Ernie Carbajal joined the traditional jazz scene in 1989 and brings with him a prestigious career in a wide variety of musical endeavors. He was a staff musician at the Phoenix Star Theater in Arizona for two years and a member of El Conjunto Moderno, the house band at the Riverside Ballroom for three years. He paid his dues on the road with the Pete Bugarin Orchestra, a salsa band that traveled throughout the western half of the United States. His other credits include performances with the Ringling Brothers Circus Band, Ice Follies, Ice Capades, Dana Lutes Ensemble, Starliters Big Band, Land Community College Staff Brass Quintet, Eugene Jazz Orchestra and Bill Sabol
Quartet. Currently he is working with the Black Swan Classic Jazz Band, the Ray Rom Little Big Band and his own jazz quartet.