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Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer is an accomplished Singer and Actress, with a Musical Theatre background, and experience in television and film. She is a classically-trained vocalist, who “excels at ballads, and in a jazz or swing mode, and can even have fun with country ” – William Wolf. With a BFA in Theatre from Wayne State University, she later studied acting with Uta Hagen. Jennifer, whose regional credits include Sarah Brown opposite Broadway leading man Tom Wopat in Guys and Dolls, serves up entertaining, exhilarating, jazz-infused shows that highlight her wide vocal range. Drawing on her own diverse and eclectic background – she’s been a symphony soloist, motivational trainer, high school drama director, Opryland theme park singer and dancer, and traveled the country as an automotive industry spokeswoman— Jennifer’s heartfelt, theatrical performances showcase her unique blend of drama and humor

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Candice Tugby

Candice Tugby is a Jazz musician, composer, arranger, and educator from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Candice graduated with a Bachelor of Jazz (Trumpet) Degree from the University of Manitoba's Desautels Faculty of Music's Jazz Studies Program where she has had the opportunity to study with Derrick Gardner, Steve Kirby, Quincy Davis, Jon Gordon, Larry Roy, Will Bonness, and Anna-Lisa Kirby. She has performed at local venues such as the Lyric Theatre, CCFM, The Berney Theatre, Sam's Place, Joe Black's Coffee Shop, Resto Gare, The King's Head Pub, The Orbit Room, and The Palm Lounge where she has had the opportunity to perform with many talented local and international musicians. More recently, Candice played in New York City at several different venues including with the Anna-Lisa Kirby quintet at Small's Jazz Club and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks at The Iguana. Candice is in the process of creating content for an album to be released in the near future.

Celia Berk

Celia Berk is a Bistro, BroadwayWorld, MAC, and Margaret Whiting Award-winning vocalist with two critically-acclaimed albums (her debut, You Can't Rush Spring, and the 2017 LaMott Friedman Award-winning Manhattan Serenade). Celia has attracted attention from some of the most prominent champions of The Great American Songbook since coming onto the NYC scene. Rex Reed said she's "one of the best singers I've heard in a long time." Stephen Holden wrote in The New York Times that “Ms. Berk makes you feel about New York the same way a Cole Porter song makes you feel about Paris.” Celia's recordings are played around the world and are available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and Pandora

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

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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Dan Wilensky

Dan Wilensky was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and moved to Berkeley the following year. Music was in the air at the Wilensky house: every family member played at least one instrument, and family jam sessions were frequent. He began piano lessons at age 8 and saxophone the following year after hearing the {{m: Duke Ellington = 6521}} Orchestra perform at Berkeley High School on a field trip. Dan flourished in the rich school music program created by Herb Wong, Dick Whittington, and Phil Hardymon, and also studied with BHS grad Steve Elson, and his teacher, Hal Stein. As a teenager, he street played, performed with schoolmates {{m: Benny Green = 7196}}, {{m: Craig Handy = 7385}} and {{m: Steve Bernstein = 23487}}, gigged with local bands, attended jazz clinics, won top honors in various competitions, performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival three times, and was a guest soloist with {{m: Woody Herman = 7596}}

Standards

Label: Decca Music Group
Released: 2017
Track listing: Luck Be A Lady; Autumn Leaves; I Put A Spell on You; They Can’t Take That Away From Me; Anyone Who Knows What Love Is; Love For Sale; My Funny Valentine; I’ve Got You Under My Skin; Smile; I’m Beginning To See The Light; It Was A Very Good Year.

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Seal: Standards

Read "Standards" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

It shouldn't be a surprise that Seal would take on the American songbook, with a baritone that was made for classics like “Autumn Leaves" and “Love for Sale." Born Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel in Paddington, England, the singer, guitarist and composer rose to fame with his global hits, and Grammy-winning songs, “Crazy" and “Kiss From a ...

Standards

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: A Fine Romance; A Night in Tunisia; Tuffy; Short Story; Somewhere; Movin’ Wes, Part 1; It Never Entered My Mind; I Get a Kick Out of You.


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