Primary Instrument: Vocal
Singer/Songwriter Rocio Soleil was born and raised in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. At an early age, she discovered her love and passion for music as a means of expressing her emotions and inner feelings. At the age of 17 she started performing in different cities of Mexico along side of very talented musicians. She then became a nightly performer at the Jazz Supper Club The Club Grill at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Cancun. While there, she also participated in the annual Jazz festival at the Roots Club where she received positive reviews in the local newspapers such as La Voz del Caribe, Novedades Quintana Roo and the Miami Herald.
Rocio then traveled to Cabo San Lucas where she met Fernando Vinoly, an Uruguayan pianist and saxophone player, and Gustavo Silva, a pianist and guitar player from Argentina, together they formed Milanga’s Truth, a Smooth Jazz/Lounge trio. They performed in some of the best hotels in the city such as: Palmilla Resort, Esperanza Resort, Hilton, Sheraton and Cabo Surf, for the opening of El Dorado premier golf course, as well as some of the hottest lounges in downtown Cabo, such as La Santa wine and bistro, Barometro and Tequila.
Rocio has immerse herself in the World Music genre and loves to learn about American Jazz culture. She performed at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, Ca, and special events at the Crustacean Restaurant in Beverly Hills, J Lo's Restaurant Madre's, Galletos Restaurant in Westlake Village, and The Langham Hotel and Spa in Pasadena.
Rocio is currently working on recording her first solo album supported by her good friend and producer. The album is expected to be released in 2009, and it will bring an eclectic mix of World Music which includes Latin, Lounge, and Nu-Jazz.
Event: Roots Jazz Super Club Jazz Festival, Cancun, Mexico (2005) Reporter: Rudy Garcia, La Voz de Mexico, Cancun Edition (The Miami Herald) Sept 2005
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.