Artists

  • Bobby Rush Bobby RushBobby Rush Raw is hilariously funny; each solo performance exudes the powerful tradition of Delta Blues complete with mesmerizing stories and incredible energy. The legendary Bobby Rush Raw experience of him up close and personal with his guitar and harmonica shares his classic songs pulled from his repertoire of 337 songs recorded over 60 years, ...
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  • The Ebony Hillbillies The Ebony HillbilliesWhether they’re playing for thousands of people at Carnegie Hall or a handful of curious passersby on the subway platform at Grand Central Station, The Ebony Hillbillies bring history alive with the still vibrant sound of Americana. As one of the last black string bands in the U.S.—currently based in the concrete hills of NYC—the ...
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  • Solomon Hicks Quartet Solomon Hicks QuartetSolomon Hicks has been called ‘Lil’ B.B. King, East Montgomery, and King Solomon by his Fans from NYC, nationally and now internationally. He is the real deal…the next best thing out of New York City. Solomon has been in the biz since age 13 as the lead guitarist and performer at the Cotton Club, with ...
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  • Beareather Reddy Beareather ReddyBeareather Reddy, vocalist/actress/producer, is a native of Sylvania, Georgia, received a B.A. in performance arts from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She has performed in numerous plays throughout the New York metropolitan area, including “The First Wife”, “Going Homeless”, “The Mayor’s Wife”, the Audelco nominated, “Nzingha’s Children” “Cinderah” and “Freedom Trail – The Life ...
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  • Madame Pat Tandy Madame Pat Tandy(Panelist/Vocalist) Pat Tandy was influenced early on by the music of the Baptist Church as she began singing in gospel groups and school choirs. She studied jazz with former Ellington bassist, Professor Aaron Bell at Essex County College in Newark. She went on to earn an Associate’s Degree in Arts & Science with a focus ...
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  • Sweet Georgia Brown Sweet Georgia BrownBlues singer Sweet Georgia Brown , also known as “The Last of the Red Hot Blues Mamas,” stole the show from B.B. King at the 2009 Montreux Jazz Festival,receiving multiple standing ovations, and was given the title “Queen of the Village!” In March of 2003, when we met Sweet Georgia, she was homeless and sleeping ...
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  • Regina Bonelli Regina BonelliSitting on the porch of her 100 year old house situated in the heart of the city, Regina Bonelli contemplates the years that have led her to this point in her musical career. Amidst the big, old trees of the concrete jungle, in her hometown of 8 million people, Regina has lived hard but loves ...
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  • Kim Clarke Kim ClarkeBassist, Composer, Bandleader, Website Developer, Earring Designer, and Educator She performs alternately on the Acoustic Bass, Electric Upright , four and five-stringed Electric Bass Guitar as the situation demands. She holds B.A.’s in Communications and Music from City College and Long Island University respectively, and is a 3- time recipient of the coveted N E ...
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  • Valerie Turner Valerie TurnerValerie Turner is a native New Yorker with southern roots and is the co-founder of the “Piedmont Bluz Acoustic Duo.” She plays finger style Country Blues guitar and her eclectic repertoire has been greatly influenced by her studies with both John Cephas and Woody Mann. Valerie’s earliest influences were Mississippi John Hurt and Elizabeth Cotten, ...
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  • Kim Weston-Moran Kim Weston-MoranMistress of Ceremony (Friday, Oct. 9th – “Women in Blues – Brooklyn” event) Kim Weston-Moran (Mistress of Ceremonies/MC), is a producer, teacher,  director and veteran actress known for her character work. She is the producing artistic director of POTPOURRI! World Women Works Series, readings of new works in development by global women playwrights and screenwriters; ...
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  • Angela Scott Angela ScottMistress of Ceremony (Saturday, Oct. 10th – Main Event) Ms. Scott has appeared on NBC’s daytime drama “Days of Our Lives”, and the HBO series “Sex and The City”.  She performs regularly in comedy clubs and venues around the country.
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  • B.B. Queen B.B. QueenAmerica’s B.B. Queen CAN play the blues! There are others who lay claim to this name, but no one else but OUR B.B. Queen can deliver the goods. BB is a Detroit native now in Nashville. She started her music career at the young age of five years old; playing her clarinet and entertaining at ...
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  • Bill Sims Jr. Bill Sims, Jr.Born into and raised by a sharecropping family in rural Georgia, vocalist and multi- instrumentalist Bill Sims Jr. is an internationally respected master of the blues. He began playing piano at age four and by fourteen he was playing professionally in a rhythm and blues group. A Warner Bros. recording artist, Mr. Sims is also ...
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  • Arnie Goodman Arnie GoodmanArnie Goodman, a rabid music lover, started out in the industry owning a few record stores and then progressed into heading his own record labels, most currently Blue Storm Music, which he founded in 2000. The label releases include Dick Heckstall-Smith, Asia, Rab McCullough, and a John Lee Hooker tribute titled “From Clarksdale To Heaven–Remembering ...
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  • Manny Faces Manny FacesAward-winning new media journalist and digital strategist He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Birthplace Magazine, a thriving online entertainment and lifestyle destination focusing on hip hop music and culture in the New York metropolitan area. In addition to Birthplace, Manny is creator and host of The NY Hip Hop Report, a popular weekly, talk radio program and The ...
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  • Lucianna Padmore Lucianna Padmore(Drums) Bronx native, New York based drummer Lucianna Padmore has been praised by Modern Drummer magazine for “Deep grooves and serious fusion chops.” Lucianna’s versatile drumming is featured with artists in the Jazz, Hip-Hop, Funk, Rock, Pop and Fusion genres. An alumnus of LaGuardia High School for Music and the Performing Arts and the New ...
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  • Yayoi Ikawa Yayoi Ikawa(Piano/Keyboards) Born in Tokyo, Japan, but raised musically in New York, Yayoi has performed, recorded and/or toured with many world renowned musicians such as Reggie Workman, Michael Carvin, Howard Johnson, Gerry Hemingway, Richard Bona, Billy Hart, Billy Harper, Lenny Picket, Butch Morris, Frank Lacy, Charles Fambrough, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Tyshawn Sorey etc.   Yayoi’s debut recording ...
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