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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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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...
Boca Mundial plays San Francisco Park Chalet Sunday June 7!

Boca Mundial plays San Francisco Park Chalet Sunday June 7!

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’...
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...
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

Pacific Mambo Orchestra’s Debut Recording to be Released at San Jose Jazz Festival!

Pacific Mambo Orchestra’s star-studded, groundbreaking studio debut takes Latin Big Band to dizzying new heights. Led by pianist Christian Tumalan and trumpeter Steffen Kuehn, this 20-piece ensemble injects the Big Band sounds of the 1940s through 1960s with a fresh, contemporary sound and a diverse range of musical influences. Among the eight original and two...
Alexa Weber Morales: ‘I believe musicians should be allowed to marry,’ addresses rumors of her own musicianship

Alexa Weber Morales: ‘I believe musicians should be allowed to marry,’ addresses rumors of her own musicianship

Oakland, CA. Alexa Weber Morales has built a career singing quirky songs about economic and romantic instability. Tunes like “I Wanna Work For You,” “But I’m Weak” and “Catastrofe de Amor” have led to rampant speculation about her relationship status and credit worthiness. Today, she’s breaking the silence. “Oh, there’s all those rumors that I’m...