“Colombian-born singer, Pineda, has thrived since moving to the Bay Area”

-Andre Gilbert, The Mercury News.

"Playing original songs and standards reimagined with an array of Latin American rhythms, Opaluna just last month released a gorgeous eponymous album produced by bassist and CJC Professor Jeff Denson."

-Andrew Gilbert, KQED Arts Newsletter.

"Fresh and endearingly earnest, Opaluna creates jazz with a Latin-American sensibility all their own."

“Opaluna draws on samba and psychedelia, Afro-Caribbean rhythms and an array of folk traditions.”

-Adrew Gilbert, KQED California Report.

“Bridging continents, cultures, languages, and musics, Opaluna weaves together a rich variety of influences and impressions to craft a vivid and decidedly modern spectrum of sound.”

"Showing quite a bit of energy and soul for what could be written off as ethnic folk music, these two pros know what they are doing and want to take you places you've only seen in dreams".

-CHRIS SPECTOR, Midway Record.

“'Opaluna' by Opaluna, Ridgeway Records, is a Samba Salsa Swing Folk Hippie Bonanza”.

-Mike Greenblatt, Classicalite.

“An original and impressive debut.”

-Debra, Bebop Spoke Here blog.

“These young musicians perform as a balanced partnership and are assured of a long and successful future.”

-Bruce, Jazz Mostly.