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The Dallas Jazz Band

Dallas-Fort Worth trumpeter Chuck Fesperman began his musical career in North Carolina. He performed with Bill Hanna's Charlotte All-Star Jazz Band while in high school. He studied Music Education at Appalachian State University and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Chuck served in the U.S. Coast Guard and during that time he performed with the Coast Guard Training Center Bands in Cape May, NJ and Petaluma, CA. After his military service, he performed with regional bands, including The Memphis All-Stars, The Herb Williams Band, The Mob City Swingsters and also with the late Marcel Evans (formerly with The Drifters)

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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.

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Drew Nugent

Drew Nugent is a jazz musician, hailing from the city of Philadelphia, and bandleader of the group "Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society". Nugent, as well as his ensemble, specializes in playing traditional or "Hot" Jazz, from the 1900s to the 1940s, with the main area of focus being the Jazz Age - the Roaring 20s. His main instruments of choice are the piano, trumpet and vocals. He is also known for his playing of an odd contraption called the"Hot Tea-Kettle", or the "Teapot Trumpet" as some fans have named it. Drew made his debut in 2005, at age 19, on the classic NPR radio show "A Prairie Home Companion", where he placed 3rd on the "Talent from 12-20 Contest"

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Daniel Carter

One of the legendary masters of creative music. Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania in 1945. Principal Instruments: Alto and tenor saxophones, flute, trumpet, clarinet. OVER PAST THREE (+) DECADES HAS PERFORMED WITH MANY ARTISTS INCLUDING: Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Billy Bang, William Parker, Roy Campbell, Sabir Mateen, Sonic Youth, Simone Forti, Joan Miller, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Nayo Takasaki, Earl Freeman, Dewey Johnson, Nami Yamamoto, Matthew Shipp, Billy Martin, John Medeski, Wilber Morris, Denis Charles, MMW (Medeski, Martin, & Wood), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Options, Spring Heel Jack, Yo La Tengo, Federico Ughi, Raphé Malik, Sam Rivers, Sunny Murray, Hamiet Bluiett, Bob Moses, Jaco Pastorius, Enrico Rava, David S

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Monika Hoffman

MONIKA HOFFMAN is a Swedish singer with Hungarian-German roots. She is at home not only in classical music, latin, jazz and pop, but also in three languages, namely Swedish, Hungarian and English – all of which she uses for shades of musical expression that are quite distinct. Monika Hoffman studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she played with legends like Michael Brecker and Charlie Haden. In Hungary she became well known for participating in the TV show Megasztár – Voice of the Year, which resulted in a recording contract and a spot in the Hungarian finals for the Eurovision Song Contest

Caleb Joseph

In a industry full of cookie-cutter artists Trumpeter Caleb Joseph’s latest album “Only You” feels like a hearty plate of soul food you never knew you needed until now His musical landscape brimming with trendy fads like trap and pop, one Tampa musician’s sound is classic enough to stand the test of time, but relevant enough to cut through the heart of listeners across varying backgrounds, from multiple generations. Trumpeter Caleb’s Joseph’s latest album, Only You, feels like a hearty plate of soul food you never knew you needed, until now. For the past decade, Caleb’s unique trumpet styling has garnered a local fan base that is captivated by his blending of old school 90’s jazz, fused with his high- energy riffs inspired by musical genres that hail from the around the world

Christine Kamau

Christine Kamau is a Kenyan Trumpeter, Composer and Performing Artist. Her music is a fusion of Jazz, Funk, Soul, Benga and Chakacha. Kamau credits her musical influences to Hugh Masekela, Maroon Commandos, Miles Davis among others. In 2012, Christine Kamau released an 8-track instrumental Afro-Jazz album titled 'This is for You'. The album offers an exciting listening experience, the music being a fusion of jazz with African music elements of ‘Benga’ and Rhumba’. This debut release earned positive reviews from the music community and also saw Kamau featured on a BBC music program titled ‘Africa Beats’ a series that showcased emerging music talent from Africa


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