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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!

Posts tagged "arts"
How do you start a truly diverse jazz/improvised music performance collective in Oakland?

How do you start a truly diverse jazz/improvised music performance collective in Oakland?

How would we start a jazz/improvised music performance collective that was truly inclusive and diverse* for performing musicians in Oakland? This is a serious question. I realize that some of these already exist (Oakland Public Conservatory, La Peña, The Sound Room), and there are jams as well, such as the one started by tenor saxophonist...
We are profiled in the NEW YORK TIMES! The NEW YORK #%$^$# TIMES!

We are profiled in the NEW YORK TIMES! The NEW YORK #%$^$# TIMES!

We are profiled in the NEW YORK TIMES! The NEW YORK @#%$^$# TIMES! …And they spelled my name right! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/15/arts/music/pacific-mambo-orchestra-is-unknown-no-more.html