Bandleader Sergio Mendoza was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, but crossed the U.S./Mexico border to the American side of the city (in Arizona) when he was 8 years old. He moved north to Tucson at 18. He formed Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta in 2009, banding together a group of some of Tucson's best musicians, including vocalist Salvador Duran, who has sung with Calexico, Willie Nelson, and Iron and Wine, to pay tribute to Cuban legend Pérez Prado as part of Hotel Congress' "Great Cover... More >>>