South of the Border: The Ultimate Tijuana Brass Tribute


May 05 2024

Join us for a Cinco De Mayo fiesta with South of the Border: The Ultimate Tijuana Brass Tribute!

South of the Border - New Tampa Performing Arts Center

In 1964, Basil Rodriguez began playing the trumpet in elementary school. At the same time, 28-year-old Herb Alpert was a rising star with the hit single The Lonely Bull by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. By 1966, Basil was playing along with the Tijuana Brass records that his parents were listening to. He went on to have a successful career as a professional trumpet player and arranger, playing in show clubs throughout the country in the 1970s and backing up numerous recording artists. He also had a 38-year run as assistant music director and staff musician at Busch Gardens.

Now, Basil has come full circle to his first influence: the music of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. Basil has meticulously recreated the arrangements that were recorded by the band back in the 60s and added other memorable hits from artists of the A&M label.
Just as Herb did in the 60s, Basil has put together a band of eight seasoned musicians and vocalists to form The Ultimate Tijuana Brass Tribute.

Basil Rodriguez – Trumpet
Kirsten Joyer – Featured Vocalist
Patrick McKenzie – Trumpet
David Hope – Trombone
Paul Buzine – Guitar
Al Hurley – Bass Guitar / Classical Guitar
Richard “Stretch” Bruyn – Keyboards
Manny Betancourt – Percussion
Wink Warren – Vocalist / Drums


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