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Scott Detweiler

Scott Detweiler is an American artist, born and raised in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Over the course of his 30 (thirty) year career, his catalog of albums has chronicled his evolution into a highly unique composer/performer, blending the styles of funk, jazz, blues, gospel & soul. His lyrics tell imaginatively woven stories that follow in the grand tradition of southern writers and classic lyricists. He is a true son of the rich musical climate and one-of-a-kind culture that is the Crescent City. It is these influences that are in the soul of his creations and evident in his live performances, whether solo, in chamber group or backed by his New Orleans Jazz Funksemble. Detweiler is a charismatic entertainer with a unique ability to touch his audience, whether it be in the intimate setting of a small jazz club, through the lens of a camera or on the concert stage of an arena

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Stephane Querry

Stephane Querry (Pianist and composer) Stephane starts piano at age eleven. After studying in different music schools, he has been in the classical piano scholarship of Michel Prady, and he has been luckily enough to selected inside the prestigious professional classroom of France Clidat (at the “Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris”) for 4 years (1999-2003), where he developed his technique in classical music. He starts learning Jazz (Harmony, Piano improvisation, band formation and rhythm) in the David Patrois Classroom in the musical conservatory of the 5th district of Paris, and also in other various classrooms (Jean-Christophe Dorchies for example). Very attracted by music writing, he composed a post romantic piano concerto and several classical transcriptions for trio, as well as Jazz songs.

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Alexis Cole

Called "one of the great voices of today," by Jonathan Schwartz, Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day. She's performed with the Boston Pops and New York Philharmonic on stage at venues from Avery Fisher Hall to the Kennedy Center. She records for Motéma Music, NY, Chesky Records, NY and Venus Records, Japan. Her nine recordings, which feature musical luminaries such as Fred Hersch, Eric Alexander, Matt Wilson, Harry Pickens, Don Braden and Pat LaBarbara, have received high praise in the jazz press and are spun on radio world-wide

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Kalen Henry

Nineteen-year-old artist Kalen Henry grew up in an eclectic musical cradle. The daughter of a school teacher and a musician, Kalen included the music of several generations and genres in her childhood tapestry. From Stravinsky to Red Hot Chili Peppers, music always had a profound effect on her. “What I enjoy most about making music is the sounds musicians create together. Each part intertwines to form something mesmerizing, and we're all transported to an unparalleled zone where the music hijacks our souls and takes us to someplace better. A world full of people, different in almost every single way, but united by a love for the art of music— it truly is a beautiful thing.” Says Kalen. For Kalen, singing was not so much a hobby as it was an undeniable urge

Kelvin Roy

Kelvin grew up in Flint, Michigan. His father was from New Zealand and relocated to the United States after travelling there as a Fulbright scholar. Kelvin had copious lessons on piano and trombone, plus some voice training from an early age. He attended Flint Central High School, playing in many school bands and he was active in drama as well. He also taught himself how to play other brass instruments like baritone and bass trumpet. The latter—also called a marching valve trombone—became his main instrument. Since his father was an arts critic, he was able to see many first class acts as a child. Later, he went on the road with a couple popular funk and jazz bands playing clubs after attending Michigan State University. Then he moved to South Lousiana and had some amazing musical experiences, sometimes literally out in the swamps


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