Roger Kellaway Grammy award winner and Academy Award nominated pianist/composer, has recorded more than 250 albums. He’s worked with a who’s who of the music world: Ellington to Elvis, Carmen McRae, Joni Mitchel, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones and Yo-Yo Ma, to name a few. He was Musical Director for Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Van Morrison, and for major Jazz events at Carnegie Hall, including the 80th Birthday Tribute to Stephane Grappelli and the Oscar Peterson Tribute.
Téka is an artist with roots firmly planted in the traditions of Brazilian music...the Samba, Bossa Nova & Choro. From an early age, she fell under the spell of American Jazz and began soaking up the sounds of the Jazz greats of the day. Today, her music has become a fusion of the sensual rhythms of Brazil with the sophistication and improvisation of Jazz, which she calls “New Bossa”. She has performed and recorded with Brazilian legends Gilberto Gil, Flora Purim and Airto Moreia.