Once upon a swingin' time, down an old Mexican road lined with cactus, near a mineral spring and a cobblestone bridge, lived a jazz singer. Every morning at sunrise he walked his dog, singing through the corn fields to the wind rustling the yellow stalks, dreaming of New York. Set back from a tree-lined lane near a red picture postcard barn, green fields and horses, was a bass player on a tractor. One night at a gig in northern New Jersey, he discovered his old music school chum up from Mexico. A piano player just back from Switzerland, on his way to play a concert in New York, met the singer in an elevator. Soon, lyrics were written, a demo recorded, photos taken and a tape sent off to the Thelonious Monk Institute Vocal Competition in Washington, D.C. where it advanced to the semifinal. Now, the U. S. Dept. Of State has chosen us as 'Ambassadors' for a Middle East summer 2001 tour. Like down in the cellar of an established house, back amongst the barrels to that one special bottle, a taster's treasure, the Fine Wine Trio was born. The Fine Wine Trio formed in 1998 and achieved success by being chosen 'Ambassadors of Jazz.' Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the group was featured during their 2001 summer tour of Africa and the Near East. Other performances include the Blue Note in New York City, and festivals in Mexico. The Fine Wine Trio excels at creativity. Together, they move in a changing landscape of colors, melodies and motion. All of their energies are focused as one which beguiles the visitor and sharpens their taste for more. R.B. Kapp - Vocals/Percussion/Harmonica R.B.'s career encompasses a rainbow of experiences from mainstream work with Dexter Gordon to excursions into the avant-garde. His range of expression spans delicate whispers to controlled, propulsive power. Gabriel Hernandez - Keyboards Gabriel's career has involved many jazz festivals as a member of both the Leon Thomas and Dizzy Gillespie groups. His Cuban piano style adds an extraordinary flavor of rhythm and melody to the Fine Wine Trio blend. Gene Perla - Bassist Gene's long and varied career includes stints with Elvin Jones, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Rollins and Stone Alliance. Noted for his width in musical styles, he presents foundations that support and proud his teammates.