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, and just about any other ingredient you can think of. We season our vocals with keyboard, ocarina, concertina, harmonica, and guitar accompaniment.

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.’[