My Jazz Story
Published on: 2018-05-09
Love is a difficult and almost impossible thing to explain, but one thing for sure, you know when it hits you. While living in Austin, Texas, I fell in
love with jazz and blues when I first heard recordings of Aretha Franklin, Ahmad Jamal and Billie Holiday. Those
were the first recordings that I bought. I was so inspired by these musicians, that I decided to let my life-long passion for singing flourish (a passion
I had since I was a young girl in Cuba), and made music my career and my quest in life.
Soon after, I reconnected with my Cuban roots and the music of Latin American via musicians & composers like Maria Teresa Vera, Beny More, Antonio
Carlos Jobim, Emiliano Salvador, Leny Andrade, Elis Regina, and many more.
I am lucky to live in Amsterdam, a city where some of the best jazz musicians and musicians from around the world can be heard live on a regular
basis. I am also very lucky to have been exposed to jazz and many different styles of music early in life--this is the best way to expand your musical
horizons and discover your own path. Great to be part of All About Jazz!