4 Faces of African American Music
In 4 Faces of American Music, the audience will enjoy a glimpse of famous African American vocalists and performers from long ago to the present day who have touched our lives in some meaningful way.
There is so much to be learned from history. Through this program, we teach students how to receive history, learn from history and share history. History can be most effectively taught by bringing it to life through music–the universal language we have all learned to love from the very first rhythmic beating of our mothers’ hearts.
History is life. Life is amazing. 4 Faces of African American Music is all of that while teaching important lessons through an entertaining and fun experience.
This brother and sister duo team delivers from the heart and soul. Stan “The Man” Heffner skillfully executes on the classic Hammond B3 organ as a songwriter, arranger, producer and performer.
Katt Hefner possesses a compelling voice that ranks in the very top echelon of respected female jazz singers. On stage, Katt is truly an engaging performer who loves to entertain. With a voice rich in strength and clarity, her melodic tones capture and mesmerize her audience.
Katt’s lyrics flow from a rare combination of beauty, voice and poise. With a list of credits that include off-Broadway musicals, television shows, movies, CD’s, records and concerts. She has shared the stage with such musical greats as Patti LaBelle, Al Hibler, The Temptations, Sandra Reaves, Luther Vandross, world-renowned Bassist John Lamb, and Trombonist Buster Cooper. She was named Queen of Jazz while working with Bob Sigler/Hire Notes on the international waters and Japan.
Todd Hefner has won awards in the Florida Talent Search and for his performance as The Leading Player in Pippin.
Their current CD, Over & Under Blues, received an Honorable Mention in Local Beats Music Roundup, and they received high accolades for Two Jim’s & A Nancy, their tribute performance to 3 great Jazz icons: Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Nancy Wilson.
Celebrate the incredible singing talent of these three world-famous artists in their tribute to some of the finest musical entertainment ever performed. Gary Anthony captures the stage presence and humor of “Old Blue Eyes”.
Thrilling fans of Dean Martin, Andy DiMino is a dynamic, professional entertainer. Louie Velez has been captivating audiences with his tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr. since 1987, performing what many consider to be the most amazing impersonation ever seen on any stage.
JOE McElderry is the X Factor "Golden Boy" with the 24-carat voice and the diamond personality which has made him one of the most loved young singers in Europe. Most artists only dream of mass appeal; however, Joe has been the sweet-singing hero and heartthrob of hundreds of thousands of fans aged from 5 to 95 since storming to victory in the 2009 X Factor final.
Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ birth at your theater with a tribute by the finest Frank Sinatra impersonator in the world. Hailed by critics because his voice, likeness, mannerisms and gracious style are reminiscent of the great Frank Sinatra, Gary has become the most requested Frank Sinatra impersonator of all time around the globe!
Formed in 2009 while performing together in the hit Broadway musical, BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story, The Rave-ons offer a wide range of 50’s rockabilly classics including songs by Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Bill Haley & The Comets, Little Richard, Carl Perkins and others. They offer a second show featuring the music of Buddy, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper entitled “The Night the Music Lived” which they are currently performing at the iconic BB King Blues Club in New York City. The show commemorates their final concert on February 2nd, 1959, at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa .
The world-renowned Siren electric string quartet is the industry leader in delivering high end, superbly entertaining and outstanding performances. The four glamorous and sophisticated Siren ladies are all award-winning graduates from the world’s leading music conservatories, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. They have combined their classical talents, creative ideas and love of performing to develop a uniquely entertaining show that has been honed over time to create the perfect balance between musicality and entertainment.
These talented ladies were the featured quartet on Gnarls Barkley’s European Tours, performing for 9 weeks in a row on UK’s Top of The Pops. They also starred in Mark Ronson’s music video for Valerie, recorded on the album by The Killers, and have been the support act for Kylie Minogue, Girls Aloud, Rod Stewart and Jamelia. As classical players they have worked with Sir Colin Davies, Maxim Vengerouv, Vladimir Ashkenazy, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Siren have performed at Wembley Stadium with P. Diddy, at the Fuji Rock Festival (Japan), the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland) and in the USA, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, South Korea, throughout Europe and the UK.
The Legacy entertains audiences with the classic Motown sound from Detroit, exciting, high-energy choreography and impressive showmanship. The Legacy will take the audience back to the days of The Drifters, The Coasters, The Jacksons, Earth Wind& Fire, The Four Tops, The Okays, Isley Brothers, Kool and the Gang, Jackson Five, Chairmen of the Board, Pharrel Williams and the Temptations.
Rob Garrett has established himself as the world’s most popular and most frequently requested Neil Diamond tribute artist, earning the title “King of Diamonds”. He continues to set the standard in the industry by performing his tribute to the iconic singer/songwriter around the country in venues usually reserved for national/name acts.
He is North America’s most popular and sought after Neil Diamond tribute act. Rob manages to naturally capture the presence, passion and energy of the legendary performer in all his Jazz Singer glory. Those who have witnessed his performances testify that a performer simply can’t get any closer to the performance of Neil Diamond.
SeaSoundStudio is pleased to announce that MO5AIC from Las Vegas has have been added to its roster. Having worked with Jay Leno, Prince, Tony Bennett and other superstars, this interactive band presents an incredibly tuned show for all ages and demographics. At it's core, MO5AIC creates vocally driven music that holds it's own sonically with any full instrumentaion. From Jazz and Big-Band to Hip-Hop and Opera, MO5AIC appeals to all ages. Recipient of "The Next Great A Cappella Group" Award from CBS, MO5AIC also on MTV's Top Pop Group
Invite your audiences to enjoy an evening with more than 40 legendary vocalists in one talent-packed show, starring extraordinary singing impressionist, Eric Kearns. You can customize the show for your audience by choosing from more than 60 vocalists to "perform" during your show.
Revisit the days of the popular Crooners with favorite songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr., Nat King Cole and others.
If you seek a show of Pop Singers, Eric will thrill your audiences with outstanding renditions of the best songs of Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen,Barry Manilow, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Paul Anka, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Bobby Darin, Andy Williams, Englebert Humperdinck, Tom Petty, Kenny Rogers, Billy Idol, Paul Anka, Temptations, Ray Charles, Johnny Mathis, Joe Cocker, David Lee Roth -- even Cher and "Kermit the Frog".
If your audience loves the sound of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s, book Eric to entertain with the voices of Fred Astaire, Jimmy Durante, Gene Autrey, Al Jolson, Gene Austin, Eddie Cantor, Ted Lewis, Vaughn Monroe and the Mills Brothers.
The top professional impersonator of Robin Williams in the U.S., David is the impersonator of choice for movies, TV and advertisements. A clone of Robin in performance, sound, look and wit, he has performed at theaters, in movies, for conferences, at trade shows, and in television shows, including co-starring on NBC’s hit sitcom Community, ABC’s Next Best Thing, CBS’s Family Feud, NBC’s Access Hollywood, and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He has appeared in the films, Just About Famous and The Reinactors.
He received the Las Vegas Best Actor Award and the Best Comedian Award from the Reel Awards in Las Vegas--the Academy Awards for tribute artists. He has also received the Funniest Male Award from the Sunburst Convention in Orlando. Containing adult comedy and topics, but no vulgar language or material, the Robin Williams Tribute Show contains a Robin’s Classics mixed with David’s original material to create a unique show experience, often incorporating local events and references.
A powerful and passionate performer, Rich Wyman energizes his audiences through commanding performances as a keyboardist and vocalist. Described as a combination of Billy Joel, Elton John and Phil Collins, Rich has won 8 ASCAP awards. He has toured extensively throughout the United States, Ireland, Holland, Austalia and the United Kingdom. "I’m blown away by his songwriting and performing” -Eddie Van Halen
David Howarth is a Piano Showman with a fresh approach to piano entertainment. David is one of the most versatile and exciting pianists in the world. Originally from England and now based in Dallas, Texas, he was trained at the Royal College Of Music in England. His unique arrangements of the world’s favorite classical, jazz, movie and popular music will engage your audience, leaving them spellbound and asking for more.
Peter Paul and Mary “Now” is the premier tribute to Peter, Paul and the “late” Mary Travers. The exciting instrumentation and tight vocal harmonies are as you remember them. Their music and message is as applicable to this generation as it was when they started their journey in 1962. Their performance is fun and enjoyable for the whole family! You can hear them perform all their greatest hits including: If I Had A Hammer, Blowing In The Wind, The Times They Are A’Changin’, Jet Plane, Puff The Magic Dragon, Song Is Love, 500 Miles, I Dig Rock & Roll Music, Lemon Tree, Light One Candle.
Metropolitan Opera National Council Award Winners, Gulley/Granner (tenors Ben Gulley and Nathan Granner) have established themselves as top classical artists with true vocal beauty. With numerous critically acclaimed opera roles, competition wins, major television appearances, international tours and concert credits on their resume, operatic duo Gulley/Granner formed in 2012 after completing a national tour as a Sony Masterworks label group, The American Tenors. It was a great tour, with standing ovations in every venue.
A finalist on NBD's Sing-Off, North Shore Doo-wop impressed fans of all ages across the nation with their energy and consistent harmonies. This special art of delivering music without instrumental accompaniment is what North Shore is all about. The award-winning group offers a continuously fresh repertoire of hundreds of popular hits that cover the last five decades. North Shore has appeared as the opening act for The Temptations, The Platters, Ben E. King, Johnny Maestro, Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, Frankie Vallie, and Gene Pitney.
From the sultry strains of classic Jazz and Swing to the memorable tunes of Broadway and Pop Music, Patrice impresses audiences when singing the great American Standards with her rich, melodic 3-octave voice and vivacious personality. Described as a blend of Jo Stafford, Karen Carpenter and Linda Ronstadt, Patrice has a multi-timbre, three octave vocal range and recently recorder her CD, At Last with the Todd Sullivan Orchestra of New York City and arranged by Lanny Meyers, a 10-time Emmy award-winning arranger and composer..
Powered by two national fiddle champions, a west coast flat-picking champion and 10 state fiddle championships, The Voetberg Family Band comprises 8 siblings ranging in age from early teens to late 20's who perform Irish, Scottish, American, Swing, Jazz and Classical music. Coached by several world-class Grammy winners, the band transitions gracefully from blissfully vocal arrangements to power-house instrumentals.
More than a master guitarist and award-winning composer, Gladius has been called a miracle in the making. He suffered a mysterious medical condition causing crippling nerve damage and greatly hindering the sensation and dexterity of both hands. After 10 years, 4 surgeries, 8000 hours of physical therapy and countless prayers, Gladius now performs a unique blend of Classical, Flamenco, Spanish, Metal, Fusion, Standard and Progressive Jazz.
Direct from Harrahs Casino, Caesars Palace, Excalibur, MGM Grand, New York New York and other Las Vegas casinos, John Anthony’s Tribute to Rod Stewart is exceptionally dynamic and energetic. John Anthony is one of the mainstays with the world famous Legends in Concert show. He has toured America, Canada and Japan performing in countless casinos, corporate events, and for numerous fund-raisers. Acknowledged as one of the best impersonators in the business, John passionately covers the genius of Rod Stewart from the early Maggie May days to his current chart- topping revival, Still The Same…Great Rock Classics of Our Time.