Meet the members of the BIG ASS BRASS!
Paula's new swinging horn section​

Tony Peebles- Tenor Saxophone, Grammy Winner 
Mike Rinta- Trombone, Leader Brass Section, Grammy Winner

Mike is the brass section leader for Paula. He is the first call musician in the bay area for trombone. Mic Gillette from Tower of Power even cites Mike as " His first call" There isn't much higher of a compliment. Mike is known not only for his great playing- but for his passion and sense of fun while he's at it. That energy really transmits to his audience.

The people Mike has worked with is literally a "Who's who" in the music industry so we'll let it do the talking for us: ​​Sly & The Family Stone, Carlos Santana, George Santana, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Larry Coryell, Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead), Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Howard Tate, Lennie Willams, Lester Chambers, Otis Clay, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Bernie Worrell (Parliament), Paul Shaffer, John Lee Hooker Jr., Narada Michael Walden, Elvin Bishop, Clarence Clemens, Mighty Sam McClain, Pine Top Perkins, EC Scott, Bing & The Bingtones, Henry Butler, Mable John, Bishop Joe Simon, Chris Clark, The Dynatones, Carl Lockett, Tommy Castro, Daniel Castro, Sir Mac Rice, Robert Lockwood Jr., Syl Johnson, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Sanders, John Lee Sanders, Chuck Mangione, Harvey Mandel, Sy Klopps Blues Band, Ross Valory (Journey), Neil Schon (Journey), Pete Sears (Jefferson Airplane), Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers), The Coup, Michelle Shocked, Bobby Caldwell, Patty Paige, Kay Starr,  & Bette Lavette.

Mike is  also as well known in the industry for his wonderful skills as an arranger as he is for his unique playing and stage presence. He is also a 2014 Grammy Winner through his work with The Pacific Mambo Orchestra!
Tony Peebles is a busy saxophonist, currently residing in Oakland, California. He is a relative newcomer compared to the other brass members but only by virtue of his youth. And he has commanded respect from veteran players across the board. Tony also just claimed his first Grammy Award with his work in the Pacific Mambo Orchestra!

He has performed in many different genres with such artists as Fred Wesley (James Brown), Karl Denson, Don Carlos, Lenny Williams, Prince "Blkmagic" Damons, Wil Blades, Andy Bey, Nnenna Freelon, Geri Allen, Oliver Lake, Brian Jordan (KDTU), John Lee Hooker Jr., Karl Perazzo, and Antoine Roney to name a few.

Tony is currently saxophonist for reggae legend Don Carlos, and plays regularly with former Tower of Power frontman Lenny Williams.

He has studied saxophone under just a few teachers: Chris Farr (John Legend), Ben Schachter, and Joe Cohen, but is a constant student of the instrument, working daily to improve his craft. He holds a BA in Music Theory from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in Jazz Saxophone Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Tom Poole-Trumpet, Grammy Winner
Tom Poole has literally worked with so many big names that he can't remember them all. But he is one of the most prolific recording and gigging horn players in the U.S. and he has been for more than FOUR decades!

He was with the legendary Etta James for a decade where he garnered a Grammy Win and multiple Grammy Nominations for his work on her various albums. His Work with the Pacific Mambo Orchestra earned him a second Grammy.  Tom also worked a five year stint with equally legendary Bobby Womak. Tom was a member of the original Boz Scaggs Band and on his Album "Boz Scaggs & Band" He was likewise a founding member of the original "Santa Esmeralda" band with Jimmy Goings.  They have sold over twenty five million albums worldwide.

Tom has also worked with heavy hitters like Billy Preston, Percy Sledge, Barbara Lewis, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, Greg Allman, Dr John, Van Morrison, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Shirelles, The Marvelettes, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves, Al WIlson, Sam Moore, Freda Payne, The Dixie Cups, Irma Thomas, John Lee hooker Jr, Joey Gilmore, Michael Burks, John Nemeth and the original "Malo" Band. And these were just the ones that popped into his head in an instant when questioned about it.  He is truly legendary!

Tom is one of the featured horns on Paula's new Album "Turning on the Naughty"