Zori Marinova, Multi-Instrumentalist

 

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Zori has a musical background that is especially unique. She is a passionate musician, a student and performer since a young age, playing classical piano for over 9 years and conga drums, cajon, vibrophone, xylophone and many folkloric and traditional percussion instruments for nearly 20 years. During this time Zori studied afro-cuban and afro-brazilian drumming and percussion as well as jazz, R&B, funk, soul, hip-hop and other current styles of music under a variety of private instructors and music camps, learning techniques, theory, composition and history of the folkloric traditions. An avid performer, Zori has played at the most established venues of the Bay Area, The DeYoung Museum, The Oakland Museum, Yoshi's SF, The Great American Music Hall, Elbo Room and Angelica's just to name a few.. She has had a residency with her jazz trio, Radio Sofia at a popular French Wine Restaurant for the past 8 years. Here's a partial list of Zori's musical collaborations:

Radio Sofia Trio - founder

AudioBraille - founding member

Gringa - founding member

Unit 432 - founding member

The Free Press Music

Kings and the Tropical Jam

Vox Tremolo

The Voodoo Cabaret

La Clandestina, 

Six Roses

Iroko

Rock the Bike

Nataraj

Maikel Garcia and Four Plus

Zori has recorded all the percussion on two full length albums, The Voodoo Cabaret and Galapagos mi casa, an album specifically recorded for the children of the Galapagos Islands and funded by the Academy of Sciences.