Mambo Jazz Kings; Have Soul Will Travel!
Over Thirty years of exciting entertainment
Often Imitated but never duplicated

The Original Mambo Jazz Kings
Copyright MJKLive 2016
Born and raised in Brookshire, Texas;
his whole life.  This year he joined the
Mambo Jazz Kings as our new lead
tenor sax player.  Richard has
performed with many bands including
New Breed, Every Day People, Touch
Band, Flavor Band, Icesis Band, and the
legendary TSU Toronados Band!  
Richard is a gifted musician being able
to play all woodwind
instruments-tenor, soprano, alto,
clarinet, flute and can also play piano!  
Another GREAT talented we have
recruited and are so, please to have!
the fifth grade; he played through out high school and into college. He  graduated
from VanderCook College of Music, in Chicago, with a Bachelor of Music Education
degree. While in college he played lead trumpet with the VanderCook College of
Music Jazz Band, and principal trumpet with the VanderCook College of Music
Symphonic Band.

Since 1969 Brad has performed with numerous professional bands in the Chicago
and Houston areas, including a performance at one of the 2009 Presidential
Inaugural Balls in Washington, DC.  The band he was with during the inaugural ball
was "Mid-Life Crisis and The Hot Flashes", a Houston area band. In addition to
working with numerous Chicago area bands, he has also played with Houston
bands such as "Echoz", "Twist And Shout", "Funksion" and "The Hot Rods."
Originally from Topeka, Kansas, Craig began playing trombone in the 4th grade and
has played throughout High School and College. He graduated from Kansas State
University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. During college, he
played lead trombone in the Concert Jazz Ensemble which toured Europe and were
featured artist at the North Seas and Montreaux Jazz festivals.

Since1987, Craig has performed with numerous professional, community, and
church bands in the Houston area as well as playing with the Arabia Shrine Drum
and Bugle Corps. Craig plays all brass instruments but mainly trombone and an
occasionally tuba.
age of 12.  Anthony (Tony for short)
played sax all through middle school,
four years of high school, attended
Berklee College of Music, and studied
music at Five Towns College for two
years. In 2000 Tony joined 3rd alarm
Jazz band and stayed with them for six
years! In the year 2006 Tony moved to
Houston,Texas and found himself
joining Echoz disco band.  Tony played
for Echoz for four years.

His musical influences include Grover
Washington Jr
who he considers his idol and gave
him the inspiration to start playing Alto
Sax.  Tony also is fond of Charlie
Parker, John Coltrane, and David
Sanborn (just to name a few).