The Latin Ensemble, from the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, shares America’s diverse cultural influences through performing the rich sounds of Latin-American music. The group is comprised of 6 full-time professional Airmen-musicians and will be performing a repertoire ranging from jazz standards to music with rhythmic styles from countries such as Peru, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Brazil.
The Latin Ensemble represents the diversity of the men and women serving in the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command and promote military recruiting and community relations objectives. They honor those who have served in our military, inspire American citizens to increased patriotism and service, and connect with local communities on behalf of the U.S. Air Force. The excellence demonstrated by these Airmen musicians is a reflection of the excellence displayed by Airmen serving around the globe.
Master Sergeant Freddie Cruz – Percussion; Band Leader
Senior Airman Alexander Valdez – Bass; Tour Manager
Technical Sergeant Ron Glenn – Tenor Sax, Flute
Airman First Class Will Comer – Keys, Accordion
Airman First Class Natalie Angst – Vocals
Airman First Class Tomas Antonic – Guitar