about the music
Minga's estimable skills as a vocalist, songwriter, and producer have garnered interest from other notable talents near and far. In addition to her collaborative gestalt with George Winston producer Danny de la Isla ("Flipside"), Gold Record recipient Calvin Baugh ("Be Thankful"), and AbombDLC ("Easy For You"), Minga's songs showcase San Francisco native Robert Westlind (guitar/bass), San Diego's Ross Rizzo (saxophone), New Yorker Anilh Rameshwar (trumpet), Italy's soul sensation Fabio Toriano (keyboards), and Texas-born-and-bred Jerry Gallardo (drums). Special guests in the recording studio have included Dave Montgomery (saxophone), Meagan Phillips (clarinet), and San Diego Music Award winner Alfred Howard (spoken word).
"I have a lot of fun in the studio," says Minga. "It's dark, lush and loose - like an underground nightclub, with interesting people rolling in and out. What started out as a group of strangers in that scene has become crew, and the connection between the people, the ambience and the music is amazing. I think that ambience - that connection - comes through on these recordings. I hope everyone feels it when they listen to my music."