Nosotros seamlessly combines Latin rhythms with the elements of Flamenco, Jazz, Salsa, and Rock, creating an original sound that is unmistakably Nosotros. But M.E. Schenck of Hyperactive Music Magazine may have interpreted their sound best by saying “Nosotros’ music is not to be explained, it is to be felt in the pit of our souls.”
Nosotros performs several nights a week to a large fan base throughout the southwest region at various music festivals, nightclubs, private bookings, and television/radio programs. The band has also traveled to Los Angeles, San Jose, CA, where they performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival with some of the biggest names in Jazz and Latin music, and Chicago. Nosotros has shared the stage with a variety of world-renowned artists such as the Gipsy Kings, Etta James, Lisa Loeb, Robert Cray, Los Lonely Boys, and Tony Furtado.
The award-winning ensemble began as a guitar trio in 1994 and was based in the southern New Mexico town of Las Cruces. The band gained an almost immediate following while playing every venue the town had to offer. Nosotros successfully self-produced two albums, “Palomo” and “Pico,” both of which received excellent reviews and sold very well. In early 2001, Nosotros combined its line up with the local jazz trio Quantum.
By September 2001, Nosotros was selling out shows and relocated to the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area, firmly establishing themselves as one of the most popular bands in New Mexico. In February 2002, Nosotros caught the ear of percussionist/producer Chris Trujillo. Trujillo is best known for his work with Tom Petty, The Black Crowes, Rod Stewart, Toto and Diana Ross. In November of 2003, Nosotros released their third album, self-titled “Nosotros,” produced by Trujillo. This self-titled album received numerous awards, cementing the group’s reputation as a Latin music powerhouse. At the 2004 New Mexico Music Industry Awards, Nosotros received several awards including “Album of the Year,” “Best Traditional Hispanic Song,” and “Best Salsa/Tropical Song.” Trujillo was also recognized as “Producer of the Year.”
Nosotros features David Diaz on vocals, flute, and saxophone; Shane Derk on flamenco and electric guitars; Randy Sanchez on flamenco guitar and Cuban tres; Justin McLauchlin on vocals and bass; Dennis Jasso on vocals and drums; and Chris Trujillo on percussion. The musicians bring together individual styles influenced by many different genres. When combined, a unique, hybrid sound is produced, versatile enough for performances in large venues as well as small intimate settings.
Nosotros has recently finished recording their fourth album entitled "Llena La Alma" with Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Doug Geist. On this new album, Nosotros continues to take their unique blend of Latin music to new levels, bringing many different styles of music to new places and many more people.