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Eric Seddon

Eric Seddon is a clarinetist, saxophonist, and jazz composer based in Cleveland, known for the big, warm sound of his vintage instruments and his blues informed, lyrical lines.

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Drew Nugent

Drew Nugent is a jazz musician, hailing from the city of Philadelphia, and bandleader of the group "Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society". Nugent, as well as his ensemble, specializes in playing traditional or "Hot" Jazz, from the 1900s to the 1940s, with the main area of focus being the Jazz Age - the Roaring 20s. His main instruments of choice are the piano, trumpet and vocals. He is also known for his playing of an odd contraption called the"Hot Tea-Kettle", or the "Teapot Trumpet" as some fans have named it. Drew made his debut in 2005, at age 19, on the classic NPR radio show "A Prairie Home Companion", where he placed 3rd on the "Talent from 12-20 Contest"

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Ultrafaux

The Baltimore-based Ultrafaux Ensemble performs original Gypsy Jazz-inspired music with elements of swing, funk, blues, Brazilian choro, and French musette. Lead guitarist and composer Michael Joseph Harris is one of the most prolific writers in this style rooted in the technique of legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt. Harris and 2nd guitarist Sami Arefin trade dazzling leads and harmonize together on rich gypsy-inspired melodies along with a rotating cast of sidemen including Dallas Vietty - accordion, Jason Anick - violin, Evan Price - violin, Aaron Malone - violin, Giacomo Smith - clarinet, Connor Stewart -clarinet, Jonathan Greene - clarinet and many more

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Angela O'Neill

Angela O'Neill was born and raised in the beautiful Napa Valley...in Calistoga, California. With a high school graduating class of 30...she's not much of a big city girl, at heart. 'Our home was always filled with music...I fell in love with Stan Kenton and Buddy Rich and Nancy Wilson...at my Dad's knee while he corrected History papers for the kids at Santa Rosa High School. My sister and my Mom have beautiful voices...and we sang and had my parent's music on ...everyday...all the time! I started playing the oboe in 3rd grade and played all the way through college...my ardor for music has never cooled ..to this day

Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints

To step into the soundscape of Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is to have your fingers on a veritable radio dial. With deep sonic roots in virtually every style of mid-20th century American music - from americana to blues to jazz, soul and vintage rock ’n’ roll - the versatile Seattle-based band offers a rangy dial’s worth of songs for audiences who want to sock-hop in poodle skirts one minute, rock out to hot guitar licks the next and later hug their honeys under the stars as a car stereo plays into the night. Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints are a popular Northwest band who perform extensively on the West Coasts of the US and Canada with recurring gigs in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles as well

Joan Minor

From San Francisco and Paris, Jazz vocalist Joan Minor interprets Jazz standards with soul-stirring veracity. As a solo performer, she has performed worldwide in the U.S.A, Europe and Africa, particularly San Francisco, New York, Berlin, Zermatt, Athens and Paris, where she is now based. Her first CD ‘Integrity Matters’, which was recorded in Paris, warranted praise by the iconic Blues legend, Mr. B.B. King. Joan is formally trained in voice, violin and piano and has deeply studied the Jazz masters. She broadened her Jazz expression under the tutelage of Patti Cathcart, New York Broadway artist June Smith, Phil Matson and the legendary Barry Harris

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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

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Tom Duncan

I am the leader and reeds player in Dr. Dubious and the Agnostics, a Dixieland Jazz band playing in the Metro New York area since 1998. We are a hot jazz, 7 or 8 piece band and have performed at First Nights, street fairs, weddings, private and corporate functions, and just about anywhere that people enjoy toe-tapping, good music. We feature female vocals by our pianist; male vocals by me, the eponymous Dr. Dubious; and bass saxophone to anchor the rhythm section.

Jonathan Ng

Jazz violinist, vocalist, and bandleader Jonathan Ng has spent the majority of his life making music that moves people. He specializes in the traditions of swing and gypsy jazz, combining musical virtuosity with emotional expression. Jonathan also possesses a unique knowledge of swing dance bandleading founded on his expertise as a lindy hop, balboa, and blues dancer. Whether playing for a seated audience or a crowded floor of dancers, Jonathan seeks to share the spark which made him first fall in love with the recordings of Django Reinhardt and Count Basie. Jonathan's performances combine a musical acuity born from years of classical training with a captivating showmanship honed playing to countless packed rocked clubs

Joey Osment

Joey Osment, electric violinist is a one man band playing high energy, rhythmic Hot Jazz standards, as well as classic favorites. Joey's inimitable improv style thrills audiences throughout the SWFL area at venues like the Naples Players, Naples Art Association, Naples Sailing and Yacht Club, the Glades Country Club, Bonita Springs Center for the Arts and numerous private events. Don't miss out booking one of the BEST Electric Jazz Violinists in our area! Contact info: Email: [email protected] Phone:239.651.9076


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