Great Jazz Divas
For 10 years Davis and Dow have wowed audiences with masterful performances of the music made famous by jazz legends Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and others. This is a multimedia show which incorporates beautiful black and white slides, and historical interview sound bites. It is a vibrant way to celebrate women, music, and history. One hour lecture and/or two hour concert format available. Booked as a Duo up to a Quintet.
Multi award winning Jazz duo Davis and Dow have chemistry. Soul mates that are two strong halves of one BIG sound. Their style is deeply rooted in the classic Jazz tradition but with a playfulness that keeps the music fresh and fun. Their arrangements are unique and inventive, always seeking a new approach to everything they do.
Recognized as one of the finest and most versatile Jazz singers of her generation,
Julie Davis is everything from scat-singer to balladeer. She grew up listening to the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and others on her parent's extensive vinyl collection. Singing Jazz came naturally to Julie from a young age. "A confident singer with a compelling stage presence who possesses a wry kittenish voice with claws."
"She is a stylist that seeks an original twist on everything she performs; a risk-taker who's scatting suggests she learned in her bassinet". Now she feels it is her turn to expose newer generations to a young American art form called Jazz. Kelly Dow is a world-class guitarist who's primary influences are Joe Pass, Jimmy Bruno, Django Reinhardt and the modern day European gypsy Jazz virtuosos. He blends Be-Bop, Blues, Flamenco and Classical styles to create a strong individual sound delivered with sensitivity, power, and creativity. "Simply orchestral in support" "Swinging" "Fat" "Multi-hued" and "Unexpected" are a few words that critics have used to describe his performance.
Together as Davis & Dow, they've toured Japan, London, and New York, composed and performed original music for the TV show FoodNation with Bobby Flay, and produced Great Jazz Divas: a multimedia show that celebrates women, music, and history. Their CD Naked won Best Jazz Album-Florida Music Awards, and was featured in JazzTimes Magazines' year in review issue. D&D were voted Best Jazz Artists-New Times Magazine and Julie Davis was voted Best Jazz Vocalist-City Link Magazine. Recent performances include the A concert for the Gold Coast Jazz Society at the Broward Center for Performing Arts, a Penn State University tour, and they were awarded a juried showcase at the prestigious Performing Arts Exchange in Louisville, KY. For the third consecutive time, Davis and Dow were awarded a two year grant by the Florida Cultural Arts Division to perform in underserved communities.
"Davis and Dow are the real thing; exciting to hear and watch". Loverly, their latest CD, which features Federico Britos on violin with a full ensemble, celebrates their love for gypsy Jazz. The CD has been played all over the world including the Sirius Satellite Jazz station and has won high critical praise.
A simply perfect mix of soulful Brazilian Jazz - Rose Max and Ramatis Moraes were born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, the capital of Bossa Nova and Samba. They have won countless awards and have become highly recognized in the Brazilian, Latin, and American music worlds. The beautiful voice of Rose Max and the genuine Brazilian acoustic guitar of Ramatis create a magical and musical experience that takes the audience on a trip to the beaches, mountains, streets, and bars of Rio de Janeiro without leaving the room.
Rose Max and Ramatis Moraes have performed internationally in shows ranging from their celebrated duo to concerts with symphony orchestras. They have won many awards including "Best Brazilian Singer," Best Musician," Best Lounge Act, Best Brazilian Producer, Miami New Times Awards, and Brazilian Press Awards.
Paul Shewchuk: Known for his high-energy, swinging bass lines, lyrical solos and solid groove, bassist Paul Shewchuk has performed at concerts, venues, and Jazz festivals worldwide. An "in demand" player, Paul has performed with notable artists such as Arturo Sandoval, Wynton Marsalis, George Benson, Paul Anka, Randy Brecker, Larry Coryell, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Russell Malone, big bands such as Jimmy Dorsey, Larry Elgar, Cab Calloway to name a few. Paul has also recorded with several notable artists which have placed in the top of the Jazz charts in the USA and Japan. Paul's formal background includes earning a Bachelors degree from McGill University in Montreal in Jazz Performance and a Masters Degree (magna cum laude) in Jazz Pedagogy at the University of Miami.
Goetz Kujack: Grammy-nominated drummer/percussionist hailing from Bremen, Germany, Goetz has appeared with Randy Brecker, Toots Thielemans, Raul Midon, Sammy Figueroa, Charlie Musselwhite, Kenny Drew Jr, Tom Harrell, and countless others. He won a Grammy nomination in 2005 with Sammy Figueroa's Latin Jazz Explosion and has toured the world with sensational guitarist/vocalist Raul Midon.
Introducing Jazil Brazz, a brand new group composed of two multi award-winning groups combined into one incredible show.
America's original art form "Jazz" meets the passionate rhythms of the music of Brazil in the unique and exciting show JAZIL BRAZZ, featuring two dynamic, award-winning singers, with two virtuoso 7 string guitarists and an international rhythm section hailing from the USA, Brazil, Canada, and Germany.