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Lauren Henderson

Jazz and Latin Jazz vocalist, Lauren Henderson, paints reflective and impassioned stories with her haunting voice and enchanting compositions. Described as "somewhere between a comforting whisper and a cogent declaration" by The New York Times, Henderson's eclectic influences spread across genres producing a distinct yet versatile sound. Henderson combines her passion for music, philanthropy, and business as the CEO of Brontosaurus Records and an internationally acclaimed recording artist. Recently featured in the Financial Times, Henderson's achievements are celebrated worldwide

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Alex Boneham

Bassist Alex Boneham is one of the most in demand musicians of his generation, known for his versatility and relentless creative drive. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Alex has worked extensively worldwide with a wide array of artists from across the musical spectrum. After graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium with a bachelor’s degree in music in 2009, Alex spent several years performing, recording and touring in Australia and New Zealand with a who’s who of Australian artists and international touring acts including James Morrison, Mike Nock, Bernie McGann, Dale Barlow, James Muller, Greg Osby, George Garzone, Mike Moreno, Joel Frahm, Will Vinson, Sarah McKenzie, Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, and co-led group The Vampires. In 2014 Alex was accepted into the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Ensemble (now the Herbie Hancock Institute), a selective masters program where a group of musicians is hand-picked by a panel of living legends including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Burrell, James Newton and Herb Alpert

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Deelee Dube

Deelee Dubé (pronounced Doo-beh, accented “é”) made history by becoming the first British Winner and recipient of the 2016 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and is one of today’s foremost gifted vocalists to have emerged from the London scene in many years. Embodying a stellar African musical lineage, the eclectic tastes of a London upbringing and a deep love and respect for the jazz tradition, Deelee possesses what Jazz Times called ‘a warm tone, genuine blues feeling and easy rhythmic authority.’ Deelee’s late father was the famed South African jazz pianist Jabu Nkosi; her grandfather another legendary figure from the country’s music scene, saxophonist and bandleader Zacks (Isaac) Nkosi

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Marshall Bilodeau

Marshall Bilodeau has played drumset for 15 years, studied jazz and classical percussion for many years including at Central Washington University where he recieved his Bachelor of Arts in Music degree (2005). He is a Washington State certified music teacher, has played in big bands and small ensembles around the Pacific Northwest and has been a jazz educator since 2001. Current member of the Seattle Jazz Singers and faculty at the Seattle Jazz Night School.

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Lauren Bush

Originally born and raised in Canada, Lauren relocated to London to pursue music on a new level just over 3 years ago. Daughter of an accomplished jazz trumpeter father and music teacher mother, it is no surprise that Lauren grew up to have such an aptitude for music. She ignored her gift for many years, certain that music would only be a hobby; taking voice lessons but was too afraid to perform. In 2004, on a whim, Lauren auditioned for her university big band, won the position and never looked back. Traveling extensively around North America, Lauren has had some amazing opportunities to perform

Fleur Stevenson

Described by her mentor Claire Martin OBE as “A wonderful singer with a great musical ear and natural jazz feel.'', Fleur Stevenson is one of the new breed of jazz singers, known for her velvet tone, imaginative improvisation and sparkling presentation. She enjoys collaborations with many of the UKs top musicians including Gareth Williams, David Newton, Brandon Allen, Frank Harrison to name a few. She performs at many prestigious venues across the UK, including the legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, 606 Club and Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho. Fleur's forthcoming album ''Follow Me'' features arrangements of well known standards, as well as jazz arrangements of some lesser known vintage pop songs

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Susanna Aleksandra

Susanna Aleksandra is an Estonian jazz singer, lyricist and composer currently based in Los Angeles. Passionate for languages, she effortlessly plays with words and melodies, navigating through traditional, modern and Latin Jazz. A natural storyteller, the charismatic singer holds the listener spellbound, making jazz approachable not only for jazz lovers. Her debut album Miracles consisting of her original music was released in 2015. Susanna’s other passion besides music is languages. She holds a degree in French language and literature and is a fluent speaker of 6 languages.

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Eldafyre

Eldafyre grew up in Shepparton, Victoria. His early 20’s were spent in the city of Melbourne. Now 38 he resides within the northern rivers of NSW or hidden in the mountains around Hepburn. His first official album was created in 2016. A dark jazz, smokey noir feeling with influences to the likes of Patti smith and Rodriguez. Written with intention, dedicated to love and the journey of spoken word is paramount to the brand ELDAFYRE, A Story. He likes to think of himself as a story teller. In 2017 ‘Islands in mind’ was formed as a 2nd album... Instead with an ‘island vibe’ feel

Pam Brennan

I was witness as a little girl to the Beatle's invasion of America. Thank you God for my being born at that time. I often wonder what it is like for people who missed the phenomenon. Music was a big part of my formative years. My Parents were both very talented Lindy dancers, so we grew up listening to Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, and of course, Frank. On many a magical Saturday evening I watched my Parents gliding out to their dance, my Mother’s Emeraude lingering ever so gently. I vaguely remember being 3 or 4 as my Mother sang her favorite, Embraceable You to us. Many years later she would play us the reel to reel tape and there I was cutting her off so that I could sing


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