Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Marcela Pinilla discovered a love for singing and dancing before she could even read and write. Her professional career started at age 14 and by age 15, she joined her first international tour. Later she began performing with other musicians and that opened new doors for her and she was invited to collaborate in several music projects. In one of the times Marcela was with the band in Kuala Lumpur, they visited a Jazz Bar, she became fascinated with jazz and scat singing, that night changed the course of her career and that eventually lead to her staying in Asia learning and performing in Asia and South East Asia for several years.
Marcela released her first solo album in 2013 titled PASSION. A blend of Latin alternative music influenced by jazz, blues and soul, the album showcases the artist’s limitless versatility. PASSION features collaborations with several musicians including Elsten Torres and two world-renowned Grammy award winners, saxophonist Kirk Whalum, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Today, she calls Nashville, Tennessee home. She looks forward to continuing her musical journey in the creative mecca, Music City USA.