Ramzy & The Newscasters CD Release / The Boston Boys / Emily Elbert
Ramzy Suleiman is a pianist, vocalist, and songwriter born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. His music is born out of classic rhythm and blues, and motivated by extensive experience playing funk and jazz. The music is groove-heavy, soulful, and intellectually organized by Ramzy's training in jazz. Ramzy is that type of performer that physically affects his audience. The songs are complex, jazz-infused bursts written to challenge and to energize; to get down while thinking high; to shift your perceptions while you're shaking your hips. Check out his website for more information.
The Boston Boys is a band of musicians emerging from the hotbed of talented young players in the hip Boston music scene featuring Eric Robertson, Nate Leath, Sam Grisman, Stash Wyslouch, and Nick Falk. Their sound is contemporary roots rock, blending reverence for the Beatles and the energy of the Avett Brothers, with hints of Appalachian string band music. Visit the band's website for more information.
Raised in Texas on a musical diet of Antonio Carlos Jobim, James Taylor, and oldies radio, singer/songwriter Emily Elbert studied piano as a child before moving on to guitar when she was 15. After releasing her debut CD, Bright Side, in 2006, Elbert was selected to perform as a vocalist in the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Ensemble in 2007. That same year, she won the Grand Prize in the 2007 Texas Music Project "Texas 10 Under 20" contest. For more information visit Elbert's website.