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Andy Bey

Singer Andy Bey is one of this country's best-kept secrets as an interpreter of the American songbook. Born on Oct. 28, 1939, in Newark, N.J., Bey was self-taught at the piano, and by the age of 3 could play by ear (he did receive formal lessons in piano and singing later on). In the early 1950s, Bey got his first real professional exposure with the television show "Startime," with Connie Francis. He was with the show for five years. During this time (1953), he sang with Louis Jordan at the Apollo Theatre in New York. With the name Andy and the Bey Sisters, he worked for 10 years with his sisters Geraldine and Salome, touring internationally. By the early 1970s, Bey was touring with the Thad Jones- Mel Lewis big band (for a year), and doing a fair amount of collaborating, singing in a number of different styles and genres

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.

Griffin Brown

Griffin Brown is a composer, poet, songwriter+vocalist, drummer, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn. His work collides—and sometimes exists wholly inside of—idioms like classical, jazz, electronic, experimental pop and rock, and improvised music. He has performed and had music debuted in a variety of concert halls, clubs, and basements: among many others, the Cornelia Street Café and Miller Theatre in New York, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and Morse Recital Hall in New Haven, CT, the Trocadero and World Café Live in Philadelphia, La Schola Cantorum in Paris, the Baked Potato in Los Angeles, festivals like highSCORE and next year’s impuls Festival in Europe, and lots of houses in the path of the Northeast Corridor

Staci Griesbach

Staci Griesbach (pronounced "STAY-cee GREECE bahk" / "Greece" "Bach") is a Los Angeles-based vocalist brings together her passion for jazz and country music as she interprets songs from country music's "Great American Songbook" in the style of jazz. Griesbach is currently celebrating country music icon Shania Twain and her 25th anniversary of the breakout album The Woman In Me with Griesbach's own interpretation of a selection of songs from that album. Griesbach's sophomore release is entitled "My Shania Twain Songbook" and will be on music platforms worldwide on December 18, 2020. Created during the 2020 global pandemic, the celebration of Twain's catalog was an opportunity to revisit music that inspired Griesbach in her formative years, a "coming of age." With covers of some of Twain's fan-favorite tunes like "Any Man of Mine" and "No One Needs To Know," Griesbach hopes to continue to find a bridge between her two most beloved genres of music. Griesbach's debut album is the first full-length recorded jazz interpretation of Cline’s catalog called My Patsy Cline Songbook

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Nina Ernst

Nina Ernst is a singer and actress. She grew up near Hamburg, where she completed her education at the „Stage School of Music, Dance and Drama“ and the „Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg“. She then moved to Berlin, where she discovered her love for jazz singing. In addition to her classical singing training, she took lessons with jazz legend Sheila Jordan, among others. In 2006 she sang German folk songs in Brazilian style on the album "Degas/Weiser - Heimat, von fern so nah" (label: Piranha Musik), with which she subsequently toured South America. 2009 she recorded the Bossa Nova - CD with the title "Nina Ernst canta Jobim" in Rio de Janeiro (label: Fina Flor), which has received many good reviews in Brazil and is even praised in the highest tones by Bossa Nova legend Leny Andrade (quote: "One of the best Bossa Nova CDs I have heard"). In São Paulo she performed for the video projects "CROSS" and "Rawar Cabaret" of the photo and video artist Gal Oppido

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Ninna Milner

Danish singer Ninna Milner is strongly influenced by her deep interest in spiritualism, existential reflections and music as a transcendent for higher knowledge and awareness. As a present figure in Danish jazz for more than 30 years she has released 5 albums in her own name. Among which Songs for Sentient Beings (2016) that was acclaimed on the top-10 list of best jazz albums by Danish newspaper Berlingske and received a 5-star review with the words: classy lyrics and melodic music […] timeless jazz with singer-songwriter ingredients and a relaxed swing. Ninna Milner explains about the album Treasures Of The Heart (2020): The album is based upon the idea that it’s through the heart that we can experience the deepest levels of sympathy, empathy and compassion

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Giuliano Ligabue

Giuliano Ligabue is an Italian singer, guitarist, arranger and composer. He is an exceptional interpreter of the Great American Songbook, endowed with a crooner’s voice and a great mastery of guitar. He is one among the few musicians in Italy who plays a seven strings guitar inspired by George Van Eps, Bucky and John Pizzarelli. He released three albums: “Swing Affair” (2013) with his own drumless trio to honor the musical style of Nat King Cole, “Live at Summertime in Jazz” (2016) recorded live with a band of 8 musicians to recreate the intimate musical atmosphere of the Big Bands and “Ci può stare” (2019) which includes original songs in Italian language and international hits by Frank Sinatra, Sting, Queen, Nina Simone and Elvis Presley, expertly arranged by Giuliano

Tish Adams

Vocalist, Tish Adams is a favorite on New England's live music 'scene.' She has a compelling stage presence and an extensive repertoire of time-honored Standards. She offers fresh interpretations, yet sets a sentimental mood—a passionate tribute to rich Jazz tradition. Her show is seasoned with long-forgotten gems, obscure treasures and a dash of the Blues. She can burn an up-tempo swinger or melt the audience with her sensitive reading of a slow, smoky ballad. Fans compare her to the "great ladies of Jazz." Musicians call her "a natural." She has acquired a faithful following. One listen will explain why. Tish's originals are delightfully funny or as low-down as can be

Emma Swift

Emma Swift is an Australian-born songwriter, currently residing in the USA. A gifted singer inspired by Sandy Denny, Marianne Faithfull and a plethora of dead poets, she is currently working on a new album, tentatively titled “Slow Dancing With Ghosts”. The songs explore sex, death, spirituality, depression, redemption and radical self-acceptance.

In August 2020 she released the critically-acclaimed “Blonde On The Tracks”, a feminist reimagining of some of her favourite Bob Dylan tunes on Tiny Ghost Records.

Rhys Marsh

Rhys Marsh, based in Trondheim, Norway, is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & producer. He’s a solo artist, leader of The Autumn Ghost, as well as a part of Kaukasus & Mandala. — Solo — In the autumn of 2013, Marsh put out his first solo release — a five-song collection of covers, called ‘Suspended In A Weightless Wind’. Songs covered included Nick Drake’s ‘Things Behind The Sun’ & King Crimson’s ‘Moonchild’. Marsh’s debut solo album, ‘Sentiment’, was released in November, 2014. It was written & recorded over a two-year period in Marsh’s own Autumnsongs Recording Studio


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