Marilia Andrés Casares

(born 17 December 1974 in Cuenca, Spain, 1974, resident in Madrid, Spain) Studying COU met Marta Botia Alonso, who shared her interests in music, with whom she formed a duo. In 1994, rehearsing in Retiro´s park, they met Javier Alvarez, who brought them into contact with Gonzalo Benavides (producer). Hispavox (now EMI Music), and more specifically, Javier Lozano, bet on the duo. At first, his stage name was "The Just" and sang their own songs in English and Spanish, but when there was the possibility of recording an album, they took the name "Ella baila sola" title of a song from "Sting", "They dance alone". In 1996 they released their debut album titled "Ella baila sola". They began their first tour of Spain in 1997 offering a hundred concerts in Spain and Latin America. Other three albums followed this success in 1998, 2000 and 2001.
In late 2001, after many rumors of disagreements, artistic or personal, between the components of the duo, they held a press conference in which they confirmed the dissolution of the band. Currently Marilia has released his first solo album, which was recorded in London. It's called "Post a Mountain" (2013).
Selected works: CD recordings (Ella Baila Sola): Ella baila sola, 1996; E.B.S., 1998; Marta y Marilia, 2000; Grandes Éxitos, 2001
Solo CD: Subir Una Montaña, 2013

Milena Angelé

(Roma, 2 Luglio 1973), sassofonista, compositrice. Diplomata in sassofono presso il Conservatorio “Licinio Refice” di Frosinone nel 2003 ed in jazz nel 2006 presso il Conservatorio “Santa Cecilia”di Roma. Finalista al concorso per giovani emergenti “Baronissi Jazz1997” ha collaborato con musicisti come Maurizio Giammarco, Rosario Giuliani e Gianluigi Trovesi. Presenzia vari festival italiani: dal “Ciampino Jazz Festival” ai “Cantieri di Montepulciano” e “Donne in Jazz”. Nel concerto radiofonico per i cento anni della morte di Duke Ellington ha rappresentato l’Italia suonando nella “M.J. Urkestra” formazione con la quale ha inciso tre cd. E’ stata finalista al concorso nazionale per compositrici jazz “Note di donna 2007”a Piacenza.

(born in Rome, 2nd July 1973) saxophone player and composer. She took the degree for saxophone in 2003 at the Conservetory “Licinio Refice” in Frosinone and for jazz in 2006 at the  “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory in Rome. Finalist in the competition for young emerging "Baroda Jazz1997" she has collaborated with musicians such as Maurizio Giammarco, Rosario Giuliani and Gianluigi Trovesi. She attends various Italian festivals: the "Ciampino Jazz Festival", "Cantieri di Montepulciano" and "Donne in Jazz". In the radio concert for the centenial of the death of Duke Ellington she pleyed  in the "MJ Urkestra ", band with which she recorded three CDs. She was a finalist in the national competition for jazz composers "Note di Donna  2007" in Piacenza (Italy).


Miren Iratxe Arrieta Francisco

(born 1968 in Bilbao, Spain) composer. She studied music theory, piano, harmony and counterpoint at the Bilbao Music Conservatory with John Lamb and Margarita Lorenzo. In 1989 she studied composition with Josep Soler and Benet Casablancas and conducting at the Barcelona Conservatory. She studied Philosophy at the Barcelona University. Her music has been programmed in the Festival of Music of s. XX of Bilbao, Musikaste Renteria, Quincena musical of San Sebastian Musical, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid and at the Teatro Colon in Buenos, among others.
Selected works: Atxagaren bi pomarentzako musica (1. Bizitzak- 2. Etxekoak VII), mzs, fl, chit; Bi abesti = Dos canciones (1. Nekez uzten du – 2. Arin Arin – 3. Geroztik ene baitan), 1992, mzs, fl, ob, cl, fg, tr, tbn, vn, vla, vlc, cb; Ceremonial, chi; Dos piezas para oboe y piano, 1989, ob, pf.
Awards: She was honored in 1991 with the second prize in composition SGAE and the third prize in the Young Musicians Competition organized by the Generalitat.