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Natalie Dietz

Jazz vocalist, composer and songwriter Natalie Dietz has made a strong impression on the Australian and international jazz scene in a short time, impressing both audiences and critics alike with her trademark ethereal vocal tone and original approach as a jazz composer and vocalist. Accepted into the renowned jazz vocal program at New England Conservatory, Natalie honed her composing and performing skills under the tutelage Grammy-winning artists including Donny McCaslin and Jason Moran. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Voice Performance) in 2012 her original compositions have attracted wide attention among her contemporaries with their complex harmonies combined with strong melodies. She is inspired to blend and create textures with the voice within an ensemble, using wordless melodies as well as lyrics. Her compositions explore the breadth of modern styles, distinguishing her as an innovative and multi-skilled artist.
 
In 2013 she recorded her debut EP with highly esteemed New York musicians Aaron Parks, Mike Moreno, Joshua Crumbly and Justin Brown to international critical acclaim. Other achievements include being offered a merit scholarship to New England Conservatory (Boston, MA) where she studied with world-renowned artists including Donny McCaslin, Dave Holland, Jason Moran (all Grammy winners) Dominique Eade and Ken Schaphorst. Natalie is a recipient of ASCAP's Herb Alpert 2016 National Young Jazz Composer's Award presented at Lincoln Center and the New England Conservatory Spark award. She has performed her music in New York City at established venues including Club Bonafide, Shapeshifter Lab, Pianos and Rockwood Music Hall, in Boston at venues including New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, The Beehive and Cambridge venues the Lilypad and Outpost 186. She has performed with established New York City-based jazz artists including Mike Moreno, Sam Harris, Joshua Crumbly, Ben Monder and Colin Stranahan. Since relocating to New York she has held multi-year residencies at renowned live music clubs including Fine and Rare, the Flatiron Room in Manhattan, among many other live shows. In late 2019 she was commissioned by New York-based composer Quentin Angus, jazz department chair at the Borough of Manhattan Community College as lyricist for one of his original compositions ‘New Beginning’ and directly following to write lyrics for an SATB choral piece for the university titled ‘Together Now’, a cultural diversity-themed song. The piece was was both performed and recorded by the choir and became the 2019 holiday greeting on City University of New York’s home page. The piece was also turned into a virtual choir project by the university’s music department. 

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Andrea Miller

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Isabel Stover

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“Elegant.” "An amazing range." "Continually evolving." These are just a few of the ways audiences describe Stover. She uses her richly textured vocals and mastery of phrasing thoughtfully and purposely as a way of delivering an authentic, heartfelt experience, fearlessly deconstructing musical compositions to their emotional core. 

At its heart, singing is storytelling with structure. It makes sense, then, that Isabel Stover, a vocalist with both a master's degree in architecture and credits on a national radio storytelling show, would be skilled at choosing stories to tell and at setting them in the right arrangements. 

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Joan Watson-Jones

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The Artistry of Joan Watson-Jones

Jazz is a storytelling art, and vocalist/lyricist/composer Joan Watson-Jones, who calls Derry, New Hampshire and New York City home, has a story to tell.

Armed with a master’s degree in music education from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Watson-Jones had a long and successful teaching career in The Bronx and in New England. But the jazz seed had been growing in her ever since she was a child in Harlem, where she took piano and tap lessons at the age of four. Later, she learned to play guitar and drums, and was coached and mentored by the late singer Joyce Bryant.

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Marilyn Scott

Why do some artists thrive for decades in the ever-changing music world and others fade away so quickly? The reasons are myriad but there’s one factor shared by all of the true survivors: originality. The key to longevity is having something to say, and being able to say it in a manner unlike any other performer. Marilyn Scott is such an artist. The veteran vocalist has been releasing critically acclaimed, cross-genre recordings for more than four decades, both as a leader and collaborator, and has dazzled audiences all over the world with her powerful live performances. She’s worked with some of the most gifted musicians in the world, including such highly regarded jazz ensembles as Spyro Gyra and the Yellowjackets, and some of the hottest names in the blues and R&B world, from Bobby Womack to Tower of Power to Etta James. Throughout all of her work, there’s been one constant

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Anna Luana Tallarita

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Lola Regenthal

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Lola Regenthal, born and raised in Räpplinge on the island Öland SE, developed her passion for music at an early age. At age 10 Lola began her musical journey behind the drumset. This led her into the world of jazz, and together with her passion for singing, Soul, Funk and Jazz made Lola develop a childish joy towards what the voice can accomplish. Lola studied music high school in Oskarshamn SE, then received her bachelor in jazzvocals at Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg followed by an erasmus semester at ZHdK (Züricher Hochschule der Künste) as well as a masters in vocal pedagogy at Gothenburg University. For several years, Lola held concerts at the swedish royal family's summer residence Solliden, Öland SE such as Crown Princess Victorias birthdays, concerts held on Solliden stage and during other big events at the palace. After the studies at ZHdK Lola stayed 2 years in Switzerland

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Donna Kay

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Donna Kay spent her earliest years in front of the television, memorizing every commercial jingle during the Golden Age of TV Advertising. She began formal music studies at age 8, and has been playing something-or-other ever since. From piano, she moved to voice studies, picked up the bass in a post-punk grunge band, made beautiful sounds for Atlanta's Liar's Club, and played keyboards and sang back up for the Americana band Wonderful Johnson in a paradise called Naples, Florida.

In 2008, Donna Kay moved to Greenville, SC, where she met jazz bassist Shannon Hoover, who mentored her and helped her become a reputable jazz singer. Her collaboration with jazz and experimental percussionist Daniel Zongrone led her to an artist in residence in Berlin, Germany, in the summer of 2014. The duet, called Vibe Vox, performed stripped-down versions of their electronic soundscapes in Berlin and Prague. Not wanting to go back to The Great American Songbook, whose pages by this time had begun to fray, Donna Kay decided to start a Gypsy Jazz/Western Swing/Boogie Blues band. Kay called her new band The Carousers. Kay enlisted the musical direction of Monty Craig, who was then an adjunct Professor of Guitar Studies at Clemson University. Monty enlisted the original line-up and played with The Carousers for seven years. The band boasted some of the best players in the region, including German native Hans Wolff on violin, Robert Nance on upright bass, Kevin Korschgen on percussion, Reed Miller on guitar, Jorge Garcia and Adam Knight on guitar and even Mark Rapp on trumpet. The band recorded a CD (Possessed), and EP (Devil Water) and two singles. (Across the Alley From the Alamo and the original tune, Free and Easy (Monty Craig).

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Mary Amaral

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Mary Amaral is a Brazilian singer songwriter whose work is composed of her influences, mainly classic jazz songs and R& B, combined in an original way with elements she received from Tom Jobim's Bossa Nova, João Gilberto and guitarrist Baden Powell's Afro Sambas with Vinícius de Moraes, among other Brazilian Classics. Mary is also a composer /lyricist, and is releasing her Ep of Brazilian Jazz, called Delineio. You can listen to Delineio here: https://sl.onerpm.com/8786645317 http://maryamaral.bandcamp.com/album/delineio-mary-amaral

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Nicole Zuraitis

Grammy® Nominated New York based musician Nicole Zuraitis blends clever songwriting skills, an effervescent presence and dazzling vocals in a consummate package that has thrilled audiences across Manhattan and across the world. If recently you happened upon Greenwich Village’s 55 Bar or Birdland Jazz Club and were enchanted by the seismic versatile talent of inspired vocalist, keyboard player and songwriter Nicole Zuraitis, you’re officially part of the lady-powerhouse burgeoning fan club. Nicole was nominated dually with her husband Dan Pugach in the arrangement category the 61st annual Grammy® Awards for their version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”


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