Don Anderson is originally from Falls Church, Virginia, and lived on both coasts and the midwest before settling in New England. He started trumpet at age 12, and after classical training, found his way through a variety of styles: Reggae, World Beat, R&B as well as many jazz variants. You've heard him regularly with Right Time, Doctor Burma, the Casual Sextet, HipSocket, Four N More, and on occasion with pop bands like Paula Kelley and Jim's Big Ego. Latin music is his latest obsession. He plays trumpet and an electric trumpet, also known as an EVI.  When he's not doing this music thing, he's traveling to exotic locales to escape his day job as a software consultant.  His web site is at

Tal Shalom-Kobi, a native of Israel, is a Bass player and a music educator, who has been active in the world of music for the past 15 years. Tal holds a degree in Music Education from Berklee College of Music, and Masters in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory. Tal has performed in Jazz Festivals overseas and locally in venues like Berklee Performance Center, Ryles Jazz Club, and Jordan Hall among others. Tal is the leader of the "Four N' More" Jazz group, and co-leads the "Jazz Marauders" Latin Jazz quartet. She also enjoys playing as a side-woman in other Jazz/Latin bands, like JP Tropical (Latin), Kymera (Ethnic), and Entre Amigos (Brazilian). Together with her performance career she stayed active in the field of education, teaching Piano, and youth ensemble groups in her home studio in Newton.  Her web site is at

Michel Gonzalez on guitar, is on leave from his home in Galicia, Spain to study and play in Boston. He has just finished his music degree at Berklee college, and already appears in recordings with performers such as Abe Rabade and Hayim Kobe. Originally from Venezuela, he fuses two great musical heritages into a beautiful sounds using his nylon string guitar. Cutting short a professional soccer career, he started guitar at the advanced age of 19 and studied classical guitar at the Santiago Conservatory before directing that talent to the jazz world. A prolific composer in the jazz and latin idiom, Michel has brought many joyful and contemplative tunes to Marauders repertoire. He has played with Victor Mendosa, Oscar Stagnaro, Skip Hadden and many other prominent musicians. Find out more about Michel, his life and his music at

Karina Colis, our percussionist from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, grew up in a musical family and played with local acts from a young age. She studied music in Mexico and Puerto Rico before coming to study at the Berklee School of Music. You'll hear unbelievable steadiness in the face of any time signature and a talent with all manner of latin instruments. She is much in demand in her role of Afro-cuban percussionist, drummer and singer and performs with several groups, including Mango Blue, Mili Bermejo, Leo Blanco and the Jazz Marauders.

Andreas Brade was born and raised in Waiblingen, Germany where he began his music studies at the age of twelve. In 1991, Andreas moved to the United States to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston.  He works regularly with different artists in World Music, Jazz, Funk, and Pop and has performed at both national and international venues such as the Montreal Jazz Festival. He has toured extensively throughout the United States and has recorded with several groups, one of which won the National Independent Music Award in 2003.  Andreas has taught at Berklee, is currently the chair of the Percussion Department at the Community Music Center, is a member of VicFirth educational team, and is a staff accompanist at the Boston Ballet. Andreas can be heard performing regularly with several local artists.  Check out his website at