing, ALQ will get everyone up, shake their tail feathers and have fun dancing to the beat with Salsa, Swing, Sambas, Two Step and Blues Rock dance styles.
Aaron Lewis, Vocals, Percussion, Saxophones, Flute, and Mandolin. Aaron has played many music festivals; Taos Solar, Madrid Blues, Red River Brews and Blues, Crestone, Kerrville Folk, Brighton England, and Regensburg Germany Early Music Festival. He has played Jazz, Classical, Rock, R & B, Salsa, Folk, and World Music styles on CD and live with the Swing Daddies, Southwest Jazz Orchestra, Temptations Review, Concordia Wind Ensemble, Damn Band, S.F. Pro Musica, and Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra amongst others. A music educator for 30 years, he currently teaches private music instruction in Los Alamos and Taos.
Cliff Collins, Vocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar. With a music career spanning over four decades, and a very wide range of styles from gospel to rock, jazz, latin and orchestral work in his resume, Cliff, a recent arrival from Hawaii, is thrilled to begin his time playing in the southwest. With extensive touring in the western half of the U.S. from Chicago to LA, some overseas work thrown in the mix, and 14 years appearing in various bands in Hawaii, Cliff is primed to provide his experience for your listening pleasure, and looks forward to meeting you all soon.
Tim Long, Vocals, Drums, Percussion. A musician for 50 years, Tim majored in music at Penn State University, and played jazz, rock, and folk music throughout his schooling and continues to play and record music in the Taos area to this day. He taught music in the Questa Schools, Red River Academy, Hummingbird Music Camp, and taught for 10 years at Taos Youth Music School a free after school music program in Taos. Tim and Connie Long have been making fine wooden toys in their workshop in Questa since 1979.
Lorenzo Martin Martinez, Vocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar. Martin started playing guitar in 1962, and played folk mass in church until 1990. Influenced by romantic Latin standards by the Ames Bros and Los Tres Diamantes, and later by Eydie Gorme with trio Los Panchos, Martin studied the art of the requinto, a smaller scale high-pitched guitar. As guitarronista with Mariachi Rio Grande, he played on the Cassette “Tesoros de Mariachi Para Nuevo Mejico”, and has recorded 4 albums of devotional music at the request of his spiritual teacher Satgurudev Sat-Anandaji. He has also released a CD “Talento Local- Volume 1” in 2009 and is about to release “Classic Rancheras” a collection of Mexican rancheras.