Maritza Cervantes is an artist, actress, musician, and educator living in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. She was born and raised in Chicago and graduated from Columbia College Chicago with BA in Theater concentrating on acting.
Formerly, she was an artistic ensemble member with Teatro Luna from 2005-2010.
Maritza is one of the co-founders of the hip-hop, soul-influenced band
The Luna Blues Machine, which plays throughout the city and has been a
resident artist at Voice of the City.
Maritza is also an artistic associate with Voice of the City. Along with her sister Belinda, Maritza was one of the found artist/teachers in the Fine arts for Tots program at St. Luke's in Logan Square and teaches at Pulaski Fine Arts Academy's CPS After School Programs.
Blues Machine was in residence from January to August 2008 to complete
their first full-length CD, a compilation of original music in their
eclectic style of Latin, folk and hip hop.
For a video of Luna Blues Machine at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival click here. And check them out in Miami!