Luis Avila
Congas
Born in Monclova Coahuila, México. At the age of 5 his parents migrated to the United States. Luis comes from a family of musicians. His father was in a very well-known tropical music band in Mexico. Luis began to perform professionally at the age of 11. He attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual arts as a percussion major. He studied with well-known Latin percussionists in the salsa and Latin jazz genres. Luis has been performing with various salsa, merengue, cumbia, and Latin jazz bands in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 2006. He is presently playing minor percussion with Havana NRG!