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Turya Mareya

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Born: August 25, 1956    Primary Instrument: Piano

Mareya was raised in the vibrant border of Tijuana and San Diego. She started playing with Mexican dance bands at a young age and later studied Jazz under the direction of Mr. Daniel Jackson, one of the West Coast Jazz Legends. She studied also at the Creative Music School in Woodstock but most of her musical instruction came from the streets, the clubs and fellow musicians. She began playing Latin Jazz with the Tambu International Ensemble, moving to Vera Cruz and living later in Mexico City. Returning to the border she was active in the jazz and latin music scenes. She became the musical director and pianist for the Kokopelli Latin Jazz Ensemble....
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For Latin Jazz aficionados, Turiya Mareya is the real deal. .the music is intoxicating and leaves you wanting more. Beautiful” and unique compositions, improvisational mastery and passionate musicians. “ A delight. Amanda Martinez Host of Café con Leche, JAZZFM91. ”Turiya Mareya has been one of the driving forces behind creative music in San Diego. She has proven to be a dedicated composer and instrumentalist who has created a unique voice for herself. “Rob Thorsen, Bassist

“If you want intensity, Turiya can turn it up. If you want a solid groove, she is on the money. If you want background music, Turiya will hit you in the head and change the way you listen.” Miff Mole, Jazz 88

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