Time to level up! Hire a jazz duo for your next cocktail party, a steel drum player at your next beach themed event, or a pianist to entertain even the most discerning crowd. Find all of the above and so much more, below.
Dean GroupR&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, Rock
Los Angeles, CA
A history of music sort of like the Curious case of Benjamin buttons with a twist of Armadeus meets James Brown. Francois Dean believes that he has a purpose to affect the world through his music. Music has always been an integral part of his life, as Francois grew up in a family of singers and musicians in numbers enough to form their own choir.
Mando CordovaDynamic Funk, Jazz, Latin, Reggae Singer
Los Angeles, CA
Born in the Republic of Panama, Mando was inspired by the festive Caribbean musical influences of the culture. Growing up in a musical household with his father as a jazz trumpet player and mother an incredible vocalist, Mando’s love for music was already in his blood. At age 7, Mando began singing and playing guitar. By the age of 12, he pioneered the first Youth Choir in his local church. Forming the band, “The Young Generation,” at age 14; they played R&B, Funk, Calypso, and Salsa. Soothing souls with his silky voice, Mando has performed in Singapore, Japan, HongKong, Philippines, Australia, Hawaii, and Africa. Currently, Mando takes the vocal lead for the band, “GForce”, singing R&B, Funk, Reggae and Latin ballads. He also sings with the Jazz Quartet, “Mando & Friends.” He has performed with notable musicians such as Llew Matthews, Max Bennett, and many others. His smooth crooner style and emotional rendition of Jazz classics, R&B grooves and Reggae vibes will leave you ecstatic.
Los Angeles, CA
Ask 18 year old musician/singer/songwriter Andrew Bloom what THE most important motivating factor is in his life and he'll look you straight in the eye with a great set of baby blues and say, “Well, it's to play, it's just. . .to play.” Don't be confused though. He does agree that the ultimate goal of the game is to become a star by topping the charts with a hit song, but until that happens, all he wants to do is play music! Oh--and not just in his living room for friends and family. Not even just for a panel of judges on a Reality T.V. competition American Idol. No, what Andrew means when he says "to play” is--to produce music for an audience of people in a concert hall or pub, to entertain, and to get paid for his efforts while doing it. For the record, that's what he means! Interestingly, he is able to accomplish “just playing” on a regular basis, and perhaps it's due to Bloom's style and genre which set him apart from other kids his age who are making an attempt to break into the biz. Yes, he is a Pop Music kid, but he infuses it with old-school elements from some more traditional genres like Classic Rock, Funk, R&B and Soul. Now we're talkin' appeal for more than one generation.
Anthony Crawford BandBass Player/Band Leader
Los Angeles, CA
Anthony moved to Los Angeles and has been actively performing with notable artists such as Erykah Badu, Peabo Bryson, Jeff Lorber, Dave Weckl, Everette Harp, Frank McComb, gospel legend Andrae Crouch, Karen Briggs, Virgil Donati, guitar legend Allan Holdsworth, Eric Marienthal and has released his solo CD titled “Urban Jazz” available November 9th, 2010. Soon after the release of Anthony Crawford’s solo album, he was featured on the front page of “Top 40 Charts” alone with Stevie Wonder and the MTV Movie Awards. Anthony Crawford was also invited to perform at the 2011 Emmy Awards show. In the following months, Anthony joined the Allan Holdsworth band alone with Virgil Donati. Soon after, Anthony was touring with Allan Holdsworth for the European Chapter 2 tour in which Anthony was performing in front of hundreds of people across Europe. After the Allan Holdsworth tour, Anthony teamed up with his long time friend and producer Jonathan Richmond, who has produced hit albums for artists such as Angie Stone, Eric Benet and Anthony Hamilton and together they collaborated on writing music for Anthony’s sophomore album, Urban Jazz – My Story. Through this album, Anthony continued his urban jazz trademark sound. The album also featured artists such as Eric Darius, Frank McComb and legendary drummer, Dave Weckl. Anthony’s songwriting credits also earned him song placements on music for VH1 behind the music with Mary J Blige and has also produced music for Epic recording artist Aaron Sky. Through his album releases, Anthony has been featured in countless magazine and press articles around the world including Rolling Stone Magazine, Bass Player Magazine in Japan, Bass Musician Magazine, Bass Quarterly Magazine in Europe and Basista Magazine in Poland. Anthony Crawford is also recognized as “Most Popular Player” on No Treble.com in their “Player Spotlight Section”. Anthony Crawford is a notable up and coming bassist inspiring generations to come with his unprecedented, eclectic musical talents.
Papermoon GypsysPapermoon Gypsys
Los Angeles, CA
From the rollicking riffs of Kenny "Big Daddy" Williams guitar (Max Bennett, Hollywood Yates, Guitar Shorty, Chris Falsam) to the powerhouse rhythm section. PMG is a fired up, energizing presence who pulls earthy music from its roots and breathes fresh, soulful, rock and roll life into them. PMG a powerful seven piece band with horns. The players include Ray Weston on drum (Tom Jones, Wishbone Ash, Iron Butterfly) Albert Margolis on keys (Meters, Steely Dan) Mark Mora on bass.
Giovana RobinsonGiovana sings with passion connecting audiences
Giovana Robinson’s repertoire include Latin music styles, Latin Jazz and music from her album “Introducing Giovana”. Giovana has performed for over 15 years in a variety of stages like the Philadelphia Art Museum, The Kimmel Center of the Performing Arts, The Woodmere Art Museum, WHYY, The Center City Jazz Festival, Artreach, Rutgers University, UPENN, Villanova University, The Atwater Kent museum, The Sunoco Welcome America 4th of July event on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.
Cameron Marinacoustic Hits from across the decades
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Lead singer of The Borrowers (theborrowersmusic.com) and solo acoustic artist. Cameron Marin is a singer/songwriter. 8 years of experience playing shows, private party, and restaurants. extensive collection of songs to fit any occasion. Over $10,000 of sound and music equipment including Bose PA and Taylor 314 guitar to assure the best quality sound for your event.
Orange County, CA
Mouhammed Bassaj is a Singer/Songwriter and Multi Instrumentalist Musician who started playing drums as his first instrument at the age of 14. Continuing his love and dedication for the instrument and influenced by the likes of great drummers such as John Bonham, Buddy Rich and others, he formed a band with local friends and played the Orange County and L.A. circuit. After many years of drumming, touring and recording in various bands, but all the while honing his craft in music, writing and recording, which includes playing all the instruments, recording and mixing his songs; he continues to write songs and perform live on a regular basis as a solo acoustic artist or fronting his fierce rock n' roll band, The Blue Moon Gurus. His version of Loretta Lynn’s “Miss Being Mrs.” submitted to Jack White's record label, Third Man Records for a worldwide contest held through the label, received acknowledgement and an honorable mention from the label on their website. He also auditioned to be the Lead Vocalist for Stone Temple Pilots through open auditions the band held. His wide range of influences in music and songwriting include genres in Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, Reggae, Middle Eastern and more, which with their influence and his own vision makes him able to create, write and perform his own unique style and sound of music.