THE DUO

Finger Dancers was formed when East Coast met West Coast,

Jazz met Blues, R&B met Latin and Country met Rock.  This soulful duo is driven by the percussive rhythm guitar and sultry vocals of Inez Woods, and multi-instrumentalist Gloria Estrada, who weaves her Latin Jazz infused walking basslines into their music while adding sweet vocal harmonies.

 

Finger Dancers has been described as unique, melodic, powerful, tender, passionate, creative and fun to watch.

The duo was built on a foundation of friendship and mutual love for a variety of musical genres.  

 

Their Influences range from Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Joe Pass, Lhasa, to Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bonnie Raitt, Lila Downs, Cream,    Led Zeppelin, Billie Holiday, and The Beatles...to name a few!

-Born & raised in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, Ca.

-Multi-instrumentalist

-Latin Grammy Nominated Recording Artist

-Producer, Arranger

-Composer, BMI Publishing

-T.V. & Film Credits include: Bruising for Besos, Weeds, Entourage, The Bridge, One Tree Hill, 2501 Migrants.
- Collaborated or played with: Viento Callejero, Las Cafeteras, Carla Morrison, Marisa Ronstadt, Maria Del Pilar, Irene Diaz, La Santa Cecilia, Entre Mujeres,

El Mariachi Manchester, 

Susana Baca, Quetzal,

USC Mariachi 
-B.A. Music: USC Thornton School of Music

GLORIA ESTRADA

Upright Electric Bass

Background Vocals

INEZ A. WOODS

Guitar

Lead Vocals

-Born & raised in Queens, N.Y.

-Vocals, Guitar & Bass

-Solo Artist

-Composer, BMI Publishing

-Collaborated or played with:

-John Avila, Benny Maupin,  Kim Allison, Lynne Davis, Todd Wolf,  Fernanda Ulibarri, Denise Carlos, Filet of Soul, Leah Gallegos, Marty & Elaine

-Recipient of Early Childhood Music Education Scholarship Award, Pasadena Community College

-B.A. in Education, California State Polytechnic University

-Teaching Artist: The Music L.A. Program, City of Los Angeles

-Guitar Teacher: Tia Chucha's Cultural Center & El Nido Pacoima Family Center