Monte Watters has been playing the piano since early childhood. He comes from a musical family, and performed often with his parents and siblings throughout the Northwest. Monte also co-wrote and arranged songs with his father that the family performed. Proficient in styles from pop to country, blues to swing, Monte brings his own distinctive arrangements to both standards and original material. His musical influences range from Floyd Cramer to Ray Charles to Jim Brickman.
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Ron Ruiz has actively played in bands since the age of seventeen, traveled extensively and was featured on numerous recordings on the independent label Speed of Light. Well versed in many different styles, he remains most passionate about the old standards and golden oldies.