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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!

Music
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:
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...
Alexa Morales plays Lakeside Roof Garden in Oakland on 6/21/19 at noon

Alexa Morales plays Lakeside Roof Garden in Oakland on 6/21/19 at noon

Boca Mundial feat. Grammy winner Alexa Morales plays Lakeside Roof Garden Concert 6/21/19 noon-1pm
Boca Mundial feat. Alexa Morales in Oakland on 09/06/18

Boca Mundial feat. Alexa Morales in Oakland on 09/06/18

Boca Mundial feat. Alexa Morales in Walnut Creek on 8/31

Boca Mundial feat. Alexa Morales in Walnut Creek on 8/31

             
Alexa Morales sings at the Donner Summit Art Hikes on September 9, 2018

Alexa Morales sings at the Donner Summit Art Hikes on September 9, 2018

Boca Mundial headlines Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Amphitheater Sand Harbor Sept 8!

Boca Mundial headlines Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Amphitheater Sand Harbor Sept 8!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, Taste & Listen Musical Pop Up Dinner in Truckee, CA

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, Taste & Listen Musical Pop Up Dinner in Truckee, CA

  SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, Taste & Listen Musical Pop Up Dinner benefiting the nonprofit of Trails & Vistas Stella is an interactive culinary dining affair. This is dinner as it should be. A repast with soul, heart, music, and nourishment. Stella highlights a focused Latin inspired menu shaped by creative imagination that combines familiarity with...
Oakland Feather River Camp Music Week Starts... NOW!

Oakland Feather River Camp Music Week Starts… NOW!

OFRC MUSIC WEEK boasts three professional musician guest artists, July 8-14, 2018 All ages are welcome to explore ensemble playing on a variety of instruments (bring what you have!). Guitars and ukeleles, a piano and some percussion instruments will be available. We will also offer accompaniment for singers. There will be karaoke for over-the-top fun as well...
Bad Gigs by Tuck Andress (of Tuck & Patti)

Bad Gigs by Tuck Andress (of Tuck & Patti)

I first posted this on August 11, 2005 on my old blog, but it came up today so I thought I’d repost here. At the time I had seen this posted all over the place, so with credit to Tuck Andress, here are a few hilarious situations that will make you feel better about gigging....