Loyce Joshua (Drummer Extraordinaire) has played professionally for over 30 years. He has performed all over the country and abroad with various artists; performed at 5 Superbowls and for 5 Presidents including 3 Presidential inaugurations.
Jack and Linda Hill have been performing for over 35 years. Jack has played with too many artists to name. These include: Etta James, Ike and Tina Turner, Jackie Wilson, Righteous Brothers, Bobby Womack and Tyrone Davis. Jack will be our keyboardist for the evening. He plays masterfully. Linda has a beautiful soulful sultry voice. Everyone is quiet when Linda sings. You can catch glimpse of her sound on you tube, click here to view.
Johnnell 'Mr J Sax' Robertson co-founder of Texas Unsigned Artists believes in the importance of providing a platform for artists to promote and showcase their talent . "Mr.J.Sax" has been playing Tenor and Alto Saxophone 8 years and also has previous experience on F-Horn and Viola but loves his "axe" the (Saxophone). His favorite genre of music is Contemporary Jazz and models himself after this style of Music.
"Don't play the Saxophone, let it play you" - Charlie Parker
Jonathan Manor (Trumpet) had been playing for over 17 years. Currently plays professionally around Austin
Lisa 'Lady J' Johnson (Percussions, Synthesizers) Lisa’s mom was a pianist for a St. Louis pit orchestra, and therefore grew up surrounded in music and was taught to read and play piano by her mom. Although exposed to all genres of music, she developed a new-found appreciation for traditional blues after viewing the 1958 film version of “St. Louis Blues” starring Nat King Cole. Then her music appreciation morphed into a passion for contemporary jazz.
She played drums and synthesizers with various musicians in St. Louis during the 90s until relocating to Austin. Taking a music hiatus to complete formal education as a teacher and adjunct faculty in higher education, she has returned to performing as the percussionist with Jazz Fusion Caravan.
Pierre 'Pete' Johnson (Guitar, Double Bass) Pete is originally from St. Louis which laid the foundation for his love of blues and jazz. He began formal acoustic guitar music education in the early 70s and progressed to electric guitar and bass over the next 30+ years. He was a rhythm guitarist for well-known local musicians such as Vintage Jazz Ensemble and Quartette Tres Bien, performing at Missouri wineries, Mississippi Riverboats, Laclede’s Landing, and Kiener Plaza Park Jazz Fests.
Now a resident of the Lone Star state, Pete is the rhythm guitarist for Jazz Fusion Caravan, a local Central Texas band.
"We don't know where he came from...And we don't know where he'll go next. We don't even know his real name! All we know is that he's Landitty, and he plays that funky guitar.
Play that sweet thing, Landitty!”
Bridget Beamon Robertson -' The Doctor' (Vocalist , Piano, Guitar)
Bridget is the founder of Texas Unsigned Artists. She believes that one can be 'good' alone, but together we can be 'amazing'. Collaboration is key. She is a vocalist that has been performing a number of years. Her talents include songwriting, poetry, playing piano and guitar. Bridget possesses an unusual balance of left and right brain traits. While she holds PhD in Computer Engineering and enjoys the technical aspects of sequencing and musical production; her first love is singing and writing poetry. Expressing herself artistically fuels her soul. Click Image for more details
Havalynn 'Xavi' Robertson (Saxophonist) plays alto and soprano saxophone. She is only a HS junior , but is already incredibly talented. Hold on, stay tuned and watch her rise........
Dontre Jones has played trombone for 6 years. Born raised in Austin.
Anita Brown is a dynamic singer songwriter who has a musical vibe that ranges from the stripped-back slow bluesy soul of "This Love", to the uplifting, power of "Rest of the Day". These songs are so tightly produced and performed, some having a fusion of different genres-yes even a little country vibe at times. This vocalist's songs promise to deliver thought provoking lyrics that are perfect for goose bump time!! She has performed during SXSW, at the famous "Broken Spoke" in Austin Texas and has appeared on the television show "Songwriters Across Texas".
Tim Dolbear, of Eclectica Studios (www.eclecticarecordings.com) is Producer and music Co-writer for Anita's new CD, "WAITING ON PARADISE", now available on cdbaby.com, iTunes and other major online music stores
Andrew Phan originally hailing from Down Under (Sydney, Australia), is a consummate storyteller. Whether it be on a stage performing, composition or through other mediums, Andrew believes passionately in the craft and power of story. “Singing goes beyond just producing sound, in the rhythm and time and the correct pitch but understanding and expressing the true intent of a song is what really moves an audience."
Gaining his Bachelor of Music in 2008 at Australian Institute of Music majoring in Contemporary Performance (Voice) and has been performing for over 8 years and has worked with the Eurythmics and a large number of Australian artists. Being a multi-instrumentalist Andrew sings, plays guitar, piano and Tenor Saxophone.
Andrew currently is working with acclaimed “The Voice” - Vocal Coach Richard Fink IV in editing his book outlining a scientific approach to singing that demystifies many of the intricacies of the voice as well as other film and writing projects.