20 - February - 2019

Amanda Martínez

Bossa Nova - Cuban - Jazz - Latin - World
From Toronto, Ontario


At the intersection of raw flamenco rhythms, vibrant Afro-Cuban beats and colorful Mexican folk music – this is where you’ll find Amanda Martinez. Imagine a beach-side Mexican café or a smoky jazz club in Barcelona - Amanda's music transcends borders.

Taking inspiration from her Mexican/South African heritage, Amanda’s second album, Amor, rose to number one on the iTunes World Music charts and her lush, rich songs have brought her to the 2010 FIFA World Cup Festivities in South Africa, Toronto’s Koerner Hall, the Montreal Jazz Festival and New York’s iconic Blue Note club. Amanda is also something of a triple threat - with starring roles in Regnesis, Disney’s Life with Derek and launching JAZZFM91’s Latin Jazz radio show.

  • Amor reached #1 on Itunes on World Music Charts (2010)
  • Invited to perform at FIFA 2010 World Cup Festivites
  • Nominated 3 times Latin Jazz Artist of the Year, Canada's National Jazz Awards (2007-2009)
  • Winner - Best World Music Artist- Toronto Independent Music Awards (2006)
  • Featured on Putumayo's 2011 release Bossa Nova Around the World

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Band WarZ
The Filmore - oshawa, ontario Canada - Monday, October 1, 2012

Band WarS Redeux
The Tanglewood - toronto, ontario Canada - Monday, October 1, 2012

Gig WarZ
The Spruce Villa - london, brussles England - Monday, October 1, 2012

Band Members

Amanda Martinez
Kevin Laliberte
Rosendo Leon Arocha Jr.
Osvaldo Rodriguez
Drew Birston
Alexander Brown


Josh Keller
Global Arts
Email: josh@globalarts.ca


Sueños Posibles (Single),
Sola Records/Indie, 2012

Sola Records/ Indie, 2009

Sola Records/ Indie, 2006