The Alta All Stars featuring Tony Flores
The Alta All-Stars is a group of very talented musicians and vocalists, each of whom are band leaders in their own right. They have come together to create some rich, beautiful, authentic Latin sounds. They play Latin jazz, salsa, and some old school melodies that really get you moving on the dance floor.
Currently with Alta Havana every Saturday of 2013, band leader Rafael Ramirez has taken Alta on a seven-year musical journey that plays to the best of spicy Latin music. He has performed music for four decades, including playing with greats such as Ray Gardner, Anna Maria Flechero, Carmen Milagro, Bill Green of TSOP, Micky Hart, Narada Michael Walden, Ray Obiedo, John Handy, Coke Escovedo, Richie Havens, Raul Rekow, and groups such as Spectrum, Puro Bandido, Safari, Abel & The Prophets, Fazz, and Sapo. Rafael led the band Passion and Percussion, which performed seminars for youth at 127 schools. He also has led his own Afro-Cuban dance troupe called Comparsa Arco Iris in San Francisco, and he was a member of The 159th Army Band.
The Alta All-Stars include: Gary Flores on keyboards and vocals, Carlos Ramirez, bass and vocals, and Andres Soto, sax and flute.