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Camille Millar

Trained in vocal jazz under Kelly Eisenhower, former backup singer for Gladys Knight, Camille has soloed with the premier big band, Synthesis, and was a member of the first 9-girl acapella group to win the International Championships of Collegiate Acappella, the story behind the movie Pitch Perfect. She has performed in over 25 musical theater productions and met her husband when they were leading roles in Beauty and the Beast. Camille has won solo competitions at festivals and invitationals across the country. Currently she lives in Syracuse and sings regularly at The Fitz, the 1920's speakeasy within the restaurant Oh My Darling.

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Music Carolyn

Carolyn Richardson, aka Music Carolyn, is a singer, songwriter, and music supervision executive. Born in Dallas and raised in Houston, Texas, she cut her teeth and got her first big break here in Chicago before going on to settle down in Los Angeles. In addition to her work in the world of music supervision with her company, Music 4 Scenes, Music Carolyn is a highly sought after recording artist and session musician in her own right. She has been featured as a background vocalist on a number of songs on Grammy-nominated Lukas Graham’s latest album 3 (The Purple Album). And has also shared the stage with Kathleen Battle as a soloist, and performed with Aretha Franklin’s musical director Damien Sneed

Celia Berk

Celia Berk is a Bistro, BroadwayWorld, MAC, and Margaret Whiting Award-winning vocalist with two critically-acclaimed albums (her debut, You Can't Rush Spring, and the 2017 LaMott Friedman Award-winning Manhattan Serenade). Celia has attracted attention from some of the most prominent champions of The Great American Songbook since coming onto the NYC scene. Rex Reed said she's "one of the best singers I've heard in a long time." Stephen Holden wrote in The New York Times that “Ms. Berk makes you feel about New York the same way a Cole Porter song makes you feel about Paris.” Celia's recordings are played around the world and are available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and Pandora

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Kalya Ramu

Kalya Ramu (1993) is a Classic Jazz vocalist and composer born and raised in Toronto, ON. Kalya began her performance career early, playing festivals and recording with a community big band at the age of 12. In 2010 she joined the Toronto All Star Big Band and toured with the group all over the GTA for 3 years. After high school Kalya was accepted into the Humber College Bachelor of Music Degree Program from which she graduated with honors in April 2015. That same year Kalya released her first solo EP, titled "Kalya Ramu sings BIG BAND", featuring the Toronto All Star Big Band. Since 2015 Kalya has been leading, writing and performing with various groups including Kal’s Hot Four, Blues-Rock band Angora, and The Bettys, among others

Anna Rejda

Anna Rejda is a vocalist inspired by all forms of art. She studied singing at the faculty of Jazz and Popular Music at the Academy of Music in Katowice as well as French Horn at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. Singularly sophisticated and refined, she leads her own groups as vocalist, arranger, composer and lyricist whilst also taking part in others’ musical projects, singing in various formats, ranging from duos to orchestras and Big Bands. She was a finalist at the International Jazz Vocalists’ Competition in Zamość (Poland) and a semi-finalist at the International Jazz Vocalists’ Competition at Lady Summertime in Finland

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Julia Lashae

What the critics are saying about Julia Lashae: #3 CD of 2003! “Warm, simple arrangements frame and complement Lashae’s angelic voice on an intimate program that exudes sophistication and charm. Her precise phrasing, pure tone and sunny disposition make “Introducing…Julia Lashae” the vocal event of the year.” -Keith Spera, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans “It’s refreshing to hear a modern jazz crooner who doesn’t sound like a B-grade Vegas vocalist. …The CD has found its way onto my player at various times, but mostly when seeking something soothing and calm

Claudia Vorbach

Claudia Vorbach is a singer-songwriter and a jazz vocalist that comes from Tübingen, Southern Germany. Jazz, Folk and Blues is crossing her songwriting. She grew up in a musical home with Jazz and classical music. She took piano lessons and learned guitar playing as a self-educator. Later on she developed her voice with different teachers. Mainly the Jazz Vocalist Freddy Wilkes and then Fola Dada, both in Germany. “Miss Authentic” one of her fellow musicians has called her, a nickname that expresses an essential feature of her music. The way she sings makes you feel her passionate urge to get across to the audience what she herself feels about her songs. For her each song has a kind of impetus which she wants to follow while composing the music

Lola Batiste

Vocals Elite - Lola Batiste -Recording Artist ​Born in Paris, Texas to a musical family, Lola Batiste whose aunt was a Baptist church pianist/singer with a fervent vocal style had an early influence on Lola's interpretation of a lyric. Lola attended the Catholic church whose choir pianist had a more repressed style, began singing hymns in the church where she fused her aunt's fervent gospel singing influence with the subdued style of the Catholic church creating a unique mix of vocal style that leaned more toward a melancholy vibe. She has worked with some of DFW's finest such as jazz vocalist Victor Cager and pianist/vocalist James Belk while honing her craft. In 2017 Lola competed in the "Denise Lee Onstage So You Think You Can Cabaret" competition where she won 3rd place with her rendition of Billie Holiday's "Fine and Mellow". In a musical collaboration with songwriter Nico Rizzuto of Cologne, Germany Lola provided the vocals for the creation of “Because You Know Me” a jazzy tune that had some airplay in Germany. Lola has also had the honor of being a member of the prestigious Women's Chorus of Dallas where she sang first soprano under the artistic direction of Melinda Imthurn.​ Along with two other actresses she portrayed Diana Ross with the Supremes in the Marsha Moses musical production of “From Dixie to Broadway” a musical documenting the history of African American music