Marlene Cruz Lozano is a professional musician based in the Ottawa – Gatineau region. Let her work with you to plan what music will best fit your wedding ceremony, cocktail, or event.
During your complimentary consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss what musicians and repertoire you will need to create the mood you want – whether it is an outdoor, indoor, country or city gala. Special packages will be created to suit your needs.
If you are planning an intimate dinner party or a fun evening with friends, ask about our miniature ‘Sweet & Mellow’ performance.
As a musician, it is Marlene's priority to help clients with the process of selecting an ensemble and repertoire while respecting their unique idea and expectations. Bring your creativity and ideas to her, and she will provide the experience and means to make them happen.
All her services include a complimentary consultation to discuss the type of event and music of your preference, as well as the instrumentation choices, repertoire, and event details.
Marlene provides quality live music entertainment for your event, enhancing it with a warm elegant touch. We perform for a wide range of events such as:
Wine and cheese
Serenades (Based on a Mexican tradition, this is an excellent choice for birthdays and Mother's day. A musical gift for anyone you love!)
Duo “El Río” was formed in 2007 by violinist Marlene Cruz Lozano and guitarist Rob MacSpurren .
The Duo’s eclectic sound draws from Rob and Marlene’s contrasting music backgrounds and personalities. Together they explore World Music, making their own arrangements influenced by their personal experience with a wide variety of genres and traditional rhythms from around the world.
The combined influence from Latin-American music, rock, jazz, improvisation and classical music is where El Rio has found its voice.
Immerse yourself in a world of enchanting melodies with our unique Ceremony / Cocktail combo. Picture this: two hours of musical bliss, perfectly tailored to elevate your event to new heights. Our cocktail hour, usually a delightful one-hour affair, offers a melodic journey spanning genres from jazz and blues to Latin-American rhythms, Celtic tunes, tango flair, Spanish serenades, Beatles classics, and rock hits.
Led by a talented duo of Violin and Guitar, our musicians expertly blend classical elegance for the ceremony and electrifying acoustic vibes for the cocktail hour. This dynamic pairing ensures a seamless transition between moods and genres, catering to every musical taste and occasion. Need a personalized touch? We're all ears! Let us know your preferences, and we'll craft a musical experience that speaks to your soul. Elevate your event with our Wedding / Cocktail Music Service - where every note resonates with joy and authenticity. Let's create musical magic together!.