Singer, songwriter, flute, pan pipe, tibetan flute, ocarina, piano, saxophone, guitar, producer. As a vocalist and wind player for various groups, JBeatz has performed at numerous festivals, museums, universities and music venues since 1984 including the Turk's Head Music and Arts Festival, Make It A Night Wednesday Series at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Penn's Landing, Make It A Night in Wilmington Delaware and The Philadelphia Fringe Festival. She has performed internationally at Festival de Verano in Cantabria Spain and most recently with an international group of Italian and North American musicians forming The Delicious Life Orchestra in Bologna, Italy. While in Bologna, she performed at The Container Club and at LINK. JBeatz created "Women in Eclectic Music"series with shows in Philadelphia and Chicago. Past performances included opening with Tree of Life (West Chester, PA) for Yellowman and with Upper Dubland (Philadelphia, PA), opening for Black Uhuru.
the brainchild of JBeatz, is an evolving coming together of unique combinations of musicians to interpret her music. This songwriter/lyricist/singer /instrumentalist is dedicated to developing a new sound, rooted not only in her South-American heritage (Peru-Ecuador), but also encompassing her background in classical, reggae, rock, jazz, world, hip hop, latin and folk music. With original songs in Spanish and in English, Aguafuego brings a global mix of sounds that create a soulful blend, a tapestry for the timely lyrics and alluring melodies of JBeatz.
Music Style: JBeatz combines Natalie Merchant's rich vocals, the powerful lyrics of Bob Marley, and the soul of Gil Scot-Heron. Oaxerai brings the funk and hip hop grooves to the drums.
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