Kari’s debut album, Wild is the Wind, arranged and produced by four-time Grammy nominee, Shelly Berg, is a collection of contemporary songs and jazz standards. Her second album entitled If, When You Go, will be released in September, 2022.
Daughter of university professors, Robyn Bennett grew up in Pennsylvania (USA). Music and dance have always been a big part of her life. She started jazz and ballet lessons at only 3 years old, piano lessons at 6, trumpet at 10 and she sang regularly in different choirs. Her early influences were eclectic, including Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Fleetwood Mac, Harry Connick Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Willie Nelson, Billy Holiday and Billy Joel.
Bob Salmieri is a Italian composer, musician and writer. He plays tenor and soprano sax, ney and Turkish baglama. Coming from a Sicilian family who emigrated to Tunisia in the early 1900s, he has always been interested in Middle Eastern culture, infusing all his projects with it’s atmospheres and sounds, mixing the jazz language with that of Arab culture.
Little Violet is a band from the UK fronted by the female singer, songwriter and pianist Cherie Gears. Classic vocal-jazz-inspired, even vintage sounding songs, combined with great melodies, witty lyrics and contemporary but swung beats proved quite the combination, matching influences from 20s and 30s swing with modern production.
Los Angeles based duo, Law & Chaos, have brought a new style to the world of Jazz and Blues. This extraordinary fusion is a celebration of two classic musical genres and other contemporary musical influences which can be widely heard in their songs. The band consists of lead vocalist and trumpet player Nick Andrea and award-winning guitarist TJ (“Thelonius James”) Sullivan, each of which add their own unique spin to the blended style.