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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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Pacific Mambo Orchestra fan-funds their new album, Live from Stern Grove!

Pacific Mambo Orchestra fan-funds their new album, Live from Stern Grove!

Bringing The Mambo Back, Big Band-Style! The Grammy Award-winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra releases its 2nd full-length album (and it looks and sounds amazing)! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bringing-the-mambo-back-big-band-style#/ PMO was founded in 2010 and is celebrating the Latin Big Band revival with its 2nd full-length recording, entitled ‘Live from Stern Grove’ feat. Sheila E., Marlow Rosado and Nora Suzuki...
"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...
Tonight! Award-winning BERKELEY HIGH JAZZ ENSEMBLE opens for PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA

Tonight! Award-winning BERKELEY HIGH JAZZ ENSEMBLE opens for PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA

The award winning BERKELEY HIGH JAZZ ENSEMBLE  warms up the stage for Grammy Award Winning special guests PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BENEFIT CONCERT & LATIN DANCE PARTY   FRI JUNE 3, 2016 DOORS 7PM / SHOW 8PM The UC Theatre 2036 University Ave Downtown Berkeley  BART access Doors open – 7:00 pm...
'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...
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...
This Saturday, see Pacific Mambo Orchestra where it all started... Cafe Cocomo!

This Saturday, see Pacific Mambo Orchestra where it all started… Cafe Cocomo!

Incredibly irresistible music from the Grammy-winning 19-piece band! Six dance teams performing unforgettable salsa routines! Dance lessons! Live painting! Delicious eats and tasty drinks! Friendly dancers celebrating in the most diverse part of the United States of America: THE BAY AREA! Cafe Cocomo 650 Indiana San Francisco, CA 10 PM $15 at the door, 21+...
We are profiled in the NEW YORK TIMES! The NEW YORK #%$^$# 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
Our mini-Pacific Mambo Orchestra appearance on Good Day LA FOX 11 KTTV with Mar Yvette

Our mini-Pacific Mambo Orchestra appearance on Good Day LA FOX 11 KTTV with Mar Yvette

  Watch the video! | FOX 11 LA KTTV  
We are the CHAMPIONS! Pacific Mambo Orchestra wins the GRAMMY!!!!

We are the CHAMPIONS! Pacific Mambo Orchestra wins the GRAMMY!!!!

I’m finally getting around to writing this: Pacific Mambo Orchestra has won the Grammy for Tropical Latin Album, beating out Marc Anthony, Carlos Vives, Los Angeles Azules and Sergio George. Steffen Kuehn and Christian Tumalan, our bandleaders, were at the Grammy pre-telecast to accept the award, while most of the band was back in the...
We did it! So how the heck did PMO go from zero to Grammy-nominated in 3 years?!

We did it! So how the heck did PMO go from zero to Grammy-nominated in 3 years?!

I was taking a break from a private jazz gig at the De Young Museum in San Francisco when the text messages began flowing. I couldn’t help whooping with pleasure, even though I was standing in an art gallery being watched by a guard. Pacific Mambo Orchestra had done it: We were nominated for best...
Pacific Mambo Orchestra is on the Grammy ballot in 4 categories!

Pacific Mambo Orchestra is on the Grammy ballot in 4 categories!

Last week I heard the exciting news that Pacific Mambo Orchestra was on the 2014 Grammy ballot in four categories. This is the stage where voting members of NARAS choose who will make the final voting, to be revealed at the actual ceremony (some telecast, plenty not telecast). So any NARAS voters out there, please...
PMO Tour: Tonight at the Palladium Center in Carmel Indiana

PMO Tour: Tonight at the Palladium Center in Carmel Indiana

Yesterday was our first full day in Indiana. The night after the flight, we met Willie Torres, who’ll be singing with us. What a character! The rhythm section had a great time in his hotel room after dinner having a traguito and talking about… recording technology and band politics. Maybe they kept the conversation clean...