With a diverse heritage that includes Mexican, German, French and Italian Singer/Songwriter Selena Garcia’s unique sound is no less of a musical amalgam. Part jazz, part soul, with a smattering of blues, a splash of rock and an infusion of funk, her eclectic style portrays an artistry not commonly found in music today. Soulful songwriting, a youthful fearlessness and an absolute passion for all genres of music reveal influences including legendary chanteuse Etta James, the late vocalist Eva Cassidy and contemporaries like Fiona Apple while also forging new ground of her own.
Selena’s live shows allow the inspired songstress to groove with remarkably talented musicians who share her vision. Her effortless stage presence enables her to go where the music takes her while the audience enthusiastically goes along for the ride. Her songs “Drive to Love” and the blues-inspired “Another Day” have found their way to independent radio stations across the country broadening her fan-base even further. In December 2006, Selena was honored as one of the “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists” in Music Connection Magazine and was honored to perform at their “Best Kept Secrets Industry Showcase” that same year. Recently, Selena released her EP "Don't Worry... It's Not Love" (Dec. 2008) and will be touring the East and West coast. With comparisons to Sara Bareilles and Fiona Apple she is flattered to be mentioned in their company but remains focused on her individuality. “The hardest part is taking risks and making music that comes from my heart, while also connecting to a fan base,” she says. “It all comes down to the cathartic release and enjoyment I get out of each song”.
Raised in Northern California, Seattle, Washington and Juneau, Alaska, Selena’s love of music and keen practicality led her to Cal State Chico where she graduated with a BA in Music Business, while continuing her pursuits as a singer in the A Capella and Jazz choirs. Possessing a solid understanding of both the creativity and commerce of the music industry, Selena stands firmly entrenched in the L.A. music scene, well-prepared for the challenge of making her mark as a singer, songwriter and recording artist.