Posted on  by Hector Saldaña

Four of the five nominees in the Tejano category were S.A. music acts — Joe Posada, Jay Perez, Los Hermanos Farias and Los DesperodoZ.  Houston-based Avizo was also nominated.

Posada took the prize for “Algo Esta Pasando,” a jazzy Tejano effort, issued on his label Baby Dude Records.  The saxophonist had previously been nominated 9 times — for Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards.  It was his first win.

“I finally hit the home run,” said Posada, who did not attend Thursday’s awards presentation in Las Vegas. “It’s sweeter because it’s an all-original CD. I wrote all the tunes.”

“Algo Esta Pasando” was produced by Grammy-winning engineer/producer Gilbert Velasquez.  The 10-song album was released this spring.

About Hector Saldaña

Hector Saldaña is a senior staff writer and music columnist at the San Antonio Express-News (Hearst Corp.)