Andrew Vasquez is a member of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. He has long been known as an accomplished singer and dancer and in fact toured the world with the New York based American Indian Dance Theatre. It was while he was on tour with the group that Vasquez was introduced to the flute. He "made a trade" for a flute and began to fill in as a flutist for rehearsals. He was taken by the instrument and began to develop his own style and, eventually, his own compositions.