April Hall, Vocalist ••• On her latest release, Fun Out of Life, Boston based Jazz Singer April Hall...
Guitarist and Composer
Vibraphonist- composer Jay Hoggard has recorded 21 CDs as a leader, including SOLO FROM TWO SIDES, SOULAR POWER, SWING EM GATES, THE RIGHT PLACE, and SONGS OF SPIRITUAL LOVE. His work has been featured internationally on radio, television, and film. Jay has performed in many of the world's finest music venues with jazz greats Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Tito Puente, Kenny Burrell, Billy Taylor, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Bobby Hutcherson, Hilton Ruiz, and many others. Jay Hoggard is also a professor of music at Wesleyan University where he directs the Jazz Orchestra and has taught and mentored hundreds of students.
"Ron Kaplan is an original personality in the world of jazz vocalists and he has managed to put his name into that previously closed inner circle. He has breathed new life into it by the sheer force of his style, for as you know, the style is the man himself. The Velvet Crooner and the elegant power of his seemingly casual phrasing is in fact, ultra-tight and perfectly seductive." --Jean Szlamowicz, Jazz Hot
Seth Kibel, one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier woodwind specialists. Working with some of the best bands in klezmer, jazz, swing, and more, and wowing audiences on saxophone, clarinet, and flute, Seth has made a name for himself in the Washington/Baltimore region, and beyond.
Featured performer with The Alexandria Kleztet, Bay Jazz Project, The Natty Beaux, and more.
Winner of 17 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), including "Best World Music Instrumentalist" (2003-8) and "Best Jazz Instrumentalist" (2005, 2007-8).
Laurie Krauz, jazz vocalist
Jon Larsen, guitar player, composer and producer
Catya Maré is a critically acclaimed, multiple award winning composer, violinist, music producer from Denmark who is now living in Los Angeles, California.
Dennis Mitcheltree - jazz saxophonist, composer and educator