Manouche Five

Manouche Five is a San Diego Gypsy Jazz quintet playing tribute to Django Reinhardt and other swing icons of the 1930-40's golden jazz era. The music can be recognized by its dark, swinging, chromatic melodies and improvisations accompanied by percussive rhythm guitar in lieu of drums. Manouche Five blends jazz, latin, and traditional French influences into a uniquely distinct sound. Look them up on Facebook, Instagram, and Soundcloud to hear their latest recordings and stay in touch. Manouche Five is Clément Sanchez, guitar/vocals; Jim Anderson, guitar; Carlos Foster, guitar; Stefanie Schmitz, clarinet; and Joe Wexler, bass.


Cajuina is a San Diego based band bringing you Forró, Samba, MPB and more! They love to make you dance and will keep the good vibes going for you all night long. See them play every Saturday in downtown San Diego at Cafe 21. Message them for information about events or parties. Cajuina is Lucas Hildago - Voice/Guitar, Stefanie Schmitz- Clarinet/Sax/Percussion, Emmy Cara - Percussion, and Ben Rempel - Percussion. For more info check out or

Choro Sotaque

Stefanie founded plays clarinet and tenor saxophone with Choro Sotaque which perfoms a lively style of Brazilian folk music called choro. Choro Sotaque performs this with their own unique accent, or sotaque. They are versatile in adapting to any musical setting from mellow background music to lively dance music. They are a monthly feature at the Croce's Park West and enjoy performing at a variety of venues in San Diego. Choro Sotaque also features Marcus Alcantarilla on guitar and vocals, Gabriel Arce on bandolim and cavaco, and Halysson da Silva on percussion. Stream their debut album for free here or click to purchase a digital or physical copy for $5. More info at


Band of Legends

Band of Legends is a San Diego band playing your favorite nostalgic tunes from comics, superheroes, movies, video games, TV, and more. Check us out around town during Comic-Con and hire us for your nerdy, comic-y, joyful events! 



Choro Sotaque

Choro Sotaque

Stefanie Schmitz - clarinet
Marcus Alcantarilla - guitar
Halysson da Silva - percussion

1. Choro Pra Teté - Samuel Rocha
2. Receita de Samba - Jacob do Bandolim
3. André de Sapato Novo - André Victor Corréa
4. Pipoca- Vinicius dos Santos
5. Day Tripper - The Beatles
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  1. 1 Choro Pra Teté 03:25 Info Buy
  2. 2 Receita de Samba 03:22 Info Buy
  3. 3 André de Sapato Novo 03:07 Info Buy
  4. 4 Pipoca 03:05 Info Buy
  5. 5 Day Tripper 03:26 Info Buy








Stefanie plays Brazilian percussion with San Diego groups such as Super Sonic Samba School, Maracatu Jangada, and her own directed samba groups.  Drum performances are available for hire for festivals, concerts, private events, and weddings. Samba dancers in costume are available as well!


Restoration One

Restoration One is San Diego's state of the art Eclectic Vibration. Pulling from the best of Reggae, Funk, and World Roots, Restoration One uses its deep cultural heritage to draw out the sounds that will make you groove. The music is fresh, the vibe is positive, the lyrics are of a higher consciousness. Ultimately our band serves to be uplifting and thought provoking to its audience. We love making funky music! Our hope is that the listener leaves a little more inspired after they listen to both our live and recorded music, eliciting a transcendent feeling to the beauty of life in this expansive and diverse world.