Cuerdas de BORINQUEN has been a well sought after instrumental group for the past decade with over 40 years in the music business. The band leader, Tony Perez has managed to bring together the Tropical Sounds of the Island of Puerto Rico into a 4 piece musical group of talented musicians to satisfy the musical taste of the listener without having to fly out to the Island. Bring this Tropical Sound to your Event... and make it memorable.
Kingsley Ibeneche is fresh on the Philly music scene, but is no stranger to the stage. Trained in dance, Kingsley received a degree in Ballet Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Kingsley was born and raised in Camden, NJ to parents originally from Nigeria. Living in Germany is where Kingsley realized how deeply he wanted to pursue singing and songwriting.
“Finding an identity in the storytelling aspect of traditional folk, Driftwood Solider infuse everything from the blues to the punk music of their adolescence, expressed through Lyman-Schmidt’s mandolin and Szafranski’s melodic bass stylings and junk percussion—a suitcase, a license plate snare, and “the Jangler,” a bottle cap tambourine contraption. Their instrumentation combined with Lyman-Schmidt’s Nick Cave-esque jarring baritone growls produce a uniquely rootsy sound.”
The music of “The Caribbean Jazz Band” is centered around the rhythms of Africa, Brazil, Cuba, and Trinidad, which features the drums, congas and percussion. The exciting rhythms of those countries, blended with American jazz provide an exciting style of music that all people can enjoy.
Geraldine Oliver is an independent vocal artist from Philadelphia and performs regularly with area jazz performers including THE EVOLUTION OF JAZZ REIMAGINED SERIES is hosted by Jeff Duperon from WRTI Radio presented by Robert Bynam-SOUTH.
Ken Shiles, CiBon, and Valerie Vuolo form the soulful, innovative Atlantic City, New Jersey-based trio: Originaire. Depending on the venue and performance, the duo often incorporates a band of diverse musical accompaniment in addition to Ken's alternately driving and swooning acoustic guitar. From sultry violin and pedal steel to pulsing support from upright bass and tasteful percussion, the stage upon which their vocals dance night after night is set with intricate perfection!