The talented Whain Bailey is the nucleus of this delightfully talented feel-good group who take the Calypso classics and reinterpret them to give them new life. Rich textures and colorful images have been woven into the original spirit of the music to create a unique tropical tapestry, interwoven with rich Calypso/Reggae and Jazz, sure to delight listeners of all ages and musical tastes. Steel drums and guitars and fantastic vocals abound. Get ready, because they will take your senses on a journey that will make you feel “Irie”!
The South Beach Flamenco/Gypsy Kings phenomenon reaches a new degree of sophistication and diversity in the music of New Orleans native Bob Folse. A graduate of the world famous Berklee School of Music, this Classical and Jazz trained guitarist has fused several influences and styles into his Flamenco based show (dancers, percussion, guitars) encompassing music by Santana, Paco de Lucia and even Chick Corea. He is equally adept at classical, jazz, pop, and even Mid-Eastern genres.
Tony Succar & The Mixtura Band
Tony Succar and the Mixtura Band are the newest, hottest and most exciting Latin band on the S. Florida scene today. They not only excel in all the Latin forms but can play American music perfectly as well. Swing, Sinatra, Top 40, Rock, and even some Hip Hop are mixed into their dynamic and sensational performances.
Winner of the 1996 “New Times” Best of Miami Award for the best Reggae Band, Ruffhouse is a mainstay on South Beach and Coconut Grove, and is a festival favorite throughout the state. They blend Reggae, Calypso, and Soca with R&B, Blues, Top 40, and Rock to create a sound uniquely inspiring. Ruffhouse was chosen by Fox TV to be the Caribbean band featured during the 1998 Super Bowl broadcast. Versatile and multi-talented, they bring to the stage a special brand of enthusiasm that sets them apart from the pack.
Sophisticated, soulful and fun, Nicole Henry has toured thirteen countries and released three international Top 10-selling jazz CDs, including her latest The Very Thought of You, which reached #7 on the U.S. Billboard Jazz Chart. Nicole’s talent of bringing new life and meaning to lyrics is distinctive, especially when combined with her natural ‘joie de vivre.’ Inspiring audiences with her beautiful, uplifting voice, Nicole was described by Jazz Hot France as having “grace, presence, and a superb and sumptuous voice…a style unseen these days.
A brilliant singer, songwriter and guitarist from Rio de Janeiro, Cezar has been performing to audiences spanning over four continents. With his dynamic virtuosity and unique feel for his audiences, he transforms listeners with his clever lyrics and contagious grooves. But there is no doubt about Cezar’s trademark – a unique rhythmic melting pot that combines his own musical experience and translates it into a stunning mix. A genuine cross-cultural concept that goes from Afro, Pop and Brazilian roots to jazzy melodies over drum’n’bass and other wild beats.
Founded by Scott Marischen, the Jazz Harp Trio and Quartet delivers a unique sound experience encompassing classical, modern, jazz, latin and popular music. This ensemble has been performing together for many years, and provides several different combinations of talented professional players. Instrumentation includes harp, acoustic bass, percussion, violin, flute, sax and any other orchestral instruments appropriate for the size and scope of your event.
Dee Dee Wilde
One of South Florida’s most dynamic and captivating entertainers, Dee can sing low and sweet like Sade or tempestuous like Chaka or dramatic like Whitney. She has performed as a soloist on the LP’s of some impressive artists; James Brown, Phyliss Hyman, Howard Hewitt, INXS, Gerald Albright and Gerald Alston. Dee Dee has had two of her own hits form her two albums, “No Way Out” and “Getaway”. Her group is tight and versatile and their performances full of warmth and good cheer.
The hottest up-and-coming cover band in the business! Everything from pop to rock, from rap to disco! EVOLUTION brings unique energy to the stage with their latest dance moves and their young and alluring image! The band entertains so well that your guests are guaranteed to get on the dance floor! EVOLUTION makes every event unforgettable and leaves your guests with that OMG feeling.