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Anna Maria Flechero

Anna Maria Flechero descends from African-American and Filipino heritage, she was born in San Francisco and resides in the area still to this day. Even though she was raised by her grandmother, “Big Mama,” Anna Maria was heavily influenced musically by her mother, Leola; a pianist and choir leader for several local churches. Learning to play the piano by ear at any early age, she began composing songs and writing lyrics influenced in part by the Motown sounds of Marvin Gaye as well as the Latin rhythms of the Mission District where she lived.

Along with others, it was a natural progression that led Anna Maria to form a 13-piece Latin jazz band that performed at concerts on the same bill as such heavyweights as Santana, Pete Escovedo, Malo, and Graham Central Station. After many successful performances, Anna Maria ventured out as a solo artist and ventually was described as a "modern day blues singer” by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Within The Fourteenth Hour

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2008
Track listing: Misty; What A Difference A Day Makes; The Look of Love; God Bless The Child; Autumn Leaves; Summertime; I Wish You Love; Feel Like Making Love; My Funny Valentine; And I Love Her(Him); Pretty Soon.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Anna Maria Flechero: Within The Fourteenth Hour

Read "Within The Fourteenth Hour" reviewed by Edward Blanco

In October 2004, Anna Maria Flechero released her debut, Journey Into The Fourteenth Hour (Self Published), marking her comeback to the music scene after confronting a family crisis which detoured a promising musical journey that included leading her own Latin jazz ensemble and performing as a solo artist in Japan with the legendary pianist Cedar Walton. ...

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Anna Maria Flechero CD Release Party at Yoshi's

Anna Maria Flechero CD Release Party at Yoshi's

Anna Maria Flechero takes a journey “Within the Fourteenth Hour." Featuring 10 well-known pop and jazz standards and one original Within the Fourteenth Hour is a stunning sophomore effort on Flechero's part creating a breathtaking sophomore effort. Even though this CD touches on the well-known, Anna Maria masterfully articulates each storyline with unique delivery and original ...


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