Diego Salcedo is a musician with over 10 years of experience. He started his career in Mexico, where he performed in numerous festivals as part of the Jalisco State’s Secretary of Culture Catalogue, including venues in Guadalajara and Mexico City. In Chicago, he has been very active with his flamenco-Latin jazz group, formed by all his siblings, in which he plays electric guitar, bass guitar and flute. He has performed in venues such as the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago Cultural Center, Mayne Stage and the National Museum of Mexican Art, among others. He played guitar for the musicals The Forbidden Planet at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center and Reefer Madness at the Dorothy Menker Theater. Mr. Salcedo is also a music educator, currently running two community guitar programs in the Chicagoland area.
Andrea Salcedo graduated from the Merit School of Music with honors. While there she studied guitar under the direction of Thomas Clippert and Robert Sherman. She studied flamenco guitar with renowned maestro Jesus de Araceli from Spain, who took her as his protégée. She traveled to Spain where she attended the Festival de la Guitarra de Cordoba and the Cristina Heeren Flamenco Foundation workshops, there she studied with renowned maestros such as: Manolo Sanlucar, Pepe Habichuela, Jorge Pardo, Eduardo Rebollar, Joni Jimenez and Antonio Sanchez. Notable performances include the Chicago Symphony Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, and the Chicago Flamenco Festival, among others. In 2015 she was awarded a scholarship to Northern Illinois University where she is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance under the direction of famous guitarist, Fareed Haque.
Hugo Salcedo began studying flamenco guitar at the age of 18 in Guadalajara, Mexico with renown flamenco guitarist Fernando Martínez Peralta (head of the University of Guadalajara Music Conservatory guitar program). Mr. Martínez became his mentor and invited him to be part of his group Andalucia. He traveled to Spain to study with international flamenco figures such as Manolo Sanlucar, Manolo Franco and José Antonio Rodríguez during the Festival de la Guitarra de Córdoba. While in Spain, he also attended the Curso Internacional de Flamenco in Sanlucar de Barrameda imparted by renown figure, Gerardo Nuñez. He also studied music theory and harmony with renown jazz guitarists, Mario Romero and Mario Alvarado in Guadalajara, and with classical guitarist, Ricardo Martinez in the University of Colima School of Arts in the state of Colima.
Braulio Salcedo began playing at the age of 7 performing with his siblings, playing percussions such as the cajon, bongos, congas, timbales and the doumbek. He attended the Merit School of Music where he studied drums with Tim Davis and percussions with Doug Brush. While studying there he performed with different ensembles such as the Latin Jazz Band under the direction of Michael Mclaughlin and Victor Garcia, and the Merit Honors Jazz Band Combo under Steve Million. With the latter he performed in venues such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall and the Chicago Jazz Showcase. He has also studied drums and percussions with Venezuelan percussionist and drummer, Javier Saume, and percussionist Don Skoog.