Osvaldo Ayala Panama City, Panama
Accordionist, singer, song writer.
Panamanian legend in folk music that gave a modern twist to traditional accordion music. Proclaimed Cultural Ambassador for the Republic of Panama. Grammy award winner in the Tropical category for his collaboration in Ruben Blades’ “La Rosa de los Vientos”. Ayala has participated in multiple festivals, expositions and given concerts worldwide. He has shared the stage with artists such as: Rubén Blades, Celia Cruz , Juan Luis Guerra y 4:40,  Juan Gabriel, Wilfrido Vargas, Luis Miguel, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, ,Eddie Palmieri, Ricky Martin. Official site: www.osvaldoeayala.com
 
  Billy Herron Panama City, Panama
Producer, Composer, Guitarist, Philanthropist
Former guitarist of the legendary Panamanian rock band “Los 33”. Graduated with a degree in Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music in 2007. Produced the Danilo Perez record “Panama Suite”, a Big Band composition that fusions Panamanian rhythms with jazz, released as a commemorative record for the Panama Jazz Festival’s 5-year anniversary. Vice President of the Danilo Perez Foundation, which develops music education programs for at risk children in Panama and promotes music as a tool for social change. Since 2005 has collaborated in the planning and execution of the Panama Jazz Festival and its clinics and master classes. Currently he also serves as Admissions Officer in Latinamerica for Berklee College of Music. In 2013 he co-authored and produced “Lleno de Esperanza”, a song benefiting Casa Esperanza, Panama’s leading NGO fighting child labor.
 
  Jean-Christophe Maillard - Pointe-à-Pître, Guadeloupe
French composer, guitarist, pianist, singer/songwriter.
Acclaimed as a musician of extraordinary breadth, technical brilliance, and fearless music making. He has released two solo projects, “Ka Suite” based on traditional rhythms from the Caribbean and “Grand Baton” an innovative mix of rock music with percussions. Maillard recorded and performed with Paco Sery for the famous jazz-rock band “Sixun” as a lead singer. He is now touring with Grammy nominated Richard Bona and with percussionist Mino Cinelu. He has toured the world and worked with artists like: Angélique Kidjo, Daniel Mille, Michel Fugain, Toure Kunda, Pierre Barouh, Marc Berthoumieux, Linda Lewis, Louis Winsberg, Etienne Mappé, and Michel Jonasz.
 
  Edgardo “Yayo” Serka – Tierra del Fuego, Chile
Chilean percussionist.
Serka began his career playing percussion for traditional Andean folk groups and jazz bands. He has worked with renowned artists from the jazz and Afro-Cuban music scene. Currently he is the drummer/percussionist with Mexican pop singer Lila Downs.  He has also performed with artists like Claudia Acuña, Angélique Kidjo, Bobby Watson, Frankie Paris, the Chico O’Farrill Orchestra, the gospel choir of the Walker Memorial Baptist Group, and various rap and hip-hop artists.
 
  Eric Blanquicet – Colon, Panama
Panamenian percussionist.
In 2009 was his first encounter with percussion and begins lecturing at the School of Rhythm in Portobelo, for 4 years. During the tour "Between Two Oceans" ACP, through the Danilo Perez Foundation, he receives a Grant from the "Panama Jazz Festival 2010". He participated 4 consecutive years in the annual Parade of Panamanian residents in the United States and the Hispanic Parade in Manhattan New York and New Jersey with the Panama for Christ international Band. Now he is part of the C3 String quintet as percussionist. He has participated in multiple national groups of diferent Musical Genres, has participated in recitals at the New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music in Boston USA.
 
  Lloyd Gallimore – Colon, Panama
Panamenian pianist.
He is the director of the Group The Beachers of Bocas del Toro founded in 1967. Born in the port of Almirante, Bocas del Toro. His first musical steps were set by his father. Studied clarinet with Prof. Pedro Rebolledo, founder of the first school band Felix Olivares; He continued to receive piano lessons in the city of colon, and at the same time, he studied piano and music theory at the National Conservatory of Music. Today, after 47 years, he continues to lead The Beachers, combining its original Antillean sound, with modern arrangements, using the technology available today. The Beachers have recorded about 9 full length albums and countless singles.
 
  Silvino Alvarado – Panama
Panamenian Folk percussionist.
He has been accompanying Osvaldo Ayala for more than 40 years in national and international projects, in genres ranging from the typical Panamanian, to symphonic and merging with different musical rhythms. Taking the Panamanian musical taste around the world.