Kilikili.Lexi Pulido is a multi-instrumentalist, music teacher, composer and vocalist based in San Diego, California. In 2019, Pulido released her first self-composed and produced album, Agency, with theatrical alt-jazz quintet,
Acting as a dancer and vocalist in Baby Bushka, Pulido works alongside seven powerhouse female musicians to deliver "other-worldly versions" of Kate Bush music "from the ethereal to the bombastic and back again." Pulido plays guitar with a bossa nova-inspired harmonic and rhythmic color palette, accompanying her vocals in fusion jazz duo, Lex and the Jewels, and composing guitar parts for enchanting, indie-folk group, Kaivalya. She studied jazz under the guidance of Grammy award-winning producer, Kamau Kenyatta, and currently curates and arranges music as host of San Diego's popular jazz fusion jam, Nu Moods at The Quartyard.
Pulido has offered personalized voice, guitar, piano, and ukulele lessons since graduating UCSD in 2015 with a B.A. in Music of Jazz and the African Diaspora and has evolved to become an extremely dynamic teacher.
Working with both adults and children as young as 5 years old, Pulido has mentored young theater students to score lead roles in musicals, instrumentalists to read and interpret their favorite songs, experienced singers to craft their jazz improvisation, songwriters to finish and record their projects, professional vocalists to perform at their peak in the studio, and speakers and lecturers to project their voices comfortably across a room.
She goes above and beyond for her students, hosting periodic recitals and making arrangements and backing tracks for rehearsals and performances. Her wide range of experience allows her to personalize lessons and lead each student to achieve their personal goals.