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Brian Poe

Brian Poe

Brian "UnKle Funk" Poe has been playing music since he was small, starting with the organ; but after hearing Ernie Isley playing "Summer Breeze", it was the guitar that he wanted to play. Brian considers himself a "Funk" and "R&B" guitarist, but weaves different styles into his music,such as, jazz, fusion, and occasionally hard rock and metal. Brian took lessons from, noted guitar instructor and fusion guitarist, Derryl Gabel; which took his playing to the next level. Brian Poes' sound touched upon different levels of funk, from drop dead James Brown funk,to futuristic spaced out funk fusion and everything in between. As a local artist, he has played with some of the best in the North Florida area. "The Unk" also writes original music for himself and for other independent artists as well. Unk is new to the industry & presents to you Funk Factory Music. Contact: 850.441.6654

West Coast Fletch Brinson

West Coast Fletch Brinson

Westcoast Fletch Brinson is a man who simply loves his instrument:  the guitar! With absolutely no professional lessons, he plays by ear. As a younger man, he learned to play drums and Trombone in school. After his parents gifted him with a guitar - a love affair was born: strings attached! Born to play, you couldn't pry the guitar from  his hands. As an avid lover of music, his favorite genre's include: Jazz, Blues, R&B, Rock and Gospel. He released his first project in (2015) and I've Got To Make It (2017) Collab w/Sean & Yolonda Dancy (Background vocals). Music available on: CD Baby, Itunes, Amazon and Google Play. As a native of Sunny California, the name "Westcoast Fletch Brinson" certainly fits. Westcoast Fletch is going places folks! Remember the name; it is rapidly becoming a household brand! {INFLUENCES: •George Benson •BB King •Larry Carlton •Jimi Hendrix •Hezekiah Walker}

Fran Domingùez

Fran Domingùez

Fran Domínguez was born on March 4, 1956 in Vedado, Havana Cuba. He completed his musical studies at the "Conservatory of Music in Havana Amadeo Roldan" there was valedictorian.He went to the army band where it was five years to reach the position of principal trumpet. He then joined the orchestra Artistic Civil Workers Cuba. It has been under the direction of Cuban music greats like the late Rafael Somavilla, composer, arranger, bandleader and bands, Rafael Paterson, Tony Taño etc. He was also a student of the great trumpeter Jorge Varona founder of the famous group "Irakere", among others. Received help from the best trumpeter in the world "Arturo Sandoval" from whom he learned a lot and had the pleasure of sharing the stage at the "Second International Meeting of Trumpet" Rafael Mendes "" in Mexico City in 2011. Fran Domínguez, was part of the Cuban group known worldwide "Laye" for 10 years, in which it penetrated many facets of music like rumba, son, guaracha, cumbia, mambo and jazz which has always captivated . In this group also have learned a lot of show, took him across several countries in Europe and America, such as Panama, Canada, Austria, Chile, Guatemala, Brazil and Mexico many times until he decided to choose his second home, the which, as he says, is grateful for giving great opportunities to live to be happy. He was retired for six years of musical environment for health, but now is back, as he says with great effort, dedication, display a greater potential for emotion and talent bringing an interesting musical project “Fran Dominguez and his Project” that contains a mixture of smoothjazz with Afro-Cuban elements incorporating melodies and improvisations sound quality. And as a result of all this musical talent and artistic resurgence his first CD ”As The Phoenix Bird”.

The Detroit Emaralds

The Detroit Emaralds


(September 14, 2019) Back in 1966, brothers Abe and Ivory Tillman and James Mitchell recorded the single “Showtime,” and thus began the legendary careers of The Detroit Emeralds. Their label, Ric Tic, later became a part of Motown, and Marvin Willis joined the group, replacing Abe, and The Detroit Emeralds began their productive years touring the US supporting such acts as Sammy Davis, Jr. and James Brown.

The Detroit Emeralds, with more personnel changes, went on to score more than a dozen chart hits in the 1970s, including “Do Me Right,” “You Want It, You Got It” and “Feel The Need In Me.” By the end of the decade the group split, but left a legacy of great soul hits.

A new generation of Detroit Emeralds is now in place, with LaVel Jackson, Eddie Cameron and Dewayne Loc Lomax, known to SoulTrackers for his work with the group E-Life. The new version of the group has a laid back hit on their hands with “Call Me, I’m Ready,” a mellow, soulful track that has a late night “Quiet Storm” feel that SoulTrackers will like.

Check out “Call Me, I’m Ready,” and welcome back The Detroit Emeralds.



Mikael is a professional and accomplished guitarist. His love for music began at an early age when he received formal guitar training in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. Later, as a student at Howard University, he mastered his skills and talent, and was recognized by Walter “Clyde” Orange of the Commodores, and hence was asked to become a member of the legendary Commodores, and played as the lead guitarist from 1995-2005. During his ten year tenure with the Commodores, Mikael was requested by Clyde to showcase his talents and write songs for the group. While touring with the Commodores, Mikael shared a live stage with such performers as Mya, Silk, Glenn Lewis, Gladys Knight, Isaac Hayes, and a host of others. Mikael appeared on the Lou Rawls Telethon with Stevie Wonder, Ashford & Simpson, and Brian McKnight. On the international stage (including a tour of Japan), Mikael shared the stage with Boyz II Men, Diana Ross, and the Temptations. Before working with the Commodores, Mikael collaborated with Frank Cornelius of the Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose. The groups’ single, “Fat Bottom Girls,” was a regular hit on Black Entertainment Television (BET). Always in good company, Mikael studied and collaborated with Walter “Junie” Morrison, original keyboardist and lead vocalist for the Ohio Players. Later, Mikael formed the male singing group, Shades of Gray, with Mikael as lead vocalist. Shades of Gray was asked to opened for entertainers Peabo Bryson and R. Kelly. After his association with Shades of Gray ended, Mikael then added reggae to his musical repertoire. Some of Mikael’s reggae tunes (under his “Tuff Gong” label) received airplay in Jamaica from top Jamaican radio announcer, Barry G. In the mid-1980’s, Mikael’s single, “It Must Be Nice,” made it to the top 20 in the Miami market and was featured on the hit television show, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.”

Miracle Thomas

Miracle Thomas

Miracle Thomas is a vocalist, songwriter and producer whose musical roots began at the incredible early age of three, when she sang publicly with "The Gems of Truth Gospel Choir" in her Lynchburg, Virginia hometown. In her early teens she relocated to Washington, District of Columbia and began to write songs and perform in local talent shows. Since the age 13, she has demonstrated her versatility as a songwriter by writing over 800 songs that include a wide variety of genres as Rhythm and Blues, Pop, Country, Alternative, etc. No, you cannot put her in a box! 

Through private tutoring and studies in voice and drama, Miracle established a solid foundation for her musical career. She was professionally trained by the late Dr. Napoleon Reed, one of the original cast members in the Broadway Show "Carmen Jones." Since they worked together for 10 years and developed a wonderful relationship, she quite vividly recalls Dr. Reed's inspiring stories of former cast members of color such as Dorothy Dandridge and the obstacles they faced while performing at different venues. She credits him for his strong insight and guidance that continue to keep her keenly aware of the fact that she stands on the shoulders of so many great performers that opened doors and paved the way for her. She concludes, "I am thankful for the ancestors and all those who make it a little easier for me to share my talents." She says, "Dr. Reed's wisdom helped to prepare her mentally as I face the challenges of the competitive music business."

Miracle also receives a great deal of inspiration from powerhouses such as Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Randy Crawford, The Emotions, Deniece Williams, Earth, Wind and Fire, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Chuck Mangione, Babyface, BeBe and CeCe Winans, opera singers Denyce Graves and Kiri Te Kanawa, the late Whitney Houston, Phyllis Hyman, Luther Vandross, Bob Marley and her mother's schoolmate and friend Carl Anderson. She explains, "Uncle Carl was very protective and advised me to be careful as I pursued my musical goals." She fondly recalls him saying that she would have to sacrifice a great deal most of the time and be willing to give more than one hundred percent all of the time. As a result of this kind of influence and encouragement, she has won several noteworthy national and international songwriting contests including the 2002 Portland Songwriting Contest “Lost In Love” (Pop Category/First Place), 2001 Unisong Song Contest “I Am The Girl” (Hip Hop/Placed in the top 10% out of over 4,000 entrants), 2001 USA Songwriting Competition “No More” (R&B Category/Finalist), 2000 USA Songwriting Competition “Head Over Heels” (R&B Category/First Place), 2000 Great American Song Contest “You Take My Breath Away” (R&B/Adult Contemporary Category/First Place), 1999 Mid Atlantic Song Contest “You Say You Apologize” (R&B/Adult Contemporary Category/First Place), 1998 USA Songwriting Competition (Undercover Lover” R&B Category/First Place) and “I Want You” (R&B Category/Honorable Mention), 1998 Spree IV Song Contest “You Say You Apologize” (R&B Category/Winner) and “I Want You” (R&B Category/Honorable Mention) and 1995 Billboard Song Contest “Where Will I Go” (R&B Category/Honorable Mention) and “Summer Breeze” (R&B Category/Honorable Mention). 

In 1993, Miracle released her first single on an independent local record label; Goff Records, distributed by Liaison. The song was a remake of the hit Go-Go band Experience Unlimited (E.U.) "Got To Be Wherever You Are". She recorded three versions, a ballad, mid tempo and Go-Go mix featuring rapper James Funk and conga player Freeman Milton aka "Go-Go Mickey" from the Go-Go group Rare Essence; produced by Ivan Goff and the late Kent Wood (former members of Experience Unlimited (E.U.)). The song remained on the Top 20 Countdown radio stations: WKYS, WPGC, and WHUR on Kevin James’ syndicated “Slow Jams” (in Washington, D.C.), 92Q (Baltimore, Maryland), and other Urban National radio stations in the Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia; Norfolk, Virginia and Power 99 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The song also received tremendous airplay in her hometown Lynchburg, Virginia from WJJS lead by Madd Ladd and Cisco. James T. Jones a music review editor from USA Today said, "I was impressed with the ballad version. It has strong background vocals and the song was written well. I look forward to seeing her perform live." 

Miracle followed up with another single, "Find Someone New" in 1994. She wrote and produced the song and the late Michael Hughes produced the music and released the song using Liaison as the distributor on Zebra Records. The song did well in the Mid-Atlantic Region. 

Jeff Redd, discoverer of superstar Mary J. Blige was moved to say, "When I listen to Miracle, she reminds me of the past. Her vocal ability reminds me of Aretha!" Carl "Groove" Martin, former producer and singer of the group "Shai" said, "Miracle has a beautiful voice! She will definitely get the notoriety that she deserves." 

In 1996, Miracle sang on the Go Go Remix hit rap group Wreckx-n-Effect’s song “Top Billin’”, the song was produced by Gene Griffin. She also recorded a song with Chris Stokes, the manager and producer of the group Immature. Miracle explains, “Chris was in town (Maryland) for two days; Immature was on tour. We recorded a song line by line with the exception of him letting me do my own thing during the chorus. Working with Chris was exciting and challenging. He taught me a few tricks about production.” In 1999, Miracle recorded a remake “Close To You” with producers Ollen “Tricky Rick” Hopkins and the late Al Johnson from the group The Unifics. I had a good time recording with Uncle Al. He was my music director and he shared his expertise in writing music scores and executing memorable vocal riffs. He will truly be missed!”

Among her achievements and accolades are: local talent show winner in The Coors Super Talent Showcase; Camp Springs, Maryland; finals held at The Warner Theater in Washington, District of Columbia (1988-1989). She has opened shows for such great artists as R. Kelly, Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, Father MC, Regina Belle, The Manhattans, The Dells, II D Extreme, Kim Waters, the late Gerald Levert and many others. One of her most influential performances occurred when Miracle appeared before an enthusiastic audience of over 30,000 at Baltimore's AFRAM Music Festival (1992). She also sang the National Anthem to open a Chicago Bulls Basketball Game, when Michael Jordan was starting to a crowd of over 19,000. She has performed and recorded Whitney Houston's hit song "Miracle" and for the very first time, Video Soul (former BET show with hosts Donnie Simpson and Sherry Carter) showcased her as an artist who, at the time, had not officially recorded. 

Miracle was featured in several magazines and newspapers. In November 1993, she was in the Best of Rap and R&B November Issue written by Jill Greenleigh. In May 1994, she was in the that same magazine following up with a song that she wrote and produced called “Find Someone New”. The song featured comedian Chris Thomas who at the time was on headlining the Def Comedy Jam Tour featuring comedians Ricky Harris and Chris Tucker. Th e song “Find Someone New” was featured in the Billboard Magazine. James T. Jones IV from USA Today reviewed the song “Find Someone New”. Sister 2 Sister Magazine featured Miracle in the April 1994 issue and to top things off Devante’ from the group Jodeci said, “Miracle has the purest voice that I’ve ever heard.” 

Monique Brown

Monique Brown

Monique started her musical career under the direction of the late Collette Black who was well respected in NYC's Cabaret community. She studied vocals under the guidance of Eadie Scott, Luca Chesney, Elizabeth Russo and Craig Derry. While she continued to grace the stages of Don’t Tell Mama, 53 Below and Laurie Beechman Theater, she joined a Country/Blues band as a backup singer which opened a new and exciting world for her to explore. She now invests her energies into bringing the musical community a “flavor" of her own. Her current release “Useless Nights” was nominated for LDM'S 2018 Jazz Award. It can be heard on indie stations internationally and available worldwide. Her upcoming EP “Life After The Blues” will be released in August which will be a fusion of Jazz & Country Rock.

Sam Hankins

Sam Hankins

Sam Hankins had the great fortune to be born into a musical family that would help cultivate his own talent and ambitions. Encouraged by his father, Samuel Hankins Sr., young “Hank”” began with the guitar, then switched to his trademark trumpet in middle school and began playing in churches, professional bands and orchestras. Hankins remembers clearly being one of only 5 African American kids being bussed to the predominantly white Harmony Elementary School in Oklahoma City, which he attended with his younger brother.Music was a safe haven for Hankins who had difficulty concentrating in school and remembers clearly one of the teachers telling him that “he would never amount to anything”. However, he was determined to prove her wrong and went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He then joined the air force jazz band, The Pacesetters, stationed at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois as a trumpeter, where he remained until the Air Force Base closed in 1991.Hankins then returned to school, earning both a second Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It was while studying for his Masters degree that he found out he was dyslexic after being tested by his college professor.During his tenure as Band Director at the Edison Middle School in Champaign, Hankins won numerous teaching awards when he led a struggling band program to Division I ratings, State and National awards and recognitions. In 1997, he won the Golden Apple Award recognizing commitment to excellence in education & in 1998 received the White House Letter recognizing the Edison Middle School Band Program, sign by Hillary Rodham Clinton.Before becoming a solo artist Hankins performed with numerous legendary artists, including Al Jarreau, Clark Terry, The O’Jays, The Temptations, The Dells, The Impressions, Aretha Franklin and the Glenn Miller Big Band.

A prolific composer, Hankins had composed over 150 pieces before he took his wife’s advice and began pursuing the next phase of his diverse career, as a solo recording artist. He laid the groundwork for Nothing Between Us (May 2012) by releasing Dream Catcher (July 2011), a compilation of his catalog of music in every genre from smooth jazz and dance to techno. He released his third CD, Joyous Celebration, a Christmas CD which is a collaboration with David McLorren in November 2015. His latest CD, Do That Thang was released in March 2016.All 4 CD’s have received lots of radio play in the US & around the world and have won over 25 independent music awards.Hankins is currently the Band Director at Rich East High School in Park Forest, a Chicago suburb, as well as an Adjunct Music Professor at South Suburban College where he is the Director and Conductor of the Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble.On April 23rd, 2017, Hankins won 9 independent artist awards at the Indie Music Channel Awards (IMC) ceremony in Hollywood. Thousands of independent musicians from all over the world (Australia, Europe, UK, Canada & Nigeria, to name a few) submit their music in the different genres to be judged by music industry professionals (well known producers, managers, radio DJs, songwriters, etc). The list of nominees is released in March and the awards show is held in April in West Hollywood every year. This year it was held at the famous Troubadour, which has seen performers such as Miles Davis, Elton John & Bob Dylan, amongst others.

Rich East High School Band Director wins 9 independent artist music awards in Hollywood.

Hankins awards included the following:

1) Best Instrumental Demo for “El Matador”

2) Best Live Jazz Performance for “So What”

3) Best Male R & B Artist for “Reach For Me”

4) Best Soundtrack Song for “Land Of Freedom”

5) Best Soundtrack Recording for “El Matador”

6) Best World Music Artist for “Balli For My Galli”

7) Best World Music Recording for Balli For My Galli”

8) Recording Of The Year for “El Matador”

9) Demo Of The Year for “El Matador”

Stephen Jerome Ferguson

Stephen Jerome Ferguson

“Relaxing”, “Smooth”, “Mellow” and “Peaceful” are just some of the terms used to describe music created by SJF Music. CEO and owner, Stephen Jerome Ferguson. He combines the smooth sounds of Jazz, R&B and Neo Soul music to create a sound that touches your heart, mind and soul. He utilizes multi layered rhythms and bass lines to form a foundation for his smooth grooves that are powerful and subtle at the same time. Each instrument serves as an actor in a play. Each one has its own role and they all seem to work as one to bring his music to life. Like many artists, Stephen and his art are not just limited to the creation of music. He has a wide variety of interests and that variety can be heard in his musical compositions. He loves Photography, Graphic Art and has dabbled in Poetry Writing. On another side, Stephen loves Football, Basketball and Baseball. He played all these sports while in High School and in the military. Latter, while still in the army, he coached Football and Basketball. When he was stationed in Fort Rucker Alabama, he tried his hand at boxing where he fought as a light Heavy Weight and compiled a record of 15 wins and 2 losses. He also loves cars. His dream is to own a 1957 Thunderbird. Stephen also has what some would call a “geek” side. Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Astronomy and get this, Quantum Physics are rooted deeply in his background. He has spent countless hours looking through a telescope or microscope or crawling over rock formations searching for fossils. “My God, My Family, My Friends and My Music”. These are the things that Stephen lives by. He plans on attending Seminary College in the spring of 2013 and plans to one day have his own Church. “God has Blessed me in more ways than I know and I need to give Him the Glory”.

Traci Cooper

Traci Cooper

Some say she is the new kid on the Houston Jazz scene, and they're right - but that won't be the case for long. Born in Oklahoma, Traci Stone Cooper spent most of her life in Pearland, Texas, where she fell in love with music and joined the junior high choir. She stayed in choir throughout high school and on into college at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches where she found inspiration among her fellow musicians and teachers.For 28 years, Traci taught in Texas in the Pasadena Independent School District. During that time, she sang with the Bay Area Chorus, on the praise teams of various local churches, with the Houston Community College Jazz Ensemble, and even had the opportunity to perform in Vienna, Austria.Traci has now retired from teaching and released her debut album, Stepping Stone, to national and international acclaim. Traci can be heard on many Internet Jazz stations and at select venues in the Houston and surrounding area. One reviewer said that Traci's "warm inviting voice, colored by the depth of her soul, [will] put you in a comfortable state of mind."“Every performance is thoughtfully crafted for the event, leaving her audience satisfied and yet longing for more.”For more information about Traci Stone Cooper, please visit or e-mail at [email protected]

Sandra L. Griffin

Sandra Griffin

Sandra L. Griffin (Sandy)Marketing & Promotions DirectorWest Palm Beach Area, currently working for the MikaelMusix Group 

Having over 30 years of business experience with GE and IBM, as a Software Engineer, and Systems Management Consultant, I was asked to strategize, develop, oversee, coordinate, and advise all project and marketing campaign opportunities “exclusively” for, Mikael, aka Michael Manley, former lead guitarist for the famed Commodores. Mikael is also an artist, songwriter, musical creator and producer. Within weeks after Mikael, brought me onboard, the strategy that I developed to get him recognized, paid off and his music is now being played around the world on syndicated radio, as well as global radio networks. His music has trended on the Billboard charts, as well as the Top 50 charts, the Indie charts, various individual Radio Charts, and most importantly, he has maintained his status in the Top 20 and Top 40 Radio Indie International Radio Network charts, for over two years. Also develop musical videos as well as design other advertising medium to further assist the artist in musical endeavors. I consider myself, highly organized and highly motivated. My focus for success is to keep an open mind, listen to the advice of other professionals in the music environment, and never work in a vacuum. 

New World Order

New World Order
                          Lenny Harris                                                            Gilbert Pryor                                                      Wondel Brown
    Saxophonist, Vocalist and Founder of N.W.O.                 Trumpet player and Vocalist for N.W.O.                    Trombonist and Vocalist for N.W.O.

N.W.O. (New World Order), three accomplished independent musicians, Lenny Harris, Gilbert Pryor and Wondel Brown came together in 2016 to create a musical style of the 1970’s into a fusion of R&B, Pop and Rock.

The development of N.W.O.'s unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influences such as Phil Collins, "Earth, Wind and Fire", Sly and the Family Stone, and James Brown.

“Saturday Night” is N.W.O.’s debut single from their first CD, “Millennium Years”.  More songs will be released later in 2018.

Delon White

Delon White

Delon White is a talented singer, songwriter, producer and performer of R&B, Soul and Jazz music. Whom became influenced by the Jackson 5 around the age of nine which started Delon off as many did by singing along and dancing to records and learning his voice.

In 1988 Delon was apart of a group called FLAYRE, with the sounds of the popular group known as Troop and mixed with vocals of DeBarge , Which lead the group a recording contract with well known record industry veteran Tony Rose who also worked with many in the music industry.. Later on in the 90s Delon joined another Boston area vocal group called RAW VIBEZ. The group was had a blend of some 90s R&B Groups Such As Jodeci, and Boyz To Men. They worked with well known producer Ric Poulin who owns Bristol Studios. They were part of a compilation tape called PORTRAITS OF THE CITY which came out locally through Ric Poulin's Mona Lisa Records. The song was called "TAKE ME AWAY" which you can hear Delon on the chorus and bridge.

Years later Delon Relocated to Houston, TX. with his family, Delon would sing in local churches and shows through AFTON working on his solo efforts. He ended up doing hook work for local Houston Hip Hop artist EMPHAMOUS B and co starred in videos "A DREAM", "DO IT BIG" and "TAKE ME BY THE HAND" on YouTube which has several thousand views. He also did several live performances with Emphamous B. Through his job St Lukes Episcopal Hospital he joined their choir and sang lead on FOX 26 live tv during the Christmas holidays with a viewership of 98 thousand people.

Later Tate Music Group out of Oklahoma contacted him about doing a project. Eventually Delon produced along with other producers such as Clay "Big Daddy Cee" Gittens, ArcAngelo Gorgoni, Brian "Unkle Funk" Poe his first official album SOUL SESSION VOL 1 which came out world wide September 2014. He was able to get airplay on various internet radio stations and shows including, Lady Mamalade show on Regina Records Radio, Lady Flava show on Blog Talk Radio, Jango, iHeartRadio, as well as FM Stations in San Antonio for his song "Saturday and Sunday".

In 2016 Delon starred in a healthcare video produced by CHI St Lukes called "DELIRIUM "THRILLER" STYLE" which at one point had over 18 Thousand views. It was a take on Michael Jacksons THRILLER which was very well received in the healthcare community. He also musically produced a separate Delirium song for another healthcare video which is also on YouTube. Delon submitted a EP version of his SOUL SESSION VOL 1 album with five songs to AKADEMIA AWARDS and won BEST EP R&B/SOUL for February 2016. He also earned a feature article in SOULetter MAGAZINE volume 42.

Currently Delon has a new exciting album called “THE ELECTRIC LOVE MOMENT” which consists of songs that shows his amazing vocal capabilities to smooth sounds of R&B, Soul, touches of Jazz, Funk even Reggae. Delon wanted this album to embrace “LOVE”. Producers are Delon White, ArcAngelo Gorgoni and Vince "PUNCHO" Bonham. One of the songs, "ALL I WANNA DO IS SEE YOU SMILE" produced by Vince "PUNCHO" Bonham

Delon just linked up with AMBYENT RECORDS CEO and Producer Stephen Jerome Ferguson. Delon has his DAYSO Music productions and is a BMI member as well. With his many musical accomplishments he plans on delivering even more for the adult contemporary audience and hopefully encourage the younger generation to listen to his music and sound , and see the dedication that comes from creating real music.

Keith Satterfield

Keith Satterfield

KEITH SATTERFIELD, Bassist, Writer, Arranger, Producer. Keith Satterfield is literally cut from music royalty.  Keith is the eldest son of the famed Bassist and Trombonist, LOUIS SATTERFIELD.  Keith, also known these days as Satt, was taught music under the tutelage of his farther.  In the early years while growing up in Chicago, Satt would go to Chess Records and watch legendary sessions by iconic artists, such as; Muddy Waters, The Four Tops, Howlin Wolf, Willie Dixon and KoKo Taylor.  Super Producer Charles Stepney, was the producer on most of those sessions at Chess Records. He utilized a core group of talent, which included LOUIS SATTERFIELD on Bass and MAURICE WHITE on drums.  These two were the most consistent musicians on these sessions.

 In Satt's early teens, His father Louis, shifted from bass to trombone forming the legendary “PHOENIX HORNS”. Earth Wind & Fire’s Horn Section. Satt Witnessed up close the Rise of EARTH WIND & FIRE and Phoenix Horns who went on to play with an array of other artists, like PHILL COLLINS, The JACKSONS, and GENESIS.  

Satt continued to develop as a musician while touring the country and honing his skills as a writer/composer, arranger and producer. Satt’s farther/hero/mentor, Louis Satterfield, passed away September 2004 which signaled a passing of the torch. After years of woodshedding, gigging and developing his production skills, Satt put his sights on the creation of a Contemporary Jazz Project, with the help of some of LA’s top musician friends.  Satt has developed a style and approach to his music that is unique and undeniably -- top shelf. One would expect nothing less than stellar creativity from Keith Satterfield who was exposed to and influenced by some of the best musical artist ever! We invite you to sit back, enjoy, and experience Keith Satterfield’s great music that flows from the Soul.


Leron Young

Leron Young

Everybody has a gift, and Washington area musician Leron Young’s gift is creating music that tantalizes and excites people of all ages. It doesn’t matter whether it is the Blues, R&B or Smooth Jazz; Leron loves and plays it all. From mainstream to contemporary, from bebop to hip-hop, he plays the guitar with a sense of grace and emotion that is wholly without cliché.
His passion for music was sparked at 8 years old when he received a guitar from his mother. Leron spent his formative years teaching himself how to play the guitar, while growing up in Washington D.C.
Leron attended Bluefield State University, where he studied electrical engineering. It was during his matriculation at Bluefield that Leron became aware of the corollary between music and math. He learned that just as in engineering, music depends on equations, relationships codified in symbolic systems (i.e. Notes) that are mathematical and equational. Whether it’s a tune with a syncopated backbeat and a funky turnaround, soulful funk, hard bop, hip hop, a beautiful ballad or a violin concerto it is all held together, as communicative, affective stimulus by numbers.

Leron was one of four Washingtonian guitar players featured in the famous Wattstax film documentary of a Black music festival that also featured Stax recording artist Isaac Hayes, Luther Ingram, Kim Weston and The Bar-Kays. Leron also played with Chuck Brown on his famous “Busting Loose Album.” It was during these gigs where his education really began. Leron says some things you can only learn on the bandstand with great musician.

Leron represents as high a level of musicianship as can be found anywhere, and his versatility and strong sense of melody have made him somewhat of an icon in his community. Leron’s melodic inventiveness i.e. his ability to improve marvelously beautiful and strikingly original melodies is his trademark. Some say Leron has captured the sound and soul of Charlie Chritain, George Benson, Carlos Santana, Earl Klugh, and guitarist extraordinaire, Wes Montgomery

In addition to being an accomplished solo guitarist, recording artist, composer, Electrical engineer, music teacher and bandleader, Leron is currently a member of the Bowie State Community Jazz Orchestra. 

In keeping with his creative growth Leron has parlayed his brilliant and original thinking in his music to write his first book. In this book Leron makes the connection between engineering, music and human growth and development. The book shows us some simple things to do when we get too distracted to do what we need to do, improperly motivated to release our own considerable potential, and how to reinvigorate our natural spirit.

Like most of us Leron has wondered what it would feel like to be a powerful player in shaping his own life, to have better control of his destiny. He found a solution that works for him and felt it his duty to share it with others through this book.

The title of the book, “How Is My T. E. D. D Y?” is a play on the word TEDDY as in Teddy Bear. Each letter is the beginnings of 5 ideas that if practiced regularly can help you stay fully engaged and empowered to create the life you want and deserve.

The book burst with supportive tools to help you to engage fully in life, experiencing the glory and the bittersweet wonder of being alive. It is your private practice field for taking charge of your life.

Leron says, “just as I play scales to strengthen my rhythm and tone, to limber my finger, hands and vocal cords, so too I use My T.E.D.D.Y to limber my thoughts and feelings so I can engage fully in my life. When I am conscious and responsible for how and what I Think, what I Eat, what I Do, what I Drink and the You (feeling good about me) my life works and I’m more productive.”

For information about Leron’s book his schedule for speaking or performing email him at [email protected]


Tracey Cutler

Tracey Cutler

Passionate, stirring, reflective, soulful…these words and many others describe the music and personality of Tracey Cutler. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Tracey is a highly respected and requested musician and educator who brings the era of classic jazz, by way of his sweet, soulful, and identifiable sound, to the 21st Century music scene. Tracey’s start in the District of Columbia Public Schools on clarinet (which he still plays) has evolved into a musical path as a multi-instrumentalist, teacher, conductor, clinician, producer, arranger, and administrator. Graduating from The University of the District of Columbia with degrees in Jazz Studies and Music Education and from Bowie State University with a Master’s Degree in School Supervision & Administration, Tracey currently is the Creative & Performing Arts Program Coordinator at the Benjamin D. Foulois Creative and Performing Arts Academy in Prince George's County, MD.
Balancing performance and education opportunities, Tracey has appeared in venues and festivals from Washington D.C. to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil with artists such as Lalah Hathaway, Yolanda Adams, Pieces of a Dream, Patti Labelle, Jean Carne, and James Carter to name a few. Tracey has recorded with a host of artists and is excited to share his first solo release, “The Path”. “The Path” is Tracey’s musical story of that life road we travel – the first steps of our youth; the trails of our every day life; the destiny of our future! Listen to these musical stories written and arranged by Tracey and be inspired to keep moving on your path!


Heidi Tann

Heidi Tann

As she developed her voice and craft over the years, she has set her sights on releasing an album that reflects her musical style—smooth and pop jazz, with a mix of bossa nova and Latin jazz, plus R&B. 
Heidi is no stranger to performing in international venues. After completing her bachelor’s degree from Manila at age 22, she immediately chased her dream, embarking on solo gigs throughout Asia. This path saw her performing in musical venues in Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Guam. Life was not always smooth sailing in Heidi’s earlier years of entertaining. As a single mother, singing provided her with the strength she needed to carry on; oftentimes performing as much as 5x a week, to provide for her daughter and set an example on the values of hard work and perseverance.
This experience also intensified her resolve as an artist. Today, she is a proud mother to that same daughter, Hannah, who, as a scholar, graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School. 

What makes Heidi different?

 “My cultural heritage and my experience. Even when I sing these songs in my chosen genre, my FilAm roots are palpable in my delivery and the feel and tone of my songs. The sum total of my experience enables me to bring depth to the songs I perform.”



The Venomous Chemist

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Andre Barksdale (The Venomous Chemist) is an artist as lyrically methodical as his name suggests. 

He credits his relationship with music to the exposure he received as a child, watching his father DJ. The crowd’s response to his father’s spins of The Dramatics, Blue Magic, The OJays and other heavy hitters of the 60s and 70s opened The Venomous Chemist’s eyes and ears to the power of real music. Living in a city where violence, drugs, and poverty were a harsh reality, The Venomous Chemist relied on music and his personal experiences to morph negatives into positives. By age 14, he considered himself an artist whose lyrics would not give way to the glorification of city vice. Currently, he blends melodic sounds and epic samples with genuine storytelling. With a solid delivery and thought provoking lyrics, this chemist has found a potent mix that is ready for the masses.



rod best

Australian Smooth Jazz Keyboard Artist Rod Best has been quietly producing, writing and performing sensational music for a number of years from his native part of Australia, in sunny tropical Queensland.   
Over the years, Rod Best has recorded a variety of original praise and worship albums and has produced a number of albums for various artists. He has been involved in training, developing singers and musicians as well as writing music arrangements for small stage bands through to large orchestras, he’s also been involved with direction of major musical productions and song compositions.
His own music…produced over the past few years seemed to be enjoyed by a limited few who had found his music online. Rod Best's music is exciting contemporary Jazz and is now finally finding a new audience right across the world. Rod Best has studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Jazz Improvisation and Advanced Arranging, developing a wealth of experience in composition and arrangement in jazz and contemporary keyboarding styles. His blend of Keyboard Jazz has been enjoyed for many years and has featured on so many albums for various projects through the years.
Rod studied at Jazz Worx in Brisbane and received an Associate Diploma in Jazz. He has also studied under some great Australian Jazz piano players who have received so many International and Australian music industry awards & recognition. More Info


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Amy Barbera

Amy Barbera

Amy Barbera has a voice so angelic and inspirational it pierces the soul; creating a deep connection between the vocalist and the listener. With each of her original songs, there lies a fusion of power and emotion. The combination of Amy's talent, voice, lyrics, and melody have come together to create a therapeutic moment for all who listen. Her timeless vocal style transcends all cultural barriers as it speaks of relationships on every level. She is one who is active in the community; reaching out to individuals who are broken in spirit. The combination of her compassion and professionalism makes her an artist worth listening to over and over again.

Amy Barbera is more than just a blessed gift to the Inspirational genre of music, she is a godsend. Her songs are a colorful display of her deep passion, that envelops the listener in a canvas of hope and love. The absolute beauty that she delivers in her musical creations is a rich combination of the sincerity of her message and the angelic quality of her emotionally charged vocals. There is no doubt that she has been embraced by a higher power from above. Amy Barbera shines bright and delivers from the heart. She is destined to be recognized as one of the most sincere and passionate singer/songwriters of her time. Her compositions embrace the beauties of life and weave a glorious message to all. Amy hit a home run to heaven with her 13 song debut album "Beautiful Flower of Life" that was released in June 2008, with raving reviews from thousands around the world. In October of 2015 Amy released her second full album, a healing meditation CD titled "Breath of Angels." Amy's heavenly "Breath of Angels" healing meditation CD consists of 10 beautifully composed songs that will bring you to a place of God's rest and will touch your heart, soul & spirit with God's peace, love, comfort and healing. Amy decided to do a healing meditation album to bring comfort, healing, rest & peace to those who are feeling the stresses of life or who just need some calming music to relax with. In 2018 Amy will be releasing her very first professional music video to her signature song "Make Me A Butterfly" as well as a 1940's vintage style original song that she wrote titled "My Sweetpea." Amy is also excited to annouce that she will be sharing a special "My Sweetpea" music video at the time of her song release. 

2018 has been an amazing year for Amy so far, as her music is being featured on several international radio stations such as Radio Indie International Network, Peaceful Radio, FSC Radio Network, DC Coast To Coast FM, Radio WHAT & many others. 
Amy has also had her share of successes in the past too. In January of 2015 Amy appeared and performed her original dance song "Walking On The Stars" on Season 2 of the new TV show "Do I Have A Hit Song" filmed in Jacksonville. Florida. She was one of only 9 artists from all over the world that made it on "Do I Have A Hit Song." To end 2015 Amy found out that her newly released healing meditation album "Breath Of Angels" made #4 on the Top 100 Charts on "One World Music Radio" in the United Kingdom, out of 100's of artists from around the world. In January of 2016 "Breath of Angels" jumped from #4 to #3 on the "One World Music" charts as well. Amy also found out in January of 2016 that her album "Breath of Angels" was nominated for "Best Vocal Album" for the "One World Music Radio" awards in the UK. In February of 2013 Amy was selected as one of the top five artists in the categories Best Singer/Songwriter & Best Pop Artist at the 2013 "Artists In Music Awards" in Los Angeles, CA. and to close out 2013, she was excited to find out that her original dance song “Walking On The Stars" made #1 on “SDC Radio Networks" top 50 music in review for all of 2013. 

Amy is not just a music artist she is also a humanitarian and loves helping others. In 2012 Jonathan “JDOGG" Lederman & The American Cancer Society presented Amy with a special "Spiritual Entrepreneurs Visionary Award" for outstanding dedication to help other people excel through inspiring and empowering practices. Amy also received an "Humanitarian Award" from the St. Anne's Holy Name Society “Patch Awards" in New Jersey for "Project Amy" and her "God's Special Angel " ministry work. Amy is not only a music artist but she is an entrepreneur as well. Several years ago she started a "God's Special Angel" baby and children's retail line that was inspired by her song "God's Special Angel." She has not focused on her 'God's Special Angel" retail line in the last several years but she is hoping to relaunch it in the near future.

She is an accomplished live performer and professionally trained session vocalist that has dedicated her time to helping others time and time again. Her charitable efforts for the less fortunate have raised money to benefit many causes. These include appearances to benefit children with cancer, accident victims, special needs children and people who are suffering from the loss of a loved one. She mesmerizes audiences with her inspirational performances every time she graces the stage. Amy is praised by many national organizations for the healing energy she has provided at her live concerts. These include American Cancer Society and the Shriner's Hospitals. Her song "God's Special Angel" has touched children from all over the world... in the USA and as far away as Uganda Africa

Amy is a happy, fun loving, bubbly, down to earth girl who is not afraid to open her heart to the world, to love others completely, to share her faith and her music with passion and live life to the fullest.

Tony White

Tony White

About| Tony White

Tony White is a multi instrumentalist who plays, Saxophones, Flutes, Clarinets, Piano, Bass, Guitar and a bit of Trombone too. You may not know his name yet but you may have heard his playing and or his original music as he has had the honor of playing with some of the top names in the music business and his original music can be heard in films and on television & online sources all over the world.Tony grew up in the suburbs of New York City and comes from the same hometown as the famous, Jerry Seinfeld, actors the Baldwin Brothers and the infamous Amy Fisher Joey Buttafuco, Massapequa NY.

“The earliest sounds I remember hearing are Louis Armstrong’s Trumpet, Frank Sinatra’s voice and The Beatles. My father a drummer and a fine harmonica player had a tremendous influence on me along with his idols the greats of Jazz, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton,Buddy Rich, Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman.
My mother listened to WNEW­-AM all day playing the greatest vocalists and bands translating the Great American Songbook. Dad’s drums were always out at family gatherings and there were always jam sessions and sing alongs. Music was and still is the central thread in mine and my families lives. My brother is an accomplished Pianist & Vocalist who has toured the world and he currently teaches voice at NYU in New York City.”
It was at one of these family jam sessions he first heard a cousin, who had played in the Glenn Miller Band, play Dixieland Clarinet. Tony was sold and started studying Clarinet at a very early age. Showing a great proficiency for the instrument and collecting high honors and awards along the way he studied with his mentor and teacher the great Joseph Genna (who also taught the NY Philharmonics Stanley Drucker) up to his admission into The Berklee School of Music in Boston MA.
“At Berklee I was lucky to connect with some fellow musicians who have all gone on to great success, Guitarist Steve Vai (Frank Zappa), Saxophonist Branford Marsalis and Bassist, innovator, Michael Mannring. Michael was the bassist in the first group I first toured with out of Berklee.”
That groups name was Spectrum. Spectrum went onto being an opening act for the singer BJ Thomas, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and the band Dr. Hook, Cover Of The Rolling Stone.
By the mid 80’s he relocated to Atlantic City NJ. There he co­ founded and led one of the town’s most sought after and successful acts “Cheers”. They won the prestigious “Lounge Act of the Year” in consecutive years, as voted by Atlantic City Magazine.
During this time Tony was musical director for many acts coming in and out of town. He was asked on numerous occasions to contract bands for corporate events and incoming acts and did so for the likes of The Sands Hotel, The Tropicana Hotel, Harrah’s Hotel and Casino and many others. He also co­founded one of the areas busiest horn sections called “The Allied Horn’s” The horn section has performed and or recorded with: The Temptations, David Ruffin Eddie Kendricks and Dennis Edwards, The 4 Tops, Tony Bennet, Billy Preston, Lanie Kazan, Franki Valli, Tom Jones, Little Anthony, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Wilson Pickett Ben E. King, Al Green, The Platter’s, Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon, Danny and The Juniors, Duke Daniels (The Platters) The Coasters, The Drifters, The Marvelettes Martha and the Vandellas, etc….
As a result of these collaborations two things happened in Tony’s career that have had a long lasting effect on his life.
He became a touring member of the Alternative Pop group 10,000 Maniacs which featured lead singer Natalie Merchant and he also became musical director for the group The Dovell’s, The Bristol Stomp, You Can’t Sit Down. His association with The Dovell’s led to Tony jamming with PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON on two separate occasions, he has also played with the President’s brother, Roger Clinton, but more on that in a bit. More Info


Connor Conrad

Conrad Connor

About| Conrad

Connor Conrad is an American writer and producer with a passionate desire to publish and promote Indie Artist content for radio, film, online streaming and multimedia services. A native of Chicago, he currently resides in Orlando, Florida.

His musical influences were captured listening to contemporary jazz, gospel, RnB and classical music. Working on the road as a keyboardist and band director for G-Force he developed his writing and production style across multiple genres. In 2010, he began producing artistic content for featured artists and various commercial projects

In 2016, Connor Conrad released his first CD “Indigo Blue”. A diverse collection of contemporary smooth jazz compositions. Featured artists include Cat Garner, Avon Lucas and Robert Harris. The CD was written, recorded and produced by Connor Conrad at the Akachi Studios in Washington, DC.



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Al Lindsey

Smooth yet smoky-voiced Al Lindsey has been making plenty noise as of late in Southern Soul circles with a satisfyin' new disc and a dynamic live show. Recently he was named as winner of Blues Critic's 2005 "Best New Male Artist" award, as voted by Blues Critic readers/visitors. Lindsey was born in Virginia; raised in Michigan but his Soul extends from the Motor City (Detroit) to the Deep South. His career began while enlisted in the military where he opened for comedian Jimmy Walker, better know as "J.J." of Good Times. Following his tour of duty he headed back to Detroit and befriended Obie Benson and the Four Tops. He formed a group with Roquel Payton, son of the late Lawrence Payton. (Roquel has now replaced the late Obie Benson). In 1989 Al recorded a 12 inch with guitarist David Myles, titled "Always on My Mind". The record didn't hit so Al continued to perform and thrill hometown audiences. He's performed with Latimore, Willie Clayton, the late Little Milton, Rue Davis, J. Blackfoot and Maurice Davis to name a few. He didn't get a chance to record again until 1996 when he released two more songs ("Our Day Will Come" & "Come Share My Love") that got some local airplay but, like many soul greats, he's had to continue honing his craft and paying his dues on the road until he caught a break. In 2004, he went back into the studio and released his first CD entitled “Just Chillin”. His remake of the heartfelt ballad “So In Love”, by the great Willie Hutch is a favorite of his fans and is requested frequently. He joined ranks with Producer Simeo Overall, formerly of Cameo for the hit CD “Caught” in 2006. Over the next ten years Lindsey & Simeo cut three more albums.


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Joe Matera


Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist and instrumentalist Joe Matera, is a melodious troubadour, having amassed quite an impressive track record in his music career. This includes playing guitar for famed British music legend Steve Harley (Cockney Rebel fame) to performing on the festival stages in Europe to scoring a Top 20 hit on Radio Berlin in Germany. His songs and music speak with authority and emotion straight from the heart. 
Since 2011, he has recorded and released CD albums and EPs through European record labels W.A.R Productions in Austria and RVPrecords in The Netherlands. RVPrecords issued a best of album titled ‘Then And Now’ in Europe in 2016 followed by the EP, 'Heart Of Stone' in late 2017. September, 2018 saw the release of the all acoustic 'Waiting For The Sun' EP via the Mercury Fire Music label. His acoustic instrumental 'Brick By Brick' was voted the #49 on Australia'sSBS Chill Radio's Top 100 Chillest Tracks of 2018.

September, 2019 saw the release of the single, 'Overload' which was recorded and mixed at famed Sunlight Studios in Stockholm, Sweden with legendary Swedish producer Tomas Skogsberg (Backyard Babies, Entombed, The Hellacopters) at the helm. In April of 2020, Mercury Fire Music issued his most recent album 'Electric Wire'. His latest single 'Only One' - which also was co-produced and mixed by Tomas Skogsberg in Sweden - was released in October, 2020.
He regularly tours Europe, with his most recent European tour - his sixth to date - in April-May 2019. As a solo artist, he has appeared on television and radio, and also supported numerous major artists live in concert. These include iconic Australian acts such as Mental As Anything, Brian Cadd, Russell Morris, Karise Eden (The Voice Australia), Daryl Braithwaite, 1927 to American rocker Peter Criss (KISS) and blues legends Canned Heat, to 1970s Scottish tartan sensations, Bay City Rollers ft. Les McKeown and Irish soulster, Andrew Strong.

He is also a regular co-host of the 'Music Maestros' segment on Australia's ABC Radio Statewide Drive show with Nicole Chvastek.

Joe Matera is currently in musical rotation on RIIN with the song "Only One".

Kenny Nightingale

Kenny Nightingale

Musician, Saxophonist, Song Writer, Producer Kenny Nightingale was born in the Mother Land of the West side of Nigeria Africa. At the age of 8 he was introduced to the saxophone by his father Mr Fuzzy a saxophonist who inspired him into the art of show bizz.. At a tender age Kenny was already Inspired to the sounds of John Coltrane, David Samborn, Michael Jackson, , Hugh Masekela,. , Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix,  Hank Crawford,Vocalist Aaron Neville. Jay Beckenstein, Sadao Watanabe,  just to name a few. Years down the road Kenny added a few more artists to his collection. Kirk Whalum, Dave Koz, Euge Groove, Steve Cole. Music is my thing and I live by it.


I find inspiration all around me.  I try to make my music representative of myself and my generation. Stay positive and never give up on your goals and dreams. Remember there's always space & time for everyone to shine. And if you believe in your  heart that your time is now, then definitely go for it. And never give up on your faith and goals.

Be Strong!



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