Orquesta D'Soul is a band that prides itself on its fusion of latin folkloric rhythms and American pop. This 8+ piece group is led by trumpeter, singer and writer Marina Garza. The music ignites a new feel and flavor that inspires people from all walks of life to get up and dance.
The addictive style and sound of Orquesta D'Soul can be heard on their albums "Remember Me" and soon to be released "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
Orquesta D'Soul 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), Lori Rodriguez (tenor, bari, alto sax), Kymry Esainko (keyboard), Michael "Pilo" Lazarus (bass), Patricio Angulo (congas, percussion), Brian Andres (drum set, percussion), Jason Gianni (drum set) 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 Magazin, March 2001
"You can hear the trumpet's liltin, jazzy wails combied with salsa blasts. Garza can blow the house down with that horn!"
-Toby beilawski, East Bay Express, March 2002