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Wendy Simon

A Jazz singer is truly a unique combination of talents - the abilities to bend a melody, improvise on a harmony,and at the same time, keep a rhythmical sense that makes you want to pat your foot.  One such singer is Wendy Simon, originally a member of the recorded group, "52nd Street."  Their album on Inner City Records, "Scrapple To The Apple,"  earned them international recognition for their be-bop takes and advanced harmonic explorations.  ​Wendy Simon has re-invented herself in the modern Jazz world, creating and investigating newer sounds in Jazz, while still paying homage to the Jazz classics of yesterday.  Her adventurous, innovative and exciting approach is a sure crowd-pleaser.  Wendy Simon's musical background includes studies at Arcadia University, Chestnut Hill College and independent studies with musicians, Al Stauffer and Owen Brown, Jr.  Her search for musical excellence has given her an exciting new approach to stimulate Jazz audiences.   With a soon-to-be-released title, "Time Of Silver Rain," Wendy Simon stands poised to take her place among Jazz divas of the current Jazz scene - check her out!

The Royal Bopsters

Fresh from their successful debut at the Newport Jazz Festival, The Royal Bopsters is a jazz vocal quartet made up of New York’s finest jazz singers/music educators that specializes in Bebop and Swing music. Their highly acclaimed break out release on Motema Records allowed them to sell out a week at NY’s Birdland Jazz Club and garnered them 4 ½ stars from Downbeat Magazine as well as making many top picks for 2015. Their eagerly awaited second recording will be released this Spring and once again features the true jazz royalty of Sheila Jordan and the late Bob Dorough, each lending their iconic voices and stylings (not to mention their writing) that has garnered such praise as, “If this disc featured just the quartet, it would be sensational

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Ryan Baker

Based in Las Vegas, vocalist Ryan Baker has been singing in all types of venues and appearing in production shows all over North America for well over a decade. Originally from Long Island, NY, Ryan moved to Vegas in October 2003, where he began performing at weddings and corporate events at just about every major casino property in town, with performances ranging from Frank Sinatra “sound-alike” to impersonating the man himself. In 2005, Baker helped create and became one of the stars of the original tribute show “Shades of Sinatra”, which received the Entertainment Consumers’ Exchange “Tribute Show of the Year” award in 2007, 2012, & 2014

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Bogna Kicinska

Bogna Kicińska - jazz vocalist, composer, educator and violinist was born in 1984 in small town Krasnystaw in Poland. As a jazz vocalist, she is a graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York, the Karol Szymanowski School of Music in Katowice (Poland) and the Henryk Majewski Jazz Training College in Warsaw (Poland). She also has formal undergraduate qualifications in violin from her time in Poland. She is a past prize-winner of many competitions including the following: International Festival of Traditional Jazz – Old Jazz Meeting “Gold Grater” (Ilawa, Poland/ 2011), International Jazz Competition for Singing Musicians “Voicingers” ( Zory, Poland/ 2009) “Hope of Warsaw” (2007)


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