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Aly Ryan

Vocalist

Aly Ryan

Indie Sensation Aly Ryan, whose debut single “No Parachute” became the second biggest pop song on SoundCloud, charting at number 1 in Germany, Russia, France, The Netherlands and New Zealand for months while becoming a top 10 in almost every other country was born in Germany to parents who were foreign correspondents in Moscow, Russia. Traveling extensively throughout her childhood she learned several languages and experienced vastly different cultures and musical traditions, an experience that shapes her songwriting and approach towards music making in general.

At 16 and already a self-taught multi instrumentalist and songwriter, Ryan moved to L.A and saw it as the next step in her music career. She has since been written about in Billboard, Nylon, Popcrush and many other acclaimed press outlets.
“Certainly laying down a solid foundation for future success.” Complex Magazine
In 2019 she participated in the german national final for the Eurovision Song Contest and her single ‘Wear Your Love’ soon debuted on the German charts. In November she collaborated with Italian DJ Vinai on the single ‘5AM’ which is already close to a million streams on Spotify.
Ryan announced the release of a new single featuring Ugly God for January 10th, 2020.
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Annie Bosko

Vocalist

Annie Bosko

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

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Annie Goodchild

Vocalist

Annie Goodchild

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”

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Ariana Savalas

Vocalist

Ariana Savalas

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

Aubrey Logan

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”

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Benny Benack II

Vocalist and Trumpet

Benny Benack II

Trumpeter/Vocalist Benny Benack III can truly do it all, with a swaggering soul and the chops to back up the panache. When he’s not Emceeing for PMJ, he tours the world with his own quartet, having just released his new solo album “A Lot of Livin’ to Do” in 2020, featuring notable Jazz bass luminary Christian McBride. Follow Benny’s Jazz adventures on Instagram, where he loves connecting with his fans from around the world: @bbjazziii

Blake Lewis

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)

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Brielle Von Hugel

Vocalist

Brielle Von Hugel

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

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Caroline Baran

Vocalist

Caroline Baran

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)

Casey Abrams

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

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Chloe Feoranzo

Vocalist/Woodwinds

Chloe Feoranzo

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

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Cristina Gatti

Vocalist

Cristina Gatti

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

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Dani Armstrong

Vocalist

Dani Armstrong

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

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David Simmons Jr.

Vocalist

David Simmons Jr.

David Simmons Jr. is the PMJ Search Winner of 2018! Originally from Kansas City, David moved to LA to pursue big dreams. He grew up singing, but always wanted to do it professionally and finally got that chance with PMJ! In 2019, he was given the opportunity to tour all year with PMJ, including New Zealand and Australia at the Sydney Opera House. Keep and eye out for what David has next!

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Emily Goglia

Vocalist

Emily Goglia

Emily is so excited to join the #PMJfam! You’ve seen her sing with Christina Aguilera in her “MasterClass” online video, or you may have caught her in FOX’s “Grease, Live!” or on NBC’s “The Sing Off” leading the fierce female powerhouse group, ELEMENT. Some of her favorite theatre roles are “Maureen” in RENT, and the title role of EVITA. She has performed her one-woman show “STAGES” to sold out crowds at New York’s hottest supper clubs such as Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Metropolitan Room, LA’s Rockwell Table & Stage, and most recently the Hollywood Fringe Festival where she was nominated for best solo performance and won the Encore Award. Throughout the year, Emily travels the world with the USO Show Troupe performing for the military and their families. She’s also a proud USC grad and has a cat named Hercules.

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Emma Hatton

Vocalist

Emma Hatton

Born and raised in South West England, Emma was raised on jazz, blues and soul, cutting her teeth as a vocalist in the bars and clubs of the UK. She is often seen treading the boards in the West End theatres, having played the roles of Elphaba and Eva Peron, to name a few. She is an incredibly versatile vocalist and has released two jazz EP’s ‘Merry Christmas, Darling’ and ‘Thirty Three and Third’ on vinyl.

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Gilmarie Villanueva

Vocalist

Gilmarie Villanueva

Gilmarie Villanueva is a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter mostly known for her appearance in several reality shows like: “El Factor X” (The X Factor Latin), “La Banda” and “La Voz Kids” (The Voice Kids Latin) season one and two. She is the first vocalist from Arecibo Puerto Rico who has won a Scholarship from Berklee College of Music and from the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation. Gilmarie is a current Berklee College of music student and she is White Castle’s new Spanish language ambassador.

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Grace Kelly

Vocalist and Saxophone

Grace Kelly

Millennial singer/saxophonist/songwriter prodigy Grace Kelly has played over 900 shows as bandleader across the world and recently won Song of the Year for the ballad “Feels Like Home” in the 2018 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Her latest album GO TiME: Live in LA features the state-of-the-art brand of electro jazz-pop and inventive digital content that plants her at the forefront of the fusion scene. Kelly’s virtuosic talent, playful stylings, and infectious positivity create an exuberant musical journey for audiences, both at live shows and as a featured performer in film & TV works like Amazon’s Emmy-nominated original series “Bosch” and the 2017 Emmy-winning Yamaha production “The Right Note.” She has been profiled by CNN.com, Glamour, and Vanity Fair as a “Millennial Shaking up the Jazz World” and collaborates with artists across the musical world, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jon Batiste, Questlove, Gloria Estefan, and Too Many Zooz.

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Haley Reinhart

Vocalist

Haley Reinhart

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)

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Hannah Gill

Vocalist

Hannah Gill

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

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JAX

Vocalist

JAX

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

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Jennie Lena

Vocalist

Jennie Lena

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

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Jillian Jensen

Vocalist

Jillian Jensen

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

Joey Cook

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”

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Juliette Goglia

Vocalist

Juliette Goglia

Juliette has been working professionally since the age of 7. She played Eve, Michael J Fox’s daughter in his eponymous NBC show and was also a series regular on Hulu’s Resident Advisors. She has guest starred on dozens of tv shows, including Scandal, CSI, Mike & Molly, Veronica Mars, Two and a Half Men, and That’s So Raven, as well as movies like Fired Up! and Easy A. When she is not on set, Juliette is writing and performing her own music which is available on all streaming platforms- and she loves letting loose with PMJ. Follow her socials @juliettegoglia

Kenton Chen

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

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LaVance Colley

Vocalist / MC

LaVance Colley

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

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Maris

Vocalist

Maris

Maris is a young singer/songwriter, based out of NYC but originally from Montana, that entered the PMJ search when she was 16. Maris was runner up and through social media, she connected with the Scott and the PMJ team and was lucky enough to fly out and film “Jolene”! Thus the beginning of her PMJ journey began. Soon after, “Still Into You” was filmed.

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Michael Cunio

Vocalist

Michael Cunio

Described as “the demon spawn of Freddie Mercury & Janis Joplin” Cunio came to national attention as “the electrifying wailer” in the PBS retro-rock group Under the Streetlamp. His “gloriously gritty” solo album Back Alley Soul debuted at #6 on iTunes R&B/Soul charts and prior to that he’s starred on Broadway, Nat’l Tours and was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. @Cunio4

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Lauren Tyler Scott

Vocalist

Lauren Tyler Scott

Lauren Tyler Scott was raised under the neon lights of Las Vegas and moved to Los Angeles 8 years ago to pursue her dreams of music and performance. She attended the University of Southern California, where she studied jazz and musical theater, and now focuses on her passions as a singer-songwriter. Lauren has traveled the world singing, and has performed with seasoned artists such as Moby and at renowned venues like The Hollywood Bowl. She is thrilled to have joined the PMJ family thanks to her entry in the #pmjsearch2018

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Lisa Gary

Vocalist

Lisa Gary

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

Maiya Sykes

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

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Mario Jose

Vocalist

Mario Jose

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

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Martina DaSilva

Vocalist

Martina DaSilva

Jazz vocalist Martina DaSilva, a New York City native, captivates audiences with her signature blend of daring technical virtuosity and expressive emotional sensitivity.  Drawing equally from the styles of early jazz, opera, and chamber music, her musicality transcends conventional genre labelling.  As a Brazilian-American, Martina also has a passion for performing the works of Brazilian composers.Martina also leads the jazz vocal harmony group, The Ladybugs.

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Melinda Doolittle

Vocalist

Melinda Doolittle

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

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Michaela Paige

Vocalist

Michaela Paige

Michaela Paige is more than just a singer/songwriter. She is a sole proprietor, with the goal and intent of using her gifts to help an inspire others. This seasoned little laday may look familiar, as she was a finalist on NBC’s Emmy Award winning hit reality show “The Voice” – Team Blake. This created the platform Michaela needed to launch the “Be You” Campaign as a means to connect and encourage her audience through music and lecture. She’s traveled the country spreading her self-empowering message and journey, but more importantly, putting smiles on her fans faces and warmth in their hearts. You can find out more about her at www.michaelapaigecom; and follow her everywhere @msmichaelapaige!

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Miche Braden

Vocalist

Miche Braden

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

Morgan James

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

Mykal Kilgore

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, Mykal@54Below, at the New York City club Feinstein’s/54 Below

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Natalie Angst

Vocalist

Natalie Angst

Having grown up in a musical theatre family, Natalie fell in love with music from the World War II era at thirteen when she sang in an Andrews Sisters-style trio, The Honeybee Trio. The girls performed together for six years until Natalie was asked to join the Glenn Miller Orchestra as their featured female vocalist after graduating high school. She toured with the world famous big band across the U.S. and overseas for over two years performing music from the greatest generation. She has made appearances with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Grand Rapids Symphony, Air Force Band of the Golden West, and sang at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

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Nicole Atkins

Vocalist

Nicole Atkins

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

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Olivia Kuper Harris

Vocalist

Olivia Kuper Harris

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.”

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Rayvon Owen

Vocalist

Rayvon Owen

– 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

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Robyn Adele Anderson

Vocalist

Robyn Adele Anderson

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

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Ryan Quinn

Vocalist

Ryan Quinn

Ryan Quinn is a vocalist/artist based in Los Angeles, CA.  He advanced to the Live Playoffs on Season 10 of “The Voice,” where he was a member of both Team Adam Levine and Team Christina Aguilera. When he isn’t singing with PMJ, he’s writing his own music and singing/performing with incredible artists like Aubrey Logan, Jocelyn Alice, Hadrien Feraud, and Scott Kinsey. Ryan is currently in the process of writing and recording material for a new EP to be released in 2020.

Sara Niemietz

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

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Scotty Grand

Vocalist

Scotty Grand

The infectious Scotty Grand is as exceptional as they come. Raised in the most famous music city in America, New Orleans, Grand began his journey with music very early in life at the age of 5. As Grand continued to mature into his adult life under the shadow of his famous NBA brother, his family tried to force upon him the generic lifestyle of sports and women, of which he chose to break out of. By embracing his true self, a gay prolific showman of the highest caliber, he has continued to break boundaries and standards setting the music world ablaze! His vocal range is unmatched along with his flamboyant stage antics. Once he smiles and shows of those pearly whites, gentlemen and ladies you can’t help but be mesmerized. Learning that he is the great nephew of gospel legend Mahalia Jackson, inspired Grand to embrace his musical gifts even further. Grandhas acted as Creative Director/Keyboardist/MC for Grammy Nominated acts, such as Jordin Sparks, DNCE, Tayla Parx, Britney Spears, The Jonas Brothers, Victoria Monet, and fellow pianist Alicia Keys, thus providing him with priceless years of experience, which has made him continue to flourish in his solo career.

Shoshana Bean

– 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

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Stefano

Vocalist

Stefano

Stefano could be a living witness to the concept of one being in the right place at the right time. The West Coast Kid placed seventh on season ten of AMERICAN IDOL, but that was only a stepping stone as he released several singles, an EP and at one time was signed to Hollywood Records. The nation saw first hand as he wowed Jennifer Lopez in his idol days, but following the show he continued to capture the attention of some of music industries elite. Most notably, Baby Face. The 11 time Grammy Award winner has taken Stefano under his wing since 2018, featuring him on his National tours, TV shows and currently in the studio working on new music. A 2020 release is set and underway.

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Tara Louise

Vocalist

Tara Louise

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

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Tia Simone

Vocalist

Tia Simone

Tia Simone is a Los Angeles based vocalist, performer and songwriter originally hailing from Lansing, MI. With her wide range of musical styles from Jazz to Rock to Soul, Tia Simone is a powerhouse singer and a beast on the stage. In 2016, she was a favored contestant on the eleventh season of America’s Got Talent and was nominated for Best Vocalist at the 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Awards. You can also catch her touring with multi-platinum pop artist Andy Grammer.

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Tess Mohr

Vocalist

Tess Mohr

Sometimes described as a throwback blonde bombshell, Tess has always been into old school roots jazz and life from the way back machine.  From the time she was a little girl, she found roots torch and jazz music moved her, and also the life that goes with it.  Tess has crossed genres and worked with various artists on jazz, torch, quiet storm/neo soul, and R&B songs.  There have been and always will be exceptional artists who bring a legit deep feel to their music, and Tess loves to collaborate with those souls.

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Therese Curatolo

Vocalist

Therese Curatolo

Reigning from The Biggest Little City in the World, Therese Curatolo made her way from the operatic stage to radio stations nationwide.
Singing alongside soul legends Stevie Wonder & Martha Reeves, Therese’s versatile vocal power has taken her from the Metropolitan Opera to the big screen.
Therese opened 2019 with an epic performance at Los Angeles’ ‘Troubadour’ and will release original music at the top of the new year.
After completing her first tour with PostModern Jukebox she will return to the stage singing with Cirque de Soleil.

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Tony DeSare

Vocalist and Piano

Tony DeSare

Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness and robust musicality. Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has three top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, the Today Show and his music has been posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei. DeSare has also collaborated with Youtube icons Postmodern Jukebox.

Notwithstanding his critically acclaimed turns as a singer/pianist, DeSare is also an accomplished award-winning composer. He not only won first place in the USA Songwriting Contest, but has written the theme song for the motion picture, My Date With Drew, several broadcast commercials and has composed the full soundtracks for the Hallmark Channel’s Love Always, Santa and Lifetime’s Nanny Nightmare. His sound is romantic, swinging and sensual, but what sets DeSare apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh and contemporary, yet pays homage to the Great American Songbook. His compositions include a wide-range of romantic, funny, and soulful sounds that can be found on his top-selling recordings

Von Smith

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

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Vonzell Solomon

Vocalist

Vonzell Solomon

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

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Alex MacDonald

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Alex MacDonald

– 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”

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Anissa Lee

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Anissa Lee

– 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

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Caley and Kelsey

Tap

Caley and Kelsey

Caley and Kelsey are renowned choreographers and tap dancers from Los Angeles, California. They have choreographed for shows such as World of Dance, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Little Big Shots, Disney, and Dancing With the Stars, which was nominated for an Emmy as contributing choreographers to Derek Hough. They have also set choreography for Julianne & Derek Hough’s “Move Live Tour” and Derek’s solo tour “Derek Hough Live: The Tour”.
Kelsey has done Foley work for films such as “La La Land” and “Muppets Most Wanted.” Caley has appeared on So You Think You Can Dance, was the feature in Nissan’s 2018 car campaign, and just finished a 14 country European tour as the tap dancer with Postmodern Jukebox. They have coached stars such as Derek Hough, Jeremy Piven, and Bette Midler for her Tony award winning performance of “Hello Dolly.”
Their work has been published in “Dance Spirit” and “Dance Magazine”. Collectively, they have performed in over 20 countries world-wide, including China, Australia, Europe, and South America.
“Hollywood’s favorite tap duo.” -Dance Spirit
“They are modern Tap revolutionaries.” -World of Dance
“Hollywood, it seems, is their oyster.” -Dance Magazine
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Demi Remick

Tap

Demi Remick

Demi Remick is a YoungArts Gold winner in Dance, one of Dance Magazine’s 2014 “Top-25-To-Watch,” a member of the Bessie Award-winning company Dorrance Dance, a member of Caleb Teicher + Company, a Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominee, a Capezio Athlete and holds a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase Conservatory. She has performed at the Kennedy Center under the direction of Bill T. Jones and teaches dance around the world. As revealed to Scott Bradlee, Demi’s spirit animal is the tiger.

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Lee Howard

Tap

Lee Howard

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

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Matt Shields

Tap

Matt Shields

Matthew Shields has adventured globally as a tap dancer, entertainer and teacher. He is a born and raised Canadian, an outdoors enthusiast and an avid fly fisherman. He is currently based in Austin, Texas.
Shields has appeared with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, at SunFest in West Palm Beach, Florida & Sardinia, Italy. Shields toured with PMJ in 2019 on the US winter, spring and fall tours as well as guest appearing on the inaugural PMJ Holiday Tour.
For over a decade, Shields was a principal dancer with Tapestry Dance Company.(ATX) Shields is the Artistic Director of Hyperfeet Productions and HYPE; (Hyperfeet Youth Performance Ensemble) in Austin,Tx & Leap TAP Ensemble in Katy, Texas. Shields worked with Austin’s regional ZACH Theatre, appearing in the award-winning productions of; Singing in the Rain, Mary Poppins & in Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies.
Additional credits include; Toronto and Edmonton International Jazz Festivals, The Edmonton Fringe Festival and Feats Festival of Dance, L’International Festival Le Danse Encore, Tap Dance Days & The Tap Ahead Festival in Germany. Vancouver International Tap Festival, Soul 2 Sole(ATX) & Chicago Human Rhythm Project.

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Sarah Reich

Tap

Sarah Reich

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

Musicians

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Adam Kubota

Bass

Adam Kubota

– 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

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Arthur Vint

Drums

Arthur Vint

Arthur has made New York City his home for over a decade, but is a native of Tucson, AZ and brings his desert roots to the jazz he plays with his band, Arthur Vint & Associates. He has released two albums under his own name and appears on dozens more playing everything from mambo to country. He has been a member of PMJ since 2017 and has toured with them extensively throughout the US, Europe, and South America.  Definitely not camera-shy, Arthur has also 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: NYC’s iconic Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village

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Ben The Sax Guy

Saxophone

Ben The Sax Guy

– 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

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Dave Tedeschi

Drums

Dave Tedeschi

At the age of nine, after years of not being able to sit still during his piano lessons, Dave Tedeschi convinced his parents to buy him a snare drum. From that point forward, Dave knew that he wanted to be a musician. Through the encouragement of his family – including grandmother Audrey Olsen, a legendary choral director and piano teacher – he graduated from the Eastman School of Music and then landed in New York City in 2009. Over the past ten years, Dave has became known for his musicality, versatility and improvisational prowess.

When not on the road with Postmodern Jukebox, Dave performs with his band People Vs. Larsen and maintains a busy schedule as a sideman both in the studio and in live situations. On top of performing, Dave also finds great joy in teaching private lessons and clinics to musicians of all ages.

Dave Tedeschi is proud to endorse Zildjian Cymbals, Vater Drumsticks and C&C Drum Company.

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Eric Heveron-Smith

Trombone, Tuba and Bass

Eric Heveron-Smith

Eric has spent the last 15 years playing trombone, tuba, or upright bass with virtually every band on the vintage swing dance scene, all over North America. His versatility as a musician goes beyond his roster of instruments- he has opened for B.B. King and Tower of Power with an Americana band, recorded with artists such as A.C. Newman and Jonathan Scales (alongside Victor Wooten, Christian Scott, and MonoNeon), and played one gig with Michael McDonald. Eric co-founded the swing group Moonshine Rhythm Club, and leads his own jazz band, where he is always soulful, melodic, and impeccably swinging.

When he’s on tour with PMJ, you can find Eric either walking barefoot in the woods or doing tai chi out by the stage door.

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Gunhild Carling

One Woman Band

Gunhild Carling

– 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

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Jacob Scesney

Woodwinds

Jacob Scesney

– 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

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Jesse Elder

Piano

Jesse Elder

– 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

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J.P. Floyd

Trombone

J.P. Floyd

Chicago  native  John  Paul  Floyd  also  known  as  J.P. Floyd,  is  a  Grammy  Award  Winning  Trombonist, Producer  and  Writer.  While  growing  up  in  Chicago Floyd  played  in  church  along  with  programs  devoted to  teaching  jazz,  classical  and  performing  arts.  After graduating  from  high  school,  Floyd  attended Hampton  University.  Where  he  pledged  and  became  a member  of  the  Pi  Beta  Chapter  of  Phi  Mu  Alpha Sinfonia  Fraternity  of  America  INC.  While  in  college Floyd  decided  to  put  school  on  hold  to  move  to  Los Angeles,  California  in  2014  to  further  his  dreams  as  a musician.  Since  moving  to  Los  Angeles  Floyd  has toured/performed  with  Bette  Midler,  Chance  The Rapper,  Demi  Lovato,  Frank  Ocean  and  many  more. He’s  gained  experience  in  music  education  and studio  session  production.  As  well  as,  teaching himself  how  to  play  the  Piano,  Bass  Guitar,  Tuba, Euphonium  and  Singing.  Currently,  J.P.  resides  in  Los Angeles  while  touring  between  Gwen  Stefani  and Postmodern  Jukebox.

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Lemar Guillary

Trombone

Lemar Guillary

– 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

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Logan Evan Thomas

Piano

Logan Evan Thomas

Logan Evan Thomas is an international award-winning innovative pianist, composer/producer and musical director residing in New York City. He has performed all over the world in iconic halls such as Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall, working with some of the biggest names in the music industry ranging from pop icons like Jennifer Lopez to jazz legends like Stefon Harris, and is currently touring as the pianist for the renowned Postmodern Jukebox. Overall he has released 2 studio albums under his own name, 2 albums from his collective group Manner Effect, and has executively produced over 10 albums for other independent artists of multiple genres. As a pianist he was honored to win 1st place at the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition, as well as finish 2nd place at the Montreux International Jazz Piano Competition, presented a concert in Carnegie Hall, and was a featured artist at The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. As a composer, Logan scored and executively produced the soundtrack for the feature length film “A View From Sunset Park”, which won Best Documentary at the NY
International Film Festival. As a producer, Logan is well versed in creating music of almost any genre from pop ,r&b/hip-hop, jazz, latin, classical and is masterful at developing and building new artists to get them ready for the mainstream market. His tracks have been licensed and used in Film, TV, Youtube Channels. Logan also enjoys musical directing, having been the
musical director and supervisor of a PMJ style show created by RWS Entertainment for Holland America Cruise Lines.

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Martin Diller

Drums

Martin Diller

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

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Mike Cottone

Trumpet

Mike Cottone

Rochester, NY native has been with PMJ since some of the first video shoots in New York City and the early residency at Sleep No More. Mike is a Yamaha artist who has toured with Bette Midler, Blood Sweat & Tears, and Don Henley. He currently lives in La making PMJ videos, teaching, and touring with various artists.

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Mike Chisnall

Guitar

Mike Chisnall

Originally from London, England, Mike Chisnall now resides in Los Angeles. After studying at both Leeds College of Music and London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Mike has travelled across the world playing music with, jazz ensembles, corporate bands and now PMJ. When not on tour with Postmodern Jukebox, Mike writes, arranges and performs all genres of music in the greater Los Angeles area. You can find him playing a guitar, Banjo or Mandolin. Mike is a ‘Hofner Guitars’ and ‘Deering Banjos’ endorsed artist.

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Nick Finzer

Trombone

Nick Finzer

– 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

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Steve Whipple

Bass

Steve Whipple

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) Steve 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.”

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Tim Kubart (Tambourine Guy)

Tambourine

Tim Kubart (Tambourine Guy)

– 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

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The Tee Tones

Back Up Vocals

The Tee Tones

The Tee-Tones, a soulful NYC vocal group steeped in the tradition of the street corner Doowop, Motown and Rhythm-n-Blues sound experience, got their start looking for an echo in the subways of NYC and have since performed for musical royalty such as Paul McCartney and Motown founder Berry Gordy, opened up for legends such as The Drifters, Little Anthony and The Contours and have collaborated with such amazing acts as Post Modern Jukebox to create viral music videos such as their doo wop version of a Miley Cyrus song back in 2013 that has since garnered almost 20 million views and an appearance on Good Morning America with PMJ.  After a series of Scott Bradlee classic YouTube remakes of popular songs with these talented gentlemen (most notably the Katy Perry remakes featuring Robyn Adele Anderson), The Tee-Tones have become one of the most in demand singing groups for private and corporate events in the NY tri-state area and have recently been featured on the acclaimed PBS show, “Doowop Generations”. The Tee-Tones continue to move forward and evolve while exposing a new generation of fans to their sophisticated, soulful and legendary sound.

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Todd Schroeder

Piano

Todd Schroeder

– 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

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Tom Jorgensen

Drums

Tom Jorgensen

Since beginning playing the drums at the age of three, Tom has known that music was his passion. He is most known for his stylistic versatility, advanced sight-reading, musical sensibility, and for occasionally putting his perfect pitch to good use by mentioning what note the chair produced when screeched across the floor. Born and raised in Aurora, Colorado and growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, Tom is a graduate of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, where he has lived since 2010.
When not on tour with PMJ, Tom maintains an active schedule working as a freelance musician performing live as well as in the studio. He also frequently works in the musical theatre field, subbing on Broadway and was recently the touring drummer with the first national production of Waitress The Musical. Tom is currently steady at work on his debut album, and is an endorser of Jerry Harvey Audio.
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Tony Kieraldo

Piano

Tony Kieraldo

Tony is an international recording artist, pianist, musical director and composer. He’s performed twice at the White House for the Obamas and played keys on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with the rock band Bash & Pop. In 2017 he conducted The Mother of Us All, a critically acclaimed opera with glowing reviews in The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Financial Times.