11:00 - 11:30 • Ray Of Hope C.M. Franklin Mass ChoirPresented by our friends from the Ray Of Hope Baptist Church
11:30 - 12:30 • The Chip Miller Fusion Band
The Chip Miller Fusion consists of a collective unit of experienced musicians that bring together a variety of musical genres and talents that fuse together Jazz, Classical, funk and R&B sounds for your listening pleasure.
They consist of Lead Guitarist and founder Roy "Chip" Miller who studied Jazz Guitar at the Peabody Prepatory Music Focus program under famed instructor Steve Yankee as well as studies with noted Guitarist Brian Kooken of the Greg Hatza Organization. Miller has studied Traditional Jazz, Jazz Fusion and Funk styles since the age of 15. Alexandre Abdoulaev is a musicologist, composer, arranger and Jazz Classical Pianist. He is currently a Professor of Music Literature at The University of Delaware. Alex is an active performer in the Delmarva area and has performed with such acts as the Butler Parks Hot Serenaders and Mike Slaps the Bass. Marck Stanley has been playing Bass Guitar for 25 years and has played and toured with a variety of acts in Maryland, Colorado and California. When not playing Jazz , Marck plays in a Blues/Soul group based in Ellicott City. Alex Redel has been a Touring and Studio Drummer for the past 20 years and studied under famed Baltimore based Drummer Dennis Chambers. He studied Jazz at Towson University under noted organist Greg Hatza of the Greg Hatza Organization and has collaborated with former member of the Lynard Skynard Band.
The Chip Miller Fusion is available for gigs locally in the Delmarva region and is currently working as the back up band for Baltimore based vocalist Michael Austin.
12:30 - 2:00 • Mambo ComboHaving played continuously for 34 years in the Mid-Atlantic region, Mambo Combo is available for parties, weddings, corporate events, and neighborhood concerts. The band plays a wide assortment of Latin and Caribbean dance music including: Salsa, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Rumba, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soca, and a variety of Latin Jazz tunes as well.
Baltimore Magazine has called Mambo Combo the "Best Party Band," adding, "... crowds moving to the seductive rhythms of Island sound are a pretty good tip-off that the group is nearby." In past years, Mambo Combo won the “WAMMY” from the Washington Area Music Association as “Best Latin Band.”
2:00 -3:30 • Squeeze BayouSqueeze Bayou plays Cajun dance music from Southwestern Louisiana with a dash of zydeco thrown in. The band plays lively two steps and soulful waltzes, as well as music that blends many styles including country music, blues and Creole. Their material is rooted in traditional Louisiana sources and most of the vocals are sung in Cajun French.
The band : Karen Collins - fiddle, vocals, rubboard | Kevin Bell - accordion | Fred Feinstein - guitar | Kevin Enoch - bass | David Lopez - drums
Squeeze Bayou has been performing Cajun music at dances, festivals, wedding receptions, parties and other events in the Washington D.C. area for over 20 years. In 1998 the band received the "Prix Dehors de Nous", known as the "Cajun Grammy" for best recording of a Cajun band outside of Louisiana for their CD "Steppin' Fast". www.squeezebayou.com