Juried Showcase

September 6 & 7 @ 4:30 PM | Broadway Performance Hall

Performer Day | Time
A Moving Sound Wednesday | 4:30pm - 4:45pm
The Westerlies Wednesday | 4:50pm - 5:05pm
Letters Aloud Wednesday | 5:10pm - 5:25pm
EmiSunshine & The Rain Wednesday | 5:30pm - 5:45pm
m-pact Wednesday | 5:50 pm - 6:05pm
Nicole Henry Wednesday | 6:10pm - 6:25pm
Battle of Santiago Wednesday | 6:30pm - 6:45pm
Collectif9 Thursday | 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Akropolis Reed Quintet Thursday | 4:50pm - 5:05pm
Blue13 Dance Company Thursday | 5:10pm - 5:25pm
Sarah Jane Scouten Thursday | 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Danny Green Trio Plus Strings Thursday | 5:50 pm - 6:05pm
Okaidja Afroso Thursday | 6:10pm - 6:25pm

A Moving Sound

Website: https://www.amovingsound.com/en/
Represented by: Bernstein Artists
Exhibit #306

A Moving Sound is an artistic reinterpretation of music found in the Far East. Fusing traditional Taiwanese influences with a global sensibility. The award winning ensemble AMS built a worldwide following through their joyous mix of original music and dance and has been featured on BBC Radio 3, NPR’s “All Things Considered” and The Discovery Channel. AMS has well-developed outreach offering a Tai chi and dance workshop and a lecture-demonstration on Taiwanese culture and music.

The Westerlies

Website: http://www.westerliesmusic.com/
Represented by: Baker Artists
Exhibit #912 

The Westerlies present a panoramic view of chamber music steeped in folk-oriented roots, playing a selection by Charles Ives, a traditional English folk ballad, and an original composition by ensemble member Riley Mulherkar. Since their inception in 2011, The Westerlies have premiered over eighty original compositions and arrangements for brass quartet. Elements of diatonic folk melody, riff-based improvisation, and Western harmony are illuminated as they converge into a common language spoken by seemingly disparate composers. Selections to be announced from the stage.

Letters Aloud

Website: https://lettersaloud.com/
Self Represented
Exhibit #915

Letters Aloud was founded in 2013 by Paul Morgan Stetler as a way to connect a live audience to famous (and infamous) historical figures through their intimate personal correspondence. Each show brings together letters from every era, curated to explore a central theme. Sounds academic—but the way we do it, it’s addictive. As one fan said, “It’s like literary crack.” With live musical accompaniment and a dynamic slide show, a Letters Aloud evening is guaranteed to inspire! Tonight's snippet is from our most popular episode, "FAME (they’re not going to live forever)". In 1968, Andy Warhol said “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” His prediction of fame’s fleeting nature in our celebrity-saturated culture could not be truer. Through the personal letters of those who sought and achieved greatness, Letters Aloud’s episode "FAME (they’re not going to live forever)" charts the course of celebrity through the correspondence of luminaries like Stephen King, Andy Warhol, Elvis Presley, Emily Dickinson, Bruce Lee, Marilyn Monroe, Tom Hanks and Mr. Warhol, himself. Through these intimate letters, we examine the very human condition of celebrity and the lessons it teaches. Inspirational, poignant and guaranteed to make you smile.

EmiSunshine & The Rain

Website: http://theemisunshine.com/
Represented by: Music City Artists
Exhibit #214

It’s nearly impossible to describe the exceptional talents of EMISUNSHINE, a 13-year-old East Tennessee prodigy who has    captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Steeped in Appalachian music, Emi is a true vocal stylist. Influenced by legends who have made history (Loretta Lynn/Tanya Tucker/The Louvin Brothers), Emi has taken the world by surprise with her ability to combine her youthful, bubbly disposition with deep, meaningful and rather dark song content seeped in lonesome.  Bringing her imagination to life, Emi has been able to write and record her own music, cementing her reputation as a well-crafted storyteller.

m-pact

Website: https://www.m-pact.com/
Represented by: ECE Touring
Exhibit #910

With a signature sound featured on worldwide radio to TV theme songs & Disney feature films, m-pact has performed with music icons from Sheryl Crowe to Ray Charles. Their eclectic selections & highly praised albums have won honors in pop, jazz, and R&B categories including ‘Vocal Group of the Year’-LA Music Awards, ‘Artist of the Year’-Seattle Music Awards & 'Best Unsigned Band'-Billboard Magazine. See why they're hailed as "one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world"-San Francisco Chronicle. Wide variety of workshops & guest performances for schools available.

Nicole Henry

Website: http://www.nicolehenry.com/
Represented by: JWP Agency
Exhibit #710

Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the world’s most acclaimed vocalists in jazz. Her expressive, soulful voice and uplifting energy have earned her three Top-10 US Billboard & HMV Japan albums. She has captivated audiences in over 20 countries and won a Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance.” Called “a pop-soul superwoman” by The New York Times, she is a peerless interpreter of jazz, soul, pop standards and originals. Henry will perform songs from her sold-out Feeling Good shows and gives a sneak peek of her upcoming Nancy Wilson project.

Battle of Santiago

Website: http://www.thebattleofsantiago.com/
Represented by: Eye for Talent is now Riot Artists
Exhibit #110
Cuban / Canadian band Battle of Santiago combines classic Afro-Cuban rhythms and Yoruba chants with a distinctly Canadian spirit and sensibility presenting exciting shows and workshops for all ages. The sound is more than just Radiohead meets Fela Kuti, there’s some cumbia tinged with dub, anthemic Latin rock and even some smooth funk. 
“Battle of Santiago deliver it all. Ancient knowledge, great dance beats, and musicianship. What a great act!” -Ismael Ahmed, Program Curator - Concert of Colors, Detroit, MI

Collectif9

Website: http://www.collectif9.ca/en
Represented by: Latitude 45 Arts
Exhibit #309

Formed in 2011, collectif9 erupted onto the scene in a 2015 break-out tour. On paper, the group - four violins, two violas, two cellos and a double bass - appears to be a typical chamber ensemble. However, the reality is far more intriguing. A show by collectif9 does not just feature their noteworthy arrangements of classical music, but also the trappings of the best rock, rap or pop shows - pulsing, dramatic lighting and sturdy, growling amplification - combined with the captivating expertise of the highest-caliber classical musicians. Rest assured, no one will be dozing off at a collectif9 show

Akropolis Reed Quintet

Website: http://www.akropolisquintet.com/
Represented by: Ariel Artists
Exhibit #606

Hailed for their “imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality” (Fanfare), Akropolis explodes with infectious energy and intensity. The first and only reed quintet to win the Fischoff Gold Medal and numerous national prizes, Akropolis is redefining wind chamber music with genre-bending contemporary works and imaginative arrangements of classics. Awarded several grants for its community and educational residencies, Akropolis creates arts accessibility with diverse programming, creative community outreach events, K-12 presentations, and university workshops.

Blue13 Dance Company

Website: https://www.blue13dance.com/
Represented by: Sheffield Global Arts Management
Exhibit 917-409-6851

Blue13 performs excerpts from two contemporary works influenced by the rich rhythmic footwork and dance-drama of the Indian Subcontinent. Terpsichore in Ghungroos is a feminist retort to Akram Khan's statements on female choreographers, and considers the feminine sexuality paradox in media, particularly challenging South Asian norms and impossible ideals. Dragon explores the first generation immigrant American journey of duality, and the way in which that journey mirrors distinct identity crises faced by so many of minority cultures: woman, gay, immigrant, and “other.”

Sarah Jane Scouten

Website: https://www.sarahjanescouten.com/
Represented by: Light Organ Records
Exhibit 604-838-5388

Sarah Jane Scouten is an artist who is as at home leading a seven-piece band as she is performing in an intimate solo or duo set up. For WAA 2017 she has brought a classic four-piece band, able to dip into the realms of folk, Americana, bluegrass and honky tonk. As a touring artist, she has brought her songs and stories to major folk festivals like Vancouver Folk Fest to UK folk clubs, cabarets and taverns and right into people’s living rooms.

Danny Green Trio Plus Strings

Website: http://dannygreen.net/epk/
Represented by: Marian Liebowitz Artist Management
Exhibit #506

Pianist and composer Danny Green has distinguished himself with his beautifully articulated touch and melodically charged sensibility. Green’s cross-cultural blend of jazz, classical, blues, and Brazilian elements has garnered multiple awards and praise from critics worldwide. Known for his virtuosic trio, Green taps into his classical roots by adding a string quartet to create a rich and delightful musical experience. Praised by DownBeat, the Boston Globe, and more, this ensemble debuted in New York City and has performed with accolades from coast to coast.

Okaidja Afroso

Website: https://okaidja.com/
Self-represented
Exhibit #209/211

Okaidja Afroso is a singer-songwriter from Ghana, West Africa. His unique artistic vision has led him to combine his native rhythms with unforeseen pairings of musical flavors. His sound is a spicy fusion of spirited Ghanaian music with diverse cross-cultural influences.