Gavin Christopher is an R&B singer and musician born in Chicago, Illinois where he started out playing music at a very early age. Having been schooled by the likes of Oscar Brown Jr., Donny Hathaway and later on Curtis Mayfield, he honed his writing and singing skills and began his career, first in a band called Lyfe (which also included Chaka Khan).
If you think you've made up your mind about jazz, hold your verdict because the jury's still out. Dayna Lynn is redefining this art form for the 21st century by bridging the gap between generations: she is introducing some and reacquainting others to scat singing. Forget the hackneyed and melodramatic shoo bee doos and dwee bops that you may be accustomed to.
Koku Gonza is the definition of Natural talent. She is a singer who specializes in song writing and her music can be categorized in different genres, nu soul, rhythm and blues, electro soul, etc. When it comes to Koku’s process in making music, her self discipline and focus has can be described by collaborators as that of a perfectionist.
Most pianists boast of an early start on piano. With Justin Dillard it is precisely the opposite. Justin Dillard was born and raised on the west side of Chicago in a rich thriving musical home. A grandmother who played piano and sang, a jazz enthusiast grandfather, and a singing single mother who instilled in him the values of pride of self and fear of God.
Pianist and vocalist, has been the musical director for "Ain't Misbehavin'", Oscar Brown Junior's "The Great Nitty Gritty" and "Journey through Forever". He won a Jeff award for the musical score of "In De Beginnin'". As cultural ambassador for the city of Chicago, he performed in Japan and many European festivals such as Moers in Germany, Nichelsdorff in Austria and Rome in Italy.