Meet Elaine Lucia: Elaine Lucia has been performing and recording for over twenty-five years and has produced three nationally released jazz CDs that have brought her five-star reviews and airplay on jazz station across the country. Her energetic and engaging show has graced stages as diverse as world-renowned Yoshi's San Francisco to festivals, wineries, private events and intimate nightclubs. The band can swing, bossa nova, samba and entertain in large concert venues and small, intimate settings. Elaine's Lucia Sings Lee" is a tribute show to the late, great Peggy Lee. Her jazz group includes celebrated guitarist Randy Vincent and award-winning ...read more
Meet Killick:On June 4th, 2008 I was admitted into the hospital with a life-threatening bleeding duodenal ulcer. I'd never been through a physical ordeal on this scale. My body continues to recover but something greater happened. I was given a glimpse of the absolute, a space of peace where contradictions resolve. The conditions were ripe for some insight: I'd long been working towards a music and way of living beyond categorization. Not to be difficult or contrarian, rather to recognize things for what they are, not what they resemble. And with a renewed sense of purpose I'm excited ...read more
Meet Ken Watters:Atlanta-based trumpeter Ken Watters has performed, toured, or recorded with Frank Sinatra, Marc Anthony, Natalie Cole, Mingus Big Band, Kelis, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Bramlett, Chris Potter, Harry Connick Jr., Reuben Studdard, Eartha Kitt, The Fifth Dimension, Angela & Zack Hacker, Petula Clarke, Tabou Combo, Steel Pulse, Marilyn McCoo, Phyllis Diller, Dave Holland, The Muscle Shoals Horns, and is house trumpeter for high-profile R&B producer Dallas Austin, among many other credits.
Ken is a SESAC-affiliated jazz composer, Jupiter Artist / Clinician & Summit Records Artist (with four internationally-released CDs to date on the label, all of which ...read more
Meet Weasel Walter:I come from the Midwest. I was a punk when I was in my teens, but I listened to free jazz and Xenakis too. I moved to Chicago in 1990. I started playing with Hal Russell in 1991 and formed the Flying Luttenbachers with him in December of that year. That band lasted until 2007 and went through 20 members and numerous stylistic changes over the course of 16 albums and more than 300 live shows.
During the 1990s in Chicago I vacillated between the weird experimental rock scene and the improvised ...read more
Meet Ayelet Rose Gottlieb:A commanding vocalist" New York Times
Born in Jerusalem, Ayelet's sound incorporates both western and middle-eastern musical flavors. She leads several critically acclaimed projects including: Mayim Rabim"--a song cycle she composed to segments of the erotic biblical poem Song of Songs, released in '06 on John Zorn's Tzadik Records.
The piece is performed as a staged concert with video projections; her jazz sextet, formed in 2002, is about to release a new CD, Upto Here | From Here this summer (2009), distributed by Obliq Sound. Ayelet is currently developing a new ...read more
Meet Liza Lee:Recording artist, performer and composer Liza Lee is a breakout talent rapidly making her mark on today's jazz scene. Her personal and haunting musical interpretations exhibit an emotional vulnerability laced with a confident understanding of life's realities.
Liza's highly praised first CD, Scarlet Mark, was released on the Jazz Doll label. Her latest project, Anima, was released on January 27, 2009. As on her previous album, the material she has chosen for Anima is fresh, unpredictable and innovative. It also includes some of her highly praised yet controversial original compositions.Instrument(s):read more
Meet Sunna Gunnlaugs: Ex-Brooklyn patriot, born in Iceland, jazz pianist and composer Sunna Gunnlaugs has released five CDs and performed in Europe, Japan, Canada and the US, combining the elegance of the European approach with a fiery New York attitude.Instrument(s):Piano.When were you happiest?I remember feeling really happy for quite some time after my first daughter was born in 2005.What is your greatest fear?The idea of losing my family is frightening so I try not to think about it.What is your earliest memory?I'm ...read more