Multi-Grammy Award winning vocalist and pianist - a living legend. A leading vocalist in contemporary jazz, Diane Schuur is as eclectic as she is brilliant. Nicknamed "Deedles" as a child (her mother’s endearment), Tacoma-born Schuur grew up steeped in traditional American jazz, courtesy of her parents’ formidable record collection with ample LPs by Duke Ellington and Dinah Washington.
Mimi Jones sound is a delicate fusion of traditional & contemporary jazz,
eclectic soul, funk, and rock.
The multi-talented bassist, vocalist, educator, composer, and Jazz
Ambassador travels worldwide as a sideman and a soloist artist with
extraordinary artists such as Kenny Barron, Lizz Wright, Terri Lyne
Carringtons Grammy winning Mosaic Project and the Tia Fuller Quartet to
name a few.
Drummer Tina Raymond has shared the stage with jazz luminaries including Bobby Bradford, Emil Richards, Art Lande, Darek Oles and Vinny Golia. Tina has performed nationally and internationally at many festivals including the Costa Rica’s International Jazz Festival, Sweden’s Women in Jazz Festival, and The Mary Lou Williams Festival.
Voted on of Los Angeles’ Best Jazz Performers in Los Angeles Magazine and listed in Jazz Week’s as one of the Top 100 Artists for radio spins, contemporary jazz pianist, songwriter, producer, and performer Sunnie Paxson is known for her driving grooves and memorable melodies. She worked extensively with Stanley Clarke, Harvey Mason, Michael Paulo, Everette Harp, Sekou Bunch, Michael Sembello, and many more.
Karen Hammack is a highly in-demand pianist who has toured all over the world as musical director with the likes of pop legend Melissa Manchester, Jazz and Gospel great Niki Haris, and currently with Grammy nominated world music artist Perla Batalla. These artists have taken her from Royce Hall to the Kennedy Center.
Karen is also an accomplished singer-songwriter and jazz composer.
Guitarist, composer for over 17 years on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” with Drew Carey and new host, Aisha Tyler. Has toured, recorded and/or performed with Art Garfunkel, Maia Sharp, Terri Lyne Carrington, Tracy Chapman, Sheila E., Christopher Cross, Carlos Rios, Edwin McCain, Don Was, Jim Keltner, Edward Roth, Richard Perry, Kirk Whalum, Namie Amuro, Chante Moore, Wayne Brady, Vesta Williams, Thelma Houston, Marilyn McCoo, Louis Price, and more.
Known for her role in Dream Girls, she has performed on television, radio, stage and recordings,and toured across the United States and Canada with the Broadway National Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE in her dream role as SOFIA. Williams has also worked with Babyface, Chante Moore, Sheila E., The Ohio Players.
Cathy Segal-Garcia has been one of the main forces in building and connecting the L.A. jazz scene over the last 40 years. She’s sung, taught, produced, composed, and created situations in which everyone wins. With 9 CDs in the marketplace boast of her connections with top musicians. A silky warm voice and a relaxed and welcoming demeanor make her a welcome guest all over the world for anything she chooses to do.