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Staci Griesbach (pronounced "STAY-cee GREECE bahk" / "Greece" "Bach") is a Los Angeles-based vocalist bringing together a passion for jazz and country music as she specializes in reimagining the Great American Songbook of Country Music in the style of jazz. Rolling Stone lauded Griesbach’s first single “Walkin’ After Midnight” off her 2019 debut album My Patsy Cline Songbook as “a gorgeous jazz interpretation.” Her debut album features songs Patsy Cline made famous by some of Nashville’s most reknown songwriters such as Hank Cochran, Harlan Howard, Bob Wills, Willie Nelson and more, contributed greatly to building the Nashville Sound catalog; arguably in the same way Irving Berlin and Cole Porter contributed to the foundation of the traditional jazz standards
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
With rave reviews in New York City, and hailed as "one of the most celebrated teams" in the Lowcountry (Lowcountry Today), sisters Gracie & Lacy bridge the generations, proving that CLASSIC never goes out of style. The award-winning vocal and dance duo have appeared on stage and screen, including NYC's legendary 54/Below, NASA's Apollo Saturn V, Charleston Gaillard Center, Forte Jazz Lounge, Powell Symphony Hall, the St. Louis MUNY, Mar A Lago, HBO, NBC, FOX and ABC. Performing together for over two decades, the dynamic duo got their start in show business when their childhood "Broadway On The Driveway" shows began drawing large crowds, causing traffic jams and a visit from the local police...read more Gracie & Lacy are resident artists at Charleston, SC's premier jazz music venue, Forte Jazz Lounge
Dave Coules is a resident of Oakville Ontario and has been on the Toronto music scene full time since 2012. He is a retired educator with over 30 years of experience in the profession during which time he led award-winning high school big bands and jazz ensembles. Dave’s musical resume comprises work with a number of Toronto area ensembles including Swing Shift Big Band, the George Lake Big Band and the Bob Clegg Big Band. He has also been a guest artist with the Bob Cary Orchestra, the Chris Hunt Tentet, the Anthony Terpstra Septet and the OctoKats. As well as playing lead alto sax for the Advocats Big Band, Dave is an accomplished soloist, featured regularly in their performances
Aleks Izotov is a pianist and composer based in the DC metro area. A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Aleks graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance from Arizona State University, where he studied with pianist Michael Kocour. While in college, Aleks was awarded the Most Outstanding Rhythm Section Player at the Reno Jazz Festival and was privileged to attend Ravinia's Steans Institute. Since moving to DC in 2016, Aleks has been steadily growing his reputation as a sideman, appearing with Tarus Mateen, Michael Bowie, Marshall Keys, and Mike Cemprola. His first solo release, solo piano, was released in February 2021.
Just a few notes is all it takes for audiences to be captivated by Jackie's soulful and sultry voice. A self-taught singer she started performing at the age of 9 in her hometown of Chicago, IL. As a vintage jazz singer she delivers a glamorous performance full of old hollywood sparkle and glam. Her musical influences include Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Patsy Cline, Michael Buble, Billie Holiday, & Selena to name a few. In 2015 she appeared in an LGV10 commercial scatting alongside actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt & HitRecord team. Jackie breathes new life into every iconic american standard, swing, latin and pop song she performs
Aged 44, Todd Gordon was a late arrival to the jazz scene but quickly established himself as “one of Britain’s most popular singers and entertainers” (Scottish Television). An avid Beatles fan until the age of 11, his musical horizons broadened when he heard Frank Sinatra's "Songs for Swingin' Lovers!" album. From that moment, he collected almost every recording by Ol' Blue Eyes whilst expanding his interest in jazz and swing, encompassing numerous other renowned singers and instrumentalists.
Further inspiration came in 1975 when he met Ella Fitzgerald prior to one of her shows. During her concert, she invited him on stage and sang "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" specially to him. Since then, Gordon has been fortunate enough to meet many more of his idols - including Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie, Woody Herman, George Shearing and Tony Bennett.
Granddaughter of a 1920's female jazz pianist and daughter of legendary big band saxophonist Billy Ainsworth of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Laura Ainsworth has classic supper club jazz in her DNA. The Dallas-based singer has a pure, rich tone and nearly three-octave range that has attracted some of the best jazz players in the Southwest to her side, including 2011 "Dallas Jazz Musician of the Year" Brian Piper, to create her shows that combine her contemporary sense of humor with the elegant style of the great supper club performers of the '40s and '50s. Her debut CD, "Keep It To Yourself," featuring the Brian Piper Trio and several great guest musicians, spans the decades, from fresh twists on standards like "Skylark" and "Love For Sale" to forgotten gems from the 1920's- '50s, to contemporary tracks, like the sexy but hilarious title song.
Having been a fan of jazz and big band music since childhood, Luke Carlsen naturally began singing in the genre very early. While still in college, his big band professor, Albert Alva, introduced him to legendary jazz singer, Barbara Morrison, at Steamers Jazz Club in Southern California. Morrison invited the young singer on the stage with her to sing “Fly Me to the Moon.” The crowd erupted with applause after his performance, and his career in jazz performance unfolded. In the spring of 2016, Carlsen and his band played a Frank Sinatra tribute at Barbara Morrison’s club for Jazz and Blues Month