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Tribute set for Tony “Ham” Guerrero | Somos Austin

 By Juan Castillo | Friday, January 28, 2011, 04:48 PM

Some of Tejano music’s most accomplished musicians will pay tribute Sunday (Jan 30, 2011) to Tony “Ham” Guerrero, the trumpeter whose Grammy-nominated Tortilla Factory ushered a groundbreaking fusion of Tejano, Chicano, funk and soul genres in the 1970s.

The 66-year-old Guerrero, who has battled diabetes for years, is recovering from a heart attack he suffered Jan. 10, according to his son, Alfredo Antonio. In a coma for seven days, Guerrero awoke and was able to breathe on his own. Earlier this week, however, doctors put him on a ventilator after he experienced breathing problems, his son said.

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