Event Off Sale: Tickets may still be available at the door.


Wed, November 15, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

We are one of the most recognizable Latin bands, in the Southwest United States. They have been featured on NPR's Latin American, have been named winners in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition, been awarded 11 NM Music Awards and have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music. Their most recent release is a collaboration with jazz greats Tony Lujan, Grammy nominee Otmaro Ruiz, Bob Sheppard and Asdru Sierra, singer of the multi Grammy winning band, Ozomatli.

This 9-piece, Latin music powerhouse, seamlessly combines Latin rhythms with elements of Rock, Salsa, Jazz and Cumbia creating an original sound that unmistakably Us. But ME Schenck of Hyperactive Music Magazine may have interpreted their sound best by saying "We 'music is not to be explained, it is to be felt in the pit of our souls."

We have been drawing music lovers to their music for over 20 years. What began as a guitar trio in 1994, it quickly took on a life of its own and developed and grew into something that no one could have predicted.

After releasing two albums they left their hometown of Las Cruces, NM, and relocated to the Albuquerque / Santa Fe area. They continued to make a name for themselves with a near-non-stop performance schedule. They teamed up with producer Chris Trujillo to release their third album titled "We". Chris is best known for his work with Tom Petty, The Black Crowes, Rod Stewart and Toto. The album received numerous awards from the NM Music Awards including the highly coveted "Album of the Year" and "Producer of the Year" awards. This album marked the beginning of the band.

The band was beginning to be placed on bills with some of the biggest acts in music and Latin Jazz. Most notably was an appearance at one of the world's largest Jazz festivals, The San Jose Jazz Festival.

The band's sound continued to evolve. They teamed up with Grammy winning engineer Doug Geist to record their 4 th album. With the release of "Fill the Soul" the band gained some national attention when their song "Beautiful" was named as a winner in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition. The NM Music Awards, once again, awarded them a handful of awards including "Best Latin Song" and "Best Arrangement". We then made a second appearance at the San Jose Jazz Festival.

We continued to gig, tour and write material and eventually released their 5th studio album, a self-produced EP entitled "See The Sun". The song "Solo Un Dia" was featured on NPR's Latin Latino and the NM Music Awards gave the song "Viboras" the "Best Latin Song" award. Soon after the release of "Ver El Sol" the band was invited to play the Telluride Jazz Festival opening for Jazz legends, Roy Hargrove and Victor Wooten.

In 2014, We celebrated 20 years as a band. To mark the milestone, We released an anthology CD simply titled, "XX". The evolution of the band had never been more apparent than listening to this 17 track CD. The bonus song on the album was a previously unreleased song called "Aqui y Alla", a collaboration with producer Luis Guerra. Once again, the band found themselves on NPR's Latin Latin when they included "Aqui Y Alla" on their show. The song also won an award for "Best Latin Song" in 2015.

2016 saw the release of their 6th studio album titled "In The Mas Alla". The album is written and dedicated to the many people who have touched the lives of We are no longer here on earth. The album showcased the bands complex arranging and songwriting style. John Lennon songwriter contest and the album was awarded "Producer of the Year". The merengue, rock song "Olivdarme" was also awarded "Best Latin Song". Both awards coming from the NM Music Awards.

May 2017 marks their most recent release, a single track titled "Tumba". It is a collaboration with great jazz Tony Lujan and features Bob Sheppard, Grammy nominee Otmaro Ruiz, and Asdru Sierra of the multi Grammy winning band Ozomatli. "Tumba" was the recipient of the 2017 "Best Latin Song" award at The NM Music Awards.

We continue to perform and write music that is relevant to our ever-changing world. Through the years We've evolved, morphed and changed but one thing remains the same, their music will always be felt in the pit our souls.

We features Glenn Contreras (Lead Vocals), Carlos Fontana (Lead Vocals), Shane Derk (Guitar), Manuel Ramirez (Saxophone), Gilbert Uribe (Bass), Ricky Carrido (Congas), Jesse Joaquin Parker (Vibes, Percussion) and Dennis Javier Jasso (Drums).
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014