Domingo DeGrazia blends Spanish guitar style with the passion and flair of Flamenco guitar technique. Son of famed artist Ted DeGrazia, Domingo holds college diplomas in aeronautical science as well as law, he is a licensed pilot and helicopter pilot, a skydiver, a certified scuba diver and is a former motorcycle road racer.
Beth Daunis – Violin
Beth Daunis has a rare talent for channeling essential qualities of the heart, love and joy, directly from their source in spirit. Beth’s passion for natural medicine and yoga have led her to approach music as a vehicle for healing, and she seeks to share this “essence” with every stroke of her bow.
Ms. Daunis has been playing the violin for 23 years. Her classical training began at the age of four, and continued through her years at Bennington College, under the tutelage of renowned soloist and chamber musician Diane Pascal. Ms. Daunis draws from her diverse musical background and profound life experience to create a unique sound, infused with her personal brand of magic. She shows her unique ability to glide from upbeat pop tunes to deeper, brooding melodies, throwing her heart and soul into every story being told. Beth also performs with Domingo DeGrazia in his Spanish Guitar band.
Jim Pavett- Drums and Percussion
Jim Pavett is the rhythmic center of the band. He is a Grammy nominated artist and recording engineer, and television personality. Jim brings artistry and depth to all forms of percussion and live drums.
An amazing talent behind a drum kit as well as percussion, listeners and audiences are treated to Jim’s unique “theater of percussion” during live shows and on recordings. He expresses a powerful array of intense emotions in an energetic fury which is a refreshing change from the norm. His playing is well thought out, with a startling amount of control, never losing that spontaneous edge, yet never losing the pocket.
Performing with Domingo DeGrazia has created a unique shift in Jim’s playing repertoire. By focusing mainly on percussion instruments he has opened himself up to a new found palette of sounds to create an even richer sonic landscape. One thing is certain – Jim is having a great time when he plays, and he makes sure that the whole audience feels the fire of his enthusiasm. As a producer Jim is best known as the impeccable ear behind the mixing console of Allusion Studios, the busiest, largest recording facility in Tucson, Arizona. One of his recording projects, Beyond Words, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2007. www.jimpavett.com
Mark Brugler – Bass Guitar
Mark Brugler toured internationally as a musician and was Assistant Director for Continental Singers and Orchestra’s Canadian tour. He worked at Old Tucson Studios as an actor, singer and stuntman. He was commissioned to compose original music for productions of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing. Mark also plays cello, drums, guitar, organ, and piano and sings as a tenor.
Mark Brugler’s musical endeavors began with his first vocal solo at age 6 and he took up bass soon after. Mark travelled extensively throughout the U. S., Canada and Northern Europe as a vocalist, instrumentalist and assistant. He has been employed by as an actor, singer, dancer and stuntman; by the Berger Performing Arts Center as Technical Director and currently at the University of Arizona’s School of Music as Technical Director.
Mark has been composing original music for over three decades and was commissioned by Tucson Parks and Recreation in 2008 to create original music for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and again this year for an upcoming production of Much Ado About Nothing. Mark is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist and has been playing bass guitar for Domingo DeGrazia’s Spanish Guitar Band since 2008.
Rick Skowron – Guitar
Rick Skowron has spent his life in Tucson and has made music a part of it. Growing up with the guitar, he involved himself in various music styles ranging from school jazz band to a world touring metal band. Rick met Domingo through their mutual interest in motor-cycle racing and Rick became a fast fan of the band. He continues his musical diversity exploring the acoustic guitar and associating himself with dynamic musicians.