The musicians that make up Gardenia Azul are vocalist Kathy Elzey, guitarist Ray Elzey and percussionist Cary "Huesitos" Avery. These musicians have performed and recorded around Sacramento for many years with groups ranging from Red Rose, Caron Vikre and Los Elegantes to Bourgeois Tagg and Charlie Peacock. Cary has also performed with Cal Tjader, José Feliciano, Mumbo Gumbo and Escola Nova de Samba. Moises Rodriguez from "Trio Los Amigos" makes a special guest appearance on Gardenia Azul’s CD.

In June of the year 2000, Gardenia Azul released their first album on CD entitled
Música Tropical. The album, sung entirely in Spanish, is "tropical music" that was made popular in the 1950’s and 60’s. The compositions come from the rich heritage of Mexican and Cuban music. The songs included on the CD are:

1. El Bodeguero (Richard Ergües)
2. Vereda Tropical (Gonzalo Curiel)
3. Cuando Ya No Me Quieras (Cuates Castilla)
4. Poco a Poco (José C. Fumero)
5. Es Mi Súplica (L. Ulloa)
6. Lágrimas Negras (Miguel Matamoros)
7. Ajiaco Caliente (J. Perez)
8. Cómo Fue (Ernesto Duarte)
9. Mala Noche (Alberto Dominguez)
10. Guajira Linda
11. Quizás Quizás Quizás (Osvaldo Farres)
12. Tres Palabras (Osvaldo Farres)