The multi-lingual, multi-instrumental team of vocalist and violinist Blanca Cecilia González and pianist/singer/composer Jesse Elder are behind Musiquita, a performance ensemble as well as a Spanish-English music program for families. Their self-titled debut album is set for release on September 24, 2022.
Colombian native Blanca Cecilia González holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, and her husband, Jesse Elder, is music director of the ensemble Postmodern Jukebox and they bring their experiences to bear as parents of two young children in a bilingual Spanish-English family.
Their album melds Latin, Jazz, Classical, and Funk stylings. Among the other musicians heard on Musiquita are Mathias Kunzli, who drums for Regina Spektor, Jazz bassist Rashaan Carter, a protégé of Ron Carter’s, Latin Grammy winners Domenica Fossati (flute) and Sita Chay (violin), cellist Susan D. Mandel, violist Nicole Wright, pianist/accordionist/composer Vitor Gonçalves, trumpeter Wayne Tucker, saxophonist Matt Parker, and trombonist Reggie Watkins.