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Greg Carpenter

Greg Carpenter has that classic, rich, R & B voice that works perfectly for virtually any style of music. But in addition to his fabulous voice, Greg has that unique ability to connect with his audience. His warmth, good looks and infectious charm enable him to command his audience and make him one of the best front men you can find. Greg will get everyone involved in lively audience participation that will put your party into overdrive and leave your guests raving about your event long after the last note has faded.

 
Kimberly Lewis

Kimberly Lewis has been singing since the ripe age of 10, a native Washingtonian, Kimberly was influenced by the likes of great recording artists such as Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Rachelle Farrell, Minnie Ripperton, and Whitney Houston. Kimberly has performed in a number of musical opportunities that include collaborative studio projects, musical theater, gospel groups, R&B groups, entertainment agencies and various genres of music. Her smooth vocal styling, comparable to the likes of Janet Jackson, Tamia, and Aaliyah, are jam-packed with such sultry, melodic expression and poise. Kimberly has been fortunate to have performed with groups as opening acts that include David Hollister, Chico DeBarge, and George Benson.

 
Jeri Frye

Jeri Frye, a native Washingtonian, has been performing since age six; first as a dancer, then later as a singer. She began dancing at the age of six and continued through college with a minor in Jazz Dance and Musical Theatre. After college, she became a professional cheerleader which led her to enter and become 2nd runner up in the Miss DC pageant for Miss America. Her participation in the pageant opened the door to singing professionally with various local and national jazz bands. She has opened, sung background, and shared the stage with acts such as Meat Loaf, Jeffrey Osborne, the Stylistics, Jean Carne, and James Ingram; to name a few. She has performed at Blues Alley, the Kennedy Center, and several Presidential Inaugurations as well as in New York, Philadelphia, and Europe.

 
Norris Berry

Norris Berry has been performing to the delights of audiences for more than 30 years. In addition to performing all around the Mid-Atlantic Region, Norris was also a part of a USO tour for our troops in Europe. Norris holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Howard University and a Masters of Music from Catholic University. He teaches elementary vocal music in the D.C. Public Schools. Norris is Director of Music at the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Washington D.C. and is accompanist for the D.C. Boys Choir.

 
Dave Gorrie

Dave Gorrie has been playing the guitar since age eight. David has explored every style of music from blues, rock and R&B, to classical and jazz guitar. He earned his Bachelor's degree and then his Masters degree in guitar performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music where he studied with renowned RCA recording artist Manuel Barrueco. Since then he has made his living as a full-time guitar instructor teaching at Frostburg State University, Howard Community College, Potomac State Community College, Essex Community College and also privately and through Music and Arts Center. He also makes his living playing for the DC/Baltimore area's top bands, with various jazz groups, guitar and violin duo's and as a classical soloist.

 
Rudy Spruill

Rudy Spruill has been performing in and around the Washington Metropolitan area and in states along the eastern seaboard for more than 30 years. As an original and founding member of the variety band, BBS Unlimited, Rudy's versatile playing styles encompasses ROCK, POP, JAZZ and TOP 40. Rudy's European playing experience is highlighted with a 30-day USO tour that took the group to many major citiesand military bases. Rudy has performed and shared the stage with Dionne Warwick, Peaches & Herb, Millie Jackson, the Coasters, Nancy Wilson, Jean Carne and the late Redd Foxx.

 
Roderick Johnson

Roderick Johnson has been playing drums and mastering the instrument for more than thirty years. His playing started at Jericho Church, now known as Jericho City of Praise, under the leadership of Evangelist Betty Peebles. He eventually evolved to a high school symphony followed by attending Washington Community School of Music, and Drummers Collective in NY City. He later went on to tour with the famous Howard University's Gospel Choir for four years. Roderick's recording credits include: five CD's, and a number of jingle commercials produced in the Washington Metropolitan area. Other career highlights are performing for the R&B Group, "Blue Magic," Mark Green of the "Moments," and Washington's legend guitarist, Charlie Byrd.

 
Richard Kessler

Richard Kessler has been playing trumpet professionally for over 20 years in musical organizations ranging from Off-Broadway musical productions to Pop-Rock, Big Band, Jazz and Swing bands. Richard, a graduate of the University of Maryland, has been spotted performing on stages such as the Howard Theatre, Strathmore Music Center, 9:30 Club and at Presidential Inaugurations. Prior to starting the band Phoenix, Richard was the trumpeter of choice for several of the most recognized bands in the Washington Metropolitan area. He quickly became "THE" variety trumpeter for video productions. While performing, Richard's high energy is second to none.

 
DuPor Georges

DuPor Georges, insightful trombonist has been primarily influenced by the musicianship of jazz greats J.J. Johnson and Curtis Fuller, and has been inspired by such legends as Charlie Parker, & Miles Davis. Under the direction of drummer Winard Harper, DuPor's first major gig playing professionally in the small group context was at "Blues Alley" in Washington, DC. DuPor has performed with the big bands of Count Basie, Charles Mingus, Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Heath, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and Melton Mustafa. He completed an eight-year touring run in 2003 with the late Ray Charles and his Orchestra. Afterwards, DuPor performed with the Big Apple Circus Band; and in 2004 he performed on the "Father & Son Tour," with Eddie & Gerald Levert.

 
Steve Lovecchio

Steve Lovecchio, originally from Rochester, NY, Steve has been teaching and performing in the DC/Northern Virginia area for the past 15 years. Trained in saxophone, flute, and clarinet and well versed in many different playing styles, his performances have taken him all over the country as well as the Caribbean and Mexico. He has studied with many jazz artists including Pete Christlieb, Jim Caroll, Mike Tomaro, Bob Florence, Jiggs Whigham, Steve Houghton, Rick Baptist, and Shelly Berg. Steve was fortunate to be a part of Chuck Mangione's "The Hat is Back" New York tour in 1994.