American composer and woodwind performer Mike Curtis is equally comfortable in classical, jazz, and ethnic settings. He has toured the world as a klezmer clarinetist, played bassoon with symphonies and opera companies, and recorded on sax with jazz greats Charlie Rouse and Anthony Braxton. His compositions show the influence of those experiences and more. Cuarteto Santa Cruz was composed in 2020 and consists of four movements: Danzas, Balada, Tangos, and ¡Cocodrilo!