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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...
Boca Mundial plays Dreamforce! Accenture stage, Tuesday 10/4, 2-3 pm!

Boca Mundial plays Dreamforce! Accenture stage, Tuesday 10/4, 2-3 pm!

My band Boca Mundial plays the Dreamforce Accenture stage this coming Tuesday, October 4 from 2-3 pm! This marks the first time I’ll both attend the conference as press while also playing the massive event, which brings half a million people or more to San Francisco every fall, as a musician! Looking forward to a great hit with Colin...
Now booking my new live latin band, BOCA MUNDIAL!

Now booking my new live latin band, BOCA MUNDIAL!

BOCA MUNDIAL, the San Francisco Bay Area’s live latin jazz samba salsa bolero band Add a touch of the “flamboyantly multilingual” (San Jose Mercury News) to your next event with BOCA MUNDIAL starring Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Alexa Weber Morales! Every BOCA MUNDIAL live band show mixes a delicious variety of international musical flavors and extras for a memorable...
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 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 @ SFJAZZ - El Cantante - Alexa Weber Morales LIVE

Pacific Mambo Orchestra @ SFJAZZ – El Cantante – Alexa Weber Morales LIVE

  Live performance by Pacific Mambo Orchestra of El Cantante, arranged by Mike Rinta and sung by Alexa Weber Morales, at SFJAZZ on June 15, 2013. Photo credits: Bill Evans Photography Benny Torres – http://www.bennytorres.com/ Henry Hung – http://www.henryhungmusic.com Alexa Weber Morales – http://www.alexajazz.com Music credits Christian Tumalan – http://www.tumalanmusic.com Steffen Kuehn – http://www.steffenkuehn.com Pacific...
The Pacific Mambo Orchestra CD drops TODAY!

The Pacific Mambo Orchestra CD drops TODAY!

Steffen Kuehn and Christian Tumalan, directors of the Bay Area’s best 20-piece salsa big band, announced today that the PMO CD is commercially available online. Congratulations to all of us! In other news, PMO is 2 years old as of yesterday, so Happy Birthday! Listen and buy at the links below (and feel free to...
San Jose Jazz Fest Concert Photos

San Jose Jazz Fest Concert Photos

Here are some great pictures from the San Jose Jazz Festival of my gigs with Pacific Mambo Orchestra on Friday and my own band on Saturday.   Love these two by Tom Ehrlich! Photo by Francis DeLeon:  

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...