La Mafia is a four-time Grammy Award-winning musical group. It has its roots in the Northside neighborhood of Houston, Texas and has charted a course as a Latin music band.
La Mafia was founded in 1980 in Houston, TX. Vocalist Oscar De La Rosa & producer/keyboardist/accordionist Armando Lichtenberger Jr. created an original style that survived various changes in the music industry. The band consists of Tim Ruiz on bass, David de la Garza on keyboards and background vocals, Joe Gonzales on drums and Viktor Pacheco on Guitar in 2007. The band has won 2 Grammys & 2 Latin Grammys was nominated in 2009 for a Latin Grammy for the album Eternamente Romanticos.
La Mafia, seeking to expand their musical horizons, began touring extensively in Mexico and Latin America beginning in the late 1980s. The practice of Mexican-American artists performing in Mexico on a large scale was unheard of before La Mafia. Back home, La Mafia has performed in front of three record-setting crowds at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Houston Astrodome.
Oscar De La Rosa - vocalist,
Armando Lichtenberger Jr. - accordion & keyboards/Producer,
Tim Ruiz - bass,
Eduardo Torres - drums,
Viktor Pacheco - guitar,
David De La Garza - keyboards & background vocals,
Leonardo Gonzales (brother of Oscar De La Rosa Gonzales) - guitar,
Robert Gonzales - guitar & bass guitar,
Marion Aquilina - guitar,
Israel (Speedy) Villanueva - bass guitar,
Adolf Alonso - bass guitar,
Rudy Martinez - bass guitar,
Jason Rodriguez - bass guitar,
Tony Rodriguez - drums,
Mario Gonzalez - drums,
Adam Mosqueda - drums,
Michael Aguilar - drums,
Jesse Moreno - Sax,
Jesse Peralez - Sax,
Rick Patino - Sax-Trumpet,
David Flores - Sax