We are a trio, guitar voice and keyboards. We play bossa novas, boleros, samba, latin music (Gloria Estefan, Celia Cruz) and some jazz standards
What to Expect
Our band can be as small as a duet.
Keyboards and singer - Guitar & singer or just instrumental no singer.
Our original band is a trio, keyboards, singer and guitar, please watch the video to get a feel for our sound and performance.
We can add sax , trumpet, trombone, full drums to our band.
Our band can be as large as a 12-piece band.
A native of the exotic land of the Incas. She sings with the flair of her South American roots, her voice is expressive and soothing.
Alessa grew up listening to Waltzes, Festejos, Cuban music, Bossa Novas and Sambas (her mom loved to listen to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Murillo, Ellis Regina and during her early years she was exposed to this beautiful music)
Alessa and her band play Brazilian Jazz (Bossa Novas), Latin Tunes, Samba, Gypsy Rumba and Afro- Brazilian (Samba Raggae) music in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Besides live performances at nightclubs, festivals, concerts and fund raisers Alessa has performed at following venues:
The Hollywood Palladium with Afro-Brazil for the annual carnival night.
The Hollywood Bowl with "Viver Brazil" for the opening season of summer concerts at the bowl.
Le Blue Note in Paris-France with Nazare Pereira.
The "Museum of Image and Sound" with Caixa Preta and Unidos do Mundo (escola de samba) for the LAPA's Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
With my band; we have also been the entertainers for the #1 Spanish contemporary music KLVE 107.5 FM radio station’ s gala.
We also performed at the Summer concert series in Lake Arrowhead, getting great reviews in local newspapers, also at the Levitt Summer Concerts in Pasadena, At Concerts by the Pier in Manhattan Beach, Malibu, Santa Monica and Redondo Beach, College Venues, festivities, galas and Park and Recreation events. I have three CD releases; Brazilian Mood (Bossa Novas); Rio Inspired (Sambas and Bossa Novas, inspired by the Carnival); Alessa & MC a Latin fusion with nine original tunes.
Pablo Medina Pianist, songwriter, arranger, producer and teacher. Pablo was born in Argentina, he combines traditional styles and modern jazz into his arrangements and performances. Versatile and creative he adds a unique twist to his own compositions and covers.
Waldo Valenzuela Guitarist and Sound Engineer born in Chile. Waldo is a Jazz, Rock, Traditional South American Music and Spanish guitarist. Settled in Los Angeles, he continues to develop as an Engineer in Audio Post Production for Cinema and Television in Burbank, California. Along with his work in Post Production he is known as an innovative guitarist and music producer.
Additional Booking Notes
We bring our own sound system.
Jbl speakers - floor monitors - PA system
We also have stage lights.
Wave-Desafinado-Garota de Ipanema-Chega de Saudade-Meditacao-Corcovado-
Eli e Carioca-Se e tarde me perdoa-So danco Samba-Discusao-Voce e Eu-Ilumina
E Luxo So-Mais que Nada-Besame Mucho- Sabor a Mi- Algo Contigo -The Look of love
Fly me to the moon- Tempo Perdido- Let's never stop falling in love- The way you look tonight -Astrud -Promises -Baby You're mine- Gracias a la vida- Jura de Samba
La gata bajo la lluvia-Tus Ojos-Fragile-Crazy- inolvidable-Contigo Aprendi- Voy a apagar la luz-Reloj-Buscame-Abril- Sway- Autum Leaves- Blue bossa -Quimbara- Ud abuso- Piel morena Ligia-Samba de Verao-Brazil-A Felicidade-Mi Tierra -La Flor de la Canela-El Sabor de tu piel
O Barquinho-Manha de Carnaval-Agua de Beber and more...
Influences & Inspiration
We provide sound for our trio. For a larger venue we can also provide sound
PA system - monitors and microphones
We also provide stage lights