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Corinne Mammana

Praised by JazzTimes for “superb technique”, American jazz singer, songwriter, arranger, recording artist and bandleader Corinne Mammana is passionate about preserving the music of the past while placing her own personal spin on the American Songbook, as well as popular tunes from the past few decades. With creative arrangements sung in a sophisticated and soothing style, fans have described Mammana’s voice as a cross between Norah Jones, Jane Monheit and Stacey Kent. Her debut EP “Under an August Moon” (2016) received national praise and an interview with AXS who said, “Mammana loves the music of the past, but she just might be the voice of the future.” The EP celebrates the Great American Songbook via a four-song collection of jazz standards from the 40s and 50s, as well as contemporary songs. In 2019 Mammana opened for Grammy nominated jazz singer Cyrille Aimée

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Lizzie Thomas

Vocalist and musician Lizzie Thomas has made a name for herself in NYC as a swinging, sultry vocalist with a beautiful stage presence. She captivates her audience with the rare ability to sing with absolute precision on lightning speed tempos, with melodic freedom and control. Her phrasing is effortless and naturally swings. She has won high praise performing and/or recording with many, including Russell Malone, Jay Leonhart, Xavier Davis, Alvester Garnett, Michael Kanan, Ron Affif, Frank Lacy, Antoine Drye, Pasquale Grasso, and John Colianni. “I love that I can call a tune, for the rest of my life and I will never sing it the same way

Gemma Sherry

Subtle, precise, engrossing and delightful, accomplished Australian vocalist, Gemma Sherry pours her heart and soul into her music. Her interpretation of jazz standards is unique and refreshing.

Since moving to the U.S. eight years ago to study music in NYC, this soul-jazz singer, songwriter & saxophonist has released a number of house music records on various European record labels and is about to release her debut jazz album “Songs I Love” on her label Tunley Records. The album is a collection of her favorite jazz songs not just lyrically, but also melodically. Recorded in England with her trio, and reminiscent of the simplicity and pureness of music in the 1940s, “Songs I Love” is Gemma’s tribute to deep love for jazz.

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Wendy Simon

A Jazz singer is truly a unique combination of talents - the abilities to bend a melody, improvise on a harmony,and at the same time, keep a rhythmical sense that makes you want to pat your foot.  One such singer is Wendy Simon, originally a member of the recorded group, "52nd Street."  Their album on Inner City Records, "Scrapple To The Apple,"  earned them international recognition for their be-bop takes and advanced harmonic explorations.  ​Wendy Simon has re-invented herself in the modern Jazz world, creating and investigating newer sounds in Jazz, while still paying homage to the Jazz classics of yesterday.  Her adventurous, innovative and exciting approach is a sure crowd-pleaser.  Wendy Simon's musical background includes studies at Arcadia University, Chestnut Hill College and independent studies with musicians, Al Stauffer and Owen Brown, Jr.  Her search for musical excellence has given her an exciting new approach to stimulate Jazz audiences.   With a soon-to-be-released title, "Time Of Silver Rain," Wendy Simon stands poised to take her place among Jazz divas of the current Jazz scene - check her out!

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Habaka KFJ

After transferring to Atlanta, Georgia international jazz singer/songwriter and recording artist, Habaka Kay Foster Jackson extensively started performing throughout Europe participating in numerous Jazz, Gospel, and Blues festivals. Born in the music capital Nashville, Tennessee, and reared in Bloomfield, Connecticut Habaka was positively impacted by the constant influences of world-renowned talent during her formative years. Coming from a musical family her father Melvin Jackson was tenor saxophonist for the legendary B.B. King and her mother Mary Ann Jackson was also a jazz vocalist and dancer who traveled extensively in bands that included Elvis Presley

April Hall

April Hall is the consummate jazz vocalist, combining her deep roots in southern gospel and blues with an honest soulfulness and effervescent jazz sophistication that shines through in every undeniably swinging performance. Her voice, described as “Glorious” by the Boston Globe, is an instrument of breathtaking richness and versatility, capable of ranging from the purest whisper to the most powerful heartfelt delivery. Hall’s masterful performances are always centered on bringing every song to life through emotional interpretation, playful phrasing, and rock solid rhythm

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Yvette Norwood-Tiger

Yvette Norwood-Tiger, vocalist, songwriter, and vocal coach, is a Detroit, Michigan native who hails from a family of musicians, including a father who played guitar and a mother who played drums. Her current CD, whY NoT... Love, Peace, Joy, Jazz features music from great composers such as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and the Gershwins. Yvette performs with vocally clean and pure interpretations of the great American Songbook, while emphasizing intonation and storytelling. Her repertoire also includes traditional gospel, Latin jazz, classic songs from popular music, and arias of the great composers such as Puccini

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Rachael Thoms

Vocalist and Singing Voice Specialist Rachael Thoms is one of a new breed of truly versatile hybrid singer, accomplished in both jazz and classical performance. She has released two albums consisting of original compositions and reimagined standards, ‘The Great Unknown’ (2011), and ‘Nothing But Blue Skies’ (2017) and enjoys balancing and developing her portfolio of teaching, research and performing. In 2018 she released her first vocal training resource, VOCAL WARRIOR – BOOTCAMP FOR YOUR VOICE, a collection of warmups and exercises designed to promote balanced, efficient and sustainable singing

Maud Hixson

Hailed as “gently virtuosic” (All About Jazz), Maud Hixson is a devoted exponent of great songs, ranging from the classic Great American Songbook to the often unsung or forgotten compositions awaiting rediscovery. Based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Maud is the co-founder of the continental jazz sextet French 75 with clarinetist Tony Balluff. She made her Guthrie Theater debut in the Noel Coward revue Coward’s Women, and has also appeared in Park Square Theater’s The Soul of Gershwin. She teamed with Sir Richard Rodney Bennett in 2012 for the long- running Midtown at Midday concert series at Saint Peter’s in Manhattan and debuted her show Skyscraper Wits in London and New York in 2015. Maud is the recipient of three Artist Initiative grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, one of which supported the research for her album “Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away”, comprised of compositions by Broadway composer Michael (Mickey) Leonard

Maria Emrik

Hello jazz lover! My name is Maria Emrik and I welcome you to my little jazz universe :) I express my love for jazz music by singing and writing as much as I possibly can. I hope you can feel the love in my songs and lyrics. Music is passion, joy and happy work for me! Love, Maria


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