Born in West Virginia, saxophonist Marion Meadows — whose ethnic mix is Native American, African American and Caucasian — grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, where he began playing clarinet and studying classical music at eight years old. His passion for different types of music led him to appreciate numerous jazz musicians, including Stanley Turrentine, Sidney Bichet, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins, and he naturally gravitated to the soprano sax in his high school years. Fortunately for the smooth jazz fans who have embraced his sweet and funky soprano sound over the last decade, Meadows decided to take a few very important trips to Europe during his junior and senior years. He had dreamed of being either a veterinarian or zoologist, and assumed he would enroll in college as a pre-med major. Playing the sax was just a hobby until he saw the way audiences reacted to him and his student cohorts in Holland, Italy and Austria.
Saxophonist Kim Waters has made a career of writing timeless anthems with insatiable grooves, undeniable hooks and memorable melodies that combine the best of jazz, R&B, funk and soul. This formula has catapulted him to the top of the charts time and time again and has made him one of the biggest selling saxophonist to date. JazzTimes Magazine has declared, “Waters is simply one of the planet’s best saxophonist, Instantly recognizable for his keen melodic sensibilities and soulful approach to his saxophone, The Washington Post has likened Waters to “A romantic pied piper out on a long evening stroll.” The prolific saxophonist, composer, and producer has enjoyed a career of longevity that is rare.
Sensational new artist, Kayla Waters is an elite pianist, composer, producer and music director. After landing a record deal with Trippin N’ Rhythm Records (SONY), Kayla gracefully returns with her brand new radio single “Zephyr” from her sophomore album “Coevolve” set to release this Fall. Last year, Kayla’s debut single “I Am” from her first record “Apogee” soared upward and hit #1 on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Chart just 10 weeks after its debut. After a very successful breakout year, both Kayla’s debut single and album charted on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Songs and Albums of the Year.
Vikki Romero known as “VALENTINA ” was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Long Island till the age of 11. Her parents moved to Puerto Rico where at the age of 12 she took Cuatro, Guitar and Piano lessons. Vikki Romero enjoyed Jazz, Classical, Tropical Music and Boleros. She is a very well-known Latin Gospel artist, and also, shared stage with legendary artists such as Gilberto Santa Rosa, Ismael Miranda, Tony Vega, Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz just to mention a few.
ALVIN BELL is an immensely talented singer and actor. Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Alvin graduated from Nova High School in Davie, Florida. He later went on to earn his BA degree from Howard University and a Master’s degree from Webster University.
Mr. Bell has guest performed as a solo artist at the National Urban League Convention where he performed before nearly 10,000 people; National NAACP Convention and at the 83rd Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Conclave among others. Alvin has shared the stage with such artists as Tremaine Hawkins, Ricky Dillard and Patti Labelle just to name a few. Alvin’s television credits include Amateur Night at the Apollo staring Queen Latifah and Jeffery Osborne (Pay-per-View); Praise the Lord -(TBN); iVillage “Live” (NBC); Good Day Orlando-(FOX-35); Orlando Magic Vs Washington Wizards NBA game (SUN); and Bobby Jones Gospel Hour (BET) among other television shows and commercials.
Ebonie Paris was born and raised in Brooklyn NY she earned her Soullful expressions by singing gospel, she specializes in classic R&B ,Jazz, & Motown. Ebonie Paris will create an experience to remember. She covers songs that will take you back to that memorable moment in your life and adds a elegant touch . She performs with her Trio musicians Paul Banman (Keys) Shay Eischen (Drums ) Stephen Lombardeli (Sax)
They play for the love of Jazz !
Max Farber Trio
The Max Farber Trio plays original music written by Max which can be best described as jazz with a groove. The music has a sense of serenity and peace while backing it up with a killer groove. Max Farber leads the group on piano, and joining him on bass and drums are Marcel Salas and Ivan Palma. Max is from Argentina and grew up in New York and Miami. Marcel and Ivan are both from Miami and of Cuban descent. Max has performed at the Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC with John Legend musical director Swiss Chris. Marcel has played bass on tour with Pitbull. Ivan has played drums with artists like Cyndi Lauper and Lauren Hill. Max has been on WDNA radio in Miami. The group has played at venues such as Lagniappe House, Wynwood Yard, and Jada Coles.
Meet Frankie Alex. The Orlando resident DJ known making waves with his disco, funk, and house sounds. Since 2012 Frankie has been swaying dance floors in some of Orlandos most popular venues including Celine, Elixir, EVE, Venue 578, Bullit Bar and more. He is one half of house music super group Too Heavy Crew, and resident to local record label House Keepers Records. Diversity is his speciality as he will weave in and out of genres keeping a dance floor moving to the beat.