Tom Duarte is a multi-style guitarist who leans heavily in the Latin direction but has performed in almost every genre imaginable. Also playing electric guitar, he toured extensively with Jerry Garcia keyboardist Merl Saunders, sharing the stage with the likes of Ray Charles, B.B King, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos and Tower of Power vocalist Lenny Williams. He has played abroad in England, Canada and Brazil as well as having toured the US several times.
He has recorded four CD's of Latin and contemporary music under his own name in addition to a history as a studio musician that includes a feature song on Santana and Journey co-founder and keyboardist/vocalist Gregg Rolie's CD "Roots" in addition to several diversified and eclectic recording projects. Tom performs regularly both as a solo guitarist and with his Latin trio as well as with several Bay Area based bands.