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Darcy Cooke

Jazz Lover Darcy Cooke is a classically trained jazz vocalist who has been performing nearly all her life. As a regular in DC area jazz bars, piano lounges, music venues, and private events, she has enjoyed performing with many of DMV’s great musicians such as Chris Grasso, Wayne Wilentz, David Jernigan, Harry Appelman, Keith Butler, Jr, Wade Beach, and more. Additionally, she has shared the stage with many of the area’s top vocalists. She studied music, voice, and theater while attending the Shenandoah Conservatory and has trained with multiple vocal coaches and top jazz singers in the DMV area. With a love of jazz and a background in theater and stage performance, Darcy’s repertoire is expansive, ranging from jazz standards of the Great American Songbook to blues, to show tunes to cabaret and pop

Musician

Joy Reo

In 2014, Joy launched her career as a part-time professional jazz vocalist, performing with the Joy Reo Trio in Boston area venues such as Concord’s Colonial Inn, The Bull Run, and the Acton Jazz Cafe. The Joy Reo Trio is a cabaret jazz band in metro Boston that features soulful, sassy and classy songs that range from 1920s show tunes to 1940s jazz standards and 2010s pop hits. Vocalist Joy Reo is accompanied by the marvelous Molly Flannery on piano, and the divine Diane Heffner on clarinet and saxophone. Flannery has a distinctive fluidity on the piano, with her melodic improvisations, and an ability to groove in jazz, Latin, and Brazilian idioms

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Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer is an accomplished Singer and Actress, with a Musical Theatre background, and experience in television and film. She is a classically-trained vocalist, who “excels at ballads, and in a jazz or swing mode, and can even have fun with country ” – William Wolf. With a BFA in Theatre from Wayne State University, she later studied acting with Uta Hagen. Jennifer, whose regional credits include Sarah Brown opposite Broadway leading man Tom Wopat in Guys and Dolls, serves up entertaining, exhilarating, jazz-infused shows that highlight her wide vocal range. Drawing on her own diverse and eclectic background – she’s been a symphony soloist, motivational trainer, high school drama director, Opryland theme park singer and dancer, and traveled the country as an automotive industry spokeswoman— Jennifer’s heartfelt, theatrical performances showcase her unique blend of drama and humor

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Julie Slim

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Julie is a multilingual, multicultural vocalist who sings in Arabic, French, English and Spanish. With a focus on world music, she performs in numerous groups including Layalina, the Austin Global Orchestra, and her own band, Rendez Vous. She currently lives in Austin, TX. Rendez Vous is Julie's most recent project, a collaborative quintet with Austin musicians, specializing in French, American and international standards from the 1020s to the 1960s. She is honored to feature special arrangements by jazz legend, Dr. James Polk. The band premiered in 2013 to a sold out house at Esquina Tango with Dr

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Ken Slavin

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JAZZ CROONER EXTRAORDINAIRE! Born in New London, Connecticut, USA, in 1961, jazz and cabaret crooner Ken Slavin grew up a military brat, attending 10 schools in seven states by the time he was 17. After graduating from high school in Alaska, he settled in his father's hometown of San Antonio, Texas, where he enrolled at St. Mary's University, one of the most respected liberal arts institutions in the Southwest, graduating with honors in 1983. Despite being naturally drawn to the stage and deeply in love with all kinds of music, Ken put his show business aspirations on hold for several years while he pursued a successful journalism and public relations career

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Carolyn Lee Jones

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She always wanted to be a singer and has proven that a "second act" is possible!

Bursting on to the music scene full time October 2008 Miss Jones hasn't looked back! Carolyn Lee Jones’s influences and choices of genre are as broad as her vocal styling is rich. With influences ranging from Julie London, Anita O’Day and Shirley Horn to, Diana Krall and Laura Nyro, Carolyn Lee Jones is a melodic jazz-pop singer stylist who loves both jazz and modern music. An eclectic repertoire includes; beautiful renditions of the familiar standards from the Great American Songbook, vintage pop songs into the jazz context and new music.

Her musical journey began as a child while growing up in Nebraska. During her formative years Carolyn sang in her school choirs and studied voice. Both of her parents were gifted musicians. After graduation, the lure of a bigger city drew her to Dallas, Texas where she enjoyed a successful 1st career in retailing for luxury stores. Carolyn traveled the world as a Buyer and continued seeking out music related opportunities. In 2008, she made the decision to pursue music full time as a vocalist and bandleader.

Carolyn performs publicly and privately as Fresh Vintage Jazz Ensemble with her stellar group of musicians. For More details visit the web site!

DISCOGRAPHY

2008 Recorded in New York City, her debut CD Bon Appetit! garnered excellent reviews. A very special guest, the late Bob Dorough makes an appearance playing swinging piano and singing with Jones on a new duet arrangement of his famous tune Devil May Care.

Musician

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

Album

Cabaret

Label: Label Bleu
Released: 1966


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