Brian Nova is one of the few Jazz artists in the world who has studied and toured with the two titans of Jazz guitar, Herb Ellis and Joe Pass. Brian has spent many years on the road, with these great men and others, developing and mastering his own unique Jazz guitar and vocal style.
Bobby Moses Nichols is an accomplished guitarist/instrumentalist known as a consummate stylist. Whether the musical genre is Smooth Jazz, Pop or Soft Rock, Bobby Moses delivers the music in a soulful and melodic manner.
As the leader of one of the desert’s most popular bands, Bob Furgo’s Desert Breeze, Furgo brings together a combination of master instrumentalists and talented singers.
The first son of two musicians, Antony Field was surrounded by talent growing up. His father was the founding member of Cold Blood, an R&B band of the 60‚s San Francisco Experience -his first album produced by the late Bill Graham- and his mother was an accomplished jazz/blues vocalist. Though he studied classical piano for over 6 years, it was not until as a senior in high school that Antony had a hint of his future.
“At the time, I was very in to U2. I remember reading about Bono’s respect and admiration for Frank Sinatra, and the first duets album had just been released. Something inside just clicked when I heard Sinatra sing. From that moment on I started collecting more and more of his albums, as well as singers of that same pop standard style: from Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Mel Tormé, and Joe Williams to Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, and Shirley Horn.”
It was not until the urging from friends and family that Antony decided to take vocal lessons. At the age of 21, and in the fourth year of college at UC Berkeley, his future was about to take shape. “I knew right from the start, that if I was going to start singing, it was something that I not only wanted to be good at, I wanted to be great. By the time I finished my degree in Architecture, I already knew that the only career I wanted was as a singer.”
After college, Antony moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams. He has pursued his craft wherever and whenever possible; sitting in with musicians, and eventually landing gigs around town. In the winter of 2001, an opportunity came along to submit some of his original material to a movie project. The movie, “Totally Blonde”, with singer Michael Bublé, featured two of his songs and gave him the confidence that he could not only sing the music he loved, he could write as well. “It was a great experience. To write and hear my songs in a movie was really exciting. The feedback I received was overwhelming, and really was what prompted me to envision doing an album with my own songs comprising a majority of the work.”
A year later, and with more experience under his belt, Antony decided it was time to undertake the challenge of making his own album. The result is a blend of a few of the standards he loves and a collection of original material that will introduce Antony as a talented singer and a songwriter who will impact the industry for years to come.
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Alex Danson is a classically trained pianist with a master’s degree in music composition. He is a music and piano instructor, he has played on several European tours playing with great artist such as The Platters.
This talented young man is quickly becoming one of the most sought after musicians in the Southern California area. Originally from Indiana, Abie has made quite a buzz for himself with his incredibly silky smooth voice, beautiful piano skills, and hypnotic saxophone.
King Kelly is a premier variety dance band that combines the elegance of a New York City nightclub act circa 1940, with a repertoire that spans the decades from the “Fabulous Forties to today’s Top 40.” Their music ranges from the songs of Nat “King” Cole and kings and queens of Soul. Also popular are their renditions of songs from Mexico, Brazil, Italy and France. Vocalist Damion Willis is a rising star that has pleased audiences with his smooth yet powerful voice and his charismatic presence. King Kelly is a perfect choice when your event must cater to a wide variety of people and ages.
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A virtuoso of classical, jazz, flamenco and contemporary styles, as well as a multi instrumentalist, Philip is recognized for his expressive musicality and technical precision.
Whether the ambiance calls for elegance, romance, business, fiery solo entertainment or soothing background, his wide range of styles and moods will conform to any venue or occasion, making your event absolutely unforgettable!
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- Jazz Medlley 2:06
- 30th Street 2:14
- Piano 2:09
- Girl fromIpanema 1:12
- Morning in the Palace 1:47
- Waltzing Princess 2:19
- Tarantos 1:17
- Moon Seduction 4:06
- Piedra 1:05
- Royal Fanfare 1:18
- Woodland Gypsy 4:25
Pat McCaffrey is a multi-talented musician. He is the only person to play sax, keys, and bass pedals, simultaneously, and do it extremely well. Patrick’s jazz is like no others.
Patrick’s music, whether it is smooth jazz, Sinatra Era, Latin, variety or pop has a high quality sound. He can play ambient background music or be the focus of your event. Patrick is also well known to sing all the Sinatra standards making him the ideal choice for the popular Mid-century Palm Springs modern vibe.
Patrick is capable of putting together a band with as many pieces as the event calls for or he is available as a “one” man band.
Sit back, relax and listen to the Pat McCaffrey Smooth Jazz Band.
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KAWEH – (Pronounced Ka-veh) – is an incredible Flamenco style pop band.
KAWEH is also the name of the talented guitarist who put together this amazing group.
“In today’s homogenized music landscape, it is rare to find a group like Kaweh that blends the best of many different sounds and cultures. Kaweh’s combination of ideas and musicianship is both exciting and engaging.” – Geoff Roach, Executive Director, San Jose Jazz Society.
“The rich acoustic guitar, passionate rhythms, and international flair of Kaweh’s music reaches out to everyone, regardless of age or style preference.” – Mountain View Ala Carte & Art Festival.
Kaweh – Their music is exciting and soulful, and captivates their audiences, worldwide. Kaweh’s style has been compared to Ottmar Liebert, and the Gypsy Kings – described as a fusion of Rumba Flamenca with Latin, Brazilian, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern influences, it is often called WORLD MUSIC, but it is much more than that – Kaweh’s music has a pop feel that will make you want to get up and dance!
Make your next event really special with the music of KAWEH.
They are affordable, professional, and audiences LOVE them!
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Todd Hodulik’s “Sedona” is a refreshing blend of smooth jazz with a taste of southwest flare. From the first note, to the last, Todd’s various musical influences shine through, creating a perfect atmosphere for any corporate function. Todd himself traveled to breath taking Sedona, Arizona and returned with an incredible sound and vibe on the nylon string guitar.
recording artist – performer
composer – arranger – producer
band leader – studio musician
flute – clarinet – keyboard
Yamaha WX5 midi wind controller
Nearly two dozen music recordings including three as solo artist:
Tigress (Warner Music Discovery) * The Supper Club (Sugo Music/Tambourine) * Secret Lover (Saja Productions)
Shiela E. * Yellowjackets’ Jimmy Haslip * Temptations’ Louis Price * Santana’s Jorge Santana, Karl Perazzo, Benny Rietvald , Raul Rekow and Greg Errico * The Tonight Show’s Vicki Randle * Grant Geissman * Pete Escovedo * Irish Rovers’ Will Millar * Eric Rigler * Alphonso Johnson * Luis Conte * Vinnie Colaiuta * Chester Thompson * Michael O’Neill * John Pena * David Goldblatt * Joe Heredia * Munyungo Jackson * Tollack Ollestad * Kevin Ricard * Ciro Hurtado * Bill Cunliffe * David Garfield * John Beasley * John Santos * Linda Tillery * Deuce’s Jean Fineberg and Ellen Seeling * Perla Batalla * Joyce Cooling * Michael Ruff * Chris Camozzi * Ali Khan Band * Christopher Lukert * Misha Segal * Marcos Loya * Monalisa Young * Peter Horvath * Stan Keiser * Jorge (George) Bermudez * and many more…
(check out www.AllMusicGuide.com for more information about these artists)
Over 3500 live performances worldwide.
The Brothers Johnson * The Meters’ Joseph “Ziggy” Modeliste * Ray Anthony * Tower of Power’s Herman Matthews, Mic Gillette and Norbert Stachel * Debbie Reynolds * Maureen McGovern * Barry Manilow * Shirley MacClaine * Mary Tyler Moore * Rose Marie * Carol Channing * Dick Van Dyke * The Rippington’s Kim Stone and Steve Bailey * Rob Mullins * Ray Obiedo * Braxton Brothers’ Nelson Braxton * Santana’s Jorge Santana, Karl Perazzo and Raul Rekow * Pete Escovedo * The Tonight Show’s Vicki Randle * Expose’s Kelly Moneymaker * Stevan Pasero * Linda Tillery * Deuce’s Jean Fineberg and Ellen Seeling * Mimi Fox * Roger Glenn * Francine Reed * Chris Camozzi * Freddie Ravel * Pamela Rose * Bill Cantos * Rebecca Coupe Franks * Glenn Walters * Anthony Paule * Michelle Sell * Roger Neumann * and many, many more…
Opening Act for:
Earth Wind and Fire * Ramsey Lewis * Smokey Robinson * Natalie Cole * Lionel Hampton * Lou Rawls * Tom Scott * Stanley Clarke/George Duke Project * Mose Allison * Grover Washington, Jr. * Sergio Mendez * Spyro Gyra * David Sanborn * Manhattan Transfer’s Janis Siegel * Chuck Berry * Tower of Power * K.C. and the Sunshine Band * Dave Valentin * Jeff Lorber * Bobby Caldwell * Richard Marx * Bryan White * Rita Rudner * Paula Poundstone
More than 50 festivals including —
Golden Jubilee International Jazz Festival, Bangkok THAILAND
Cervantino International Festival of Music and Art, Mexico City MEXICO
Green Festival, Hiroshima JAPAN
Southern California Jazz Festival, Irvine CA
San Jose Jazz Festival, San Jose CA
Phoenix Jazz Festival, Phoenix AZ
Santa Barbara Jazz Festival, Santa Barbara CA
Jazz on the Hill Festival, San Mateo CA
Scottsdale Fine Arts Festival, Scottsdale AZ
Peacock Jazz Festival, Glendale AZ
Old Town Tempe Festival of the Arts, Tempe AZ
Best of Phoenix Festival, Phoenix AZ
Over 30 benefits including —
Thalians Ball 1999 and 2000, hosted by Debbie Reynolds — for Thalians Mental Health Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles
Women of Taste 2000, 2001 and 2002 — for Girls Incorporated of Alameda County
Sunset Magazine Garden Concert Series — for the Ronald McDonald House at the Lucille Salter Packard Children’s Hospital
World Summit for Children Candlelight Vigil — for children’s rights
A Window Between Worlds — for battered women and children of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Women’s Police Officer Association (LAWPOA) Jazz Benefit — for Lupus Foundation of America
A Night for Sight Benefit — for the Lion’s Club for Arizona’s sight impaired
Taste ’90 and ’94 — for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Phoenix
National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Pierfest — for youth music programs
L.A. Zoo Benefit Concert Series — for the Los Angeles Zoo
Black and White Event — for the Long Beach Symphony
KSBR 88.5 FM Birthday Bash Benefit — for public radio
Thousands of additional live performances at Performing Arts Centers, Jazz Clubs, Hotels and Wineries since 1985.
Yamaha Corporation of America for saxophones
Telex Communications for wireless microphones
Claude Lakey for saxophone mouthpieces
Awards and Acknowledgments:
ASCAP Popular Music Award for Original Compositions
Yamaha Corporation of America — selected as Roster Artist
Arizona Commission on the Arts — selected as Roster Artist
Downbeat Magazine Spotlights Deserving Young Musicians
Phil Woods Scholarship to Berklee College of Music
Phoenix Federation of Musicians Young Sounds of Arizona Program
18 Awards for Outstanding Musicianship from such institutions as the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE)
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) — voting member since 1991
American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) — member since 1989
American Federation of Musicians — member since 1985
Berklee College of Music, Boston MA
Bachelor’s Degree in Performance and Arranging
graduated summa cum laude 1985
Mills College, Oakland CA
Music Major 1981 – 1983
University of California Berkeley
music program participant 1981 – 1983
There’s something exciting happening in Santa Fe – hot Spanish guitar, sizzling Latin percussion, and soulful vocals which combine to create a high-energy, and fiery approach to rumba Flamenca!
This blending of old traditions and new inspirations create a fresh, hot, new sound that is uniquely Manzanares!
The electricity and raw energy of their performances have pushed this sexy act into the forefront of the world recognized “Santa Fe Sound”.
They continue to give their audiences ( from all over the world!) a slice of their culture and heritage every time they perform.
Latin Style Magazine ( Los Angeles) named them the hottest act in New Mexico!
From Santa Fe to Los Angeles to Paris to London! People are taking notice of Manzanares!
Several quotes from the media:
“…Sizzling flamenco-style rumba & Santana-esque grooves…” ARTsmart
“…Flamenco-style guitar and soulful vocals…” The New Mexican
“…New Mexico’s Hottest Act!” Latin Style Magazine
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If you think you’ve heard it all, here is an artist to check out! LORI ANDREWS single handedly, no….double handedly, redefines the possibilities of the harp and turns it into a funky jazz instrument. She’s the rhythm, the bass, the melody, all intertwined in a way that you just have to see and hear to believe. Lori’s music is creating a new future for an instrument rich in history, and she makes it swing! Her music is quite dynamic, varied and she loves to rock out with sizzling tunes. This is a group just as interesting to watch as it is fun to listen to.
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Jaime Valle is a local treasure. His exhilarating jazz guitar work has earned him more than just a loyal local following: Valle’s known throughout the nation as one of the guiding lights of Latin jazz. His band Equinox is a prodigious collection of jazz masters: bassist Peter Skrabak from Czechoslovakia; percussionist Gene Perry from Puerto Rico; pianist Allan Phillips from Venezuela; drummer Tim Shea; and trumpet player Gilbert Castellanos each commands his own dedicated following; each maintains a separate, flourishing career. “A lot of people who come to our shows don’t give a crap about me,” says Valle. “They come to see Allan on the piano, or Gilbert work his horn. There’s not a weak link in this band. Playing with these guys is like taking a ride in the hippest car in the world: it just goes, man. And you just sit back, and you say to yourself, man, I can’t believe this.”
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