English – Spanish – French – Portuguese

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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Happy Earth Day! 14 Reasons to Drive Less and Enjoy Life More!

Is it time to go car-free? Minimalism and car sharing

Is it time to go car-free? Minimalism and car sharing

Short People by Randy Newman - voice and piano

Short People by Randy Newman – voice and piano

Remodelación minimalista de recamara para niño: ANTES y DESPUÉS!

Remodelación minimalista de recamara para niño: ANTES y DESPUÉS!

Minimalist kid's room remodel: BEFORE & AFTER!

Minimalist kid’s room remodel: BEFORE & AFTER!

You can stream our sold-out Valentine's Day show online!

You can stream our sold-out Valentine’s Day show online!

We had such a good time Tuesday night at Fenix in San Rafael playing quiet romantic Brazilian jazz along with some originals and songs and Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese! I was joined by Anne Sajdera on keys, Jeff Chambers on acoustic bass and Amy Molinelli on percussion. I took two melodica solos that I’m pretty...
Tips for digital decluttering: Minimalist computer and smart phone ideas

Tips for digital decluttering: Minimalist computer and smart phone ideas

Minimalismo digital: Tips para mantener tu laptop más seguro y organizado

Minimalismo digital: Tips para mantener tu laptop más seguro y organizado

Unboxing and review: Duraflame electric fireplace insert with heater

Unboxing and review: Duraflame electric fireplace insert with heater

On an especially chilly Northern California day in December, I was searching Amazon for electric stove heaters when I came across these “fireplace inserts”. I bought a used/returned Duraflame DFI020ARU-A004 Electric Fireplace Insert w/ Heater for $100 from Amazon warehouse deals, and I LOVE IT! The flames are so realistic — better, in fact, than if...
Impressions of NAMM 2017 - Day two - piano car - lucite piano - Jake Shimabukuro

Impressions of NAMM 2017 – Day two – piano car – lucite piano – Jake Shimabukuro

Here’s the vlog from my second day at (rainy) NAMM 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Most inspiring was the Steve Gadd show at Catalina (no video of that, of course), as well as Jake Shimabukuro playing While My Guitar Gently Weeps on the show floor. He showed me what Hal Galper meant when he...
Impressions of NAMM 2017 - Day one

Impressions of NAMM 2017 – Day one

KonMari Method: Decluttering all shoes!

KonMari Method: Decluttering all shoes!