What happens when a classically trained musician crosses paths with a roots-music maven? The answer is ‘Trinadora.’ Our music is a mélange of standards and original compositions in genres that include jazz, blues, classic country, early rock-n-roll, Latin, Celtic, Cajun, and just about any other ingredient you can think of. We season our vocals with keyboard, ocarina, guitar, concertina, harmonica, steel guitar, bass, jSax, uke accompaniment, and more. For smaller venues that have limited stage space but want dancing, we use a combination of the percussive qualities of our instruments, amplified foot drumming, and electronic percussion to create our "micro dance" experience. For larger venues, our four-piece band is ready to entertain.
Curious about our name? Our duo is named for Janel's ocarina and Ron's guitar. A 'trinadora' is a bird native to Argentina, known for its unique song filled with trills. In Peruvian slang, 'trinadora' means 'guitar.' The word 'trinadora' is Spanish and derives from the verb 'trinar' which means 'to trill.'