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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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My arrangement of Lonely Town by Vulfpeck

My arrangement of Lonely Town by Vulfpeck

Here’s my arrangement of Vulfpeck’s Lonely Town on Yamaha Genos. All parts, vocals and harmonies played live simultaneously (not overdubbed)! I also did a version with just the keyboard bass part:
A Better World After COVID19?

A Better World After COVID19?

Earth Day is coming. On April 22, we will enjoy the cleanest air and water the world has seen in decades. If I were in charge, here’s the plan I’d push for coming out of this virus crisis stronger than we came into it. Los Angeles without smog, thanks to COVID-19 lock down. 1. Reduce...
In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning

In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning

At least tonight, this seems to me to be the most beautiful song ever written.
Tonight! Bay Area Jazz Greats Kim Nalley and Tammy Hall in Concert

Tonight! Bay Area Jazz Greats Kim Nalley and Tammy Hall in Concert

San Jose Jazz is putting on a series of free streaming concerts, and this one will be great! My personal connection to San Francisco Bay Area jazz and blues vocalist Kim Nalley is through Jazz at Pearls, a San Francisco venue she owned and operated for a number of years. I gained many international fans...
Financial Relief for Musicians Affected by Coronavirus

Financial Relief for Musicians Affected by Coronavirus

I received this information from wonderful Oakland blues and soul singer Terrie Odabi. Here are resources that can provide financial relief for musicians whose gigs are being cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Musicians Foundation Helps professional musicians who have worked five or more years in the U.S. by providing emergency financial assistance in meeting...
How To Stay Sane While You Work From Home

How To Stay Sane While You Work From Home

For most of my career as a writer and songwriter, I’ve worked from my home office. Thanks to Coronavirus quarantine, a lot of people are working from home for the first time and wondering how to stay sane. Here’s how I maintain razor sharp social skills so that people find me irresistible and not at...
Como Preparar Para Cuarentena o Desastre | Comida Para 2 Semanas

Como Preparar Para Cuarentena o Desastre | Comida Para 2 Semanas

El nuevo Coronavirus COVID-19 nos tiene todos preocupados, así que siguiendo los expertos he acumulado comida y primeros auxilios para aguantar una cuarentena. He aquí la lista de lo que tenemos: Lista de Compras Para Preparar Para Cuarentena o Desastre (Temblor, Fuego, etc): COMIDA Hornear: azúcar, cacao, harina, levadura en polvo, bicarbonato de sodio, sal...
How to Prepare for Disaster or Quarantine | Supplies for 2 Weeks

How to Prepare for Disaster or Quarantine | Supplies for 2 Weeks

I buy bulk ingredients for delicious, healthy homemade food. Coronavirus or COVID-19 has us all frightened and the government has recommended we be prepared for a pandemic with two weeks’ worth of food and supplies so that we can quarantine if necessary. Here’s what I’ve bought without spending much more than normal, focusing on bulk...
Join me on CongaBongoRadio tomorrow!

Join me on CongaBongoRadio tomorrow!

I'll be a guest this Sunday, March 1st, 11am Pacific Standard Time, 8pm Central European Time on Felipe Martinez's radio show on Congabongoradio.com! 

365 day piano challenge: Improv

365 day piano challenge: Riff

365 day piano challenge: Little Riff