Cathlene Pineda Quartet

Cathlene Pineda Quartet live at the Orenda Records showcase for the 2021 Angel City Jazz Fest. Recorded at 2220 Arts + Archives on October 9, 2021.

The full concert is viewable exclusively on our oculus channel through a Quest 2 headset.

Cathlene Pineda

Cathlene Pineda is a sought after pianist and composer in the Los Angeles area. In June 2020, Orenda Records released Cathlene’s third album of original music, Rainbow Baby, hailed by critics as “beautifully articulated” (Jazz Times). It chronicles her progression through motherhood, birth and loss. “The majority of Rainbow Baby comes off as a blue exploration of Pineda’s psyche; the music’s no less gorgeous or entrancing. The emotional backing of California pianist Cathlene Pineda’s Rainbow Baby is startling…the courage to write music about such a personal experience should be recognized” (Dave Cantor, DownBeat).

 Cathlene’s second album of original music, Passing: A California Suite, described as ”Airy, elegant, and haunting” (Cesareo Garasa, The Californian),  was originally a piece commissioned by the Los Angeles Jazz Society and premiered at the Angel City Jazz Festival. The album creates “an open atmosphere that hints at the complex beauty of the city” (Lee Epstein, The LA Times called Cathlene’s first album, A Week’s Time, (Orenda Records, 2014) a “graceful pleasure.”


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