Art Avalos

Born in East Los Angeles in 1958 to a Mexican family, Art grew up listening to the Afro Cuban rhythms his parents danced to. Art’s first gig, at age 5, was playing paint cans for his parents as they practiced their moves. His professional career began at 19 and he worked his way from Houston to Toronto where he settled in 1983.

Art has performed and recorded with a variety of artists such as; Manteca, Holly Cole, Jeff Healey, Sass Jordan, Jesse Cook, Natalie MacMaster, Brian Hughes, Charlotte Church, Jason Blain, Buffy St Marie,Shirley Eikhard and Carol Welsman.