|CHELLE! & Friends|
CHELLE! & Friends, celebrates the music of New Orleans, its Creole people and their remarkable heritage. CHELLE! & Friends is the ultimate representation of the sound of New Orleans. CHELLE! & Friends showcases the vocals of director/founder Michelle Jacques, Rhonda Crane, Jay Lamont and Bryan Dyer, (all formerly of the legendary a capella group “Street Sounds”) along with instrumentalists Donna Viscuso, Sam Bevan, Bob Scott and Ken “Snake Bite” Jacobs.
|See them on Tuesday evening at 8:25pm (Booth #825)|
With smoky intensity and jaw dropping range Mark Masri delivers a spine tingling set. Part Andrea Bocelli, part Luther Vandross, this soulful tenor has been bringing audiences in North America to their feet with his recent tour. He has a charismatic and powerful stage presence and is a seasoned performer. The Boston Globe says “he melts the hearts of female audience members like warm chocolate”. New York City Pops conductor Steven Reineke says Masri is “one of those rare finds; a tenor with an astounding and sensuous voice”.
|See them on Wednesday evening at 11:45pm (Booth #827)|
|Susie Hansen Latin Band|
|A blue-eyed, blond, female electric-violinist leading one of LA’s hottest Afro-Cuban Latin jazz ensembles? Definitely! Susie Hansen’s new CD, Representante de la Salsa, hit the streets four weeks ago, and has already garnered great reviews around the world. MidwestRecord.com says, "Without a false note anywhere, this might just be the perfect summer record." The LA Times says, "Hansen is a ball of energy." In Italy, www.Salsa.it writes, "The more you hear these tracks, the more they reward you."
The band is a crowd pleaser with Susie’s powerful jazz violin solos, authentic vocals by her Cubano lead singer and a driving rhythm section. As Susie proclaims, "We aim for the feet!"
|See them on Tuesday evening at 8:00pm (Booth #133)|