Rebeca Mauleón - pianist, composer, arranger, recording artist, educator, author
“My vision focuses on a celebration of diversity in our community, bringing together musical and other artistic elements in a tapestry which tells the story of the Americas, from diaspora to transculturation to multi-culturalism.
She has been at the forefront of Latin and World music for over twenty-five years. A prolific pianist, composer, arranger as well as author and educator, Mauleón has performed with luminaries in the Latin, Pop and World music scenes, including Carlos Santana, Mickey Hart, Tito Puente, Steve Winwood, Israel “Cachao” López, Giovanni Hidalgo, Carlos Patato Valdez, Joe Henderson and others.
Her performing and arranging credits include GRAMMY winners and nominees Tito Puente “Goza Mi Timbal,” Steve Winwood “Junction Seven,” and Carlos Patato Valdez “Ritmo y Candela.” In the 90s she recorded and toured with Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum as the group’s Musical Director.
As a producer, Mauleón’s solo releases “Round Trip,” and “Latin Fire” have garnered international critical acclaim, earning top-ten status on the Latin Beat Hit Parade for seven consecutive months, including number one. Her latest recording, “Descarga en California,” features some of Latin music's legendary figures, including Armando Peraza, Orestes Vilató and Giovanni Hidalgo, and explodes with the passion and energy of the classic Cuban descarga.