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Rubén Valtierra
After leading Santa Cruz, California's most popular funk/fusion group Rush Hour for seven years, Rubén moved to L.A. Soon after arriving, he was playing, recording and traveling the World with members of groups such as Santana, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Shakira, Marc Anthony, Tom Jones, Temptations, Deniece Williams, Natalie Cole, Tower of Power, et al.

Following International tours with rock legend Glenn Hughes/Deep Purple and blues legend Charlie Musselwhite, Rubén found himself touring and recording with Rock/comedy icon "Weird Al" Yankovic.

When not not touring, Rubén is active writing and producing, along with leading his group, VLO - Valtierra Latin Orchestra - featuring members of the world's greatest latin jazz orchestras.