Performers

Vocalists

Annie, a California girl,  followed her country muse to Nashville. She won fans nationwide on American Idol Season 8 In 2015. Rolling Stone named her one of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know”.Inspired by the iconic Johnny Cash, she’s performed for male and female inmates at prisons across the country. A tomboy growing up, Annie’s video “Crooked Halo” highlights groundbreaking females in traditionally male pursuits like skateboarding and motorcycle racing

Annie Bosko

Vocalist

As a singer-songwriter, Annie’s influences range from world music to classic rock, soul to electronica to American folk and blues – She fronts the eclectic, multi-cultural band Melou – Melou was founded in a Guatemalan tequila bar when the Boston-based Goodchild met the Dutch guitarist Maarten Swaan – In 2016 she released her solo debut EP, the unpredictable “A Random Physical Sensation”

Annie Goodchild

Vocalist

The saucy Ariana is the daughter of the dirtiest of the Dirty Dozen, Telly “Kojak” Savalas A multi-talented singer and actress, Ariana is the star of a popular cabaret show that’s earned her accolades as this generation’s Bette Midler or a modern-day Mae West She grew up living an Eloise-like existence in Los Angeles’ Sheraton Universal Hotel, then was schooled by nuns at a convent school in Minnesota Ariana gained notable stage experience as a member of Playhouse West, the repertory theater company co-founded by Jeff Goldblum She’s starred in two independent films and made a guest appearance on the CBS hit drama Criminal Minds

Ariana Savalas

Vocalist

Just when she’s wowed you with her multi-octave voice, Aubrey Logan will knock you out with her trombone skills Aubrey is a graduate of Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music She won the top vocal competitions at Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival She refers to the room where she writes her music her “solitary confinement chamber” – a little ominous for the beauty that comes out of it! Platinum-selling jazz saxophonist Dave Koz has singled out Aubrey for being “the total package… in a class all by herself”

Aubrey Logan

Vocalist

Blake was the runner-up on American Idol Season 6 – During the show’s semi-final round he introduced his alter ego, Jimmie Walker Blue, a character he created in high school – He sang as a member of the a cappella group Kickshaw for four years before going solo under the name Bshorty – Since Idol, Blake has released three albums: “A.D.D. (Audio Day Dream)” (2007), “Heartbreak on Vinyl” (2009), and “Portrait of a Chameleon” (2014)

Blake Lewis

Vocalist

Brielle mixes modern pop edge with yesterday’s bluesy, smoky tones to give her musical storytelling grit – Music runs in the family — Brielle’s dad was a doo-wop vocalist – She was a semi-finalist on Season 11 of American Idol – Brielle’s YouTube videos have amassed over 2 million views, garnering attention from Billboard.com, Mashable, RyanSeacrest.com, Hollywood Gossip, Philip Phillips, and Haley Williams of Paramore

Brielle Von Hugel

Vocalist

Caroline was only 14 when she dazzled Scott during the 2015 #PMJSearch competition – She skipped an English quiz at school to fly to L.A. and record her PMJ debut, Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” – The Chicago native began singing and playing instruments at her piano-teacher mom’s school, ABC Music Academy – By 15 she was leading two bands: Profusion and Caroline & the Priority (CTP)

Caroline Baran

Vocalist

Casey held his own next to Jack Black on Season 10 of American Idol

His eclectic third album, “Put a Spell On You,” was recorded in a decommissioned Brooklyn church and includes covers of “Georgia on My Mind” and “The Fintstones”

Casey not only rocks, he rocks a man bun like nobody’s business

Casey Abrams

Vocalist

Chloe follows a long line of spirited clarinet-wielders from New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz – She spent three years on tour with rootsy singer-songwriter Pokey LaFarge, which brought her to the stages of the Late Show with David Letterman and A Prairie Home Companion – In NOLA, she’s a full-time member of the Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band

Chloe Feoranzo

Vocalist/Woodwinds

Cristina’s a perfect fit for PMJ: her bio reads only, “I left my heart in 1945” – She was born in the Philippines and grew up between Italy, various parts of Africa, and northern Virginia – Besides her entrancing voice, Cristina’s trademark is her vibrant, wide-legged #gattipants

Cristina Gatti

Vocalist

Dani was born into the biz – both of her parents were musicians She created the Jack Dani 90s Rock Review, an electrifying show covering all your favorite rock hits of the 1990s, from Blink-182 to Oasis to Metallica The flame-haired singer has been featured in Las Vegas stage productions including “Fantasy” and “Show in the Sky” A clip of Dani rehearsing for Live It Up Productions’s show “Top Rock” went viral, clocking more than 13 million views She’s made six tours to Iraq and Afghanistan to perform for the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces

Dani Armstrong

Vocalist

Demi is a member of the Bessie Award-winning company Dorrance Dance She performed in “A Salute to the Presidential Scholars” at the Kennedy Center and at the high-profile YoungArts Gala, both under the direction of renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones Demi was named one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 To Watch” in 2014 In addition to performing, Demi also teaches dance around the world As she revealed to Scott Bradlee, Demi’s spirit animal is the tiger

Demi Remick

Vocalist

Haley made it all the way to third place on American Idol Season 10 – She made her stage debut on her 9th birthday, sporting a Princess Leia hairdo and joining her parents’ band, Midnight, at a tattoo convention – The first Idol alum to perform at Lollapalooza, Haley recently released her third album, “What’s That Sound?” (with special guest Scott Bradlee)

Haley Reinhart

Vocalist

Hannah leads the band Hannah Gill & The Hours, which combines 70s lo-fi pop/rock with contemporary soul and blues The band teams the vocal powerhouse with skilled guitarist, songwriter and arranger Brad Hammonds She started the band when she was 18 – though her voice shows off a maturity beyond those years She got started with a Christmas present – a ukulele that was her main instrument until she could get her hands on a guitar Another pivotal moment came with a birthday present – for her 16 th , her father brought her to a NYC recording studio to cut a pair of cover songs

Hannah Gill

Vocalist

Jax came in third on Season 14 of American Idol – The New York native’s firefighter father was injured on duty during the 9/11 attacks – In 2016, Jax revealed that she was battling thyroid cancer

JAX

Vocalist

Dutch-born Jennie competed on The Voice of Holland – Perez Hilton called her acoustic version of Katy Perry’s “Firework” the best audition ever for a singing competition – Her YouTube videos caught the eye (and ear) of Joss Stone, who invited Jennie to open for her in the Netherlands and France

Jennie Lena

Vocalist

Jillian hails from the South Coast of Massachusetts and began singing at just 2 years old In 2007, she was crowned Miss Massachusetts Teen America She made her television debut in 2012 on Fox’s The X Factor, where she made it all the way to the Top 24 The next year she made the Top 30 on American Idol, where she performed her original song “In Your Arms” Jillian has used her high-profile appearances to speak out on issues like bullying, eating disorders and depression

Jillian Jensen

Vocalist

Joey’s skills are as offbeat and varied as her hair colors: her instruments of choice include accordion and ukulele – Prior to nailing her audition for American Idol Season 14 (where she made it all the way to #7), Joey moved to New Orleans and busked on street corners – She’s toured with the Richmond-based indie band Mammoth Indigo and recorded with her own group, The Partyraddlers – Joey’s empowering motto is “Stay you – Stay weird – Stay positive”

Joey Cook

Vocalist

Kenton initially gained national attention on NBC’s The Sing-Off, as music director for the vocal group The Backbeats He’s toured the U.S. opening for Ben Folds He’s also shared the stage with giants like Sheryl Crow, Sara Bareilles, Stevie Wonder, and Passion Pit As an L.A.-based session singer, his versatile voice has been heard on numerous theatrical and television projects In his free time, Kenton enjoys improvisational cooking and listening to NPR – two pursuits that show off his creative flair and tasteful wit

Kenton Chen

Vocalist

LaVance fell in love with music at the age of three, growing up listening to gospel music By the time he was 18, LaVance was singing backup for R&B greats Kenny Lattimore and Chanté Moore From 2005 to 2008, LaVance lived in Osaka, Japan performing in shows at Universal Studios Japan including a tribute to Michael Jackson He’s performed with such amazing vocalists as Beyoncé, Diana Ross, and Pharrell Williams, whom he accompanied on the Ellen Degeneres Show LaVance took center stage as the lead singer of Xpress, a band that toured five-star hotels throughout Asia

LaVance Colley

Vocalist / MC

Lisa is a versatile and talented singer, songwriter and lyricist She inherited her love of music from her grandfather, a Hungarian classical pianist, and her grandmother, a modern dancer Lisa’s father was a jazz fanatic, and started her studying classical trumpet when she was 9 years old Lisa recorded her Kickstarter-funded debut album with Grammy-nominated producer Rob Mounsey, who has worked with Madonna, Paul Simon, and Rihanna, among others Her celebrity fans include Billy Joel, who sang along at one of her weekly NYC residencies, and Hank Azaria, who invited her to be the musical act for his Celebrity Poker Night

Lisa Gary

Vocalist

Maiya competed as part of Team Pharrell on Season 7 of The Voice – She’s sung back-up for such heavy-hitters as Macy Gray, The Black-Eyed Peas, Joss Stone and Rita Ora, and was featured in the almost-Oscar-winner La La Land – Maiya studied with two of jazz’s most iconic vocalists: Nina Simone and Betty Carter – She sings lead for the band The Endangered and is planning to release two of her own albums: one featuring original music, the other a big band tribute to jazz legends Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley

Maiya Sykes

Vocalist

While attending Berklee College of Music, Mario was a member of the award-winning a cappella group Pitch Slapped – He’s performed or recorded with such superstars as Pentatonix, Prince, Justin Bieber, John Legend and B.B. King – Every Friday, Mario posts a one-minute cover featuring a special guest to Instagram. #DuetFridays

Mario Jose

Vocalist

You’d never guess it now, but Melinda was tone deaf as a child. Her choir teacher begged her not to sing, asking her to silently move her mouth instead – Despite the discouragement she stuck with it, wowing a school talent show in grade 7 and eventually the judges on American Idol Season 6 – She’s sung backup for Aretha Franklin, Michael McDonald and Aaron Neville, and headlines her own show, the Great American Soulbook, with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Melinda Doolittle

Vocalist

A Detroit native, Miche was a protégé of Motown musicians Thomas “Beans” Bowles and Funk Brothers bandleader Earl Van Dyke, as well as jazz master Harold McKinney – As an actor, she’s played music icons Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Sister Rosetta Tharpe in stage productions – Miche did vocal arrangements for the Spike Lee film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus and has recorded and performed with jazz saxophone titan James Carter

Miche Braden

Vocalist

Morgan has released two albums of her own soulful music: Hunter (2014) and Reckless Abandon (2017) – She’s also released two cover collections, one a live tribute to jazz icon Nina Simone, the other an homage to Joni Mitchell’s classic Blue on the album’s 45th anniversary – Morgan made her Broadway debut in 2010 in The Addams Family with Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth, and has gone on to star in Motown: The Musical and Godspell

Morgan James

Vocalist

The multi-talented Mykal studied classical music at Florida State University, but come veer from soul to jazz to gospel to Broadway showtunes in the space of a single song – He’s appeared on Broadway in Motown: The Musical and Hair, and toured with The Book of Mormon and appeared in the world premiere of Marley – He stars in his own cabaret show, [email protected], at the New York City club Feinstein’s/54 Below

Mykal Kilgore

Vocalist

Nicole’s latest album, Goodnight Rhonda Lee, traces her struggle with sobriety, with coincided with her father’s battle with lung cancer – Through that difficult process she was encouraged by her longtime friend, singer Chris Isaak – Nicole recorded vocals for David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s album Here Lies Love and covered Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” for the tribute album Dead Man’s Town

Nicole Atkins

Vocalist

Olivia joined the PMJ family when she won our 2017 #PMJSearch contest She won with her Sarah Vaughan-flavored cover of Maroon 5’s “Sunday Morning” Olivia grew up in Dallas, TX, but decided to try her luck on the NYC jazz scene at the age of 16 Katy Perry herself was wowed with Olivia’s PMJ debut, our swingin’ cover of “Last Friday Night” Watching the video for Glamour Magazine, Katy lauded the “cartwheels” Olivia does her voice, saying, “This is how I’m gonna sing this song when I turn, like, 70.”

Olivia Kuper Harris

Vocalist

– Rayvon finished in 4th place on American Idol Season 14 – On Valentine’s Day weekend 2016, Rayvon came out as gay in his video for “Can’t Fight It,” which ended with him sharing a kiss with LGBT activist Shane Bitney Crone – Shane proposed to Rayvon in March 2018, onstage at a Demi Lovato concert

Rayvon Owen

Vocalist

Robyn has been with PMJ since the beginning She was in the spotlight on some of our breakthrough hits, including viral favorites like “Thrift Shop” and “We Can’t Stop.” In addition to being a knockout singer, Robyn is an actress and a pinup model She’s also an active member of the NYC theater scene, performing in Moliere’s “The Flying Doctor” and the immersive production “Speakeasy Dollhouse: Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic” Robyn’s been seen on TV on shows like Good Morning America, Fuse TV and VH1 Morning Buzz

Robyn Adele Anderson

Vocalist

Born in Chicago, Sara sought her fortune out west in California Since making the move over a decade ago, she’s starred on Broadway, appeared in television and film, and performed for 50,000 people in Times Square This summer, Sara released her first full-length album, Travel Light She sparked up a collaboration with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Richard Marx, recording with him and appearing on his CD/DVD A Night Out With Friends Ellen DeGeneres caught one of Sara’s videos online and immediately invited her to appear on The Ellen Show

Sara Niemietz

Vocalist

– What a world, what a world: Shoshana was the first actress to take over the role of Elphaba from Idina Menzel in the Broadway production of Wicked – The Portland native has released four albums of her own – most recently Spectrum, which features big band arrangements of songs by The Beatles and Frank Sinatra, among others – In 2011 she wrote and starred in her own musical, Dear John Mayer

Shoshana Bean

Vocalist

Still in her early 20s, Tara got her start at the age of 6, at an elementary school talent show By the age of 15 she’d written more songs than The Beatles Tara had performed more than 300 shows in and around L.A. by the time she was old enough to vote Showing off the fact that she’s more than just an amazing voice, Tara wrote and produced her debut EP Mainstream entirely by herself In addition to being a perfect fit for PMJ’s retro style, she flexes her more modern muscles by writing and recording vocals for the EDM scene

Tara Louise

Vocalist

Von first caught the world’s attention when his version of “And I Am Telling You (I’m Not Going)” from Dreamgirls went viral on YouTube Lady Gaga personally chose him to be the opening act for her 2012 Australian tour That experience was captured for television on E!’s Opening Act Von was one of the Top 17 finalists on American Idol Season 8 His powerful voice has fronted symphony orchestras conducted by the late Marvin Hamlisch, the legendary EGOT-winning composer and conductor

Von Smith

Vocalist

Vonzell was the second runner-up on American Idol Season 4 You might also know her as “Baby V” If you missed her on Idol, you may have seen her on The Tyra Banks Show or Live with Regis and Kelly, or on the Broadway stage She also served as spokesperson for the United States Postal Service Want to know more? Vonzell lays it all out on her autobiographical album True Story

Vonzell Solomon

Vocalist

Tappers

– The New York Times referred to Alex as “multi-talented” – kind of an understatement considering he’s a dancer, choreographer, teacher, researcher and singer-songwriter – Since 2009, he’ss entertained audiences as dance captain for Andrew J. Nemr’s tap company, Cats Paying Dues – As “Jumpsuit Alex,” he is the passionate, tap dancing hype man for the Grammy Award-winning kindie band Tim and the Space Cadets – An accomplished singer-songwriter and guitarist, he’s blended folk and jazz influences on two full-length albums, 2011’s “Footprints” and 2015’s “Seasons and Shadows”

Alex MacDonald

Tap

– A Los Angeles native, Anissa is not only a dazzling tap dancer but also a dance instructor and fashion designer – She’s a member of Syncopated Ladies, whose Beyoncé Tap Salute was endorsed by Queen Bey herself (“They killed it!”) – Anissa has also appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, and was seen in Amazon’s Original Series The Last Tycoon with Kelsey Grammer – She hopes to combine her love and passion of tap dancing with fashion to create the ultimate experience for the arts

Anissa Lee

Tap

Dancing runs in Lee’s veins; both his grandmother and mother were dancers His mom even shared the stage with the legendary Sammy Davis Jr.! Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Lee was the only boy in a class full of girls when he began studying dance When he was just 12, Lee was invited by his teacher, Bril Barrett, to join his acclaimed M.A.D.D. Rhythms dance company “Lee How,” as he’s known on stage, is multi-talented: besides being a mind-blowing dancer, he’s also a rapper, songwriter and producer

Lee Howard

Tap Dance

Sarah is a dancer, choreographer and instructor who has emerged as one of the new leaders in the art form of tap dance She’s made several appearances on Fox’s hit show So You Think You Can Dance (she does, and she can!) By the age of only 15, Sarah had been named one of Dance Spirit Magazine’s “20 Hot Tappers Under 20” and was named one of the “25 To Watch” in Dance Magazine Sarah performed at Madison Square Garden for the opening of the NY Knicks’ 2013- 2014 season She heads her own dance company, Tap Music Project, and co-founded the duo Sole Sisters with fellow tap dancer Melinda Sullivan

Sarah Reich

Tap Dancer

Instruments

– Adam hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and studied at Connecticut’s Hartt School of Music – He also earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree at Brooklyn Law School, which is good to know if the band ever gets into legal trouble – An avid outdoorsman, Adam’s run two marathons and backpacked in Patagonia – He owns the company Redux Booking, which has booked bands for Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s restaurant near Times Square and for Demetria Lucas’ wedding, which aired on Bravo’s Blood Sweat & Heels

Adam Kubota

Bass

Arthur is a native of Tucson, AZ, who brings his desert roots to the jazz he plays in his adopted home of Brooklyn With his band, Arthur Vint & Associates, Arthur has released two albums, including the spaghetti western-influenced Death Rides a Horse He’s definitely not camera-shy, having appeared onscreen in episodes of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Cinemax’s The Knick, and the blockbuster film John Wick When not on stage at other jazz clubs, Arthur can be found tending bar at one: NY’s iconic Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village

Arhur Vint

Drums

– Ok, despite the name, Ben actually plays lots of different instruments, including clarinet, flute, trumpet, melodica, piano, guitar, and, of course, sax – He’s joined the Dave Matthews Band as a featured performer, and played with the likes of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Neil Patrick Harris, 10,000 Maniacs, Blind Boys of Alabama, Rebirth Brass Band and Thundercat – He leads the jazz-funk quartet Ben And Friends and co-foudned the jazz trio The Owlz – Ben’s a longtime staple of the Brooklyn music scene, playing all sorts of music to crowds ranging from 20 to 20,000

Ben The Sax Guy

Saxophone

– Dave was born into music – his grandmother was Audrey Olsen, a legendary choral director and piano teacher – When he’s not playing with PMJ, he plays with the bands People Vs. Larsen and Kennan Moving Company – He passes his knowledge on to a younger generation as a teacher at New York’s Larchmont Music Academy

Dave Tedeschi

Drums

– It would be easier to list the things that Gunhild doesn’t do: she sings, tap dances, and plays a laundry list of instruments – Switching between trombone, trumpet, bagpipes, harp piano, oboe and more is impressive, but she’s best know for playing three trumpets at the same time – Gunhild is “royally” entertaining – she performed with her big band at Sweden’s royal palace for the Ruby Jubilee of King Carl XVI Gustaf

Gunhild Carling

One Woman Band

– Jacob has toured the world with everyone from jazz innovator Christian Scott to fellow PMJ regular Casey Abrams to Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane – You may have caught his appearance on an episode of Glee – He’s based in Los Angeles and is a full-time member of The Legendary Mike Posner Band

Jacob Scesney

Woodwinds

– Jesse is a gifted pianist, not to be confused with the martial arts master and self-help guru. Our Jesse will not hurt you – He’s a four-time ASCAP Award-winning composer who wrote the score for the Off-Broadway hit “The Art of Circus”v – In partnership with Carnegie Hall, Jesse worked with vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles on songwriting workshops for inmates at Sing Sing Penitentiary and for teenagers in NYC

Jesse Elder

Piano

– Lemar has played with everyone from hitmakers (Robin Thicke, Jennifer Hudson) to jazz legends (Reggie Workman, Charles Tolliver) – He started playing with a 5-year stint in the renowned USC Marching Band, which performed with Outkast, George Clinton, and System of a Down, among others – Raphael Saadiq invited him to join the house band for the Maya Rudolph Show

Lemar Guillary

Trombone

Martin has the best job description in the PMJ family. Ask him what he does, and he’ll tell you: “I hit things for a living.” The versatile drummer has played alongside jazz greats like Wynton Marsalis and the late Charlie Haden, and toured with Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna and indie rock band GIVERS, among plenty of others Martin’s also been music director for a number of hilarious comedians, including Tom Papa, Todd Glass, and the Flyover Comedy tour with David Koechner, Kevin Hart and Shawn Wayans

Martin Diller

Drums

– Nick is an in-demand jazz trombonist with four acclaimed albums under his own name, including the most recent, 2018’s No Arrival – His mom is an internationally recognized flutist, and Nick started to excel in high school, performing at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual Essentially Ellington competition – Nick got his masters at the prestigious Juilliard school, where he was mentored by jazz legend and Saturday Night Live trombonist Steve Turre

Nick Finzer

Trombone

A native of Tokyo, Japan, Steve is based in Brooklyn, where he’s an in-demand member of the NYC jazz scene (not to mention the PMJ family) He co-leads the trio Double Bass Double Voice with singers Emily Braden (who guested on our version of “It Ain’t Me” with the Mudbug Brass Band) and Nancy Harms He’s played with NEA Jazz Masters (Toshiko Akiyoshi), cabaret comediennes (Bridget Everett) and pop superstars (Lady Gaga) Scott is the house bassist at Duane Park, Manhattan’s premier burlesque club Most importantly, he dons a pink gorilla suit to perform as Pinky with the iconic NYC band The Xylopholks, earning high praise from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg: “You look ridiculous.”

Steve Whipple

Bass

– Tim is the host of Sprout’s Sunny Side Up, which has hosted a guest appearance by former First Lady Michelle Obama – He won the Best Children’s Album Grammy Award in 2016 for his album Home – Besides being PMJ’s unstoppable Tambourine Guy, Tim has played bass for America’s Got Talent and written songs for Sesame Street and other shows

Tim Kubart (Tambourine Guy)

Tambourine

– Before joining PMJ, Todd served as music director for literally hundreds of Hollywood stars and theater legends, being named BroadwayWorld’s “Musical Director of the Year” in 2013 – His incredible roster of collaborators includes Tom Jones, Angela Lansbury, Liza Minnelli, Josh Gad, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jason Alexander and countless others – Also a gifted composer and performer, Todd has released five albums of original music and written for TV shows on Lifetime, Showtime, Cinemax and elsewhere

Todd Schroeder

Piano