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Randall "Big Daddy" Webster

Randall "Big Daddy" Webster's Bluesography Growing up in Wheaton, Illinois (also home to Jim and John Belushi), he snuck into the Windy City’s most notorious Blues clubs. They soaked in the music of Muddy Waters, Otis Span, Junior Wells, Big Joe Turner, and other Blues legends holding school on stage. Webster would often jump the “L” (elevated train) to Maxwell Street where itinerant Bluesmen plied their trade on the corner. Webster’s first guitar, a Harmony Stratatone, came from Duke’s pawnshop north of the old market. He scavenged record bins for vintage vinyl from his new Blues heroes

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LaVon Hardison

LaVon Hardison sings jazz standards, originals, and her own eclectic and compelling arrangements of popular songs. She is equally at home at jazz clubs, corporate events, private parties, and sacred settings. Her background in musical theater, opera, and jazz provides a solid foundation for her accessible, joyful, and engaging musical explorations. LaVon is beyond versatile. She brings her glowing, open heart to every performance and has thrilled audiences all over the world. “I try to make music that delights me,” LaVon says. “When I first started singing jazz I felt that I had to do it a certain way

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Anna Jalkéus

Anna Jalkéus is a Boston based singer, harpist, and composer known as a powerful, creative musician who writes genre bending music with fearlessness and originality. She has received many national awards such as the JEN Young Composer Showcase, Swedish Monica Zetterlund and Ted Gärdestad awards, scholarship from STIM (Swedish ASCAP), and was awarded “Outstanding Performance” with her band in DownBeat Student Music Awards 2017. She is a sought-after collaborator and frequently appears as a side(wo)man in experimental, contemporary jazz groups. Born in 1992 in Stockholm, Sweden, Anna grew up traveling worldwide with Swedish a cappella phenomenon The Real Group, seeing as both of her parents were original members

Jorge Cariglino

Jorge Cariglino is a jazz musician, guitarist, composer, arranger and producer.

He was born in Buenos Aires where he studied with the most outstanding jazz musicians of the Buenos Aires scene, he developed his musical skills creating his own style based on the natural fusion of jazz with its cultural environment of the Rio de la Plata movement.

He is an eclectic composer who, due to his long career, covers different styles but always with a very refined aesthetic and following the great stream of the jazz guitar masters, such as Wes Montgomery and Pat Martino. His guitar playing is fluid, virtuous, strong and his sound is warm and clean

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Barbie Anaka

A clear, fresh voice: smooth jazz, seductive soul, sophisticated songwriting, deep emotions and pure pop perfection…that’s the sound of Barbie Anaka, contemporary vocalist, songwriter, pianist, producer, and music educator. A mix of eclectic influences; artists like: Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Sade and Prince; her style blends meaningful lyrics, solid grooves and catchy melodies. Rave reviews at radio, television and print media say she’s one to watch while her music climbs the charts nationally. Carol Handley, respected radio personality says, “The long awaited new Barbie Anaka project sounds fantastic

Perssons Sexa

Perssons Sexa is a group based in Malmö, Sweden, playing original compositions by Jens Persson. The members are or have been involved in projects with musicians and groups like: Tolvan Big Band, Marius Neset, Malene Mortensen, Andrew D'Angelo, Makross, Horse Orchestra, Tingsek and many more. The music is very personal and inviting with space for both improvisation and composition, and it's framed by a interesting and wide group sound. There are two studio albums released on Havtorn Records. https://www.havtornrecords.com/ Jens Persson - Saxophone och compositions Petter Hängsel - Trombone Tobias Ekqvist - Guitar Oscar Johansson - Piano Johannes Vaht - Acoustic Bass Kristoffer Rostedt - Drums [email protected] perssonssexa.com

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Aline Vida

When one feels deep passion for creating art, keeping such fervor alive isn't a question; it's an absolute must. Singer/songwriter Aline Vida knows this, for expressing herself in song is a natural part of her everyday life. This current Seattle, Washington resident spent much of her formidable years moving around the West Coast with her family, spending time in southern California and Arizona. Aline says she was just a toddler when she found her voice. "My parents used to record me on cassette tape when I was a baby," Aline explains. "And once, my mom was singing 'You Light Up My Life.' I just started singing, and eventually I noticed that I received a lot of positive feedback

Scot Lee

Audiences have been thrilled with performances on the cruise ships Queen Of The West, Columbia Queen, and Cunard Line cruise ship Coronia. Records are being played on Spotify and other Internet radio. ...repertoire includes some favorite songs made famous by Count Basie, Harry Connick Jr. and Tony Bennett. As a songwriter Scotty will trick your memory with original songs that sound just like a Schubert tune with a Gershwin touch. Sit Back and enjoy the soft jazzy style of Scot Free, inspired by the great singers of the 30’s and 40’s. You’ll enjoy an evening of jazz reminiscent of smoky piano bars and saloon singers.

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Warren Keller

The child of an elite pianist and teacher, and a world-class operatic baritone, Warren began playing and singing early. His father Howard Keller, blessed with an amazingly rich voice, studied with Carlton Gauld (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlton_Gauld). His dear mother Roslyn, apprenticed with several luminaries: Anatole Kitain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatole_Kitain), Constance Keene (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_Keene), and her husband Abram Chasins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abram_Chasins). As a teacher, 'Roz' was responsible for forming the early careers of Joel Levine (http://www.okcphilharmonic.org/joel-levine) and Sting’s occasional accompanist, Ken Helman (http://kenhelman.com)


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