Amy Barbera

Amy Barbera

Amy Barbera has a voice so angelic and inspirational it pierces the soul; creating a deep connection between the vocalist and the listener. With each of her original songs, there lies a fusion of power and emotion. The combination of Amy's talent, voice, lyrics, and melody have come together to create a therapeutic moment for all who listen. Her timeless vocal style transcends all cultural barriers as it speaks of relationships on every level. She is one who is active in the community; reaching out to individuals who are broken in spirit. The combination of her compassion and professionalism makes her an artist worth listening to over and over again.

Amy Barbera is more than just a blessed gift to the Inspirational genre of music, she is a godsend. Her songs are a colorful display of her deep passion, that envelops the listener in a canvas of hope and love. The absolute beauty that she delivers in her musical creations is a rich combination of the sincerity of her message and the angelic quality of her emotionally charged vocals. There is no doubt that she has been embraced by a higher power from above. Amy Barbera shines bright and delivers from the heart. She is destined to be recognized as one of the most sincere and passionate singer/songwriters of her time. Her compositions embrace the beauties of life and weave a glorious message to all. Amy hit a home run to heaven with her 13 song debut album "Beautiful Flower of Life" that was released in June 2008, with raving reviews from thousands around the world. In October of 2015 Amy released her second full album, a healing meditation CD titled "Breath of Angels." Amy's heavenly "Breath of Angels" healing meditation CD consists of 10 beautifully composed songs that will bring you to a place of God's rest and will touch your heart, soul & spirit with God's peace, love, comfort and healing. Amy decided to do a healing meditation album to bring comfort, healing, rest & peace to those who are feeling the stresses of life or who just need some calming music to relax with. In 2018 Amy will be releasing her very first professional music video to her signature song "Make Me A Butterfly" as well as a 1940's vintage style original song that she wrote titled "My Sweetpea." Amy is also excited to annouce that she will be sharing a special "My Sweetpea" music video at the time of her song release. 

2018 has been an amazing year for Amy so far, as her music is being featured on several international radio stations such as Radio Indie International Network, Peaceful Radio, FSC Radio Network, DC Coast To Coast FM, Radio WHAT & many others. 
Amy has also had her share of successes in the past too. In January of 2015 Amy appeared and performed her original dance song "Walking On The Stars" on Season 2 of the new TV show "Do I Have A Hit Song" filmed in Jacksonville. Florida. She was one of only 9 artists from all over the world that made it on "Do I Have A Hit Song." To end 2015 Amy found out that her newly released healing meditation album "Breath Of Angels" made #4 on the Top 100 Charts on "One World Music Radio" in the United Kingdom, out of 100's of artists from around the world. In January of 2016 "Breath of Angels" jumped from #4 to #3 on the "One World Music" charts as well. Amy also found out in January of 2016 that her album "Breath of Angels" was nominated for "Best Vocal Album" for the "One World Music Radio" awards in the UK. In February of 2013 Amy was selected as one of the top five artists in the categories Best Singer/Songwriter & Best Pop Artist at the 2013 "Artists In Music Awards" in Los Angeles, CA. and to close out 2013, she was excited to find out that her original dance song “Walking On The Stars" made #1 on “SDC Radio Networks" top 50 music in review for all of 2013. 

Amy is not just a music artist she is also a humanitarian and loves helping others. In 2012 Jonathan “JDOGG" Lederman & The American Cancer Society presented Amy with a special "Spiritual Entrepreneurs Visionary Award" for outstanding dedication to help other people excel through inspiring and empowering practices. Amy also received an "Humanitarian Award" from the St. Anne's Holy Name Society “Patch Awards" in New Jersey for "Project Amy" and her "God's Special Angel " ministry work. Amy is not only a music artist but she is an entrepreneur as well. Several years ago she started a "God's Special Angel" baby and children's retail line that was inspired by her song "God's Special Angel." She has not focused on her 'God's Special Angel" retail line in the last several years but she is hoping to relaunch it in the near future.

She is an accomplished live performer and professionally trained session vocalist that has dedicated her time to helping others time and time again. Her charitable efforts for the less fortunate have raised money to benefit many causes. These include appearances to benefit children with cancer, accident victims, special needs children and people who are suffering from the loss of a loved one. She mesmerizes audiences with her inspirational performances every time she graces the stage. Amy is praised by many national organizations for the healing energy she has provided at her live concerts. These include American Cancer Society and the Shriner's Hospitals. Her song "God's Special Angel" has touched children from all over the world... in the USA and as far away as Uganda Africa

Amy is a happy, fun loving, bubbly, down to earth girl who is not afraid to open her heart to the world, to love others completely, to share her faith and her music with passion and live life to the fullest.

Brian Poe

Brian Poe




Brian "UnKle Funk" Poe has been playing music since he was small, starting with the organ; but after hearing Ernie Isley playing "Summer Breeze", it was the guitar that he wanted to play. Brian considers himself a "Funk" and "R&B" guitarist, but weaves different styles into his music,such as, jazz, fusion, and occasionally hard rock and metal. Brian took lessons from, noted guitar instructor and fusion guitarist, Derryl Gabel; which took his playing to the next level. Brian Poes' sound touched upon different levels of funk, from drop dead James Brown funk,to futuristic spaced out funk fusion and everything in between. As a local artist, he has played with some of the best in the North Florida area. "The Unk" also writes original music for himself and for other independent artists as well. Unk is new to the industry & presents to you Funk Factory Music. Contact: 850.441.6654






West Coast Fletch Brinson

West Coast Fletch Brinson



Westcoast Fletch Brinson is a man who simply loves his instrument:  the guitar! With absolutely no professional lessons, he plays by ear. As a younger man, he learned to play drums and Trombone in school. After his parents gifted him with a guitar - a love affair was born: strings attached! Born to play, you couldn't pry the guitar from  his hands. As an avid lover of music, his favorite genre's include: Jazz, Blues, R&B, Rock and Gospel. He released his first project in (2015) and I've Got To Make It (2017) Collab w/Sean & Yolonda Dancy (Background vocals). Music available on: CD Baby, Itunes, Amazon and Google Play. As a native of Sunny California, the name "Westcoast Fletch Brinson" certainly fits. Westcoast Fletch is going places folks! Remember the name; it is rapidly becoming a household brand! 
{INFLUENCES: •George Benson •BB King •Larry Carlton •Jimi Hendrix •Hezekiah Walker}







Chuck Eaton

Chuck Eaton



 Chuck Eaton discography: 
Albums: 
“One million words” (2006) 
“Lights” (2009) 
“Tracks” (2014) 
“Lessons” (2017) 
Singles: 
Silvia (2009) and A dewy Morning (2009), Instrumental feat. Bart Ciampa. 
We’ve got a treasure (2009) Duet with Tina Romanius 
Take this Christmas (2009), Chuck Eaton and friends 
I saved a place for you (2018) Chuck Eaton 

First things first, his records are not going to be for everyone. But if the love song, easy listening camp is right up your alley, then this is a very good representation of the genre. It is apparent that Eaton’s focus lies in his songwriting; but the ability and versatility of his musicianship should be noted as well. He knows his way around a guitar for sure and does well in song arrangement as well. As a whole, his albums contain well-written songs and well… one might be the soundtrack of any and every love story out there.







Eddie Berg

Eddie Berg

Saxophonist Eddie Berg is a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/composer born and raised on Long Island, New York. He is a graduate of Newfield high school in Selden, New York where his music education was focused in classical and jazz performance. His performance not only includes tenor, alto, soprano, and baritone saxophones, but in addition he plays keyboards, percussion and EWI (electronic wind instrument.)

Eddies music interest has been focused in traditional and contemporary Jazz to R&B, Blues, Funk, and Inspirational Music. Eddies interest to music started at an early age when he discovered the sound of saxophone as he listened to his dad spinning music from the 50s. The most memorable song was Yakety Yak, by the Coasters, featuring King Curtis on tenor. Eddie was later introduced to the music of Boots Randolph where he realized his own creative ability to take vocal songs and turn them into his own style of the original. Eddie was an active member of concert, jazz and marching bands throughout school and performed in competitions outside of school as well.

Eddies passion for contemporary jazz and live performance, has been greatly influenced by Richard Elliot and others such as, Grover Washington, Everette Harp, and Euge Groove. His list goes on.

Eddie has and continues to perform with local bands in addition to his solo project, throughout out the New York area. Eddie performs at many local clubs, parties, and charity events. Eddie also gives back to the community such as schools and local senior centers. “It’s all about giving back and keeping music alive in the hearts from young students to senior adults” – Eddie Berg.

Eddies work also includes credit as a session musician and stands in for live performances. His interaction with the audience brings the show to a new level. His multi instrument talent can be seen when he performs, where he also contributes to playing keys, percussion and EWI instruments in addition to his saxophones.
Eddie is working on his debut release, Generations, From the Heart, which offers music for all Generations. Influenced by past artists, this music will inspire the soul.

Fran Dominguez

Fran Dominguez

Fran Domínguez was born on March 4, 1956 in Vedado, Havana Cuba. He completed his musical studies at the "Conservatory of Music in Havana Amadeo Roldan" there was valedictorian.
He went to the army band where it was five years to reach the position of principal trumpet. He then joined the orchestra Artistic Civil Workers Cuba. It has been under the direction of Cuban music greats like the late Rafael Somavilla, composer, arranger, bandleader and bands, Rafael Paterson, Tony Taño etc. He was also a student of the great trumpeter Jorge Varona founder of the famous group "Irakere", among others. Received help from the best trumpeter in the world "Arturo Sandoval" from whom he learned a lot and had the pleasure of sharing the stage at the "Second International Meeting of Trumpet" Rafael Mendes "" in Mexico City in 2011. Fran Domínguez, was part of the Cuban group known worldwide "Laye" for 10 years, in which it penetrated many facets of music like rumba, son, guaracha, cumbia, mambo and jazz which has always captivated . In this group also have learned a lot of show, took him across several countries in Europe and America, such as Panama, Canada, Austria, Chile, Guatemala, Brazil and Mexico many times until he decided to choose his second home, the which, as he says, is grateful for giving great opportunities to live to be happy. He was retired for six years of musical environment for health, but now is back, as he says with great effort, dedication, display a greater potential for emotion and talent bringing an interesting musical project “Fran Dominguez and his Project” that contains a mixture of smoothjazz with Afro-Cuban elements incorporating melodies and improvisations sound quality. And as a result of all this musical talent and artistic resurgence his first CD ”As The Phoenix Bird”.


Jeff Edwins

Jeff Edwins

Jeff Edwins musical career began back in Pittsburgh, PA where as a young teenager he performed alongside his famous father, Chuck Edwards, and 4 siblings in a family band called, “The Edwards Generation”. After many performances in the Pittsburgh and New York areas, the family signed a recording contract with New York based “Ghetto Records.” Shortly afterwards the family relocated to sunny California. This led to numerous TV appearances on shows including The Mike Douglas Show, Whatchamacallit and Zoom, all nationally syndicated shows. A few years later the band (minus Chuck Edwards and sister Charlene) toured Japan, Switzerland, Norway, Germany and Canada. The 4 brothers, Jeff, Ron, Myron and Les briefly parted ways to explore other musical interests. Jeff and Ron got together and started a new band called “Movin.” A couple of years later Myron and Les both rejoined the brothers and Movin’ was one of the most successful and hardest working bands in the SF Bay Area. After more than 15 years of performing together, Movin’ disbanded. After a few years of performing with other local acts, Jeff decided he wanted to start his own band. As a result, The Edwins Brothers band was formed along with brother Myron. While Jeff still does performances upon request with both Movin’ and The Edwins Brothers, his interest today is focused on his solo career.

Jeff Edwins is a seasoned veteran performer who has shared stages with the likes of Bebe and Cece Winans, George Benson, M.C. Hammer, Con Funk Shun, WAR, Ralph Tresvant (of New Edition), blues legend Kenny Neal, the Intruders and many other artists.

Musical genre: Smooth Jazz, R&B, Funk, Soul & Pop

Lonnie Givens

Lonnie G





Lonne G, a talented individual from the Chicago area, with a strong baritone voice, has been compared to (Teddy Pendergrass ) and (Isaac Hayes). He began his career with "The Soul Sensations" then later formed the group "Pick Of The Litter" and recorded a powerful single, The Many Sides Of Love. After several years with the group, Lonne decided to go solo. His first recording "The Heat Is On" was produced under the guidance of "Mitchell & Austin Productions of Detroit Michigan, good music was made.


Lonne has enjoyed appearances with artists like the "Floaters, Detroit Emeralds, Patrice Rushen, War, Dennis Edward, Friends of Distinction, and Blues Legend Buddy Guy. He has toured the "Philippine Islands, Tokyo, Tennessee, Arkansas, Las Vegas, Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Louisiana and Indiana. G&G Records Artist.

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Mikael

Mikael

Mikael is a professional and accomplished guitarist. His love for music began at an early age when he received formal guitar training in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. Later, as a student at Howard University, he mastered his skills and talent, and was recognized by Walter “Clyde” Orange of the Commodores, and hence was asked to become a member of the legendary Commodores, and played as the lead guitarist from 1995-2005. During his ten year tenure with the Commodores, Mikael was requested by Clyde to showcase his talents and write songs for the group.

While touring with the Commodores, Mikael shared a live stage with such performers as Mya, Silk, Glenn Lewis, Gladys Knight, Isaac Hayes, and a host of others. Mikael appeared on the Lou Rawls Telethon with Stevie Wonder, Ashford & Simpson, and Brian McKnight. On the international stage (including a tour of Japan), Mikael shared the stage with Boyz II Men, Diana Ross, and the Temptations.

Before working with the Commodores, Mikael collaborated with Frank Cornelius of the Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose. The groups’ single, “Fat Bottom Girls,” was a regular hit on Black Entertainment Television (BET). Always in good company, Mikael studied and collaborated with Walter “Junie” Morrison, original keyboardist and lead vocalist for the Ohio Players.

Later, Mikael formed the male singing group, Shades of Gray, with Mikael as lead vocalist. Shades of Gray was asked to opened for entertainers Peabo Bryson and R. Kelly. After his association with Shades of Gray ended, Mikael then added reggae to his musical repertoire. Some of Mikael’s reggae tunes (under his “Tuff Gong” label) received airplay in Jamaica from top Jamaican radio announcer, Barry G. In the mid-1980’s, Mikael’s single, “It Must Be Nice,” made it to the top 20 in the Miami market and was featured on the hit television show, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.”

Miracle Thomas

Miracle Thomas

Miracle Thomas is a vocalist, songwriter 
and producer whose musical roots began 
at the incredible early age of three, when 
she sang publicly with "The Gems of Truth Gospel Choir" in her Lynchburg, Virginia hometown. In her early teens she relocated to Washington, District of Columbia and began to write songs and perform in local talent shows. Since the age 13, she has demonstrated her versatility as a songwriter by writing over 800 songs that include a wide variety of genres as Rhythm and Blues, Pop, Country, Alternative, etc. No, you cannot put her in a box! 

Through private tutoring and studies in voice and drama, Miracle established a solid foundation for her musical career. She was professionally trained by the late Dr. Napoleon Reed, one of the original cast members in the Broadway Show "Carmen Jones." Since they worked together for 10 years and developed a wonderful relationship, she quite vividly recalls Dr. Reed's inspiring stories of former cast members of color such as Dorothy Dandridge and the obstacles they faced while performing at different venues. She credits him for his strong insight and guidance that continue to keep her keenly aware of the fact that she stands on the shoulders of so many great performers that opened doors and paved the way for her. She concludes, "I am thankful for the ancestors and all those who make it a little easier for me to share my talents." She says, "Dr. Reed's wisdom helped to prepare her mentally as I face the challenges of the competitive music business."

Miracle also receives a great deal of inspiration from powerhouses such as Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Randy Crawford, The Emotions, Deniece Williams, Earth, Wind and Fire, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Chuck Mangione, Babyface, BeBe and CeCe Winans, opera singers Denyce Graves and Kiri Te Kanawa, the late Whitney Houston, Phyllis Hyman, Luther Vandross, Bob Marley and her mother's schoolmate and friend Carl Anderson. She explains, "Uncle Carl was very protective and advised me to be careful as I pursued my musical goals." She fondly recalls him saying that she would have to sacrifice a great deal most of the time and be willing to give more than one hundred percent all of the time. As a result of this kind of influence and encouragement, she has won several noteworthy national and international songwriting contests including the 2002 Portland Songwriting Contest “Lost In Love” (Pop Category/First Place), 2001 Unisong Song Contest “I Am The Girl” (Hip Hop/Placed in the top 10% out of over 4,000 entrants), 2001 USA Songwriting Competition “No More” (R&B Category/Finalist), 2000 USA Songwriting Competition “Head Over Heels” (R&B Category/First Place), 2000 Great American Song Contest “You Take My Breath Away” (R&B/Adult Contemporary Category/First Place), 1999 Mid Atlantic Song Contest “You Say You Apologize” (R&B/Adult Contemporary Category/First Place), 1998 USA Songwriting Competition (Undercover Lover” R&B Category/First Place) and “I Want You” (R&B Category/Honorable Mention), 1998 Spree IV Song Contest “You Say You Apologize” (R&B Category/Winner) and “I Want You” (R&B Category/Honorable Mention) and 1995 Billboard Song Contest “Where Will I Go” (R&B Category/Honorable Mention) and “Summer Breeze” (R&B Category/Honorable Mention). 

In 1993, Miracle released her first single on an independent local record label; Goff Records, distributed by Liaison. The song was a remake of the hit Go-Go band Experience Unlimited (E.U.) "Got To Be Wherever You Are". She recorded three versions, a ballad, mid tempo and Go-Go mix featuring rapper James Funk and conga player Freeman Milton aka "Go-Go Mickey" from the Go-Go group Rare Essence; produced by Ivan Goff and the late Kent Wood (former members of Experience Unlimited (E.U.)). The song remained on the Top 20 Countdown radio stations: WKYS, WPGC, and WHUR on Kevin James’ syndicated “Slow Jams” (in Washington, D.C.), 92Q (Baltimore, Maryland), and other Urban National radio stations in the Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia; Norfolk, Virginia and Power 99 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The song also received tremendous airplay in her hometown Lynchburg, Virginia from WJJS lead by Madd Ladd and Cisco. James T. Jones a music review editor from USA Today said, "I was impressed with the ballad version. It has strong background vocals and the song was written well. I look forward to seeing her perform live." 

Miracle followed up with another single, "Find Someone New" in 1994. She wrote and produced the song and the late Michael Hughes produced the music and released the song using Liaison as the distributor on Zebra Records. The song did well in the Mid-Atlantic Region. 

Jeff Redd, discoverer of superstar Mary J. Blige was moved to say, "When I listen to Miracle, she reminds me of the past. Her vocal ability reminds me of Aretha!" Carl "Groove" Martin, former producer and singer of the group "Shai" said, "Miracle has a beautiful voice! She will definitely get the notoriety that she deserves." 

In 1996, Miracle sang on the Go Go Remix hit rap group Wreckx-n-Effect’s song “Top Billin’”, the song was produced by Gene Griffin. She also recorded a song with Chris Stokes, the manager and producer of the group Immature. Miracle explains, “Chris was in town (Maryland) for two days; Immature was on tour. We recorded a song line by line with the exception of him letting me do my own thing during the chorus. Working with Chris was exciting and challenging. He taught me a few tricks about production.” In 1999, Miracle recorded a remake “Close To You” with producers Ollen “Tricky Rick” Hopkins and the late Al Johnson from the group The Unifics. I had a good time recording with Uncle Al. He was my music director and he shared his expertise in writing music scores and executing memorable vocal riffs. He will truly be missed!”

Among her achievements and accolades are: local talent show winner in The Coors Super Talent Showcase; Camp Springs, Maryland; finals held at The Warner Theater in Washington, District of Columbia (1988-1989). She has opened shows for such great artists as R. Kelly, Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, Father MC, Regina Belle, The Manhattans, The Dells, II D Extreme, Kim Waters, the late Gerald Levert and many others. One of her most influential performances occurred when Miracle appeared before an enthusiastic audience of over 30,000 at Baltimore's AFRAM Music Festival (1992). She also sang the National Anthem to open a Chicago Bulls Basketball Game, when Michael Jordan was starting to a crowd of over 19,000. She has performed and recorded Whitney Houston's hit song "Miracle" and for the very first time, Video Soul (former BET show with hosts Donnie Simpson and Sherry Carter) showcased her as an artist who, at the time, had not officially recorded. 

Miracle was featured in several magazines and newspapers. In November 1993, she was in the Best of Rap and R&B November Issue written by Jill Greenleigh. In May 1994, she was in the that same magazine following up with a song that she wrote and produced called “Find Someone New”. The song featured comedian Chris Thomas who at the time was on headlining the Def Comedy Jam Tour featuring comedians Ricky Harris and Chris Tucker. Th e song “Find Someone New” was featured in the Billboard Magazine. James T. Jones IV from USA Today reviewed the song “Find Someone New”. Sister 2 Sister Magazine featured Miracle in the April 1994 issue and to top things off Devante’ from the group Jodeci said, “Miracle has the purest voice that I’ve ever heard.” 



Monique Brown

Monique Brown






Monique started her musical career under the direction of the late Collette Black who was well respected in NYC's Cabaret community. She studied vocals under the guidance of Eadie Scott, Luca Chesney, Elizabeth Russo and Craig Derry. While she continued to grace the stages of Don’t Tell Mama, 53 Below and Laurie Beechman Theater, she joined a Country/Blues band as a backup singer which opened a new and exciting world for her to explore. She now invests her energies into bringing the musical community a “flavor" of her own. Her current release “Useless Nights” was nominated for LDM'S 2018 Jazz Award. It can be heard on indie stations internationally and available worldwide. Her upcoming EP “Life After The Blues” will be released in August which will be a fusion of Jazz & Country Rock.





Sam Hankins

Sam Hankins

Sam Hankins had the great fortune to be born into a musical family that would help cultivate his own talent and ambitions. Encouraged by his father, Samuel Hankins Sr., young “Hank”” began with the guitar, then switched to his trademark trumpet in middle school and began playing in churches, professional bands and orchestras. Hankins remembers clearly being one of only 5 African American kids being bussed to the predominantly white Harmony Elementary School in Oklahoma City, which he attended with his younger brother.
Music was a safe haven for Hankins who had difficulty concentrating in school and remembers clearly one of the teachers telling him that “he would never amount to anything”. However, he was determined to prove her wrong and went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He then joined the air force jazz band, The Pacesetters, stationed at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois as a trumpeter, where he remained until the Air Force Base closed in 1991.
Hankins then returned to school, earning both a second Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It was while studying for his Masters degree that he found out he was dyslexic after being tested by his college professor.
During his tenure as Band Director at the Edison Middle School in Champaign, Hankins won numerous teaching awards when he led a struggling band program to Division I ratings, State and National awards and recognitions. In 1997, he won the Golden Apple Award recognizing commitment to excellence in education & in 1998 received the White House Letter recognizing the Edison Middle School Band Program, sign by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Before becoming a solo artist Hankins performed with numerous legendary artists, including Al Jarreau, Clark Terry, The O’Jays, The Temptations, The Dells, The Impressions, Aretha Franklin and the Glenn Miller Big Band.

A prolific composer, Hankins had composed over 150 pieces before he took his wife’s advice and began pursuing the next phase of his diverse career, as a solo recording artist. He laid the groundwork for Nothing Between Us (May 2012) by releasing Dream Catcher (July 2011), a compilation of his catalog of music in every genre from smooth jazz and dance to techno. He released his third CD, Joyous Celebration, a Christmas CD which is a collaboration with David McLorren in November 2015. His latest CD, Do That Thang was released in March 2016.
All 4 CD’s have received lots of radio play in the US & around the world and have won over 25 independent music awards.
Hankins is currently the Band Director at Rich East High School in Park Forest, a Chicago suburb, as well as an Adjunct Music Professor at South Suburban College where he is the Director and Conductor of the Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble.
On April 23rd, 2017, Hankins won 9 independent artist awards at the Indie Music Channel Awards (IMC) ceremony in Hollywood. Thousands of independent musicians from all over the world (Australia, Europe, UK, Canada & Nigeria, to name a few) submit their music in the different genres to be judged by music industry professionals (well known producers, managers, radio DJs, songwriters, etc). The list of nominees is released in March and the awards show is held in April in West Hollywood every year. This year it was held at the famous Troubadour, which has seen performers such as Miles Davis, Elton John & Bob Dylan, amongst others.

Rich East High School Band Director wins 9 independent artist music awards in Hollywood.

Hankins awards included the following:
1) Best Instrumental Demo for “El Matador”
2) Best Live Jazz Performance for “So What”
3) Best Male R & B Artist for “Reach For Me”
4) Best Soundtrack Song for “Land Of Freedom”
5) Best Soundtrack Recording for “El Matador”
6) Best World Music Artist for “Balli For My Galli”
7) Best World Music Recording for Balli For My Galli”
8) Recording Of The Year for “El Matador”
9) Demo Of The Year for “El Matador”

Stephen Jerome Ferguson

Stephen Jerome Ferguson

Relaxing”, “Smooth”, “Mellow” and “Peaceful” are just some of the terms used to describe music created by SJF Music. CEO and owner, Stephen Jerome Ferguson. He combines the smooth sounds of Jazz, R&B and Neo Soul music to create a sound that touches your heart, mind and soul. He utilizes multi layered rhythms and bass lines to form a foundation for his smooth grooves that are powerful and subtle at the same time. Each instrument serves as an actor in a play. Each one has its own role and they all seem to work as one to bring his music to life.

Like many artists, Stephen and his art are not just limited to the creation of music. He has a wide variety of interests and that variety can be heard in his musical compositions. He loves Photography, Graphic Art and has dabbled in Poetry Writing. On another side, Stephen loves Football, Basketball and Baseball. He played all these sports while in High School and in the military. Latter, while still in the army, he coached Football and Basketball. When he was stationed in Fort Rucker Alabama, he tried his hand at boxing where he fought as a light Heavy Weight and compiled a record of 15 wins and 2 losses. He also loves cars. His dream is to own a 1957 Thunderbird.

Stephen also has what some would call a “geek” side. Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Astronomy and get this, Quantum Physics are rooted deeply in his background. He has spent countless hours looking through a telescope or microscope or crawling over rock formations searching for fossils.

“My God, My Family, My Friends and My Music”. These are the things that Stephen lives by. He plans on attending Seminary College in the spring of 2013 and plans to one day have his own Church. “God has Blessed me in more ways than I know and I need to give Him the Glory”.

Style Setters Entertainment & Management

Style Setters

Thasaint is an independent writer/ producer/musician that has been self-producing and honing his craft for more than 25 years. He is an award winning illustrative artist who not only creates by his hands but with his mind. Thasaint creates and produces music for just about any genre with more focus towards Smooth Jazz and Adult Contemporary R&B.
He released his first recording project to the public the end year of 2012 titled "Love Confessions" and have since released six CD projects nonstop. Thasaint’s latest and 8th CD project is titled "TOUCH" released January 2017. He is now in production for his upcoming “All About Love” Album that will be as masterful as his other music with something everyone can fall in love! Go to his website, www.johnthasaint.com to hear the teaser! You won’t be able to get enough of it!
All of his music is available on ITunes, Amazon, Cd Baby and other digital music sites where music is sold. He continues to build his sound and fan base with his ability to mix elements of Smooth Jazz, R&B and Adult Contemporary into a pleasing instrumental sounds that really haves no label but to make you "FEEL."

Traci Cooper

Traci Cooper

Some say she is the new kid on the Houston Jazz scene, and they're right - but that won't be the case for long. Born in Oklahoma, Traci Stone Cooper spent most of her life in Pearland, Texas, where she fell in love with music and joined the junior high choir. She stayed in choir throughout high school and on into college at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches where she found inspiration among her fellow musicians and teachers.


For 28 years, Traci taught in Texas in the Pasadena Independent School District. During that time, she sang with the Bay Area Chorus, on the praise teams of various local churches, with the Houston Community College Jazz Ensemble, and even had the opportunity to perform in Vienna, Austria.

Traci has now retired from teaching and released her debut album, Stepping Stone, to national and international acclaim. Traci can be heard on many Internet Jazz stations and at select venues in the Houston and surrounding area. One reviewer said that Traci's "warm inviting voice, colored by the depth of her soul, [will] put you in a comfortable state of mind."

“Every performance is thoughtfully crafted for the event, leaving her audience satisfied and yet longing for more.”
For more information about Traci Stone Cooper, please visit TraciCooperMusic.com or e-mail at [email protected]



Sandra L. Griffin

Sandra Griffin

Sandra L. Griffin (Sandy)
Marketing & Promotions Director
West Palm Beach Area, currently working for the MikaelMusix Group

 
Having over 30 years of business experience with GE and IBM, as a Software Engineer, and Systems Management Consultant, I was asked to strategize, develop, oversee, coordinate, and advise all project and marketing campaign opportunities “exclusively” for, Mikael, aka Michael Manley, former lead guitarist for the famed Commodores. Mikael is also an artist, songwriter, musical creator and producer. Within weeks after Mikael, brought me onboard, the strategy that I developed to get him recognized, paid off and his music is now being played around the world on syndicated radio, as well as global radio networks. His music has trended on the Billboard charts, as well as the Top 50 SmoothJazz.com charts, the Indie charts, various individual Radio Charts, and most importantly, he has maintained his status in the Top 20 and Top 40 Radio Indie International Radio Network charts, for over two years. Also develop musical videos as well as design other advertising medium to further assist the artist in musical endeavors. I consider myself, highly organized and highly motivated. My focus for success is to keep an open mind, listen to the advice of other professionals in the music environment, and never work in a vacuum. 

      N.W.O. (New World Order)

N.W.O.
                                        Lenny Harris                                                                         Gilbert Pryor                                                                     Wondel Brown
                Saxophonist, Vocalist and Founder of N.W.O.                   Trumpet player and Vocalist for N.W.O.                          Trombonist and Vocalist for N.W.O.
                                                                                                                



N.W.O. (New World Order), three accomplished independent musicians, Lenny Harris, Gilbert Pryor and Wondel Brown came together in 2016 to create a musical style of the 1970’s into a fusion of R&B, Pop and Rock.

The development of N.W.O.'s unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influences such as Phil Collins, "Earth, Wind and Fire", Sly and the Family Stone, and James Brown.

“Saturday Night” is N.W.O.’s debut single from their first CD, “Millennium Years”.  More songs will be released later in 2018.



Delon White

Delon White

Delon White is a talented singer, songwriter, producer and performer of R&B, Soul and Jazz music. Whom became influenced by the Jackson 5 around the age of nine which started Delon off as many did by singing along and dancing to records and learning his voice.

In 1988 Delon was apart of a group called FLAYRE, with the sounds of the popular group known as Troop and mixed with vocals of DeBarge , Which lead the group a recording contract with well known record industry veteran Tony Rose who also worked with many in the music industry.. Later on in the 90s Delon joined another Boston area vocal group called RAW VIBEZ. The group was had a blend of some 90s R&B Groups Such As Jodeci, and Boyz To Men. They worked with well known producer Ric Poulin who owns Bristol Studios. They were part of a compilation tape called PORTRAITS OF THE CITY which came out locally through Ric Poulin's Mona Lisa Records. The song was called "TAKE ME AWAY" which you can hear Delon on the chorus and bridge.

Years later Delon Relocated to Houston, TX. with his family, Delon would sing in local churches and shows through AFTON working on his solo efforts. He ended up doing hook work for local Houston Hip Hop artist EMPHAMOUS B and co starred in videos "A DREAM", "DO IT BIG" and "TAKE ME BY THE HAND" on YouTube which has several thousand views. He also did several live performances with Emphamous B. Through his job St Lukes Episcopal Hospital he joined their choir and sang lead on FOX 26 live tv during the Christmas holidays with a viewership of 98 thousand people.

Later Tate Music Group out of Oklahoma contacted him about doing a project. Eventually Delon produced along with other producers such as Clay "Big Daddy Cee" Gittens, ArcAngelo Gorgoni, Brian "Unkle Funk" Poe his first official album SOUL SESSION VOL 1 which came out world wide September 2014. He was able to get airplay on various internet radio stations and shows including RFPRadio.com, Lady Mamalade show on Regina Records Radio, Lady Flava show on Blog Talk Radio, Jango, iHeartRadio, as well as FM Stations in San Antonio for his song "Saturday and Sunday".

In 2016 Delon starred in a healthcare video produced by CHI St Lukes called "DELIRIUM "THRILLER" STYLE" which at one point had over 18 Thousand views. It was a take on Michael Jacksons THRILLER which was very well received in the healthcare community. He also musically produced a separate Delirium song for another healthcare video which is also on YouTube. Delon submitted a EP version of his SOUL SESSION VOL 1 album with five songs to AKADEMIA AWARDS and won BEST EP R&B/SOUL for February 2016. He also earned a feature article in SOULetter MAGAZINE volume 42.

Currently Delon has a new exciting album called “THE ELECTRIC LOVE MOMENT” which consists of songs that shows his amazing vocal capabilities to smooth sounds of R&B, Soul, touches of Jazz, Funk even Reggae. Delon wanted this album to embrace “LOVE”. Producers are Delon White, ArcAngelo Gorgoni and Vince "PUNCHO" Bonham. One of the songs, "ALL I WANNA DO IS SEE YOU SMILE" produced by Vince "PUNCHO" Bonham

Delon just linked up with AMBYENT RECORDS CEO and Producer Stephen Jerome Ferguson. Delon has his DAYSO Music productions and is a BMI member as well. With his many musical accomplishments he plans on delivering even more for the adult contemporary audience and hopefully encourage the younger generation to listen to his music and sound , and see the dedication that comes from creating real music.

https://www.reverbnation.com/delon

https://www.facebook.com/delon.white


David Case

David Case






Music Composer/ Producer. 

Music Production & Record label presso NEXT MOVE Entertainment