Jenny Ball and her trumpet: the secret sauce of Jenny and the Mexicats

Jenny and the Mexicats, mix the rhythms of jazz, rockabilly, folk, flamenco, reggae, country and cumbia into a sound that is high-octane, exciting and completely unique.  Led by Jenny Ball and her trumpet, the Mexicats cross themes, styles, and countries with ease. Their name comes from the Spanish madrileños –  slang for cats, mixing their…

La Chamba. Pure electricity with a psychedelic African beat.

La Chamba is an old school/new sound band based in east Los Angeles that pumps out hard rockin’ psychedelia with Afro-Latin rhythms,  amplifying their reality and that of their audiences Their electrifying blend of music fuses 60’s psychedelic-inspired surf-pop from Peru with Afro-Latin beat energy. Arising from humble beginnings in East and South Central LA,…

Ricky Lov kicks off the Living Gypset music series at the Gibson Showcase

A young, high gloss, high-energy  Latino musician and band leader still in high school but with the polish and the confidence of a seasoned musician.  With a full band, backup singers, dancers and video backdrop, Lov puts on a powerful show. He has just released “Hershey” as his first single, which he showcased at the…

Chicano Batman

Four young Angelinos in vintage formalwear, playing songs that blended Brazilian Tropicalía with early ’70s psychedelic soul came together in  2008, called themselves Chicano Batman and never looked back. They have released two full-length albums,  played Coachella, and toured with Alabama Shakes and Jack White, among others. They will release their third album,  Freedom Is…

manlio Celotti: global music executive

Membran Entertainment Group establishes itself as an international force, garnering multiple 2017 Grammy nominations with Jacob Collier Anderson .Paak, Joey Alexander and René Marie. Artists traditionally begin their careers in their home country and then make their way to the rest of the international music scene. Membran, an entertainment and label services company headquartered in Hamburg,…

Irene Diaz. Reina de la canción de amor for Valentine’s Day

Irene Diaz is Los Angeles’ modern day torch singer-songwriter, who, in a very short amount of time, has gained national acclaim as the Queen of the Love Song -Reina de la canción de amor. Starting in late 2011 Irene began playing her brand of soaring love songs in venues from coffee houses to  Hollywood’s House of Blues. …

The Rocketz

The East LA-based power trio, The Rocketz, are a blend of high energy rockabilly and punk rock. Founded with the late Mexican-American drummer Andrew Martinez (March 11, 1983 – January 11, 2009), better known as Andy DeMize,  the band now consists of Gretsch Artist and front man, Tony Red-Horse, Nick “Chango” Anchondo on upright bass, and Anthony…

Cinco Santos

Cinco Santos began its journey in 2007 and came together as a complete band in 2009, creating a Latin genre of their own. Their music is a fusion of revamped sounds from Latin rock, pop, and gypsy guitar, with urban Latin beats to provide the groove that’s really rockin’! This combination of styles created Cinco…

Los Hollywood: excitement in any language

The best word to describe Los Hollywood is excitement!  Lead singer and bassist Heidy Flores joined with drummer Gustavo Mojica and guitarist Mark Mondragon to create Los Hollywood, a SoCal-based band whose Latin rock in English and Spanish is as infectious as it is joyful. Their debut  EP Los Hollywood, produced by the multiple Grammy…

La Victoria: an all-girl trio plays Mariachi for a new generation

La Victoria is an all-female Mariachi group, composed of Vaneza Marie Calderón, Mary Alfaro Velasco and Rosalie Rodriguez. The trio takes a very respectful contemporary approach to traditional Mariachi. They write music that engage audiences with the lively joy of traditional Mariachi but which is uniquely modern and uniquely theirs.  The band’s goal is to…