"Jazz is an American invention," he said. "It's amazing how it's bigger in other countries. It's very big in Europe and Japan and Manila. Being able to interact with natives of other countries in an American art form, it makes us, sort of, ambassadors of the American musical genre — jazz."
And the group's members come from multi-ethnic backgrounds, he said. There is an African-American, a Polish-Jew, a Filipino and Garcia, who is Chinese Spanish and part Filipino.
"And we have the typical American girl-next-door," he said. "We represent America's society."
Garcia is often asked why they have performed this genre for so long. To the group, singing jazz is like a religion, he said.