||Clint Holmes (Headliner)
Featured Male Vocalist
Clint Holmes is more than just a great singer. He is a consummate entertainer, performer, recording artist,
and one of the country's finest vocalists. Whether he is singing selections from the Great American Songbook,
standards by Sinatra with a full orchestra, contemporary classics, or stirring original pieces, every performance
is a one-of-a-kind mesmerizing and unforgettable experience. Whether headlining New York's finest cabarets
or Las Vegas' greatest showrooms, Clint Holmes is establishing a new standard for vocalists and entertainers.
Having spent more than 20 years performing, Holmes has served as Joan Rivers' sidekick and announcer on
"The Late Show", as the musical feature and event correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight", and as the host
of his own Emmy award-winning talk/variety show. www.clintholmes.com
Rene Marie (Headliner)
Featured Female Vocalist
René Marie, the award winning singer whose style incorporates elements of jazz, soul, blues and gospel,
has quickly become a heroine to many; a woman of great strength exuding stamina and compassion. She
has received several awards throughout her career including Best International Jazz Vocal CD
(besting Cassandra Wilson and Joni Mitchell) by the Academie Du Jazz (Paris, France) and has graced the
Billboard Charts multiple times propelling her to headliner status at major festivals in the US & abroad
including the prestigious Women In Jazz festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
the Spoleto festival in Charleston, SC, the Edinburgh Jazz Festival (Scotland), Shanghai Jazz Festival (China)
among many others. www.renemarie.com
Christian Tamburr (Headliner)
Featured Jazz Vibraphonist (Instrumentalist)
Christian Tamburr is an internationally touring vibraphonist and pianist, accomplished on the drums as well as world
and orchestral percussion. Confirmed when Downbeat Magazine awarded him "Outstanding Solo Jazz Performer".
Christian currently leads the critically acclaimed Christian Tamburr Quartet, a four- piece acoustic jazz group who's
recent release "Places" took chart position in the Top 10 for over a month across the US. Christian has toured as pianist
and musical director for Latin vocal legend Julio Iglesias, musical director for Cirque du Solieil, and as a guest soloist
with Dave Brubeck, Kenny Barron, Clark Terry and James Moody. Christian's quartet has performed such venues at the
Kennedy Center in Washington DC, The Lincoln Center in NYC, The Blue Note, The North Sea Jazz Festival, and the Atlanta
Jazz Festival. www.christiantamburr.com
Scott Giddens began playing the piano at age 5 and has immersed himself into every
type of music from Grand Ole Opry and Gospel, to Jazz, Classical Soul and Rock and Roll.
Scott has been heard backing such jazz luminaries as Harry "Sweets" Edison, Ira Sullivan,
Vincent Herring, Joe Lovano, Russell Malone, Linda Hopkins, and Diane Schuur. He has played
venues all over the US as well as Russia, Australia, Amsterdam, and France.
Billy Thornton is one of the most in demand bass players along the east coast. Graduate of the
prestigious University of North Florida Music department, Billy continues to tour around the US
and overseas with a diverse background of musical influences. He has performed and toured with
Keven Bales, Christian Tamburr, Barry Green, Ira Sullivan, Marcus Printup, Clark Terry, and Doug Wamble.
Greg Wyser-Pratte has gained the reputation across the US as one of the top touring jazz drummers.
He regularly shares the stage with Von Freeman, Ron Perrillo, Bobby Broom, Dan Cray and Christian Tamburr.
Criss crossing the country on a regular basis, Greg calls San Francisco home maintainng a busy schedule
of performances and teaching.