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Jocelyn Gould

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Jocelyn Gould has been called "a leader in the next generation of great mainstream jazz guitarists" by Howard Paul, CEO of Benedetto Guitars. Her joyful energy has captivated audiences around the world and her passion for music is infectious. She has absorbed the influences of the jazz guitar greats and has woven them into an exciting personal sound. Her unique ability to connect with audiences always leaves them wanting more. Jocelyn Gould has performed internationally in the groups of Grammy nominated vocalist Freddy Cole, Trumpeter Etienne Charles and DownBeat Rising Star trombonist Michael Dease

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Marilyn Chadwick

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Gracie and Lacy

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With rave reviews in New York City, and hailed as "one of the most celebrated teams" in the Lowcountry (Lowcountry Today), sisters Gracie & Lacy bridge the generations, proving that CLASSIC never goes out of style. The award-winning vocal and dance duo have appeared on stage and screen, including NYC's legendary 54/Below, NASA's Apollo Saturn V, Charleston Gaillard Center, Forte Jazz Lounge, Powell Symphony Hall, the St. Louis MUNY, Mar A Lago, HBO, NBC, FOX and ABC. Performing together for over two decades, the dynamic duo got their start in show business when their childhood "Broadway On The Driveway" shows began drawing large crowds, causing traffic jams and a visit from the local police...read more Gracie & Lacy are resident artists at Charleston, SC's premier jazz music venue, Forte Jazz Lounge

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Nina Richmond

Nina has been passionate about singing her whole life, performing in genres from musical theatre and pop to jazz and blues. During her many years practising law and raising a family, Nina was the featured singer with the Advocats Big Band and the Tokyo Giants, R & B band, as well as the swing band, Atomic Cocktail, and many other smaller formations. She has performed at high-profile events such as the Beaches International Jazz Festival, Eat to the Beat for Willow, the Angel Ball for Providence Centre, AidsBeat, as well as at weddings, parties and book launches. She has appeared at many venues around Toronto, including, The Rex, The Duke Live, The Old Mill, Seven44 Restaurant & Lounge, Gate 403, the Rivoli, Revival Bar, The Pilot and more

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Alex Pangman

Having found solace at a young age in Ella Fitzgerald and the vocal work of Louis Armstrong, JUNO nominated Alex Pangman also found a calling. Proud to be known as ‘Canada’s Sweetheart Of Swing’, her natural vocal abilities and obsessive, deep appreciation for that bygone era have earned her a place in our nation’s heart. She’s not old fashioned, though. Pangman is a vivacious performer who retains creative control of all her work: carefully choosing her repertoire, composing original material, assembling her backing band and co-producing much of her recent recorded output. Rather than some casual throwback, Pangman delivers a unique, deliberate reinterpretation of one of North America’s most fertile, timeless eras

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Jackie Lopez

Just a few notes is all it takes for audiences to be captivated by Jackie's soulful and sultry voice. A self-taught singer she started performing at the age of 9 in her hometown of Chicago, IL. As a vintage jazz singer she delivers a glamorous performance full of old hollywood sparkle and glam. Her musical influences include Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Patsy Cline, Michael Buble, Billie Holiday, & Selena to name a few. In 2015 she appeared in an LGV10 commercial scatting alongside actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt & HitRecord team. Jackie breathes new life into every iconic american standard, swing, latin and pop song she performs

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Jenny Green

From Jenny's early love of pop music to big band, jazz and a capella, she has a wealth of knowledge, expertise, skill and experience. With her ever expanding repertoire, covering songs from the world of Jazz, swing, to soul, Latin and popular standards, Jenny is in great demand as a function singer either solo or with her top class musicians she is ideal for weddings and corporate events and offers a bespoke service according to the needs of her client. Never stopping for one minute, Jenny is a presenter for 107 Meridian FM and Broadcasts a Jazz program Tuesdays from 5pm - 8pm. On the show, Jenny often features tracks from up and coming jazz artists and gives out a gig guide and interviews guests live on the show.

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Todd Gordon

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Aged 44, Todd Gordon was a late arrival to the jazz scene but quickly established himself as “one of Britain’s most popular singers and entertainers” (Scottish Television). An avid Beatles fan until the age of 11, his musical horizons broadened when he heard Frank Sinatra's "Songs for Swingin' Lovers!" album. From that moment, he collected almost every recording by Ol' Blue Eyes whilst expanding his interest in jazz and swing, encompassing numerous other renowned singers and instrumentalists.

Further inspiration came in 1975 when he met Ella Fitzgerald prior to one of her shows. During her concert, she invited him on stage and sang "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" specially to him. Since then, Gordon has been fortunate enough to meet many more of his idols - including Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie, Woody Herman, George Shearing and Tony Bennett.

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Jason Whatley

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Jason Whatley is a jazz pianist and composer based in Tasmania, Australia. His compositions admit the unmistakable influence of great jazz modernists like Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus and Wayne Shorter. He leads a quintet featuring fellow Tasmanian musicians Michael Woods (trumpet/flugelhorn), Damon Warner (saxophones), Hamish Houston (bass) and Beau Thomas (drums). He has released two albums with this lineup, Newfound Cool (2013) and On the Beak (2020).

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Sam Merrick

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"Sam Merrick is a British singer of ever-growing repute. Having had the privilege of sharing the stage & performing with some of the top names in Jazz, he now performs across the UK, pleasing audiences far and wide with the likes of The Nick Ross Orchestra, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra & other projects on the London & UK Circuits."


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