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.