Orquesta d'Soul is a band that prides itself on
delivering both original high-energy latin dance
music and soulful R&B grooves. The pop
delivery and style of the songs is unique due to
the inclusion of folkloric Caribbean rhythms.
This 8+ piece group, led by trumpeter, singer,
and composer Marina Garza, ignites a new feel
and flavor that inspires people from all walks of
life to get up and dance. The all-female
front line delivers a rich show that combines
dance moves and lyrics in three languages:
English, Spanish, and Japanese.
The addictive style and sound of Orquesta d'Soul can be heard on their albums
"Remember Me" and new, October 17th release of "Money Money" available at
cdbaby.com, amazon.com, Amoeba Records, and Union Music Co. in San Francisco.
Music selections can also be found on the "LivLive" Emerging Artists Compilation.
The band works regularly in the bay area and leads a full schedule of performances
from clubs such as "850 Cigar Bar", and "Bimbo's" in San Francisco to "The Crow's Nest"
and "The Catalyst" in Santa Cruz. The band has also performed various festivals and
summer concerts such as "The Michigan Women's Music Festival", "Redwood City
Summer Concert Series", "San Francisco Gay Pride and Gay Film Festival events" and
opening for Marc Anthony at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Santa Clara California.
Orquesta d'Soul's members are Liza Jimenez (vocals), Nikki O'Shaughnessy (vocals),
Amelia Catalano (tenor, bari, alto sax), Kymry Esainko (keyboard), Michael "Pilo" Lazarus
(bass), Patricio Angulo (congas, percussion), Brian Andres (drum set, percussion), and
Marina Garza (trumpet, vocals).
"Their music is filled with originality and daring spirit that fuses reggae, cumbia, rock,
funk, rap and latin grooves."
- Chuy Varela, Latin Beat Magazine, March 2001
"You can hear the trumpet's lilting, jazzy wails combined with salsa blasts. Garza can
blow the house down with that horn!"
-Toby Beilawski, East Bay Express, March 2002