Bands & Musicians

Lou Watson Trio

“Lou’s got class and an intoxicating vocal style". That’s what audiences are saying about Jazz vocalist and pianist/composer Lou Watson. He blends his deep, warm, sonorous baritone together with songs of his own creation, in the classic Jazz/R&B tradition, to produce sensuous, romantic, and truly timeless musical creations. A singer of ballads and standards so adept at establishing and sustaining a pervasive mood, he often makes everything outside the musical moment seem trivial. Easing into a situation, and working toward an emotional tone so deep, that once established it seems medicinal, Lou’s voice warms the body and soothes the soul like an intoxicating tonic.
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Adrienne Fenemor

Soloist, vocalist, pianist, organist, and bandleader Adrienne Fenemor has the unique ability to perform a wide range of music. Her show includes song selections from lively and upbeat to sensuous and romantic, adding distinction to any occasion. Adrienne's inspiration is drawn from classic vocal and instrumental Jazz Standards, Blues, The Great American Songbook, Bossa, Ballads, Pop and Swing. As bandleader of Kiwi Blue she will craft the perfect playlist for your special occasion. Adrienne has toured the world performing at Jazz Festivals, Jazz Clubs, Cruise Ships, Yachts, Hotels, Private Events and Weddings. In 2016 Adrienne added two new albums to her discography: Mo’ Puddin’ and Blues Jam, adding to her previous catalog of Blue Skies, Night and Day and A Time To Swing.
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Morrie Louden

Jazz bassist and vocalist Morrie Louden has toured the world with pop icons to include Engelbert Humperdinck, Barbara Streisand, The 5th Dimension, and Paul Anka. He's performed with The New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall, while playing and/or recording with master musicians including Mike Stern, John Scofield, Adam Rogers, Howard Alden, Martin Taylor and Don Bradon. Morrie's CD “Time Piece,” which featured a cast of Jazz greats, remained on the Jazz Billboard Charts for eight months and was selected Top Ten Jazz Albums of the Year. Currently, among his many projects, Morrie continues to satiate fans throughout the US and Europe with his quartet The Morrie Louden Group.
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Hye-Jeung Kang

“In the world of vocal Jazz, she is quite unique. She isn’t out to dazzle you with overwhelming technique, wild interpretations and scat. Hye-Jeung tells wonderful stories of love, heartache and joy, in a gentle, honest and sincere way.” – acclaimed jazz musician, Mike Campbell Born in South Korea, NYC based Jazz, Blues and Brazilian vocalist, Hye-Jeung Kang, moved to the United States to attend the prestigious Musician’s Institute of Los Angeles, CA, where she was introduced to what would become her passions, Jazz and Brazilian music. Following her graduation from MI, the decision to continue her music studies led Hye-Jeung to New York City where she attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and now resides as one of the city’s most noted vocal talents.
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Chris Hemingway

Born in Florence, SC, Chris grew up listening to the sounds of gospel, soul R&B, and blues even though he and his friends weren’t quite accepting of this “old people’s” music. However, as a product of his own environment, Chris eventually came full circle and would later pull from these early listening experiences to develop his overall approach to music today. Chris’ natural fluency in both classical and jazz styles separates him from most musicians. Now in his sixteenth season with the New Century Saxophone Quartet, the first ensemble of its kind to win first prize at New York City's world famous Concert Artist Guild competition. This ensemble has performed all over the world and 48 of the united states. Including two command performances for president Clinton at the white house. His performing career is complemented equally with an active freelance jazz career in NYC. Mr. Hemingway also leads his own group the “Chris Hemingway Quintet”. The Quintet performs all over the country and parts of the world. In 2007 Mr. Hemingway won an Emmy Award as a performer of WQED's (PBS affiliate station) "Live From Studio A". As a sophomore at Duquesne University, Chris won the School of Music's prestigious concerto competition. At the young age of 21, he was also a featured soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Chris has studied with James Houlik at the North Carolina School of the Arts and at Duquesne University.
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Willie Martinez

Willie Martinez has been a familiar face in New York City’s eclectic music scene for well over twenty-five years. As well as being one of the most sought after drummers on the Latin Jazz scene today, Willie is also a prolific arranger and composer. He is a master percussionist with yet another secret weapon: Willie is also a highly gifted vocalist. Willie has performed worldwide and has recorded with artists as varied as the classic Cuban arranger, composer, and bandleader Chico O’Farrill, to legendary jazz trombonist Benny Powell, to contemporary Pop divas Jewel, Faith Hill and Brandy. Mr. Martinez performs regularly with his group La Familia Sextet; an ensemble that features his original compositions and arrangements. This ensemble represents the very best of New York style Latin jazz. The baritone sax and trombone frontline is a unique treatment in this genre, and combined with the infectious rhythm section, smokes to the very last note. Mr. Martinez also performs with his Willie Martinez Trio, as well as the Willie Martinez Quartet. In both ensembles Willie plays the drums while singing iconic melodies from the Great American Songbook in new and exciting ways, using grooves from Brazil, the Caribbean or just straight up classic American swing.
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Aisling O'Reilly

Brand new Irish Pop Queen Aisling O'Reilly, the hot, young and gifted artiste with a big voice from a small town called Ratoath in Ireland, has the talent to join the ranks of fellow Irish singers Enya, Westlife and Sinead O’Conner. Her unique voice has propelled her to stages on many big festivals and musicals in her native country of Ireland. This lady is no fly by night artist, Aisling is here to provide the world with a gift, the gift of song, there’s no doubt she will continue to captivate audiences, dominate worldwide charts with her debut single ‘Stay’ with many more hits to come.
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Rakiem Walker Project

Rakiem Walker is a saxophonist born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Started playing saxophone at the age of 14 and has never looked back ever since. Taught by Jazz Legends at Jazzmobile Workshops in Harlem, NY such as: Max Roach, Donald Byrd, Milt Hinton, etc. Has toured the world playing for bands like: "Soul 4 Real", "The Spooks", "Wheatus", etc. Presently, he is the musical director of the Afro-Beat Hatian band "Earthman Experience". He also designs his own saxophones, mouthpieces and cases. His new Quartet is amazing and is known to rock a crowd.
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Carleen

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Carleen has made a veritable mark on the New York music scene with her passionate and soulful tone. Headlining showcases citywide, Carleen's euphonic voice and captivating stage presence is the perfect addition to any event.