Stephen “Mofi” Giraldo was born and raised in Los Angeles of Guatemalan parents.
He has been around music all his life. All his siblings play musical instrumentsl and sing. He first played trumpet at the age of 16 after learning how to play piano, viola and saxophone. HJe graduated from Cal State Northridge.
Mofi has recorded on many albums as a session musician. He has toured the world with music artists such as Ricardo Lemvo (Congo/Angola), Googosh and Ebi (Iran), and Celia Cruz (Cuba).
He is a member of the Red Hot Band a Los Angeles band of world-class musicians.
He is also a beloved children music teacher.
Most recently his songs have appeared in the television series NCIS New Orleans (CBS) and Hightown (Starz).