Sue Nixon and the Leo Raymundo Quartet interpret classic jazz and latin standards with its own distinctive style, and have become a fixture at Serafina Restaurant and the local jazz scene.
With a voice described as soulful and rich, Sue Nixon walks the line between jazz, blues, and gospel. In 2000, She recorded her first CD release, Even There, a collection of time-honored hymns. Produced and arranged by noted composer/performer, Walt Wagner, the CD includes eleven beautiful hymns; classic and soulful. It is available through Cd Baby and waltwagner.com.
Formally trained on the alto saxophone, Leo Raymundo taught himself to play guitar and electric bass during high school, where he formed his first rock band, before eventually gravitating to the stand up bass and his first love - jazz music. Since his first professional jazz gig in 1991, Leo has had the honor of sharing the stage with some of the finest jazz legends of Seattle, like Greta Matassa, Dehner Franks, Pat Wright, and Clarence Acox.
At age 7, Aaron Mesaros began a life long passion for music with a focus in jazz and other improvised music. He studied music at the University of Washington and the University of Montana with such greats as Robin McCabe, Jerome Gray, and Marc Seales. Over the last 15 years Aaron has performed as soloist, sideman, and leader in various musical settings. Aaron loves the standards, invoking his own musical ideas in a fresh, imaginative, yet respectful way.
Artie Huycke brings a musical background as diverse as high school All-State Band, a Top-40 cover band, a 3-piece blues band, a church pop band, to a biker rock band, and has been playing jazz with the Leo Raymundo Trio since 1996. With his excellent sense of time and drumming skills, Artie has helped create a solid and unique rhythm section that has become a hallmark of the band.