NUEVO FLAMENCO • RITMO LATINO • CON CORAZÓN PURO
The Latin Dukes are based in Austin, TX and play an eclectic blend of latin music, drawing influences from Madrid to Habana and beyond.
Jorge de Armas
Jorge Alberto de Armas was born on November 8th, 1960 in Habana, Cuba. Jorge, at the age of 6 started to take drum lessons in Houston, Texas. Jorge and his family moved to Spain in 1970 where they lived till 1977. In 1986 he moved to Hoboken, New Jersey where he studied sound engineering at the Center for the Media Arts in New York City. He also worked part time as an assistant sound engineer at Water Music Recorders in Hoboken, New Jersey. 1986 he moved to Austin, Texas where he has played in multiple bands, like The Will Dunlap Band, Tim Curry and the Trio and now with the Latin Dukes
Vocals / Guitar
Sergio Ramos is a composer and singer born in Madrid, Spain. His musical preoccupations led him to learn to play the guitar at age 7. Since then, Sergio has found in music the way of unleashing an entire universe of personal lyrics that took him at age 19 to get on the stage for the first time. His influences range from composers like Sabina, Pedro Guerra, Alejandro Sanz, Jason Mraz ... to various styles of music such as foreign pop-rock, flamenco, cuban son, .... His talent has allowed him to play in venues in Spain (the mythical Rincón del Arte Nuevo, Teatro Montacargas, Sala Lemon, Studio 29, C.C. Alfredo Kraus), Europe (Berlin, Warsaw and Bordeaux) and the United States. He is currently part of The Latin Dukes.
VIOLIN / MANDOLIN
Andrew Noble plays violin in the Latin Dukes. He has a Masters Degree in Music Theory from the University of Texas at Austin. When he isn't appearing as a solo looping artist he performs with local Austin bands The Mismatch, Heather Victorino and the Quartet for the End of Times. He has also performed with the Trans Siberian Orchestra, DJ Spooky, Tristan Perich, Justin Sherburn and Oliver Rajamani. Andrew stays busy teaching young, or young at heart, violinists and violists.
Chris La Cava
Chris La Cava is a guitarist, bassist and mandolin player that has performed in a wide range of Austin bands and musical projects for nearly 2 decades. He plays in local ensembles such as the Ernesto Marquez Jazz Sextet, Bossa Nova band Casa del Swanko, surf / TV theme band The Greatest American Heroes as well as numerous other musical endeavors. Chris also collaborates with local musical theater projects such as The Crank Collective and is a regularly performing musician with City Theatre and Austin Theatre Project.