The genre of contemporary jazz has taken many forms over the years, but its loyal fans have always stayed true to its roots. Lebron is one of those fans. It's only appropriate then that his style as an artist showcases the facets of smooth jazz that listeners love.
Blending the incredible jazz gospel vibe of Jonathan Butler and Kirk Whalum and the melodic and funk sensibilities of Brian Culbertson with a dynamic and innovative keyboard style all his own, Goldsboro, North Carolina native Nicholas Cole helps usher in the next generation of contemporary urban jazz artists with his compelling independently released debut album A Journey of One.
Lin began playing the trumpet in Alexandria VA., when he was just 11 yrs. old. He frequently attended music development programs at The Duke Ellington School for performing arts in Washington DC. Upon his graduation Lin was recruited into the Music program at Florida A&M University. Lin cites trumpeters Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, and Tom Browne as huge influences on both his playing and writing styles.
While she is based in her hometown of Cleveland, Elizabeth Mis has come a long way since she was that wide eyed, Kenny G loving home schooled kid who devoted all her spare time to practicing her music and performing around her community.
Cecil Ramirez is an independent contemporary jazz artist, pianist and composer from Sacramento, California, USA. He has been a headline artist for Brian Culbertson's Napa Valley Jazz Getaway and Sax On The River.
From California to Europe and back again, guitarist Levi Huffman exudes the irresistible polish of a globe-trotting gypsy musician. Levi's enthusiasm for his music and his chosen life shows no signs of waning. He loves making people feel better through his music.