We will be honoring Woman in Jazz. About Artist
Whitney Marchelle – Returning artist – Award Winner. Vocalist songwriter arranger plays some piano. BET, Tonight Show. Worked with: Quincy Jones ,Herbie Hancock, Steve Turre, Dee Dee Bridgewater Frank Lacy. Opened for Kiss, Bill Withers, Fat Head Newman. Style: Bebop, Soul. American Jazz Standards. Music of :Sarah Vaughn, Rachel Z, Ella, Nancy Wilson, Billie, Irene Reid, Chaka, Hoarce Silver. Jazz Times – "Formidable vocalist, a swinger of immense energy" Plays some piano, Jazz Casttanets. Sold Out shows.Cd DigDis :Features Camile Thurman, Clark Terry,Frank Lacy,Patience Higgins, Sabu Adeoyla, Terreon Gulley & More.
James Gibbs: Newark Native. Trumpet. Performed with Dr. Betty Carter,Wynton Marsalis, TS Monk, Cyrus Chestnut, Joe Thomas & More.
Lakecia Benjamin: Native New Yorker. Sax. Performed with: Clark Terry Stevie Wonder,Alicia Keys, Roots. Performs Dizzys Club, Kennedy Center.
Endea Owens: Detroit Native.Bass. Julliard Grad. Performed with: Dee Dee Bridgewater,Wynton Marsalis,Steve Turre, Jennifer Holiday.
Anthony Wonsey: Piano. From Chicago Illinois. Anthony has played with Roy Hargrove,Nicholas Payton Kenny Garrett, Nneenna Freelon. Leads his own band performing at the Kennedy Center and more.
LaFrae Olivia Sci: Okinawa, Japan Drums. Musical director for Sandra Bernhard’s Musical previously Everything Bad and Beautiful. Leads Music education Program for Jazz@Lincoln Center. Worked with Rachel Z. Dr. Lonnie Smith.