DW3 is one of the greatest bands and recording artists in our genre and have become dear friends to so many in the music community, fans and musicians alike. Over the past 20 years, the founding members of this great band, Eric Mondragon, Billy Mondragon and Damon Reel, have brought so much musical joy to the fans of The Smooth Jazz Cruises, Spaghettini and venues throughout Southern California and across the globe. As you may have heard, they are dealing with some critical medical and family issues that have restricted their ability to perform and are threatening the future of their families.
Eric Mondragon suffered a heart attack while performing this past New Year’s Eve. He is recovering but for the foreseeable future he will need to be under strict medical care and has to be very careful not to overexert himself in any way. Clearly, this will make it very difficult to perform and earn a living.