The Amalgamated are a traditional ska/jazz band with early 60's rocksteady and reggae influences.

Formed in 2007 in San Diego, CA, The Amalgamated are an incredible live band that makes everyone dance to up-tempo beats and also get the audience into a groove with light reggae textures.

The creativity flowing during their performances can often remind the audience of great jazz standards. A 10-member ensemble that includes a full horn section, keys and percussion, The Amalgamated deliver a high energy performance that leaves the audience wanting more


Raphael “Rip” Pena

Lead Singer for The Amalgamated since May 2009. Former lead singer of The Scotch Bonnets (San Diego). Handles booking, promotions and other administrative functions.

Reggie Costa

Reggie has played guitar for the better part of 20 years. He has always been associated with ska music and has dabbled in jazz styles such as dixieland, straight ahead, and big band. Reggie is an original member of The Amalgamated Ska.

Reggie’s album of original compositions is available here

John “JR” Guernsey

Trumpet player and horn section leader.

Charles Parkman

Charles has been playing trombone and other low brass instruments for 15 years. He has performed with various groups around San Diego, including The Amalgamated, Brass Hysteria, and The San Diego State Marching Aztecs


Malcolm Jones

Alto Sax


Scott Inumerable

Keys, drums, and backup vocals


Michelle Mayhem

Baritone Sax


Elliot Ramsey

Bass Guitar