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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 "songwriting"
What If Sex Were Real - Tiny Desk Concert Contest Entry - original song by Alexa Morales

What If Sex Were Real – Tiny Desk Concert Contest Entry – original song by Alexa Morales

So my creaky Nord keyboard drove me crazy and I tried to doctor it up or multitrack but I didn’t want to lip-sync this as it’s my entry to the NPR Tiny Desk Concert 2017 and it had to be in front of a desk. I gave up and decided this was the best performance… If...
What makes a great story song?

What makes a great story song?

Skyword recently interviewed a number of songwriters about storytelling. I made the cut along with songwriters for Phil Collins, Aretha Franklin, Jonas Brothers & Selena Gomez! Here’s the piece by Jon Simmons on what brand marketers can learn from songwriters, with tips from eight troubadours (David Pack, Air Traffic Controller, Alexa Weber Morales, Joshua Hyslop, Jess Domain, Emily Hecht, Ed...
Covering #ASCAPEXPO in Hollywood! Gonna meet Bill Withers!

Covering #ASCAPEXPO in Hollywood! Gonna meet Bill Withers!

This is where being a musician AND a writer comes in handy! Got my press pass to cover #ASCAPEXPO! Stay tuned, and read on for more information about the upcoming conference! Highlights: Aloe Blacc to Interview Legendary Bill Withers! Chart-topping Songwriters and Composers Added to 3-Day Lineup Include Grizzy Bear’s Chris Taylor, Toby Gad, William Larsen,...
10 Reasons Why I Love the TV Show Nashville

10 Reasons Why I Love the TV Show Nashville

I don’t watch much TV (no really, I don’t! Do I protest too much? Ha!). Being a self-employed, gigging songwriter/musician, I don’t have cable for both financial and productivity reasons. But there’s a new network TV show that I adore: ABC’s Nashville. In hopes of making the case for scheduling a second season for this...
Do you ever miss being in love?

Do you ever miss being in love?

I do, right now, at noon, under gray skies, with a slight cold and a deadline I can’t seem to make headway on. The thought of love came to me unbidden so here it is: It’s that heightened sense of everything. Life seems important, and purposeful, and glamorous. There’s a rush, still air brushes your...
Birth of an Arrangement: The Names of the Winds

Birth of an Arrangement: The Names of the Winds

It was the second set of our show. The pianist shot me a malevolent glare, then proceeded to butcher the opening chords of the song I was about to sing, obfuscating the key so I couldn’t tell what note to start with. He finished the intro; silence lingered as the band waited for me to...