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I'm an Oakland jazz salsa singer-songwriter, fluent in a few languages thanks to my itinerant childhood. Since 2004 I've done more than a dozen studio recordings for my own & other bands. In 2010, I sang on the Grammy-nominated Bien! Bien! In 2011, I made a fan-funded CD, and in 2012 my singing/songwriting was on Pacific Mambo Orchestra's debut CD. In 2013, we won a Grammy!

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"SAKURA" - PMO FEATURING NORA SUZUKI (ORQUESTA DE LA LUZ) 2017 ALBUM PREVIEW

“SAKURA” – PMO FEATURING NORA SUZUKI (ORQUESTA DE LA LUZ) 2017 ALBUM PREVIEW

ALBUM PREVIEW 2017 The Grammy Award Winning  Pacific Mambo Orchestra announces the upcoming release of their second full album. It is due in Spring of 2017 and will be named “Live from Stern Grove”. It will feature world-renowned names such as Sheila E and Marlow Rosado. The 11 track album will open with “Sakura” – PMO’s brand new arrangement featuring Nora Suzuki, known...
Get this beautiful jazz history infographic for Jazz Appreciation Month!

Get this beautiful jazz history infographic for Jazz Appreciation Month!

Happy Jazz Appreciation Month! Jazz is America’s classical music, a mixture of Afro-Cuban and African rhythms, blues, ragtime, spirituals and European polyphony and instrumentation, springing up from the former French port city of New Orleans. If you have trouble remembering when the Kansas City blues were big or who was part of the West Coast Cool Jazz scene,...
Kurt Elling to present Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Hendricks

Kurt Elling to present Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Hendricks

Multi-award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling will present the ASCAP Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Hendricks at the 31st annual Bistro Awards on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 at Gotham Comedy Club in New York, NY. Elling, who is also performing, has stated, “Jon is undoubtedly the greatest jazz singer alive and an internationally. His recorded scat solos stand up to...
Morales, Dyer & Green: A Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, 12/27 at Fenix in San Rafael!

Morales, Dyer & Green: A Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, 12/27 at Fenix in San Rafael!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE alexajazz.com  Spectacular vocalese, stellar setting make Morales, Dyer and Green: A Tribute to Lambert, Hendricks and Ross a must-see holiday event Oakland, California – Wednesday, December 2, 2015 – They were dubbed the “hottest new group in jazz”, but a fatal car crash and a pesky heroin addiction cut short their time together. Even...
Covering #ASCAPEXPO in Hollywood! Gonna meet Bill Withers!

Covering #ASCAPEXPO in Hollywood! Gonna meet Bill Withers!

This is where being a musician AND a writer comes in handy! Got my press pass to cover #ASCAPEXPO! Stay tuned, and read on for more information about the upcoming conference! Highlights: Aloe Blacc to Interview Legendary Bill Withers! Chart-topping Songwriters and Composers Added to 3-Day Lineup Include Grizzy Bear’s Chris Taylor, Toby Gad, William Larsen,...
'Pacific Mambo Dance': New Single and Video drop March 3! Pre-order now!

‘Pacific Mambo Dance’: New Single and Video drop March 3! Pre-order now!

  Why do we want you to pre-order? Well, if enough people do, it will get us on the front page of the iTunes store… so why not go for it? Do it! PREORDER NOW PRETTY PLEASE “The new song from PMO is an infectious, get-off-your-feet dance anthem that aims to be a favorite at...
Lucindy Productions Presents 'Just Like a Woman' Feat. Rhonda Benin, Alexa Morales, Tiffany Austin, Lavay Smith, Tammy Hall and more!

Lucindy Productions Presents ‘Just Like a Woman’ Feat. Rhonda Benin, Alexa Morales, Tiffany Austin, Lavay Smith, Tammy Hall and more!

On March 7, 2015, Lucindy Productions Presents ‘Just Like a Woman’ Feat. Rhonda Benin, Alexa Morales, Tiffany Austin, Lavay Smith, Pat Wilder, Darlene Coleman, Wanda Diamond, Tammy Hall, Ruth Davies, Ruth Price, Kristen Strom and Tarika Lewis at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. Tickets are $25. Rhonda’s previous ‘Just Like a Woman’ shows have...
We Believe the Children Are the Future: Pacific Mambo Orchestra plays Fox Theater for a good cause January 10, 2015

We Believe the Children Are the Future: Pacific Mambo Orchestra plays Fox Theater for a good cause January 10, 2015

http://foxrwc.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=52 Who: Pacific Mambo Orchestra Where: The Fox Theater Redwood City When: Saturday, January 10, 2015, 7:30 pm Why: to benefit 5000+ elementary students in the “Music for Learning” program The surprise winner of the 2014 Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album and San Francisco “Best of the Bay” Favorite PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA infuses the classic...
New York City: 60-hour-long variety show aims for Guinness World Record

New York City: 60-hour-long variety show aims for Guinness World Record

LIVAMP (www.livamp.com), an online platform for broadcasting performances from handpicked venues, has partnered with The Metropolitan Room in New York to broadcast a 60-hour continuous variety show on Jan 1, 2015, aiming for a Guinness World Record upon completion. There are over 250 performers with a big focus on jazz vocalists, including Marilyn Maye, Julie Budd, Luba...
Sacramento Bee profiles Betz Storey, Delta Jazz Queen, Oakland native and first woman jet fighter

Sacramento Bee profiles Betz Storey, Delta Jazz Queen, Oakland native and first woman jet fighter

Story by Bee senior writer Stephen Magagnini As the the blue-eyed redhead in the red Stetson sashays into the Thursday Night Jazz Party at Sauce’d Cocktail House, she’s mobbed like a rock star. Betz Storey, the Jazz Queen of Sacramento, is in the house. The headliners at the club in El Dorado Hills – Rock ’n’...
Help Oakland's Feather River Camp renew our city contract on our 90th anniversary! Spread the word!

Help Oakland’s Feather River Camp renew our city contract on our 90th anniversary! Spread the word!

FIRST:    READ these two articles (URLs here and full TEXT pasted below) SECOND:    JOIN our letter-writing campaign to write letters to the editor referencing these articles. to contact council members referencing these articles/others. to bring our issue before city council (before November election) (Rumor has it that “Rebecca Kaplan is bringing something to the council...
Louis Armstrong’s ‘Hello, Dolly!” Knocks the Beatles off Billboard’s #1  (on this day in 1964)

Louis Armstrong’s ‘Hello, Dolly!” Knocks the Beatles off Billboard’s #1 (on this day in 1964)

Louis Armstrong’s ‘Hello, Dolly!” Knocks the Beatles off Billboard’s #1 Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Museum of the Moving Image join forces and celebrate the 50th anniversary. On Saturday, May 10th, 2014 the Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Museum of the Moving Image will host a dessert reception and special screening of the beloved...