The Espino Family, known as Grupo Diamante de Logan is comprised of the parents Martin on keyboard, Nancy, vocalist; sons: Angel (vocal and sax) and Juan Carlos (drummer). Juan Ramon is a family friend who plays percussion.
The group performs throughout Utah for private parties and social events. The family has their own recording studio in their home. Angel, who did the video for their performance in the Tabernacle Christmas Concert, also has his own production company called AME Productions for both music and video work. Angel is attending USU where he is studying music education. He can be reached at email@example.com. His younger brother Juan Carlos attends high school.
Karla Axtell, a native of San Diego, has lived in Cache Valley for over 40 years. Karla began piano lessons at age eight and has never stopped playing. She received her BFA in piano at Utah State University in 2008. She taught many piano students over the years, accompanied the Cache Children’s Choir, performs often with the Cache Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mark Emile, and is a rehearsal accompanist with the American Festival Chorus under the direction of Craig Jessop. She has become quite a tradition at the Summer Noon Series at the Logan Tabernacle performing on the piano and organ. Karla has produced CD’s featuring LDS hymns for piano and orchestra arranged by Jay Richards titled, “Hymns of Faith, Vol. 1” and “Hymns of Faith, Vol. 2”, and a collaborative CD with other pianists titled “Piano Hymns”. All are available on CD Baby and affiliates.
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