Rags To Riches performs New Orleans style Dixieland in and around Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Their energy and enthusiasm are infectious, offering a nostalgic remembrance of the early American traditional jazz style.
Jump 'n' Jive rehearsals began at Xavier University in March 2008, through the generosity of Kaleel Skeirik, Professor of Music. With swinging arrangements, the band generates energy and excitement everywhere they perform.
Acoustic guitarists Brian Lovely and George Cunningham,
acoustic bassist Don Aren, and violinist Paul Patterson
have played Hot Club-driven gypsy jazz in and around Cincinnati and the Eastern & Midwestern U.S. since 2002.
It’s hard to stay still around these boys and their toe-tapping, knee-slapping, boot-stomping kind of sound. They get you moving and shaking. Part rowdy honkytonk, part old-time pioneers, Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle stick with your soul and leave you singing barefoot into the star sky.
Playing a fun mix of original gypsy jazz, bluegrass and honky tonk, the Marmalade Brigade consist of Michael McIntire on guitar and vocals, Laura Sabo on clarinets, Ken Bruce on upright bass, and Greg Morris on whatever he feels like playing and kicking butt on at the moment. Influences include Django Reinhardt, Tom Waits, Orahn Gencebay, Bob Marley, Cheb Khaled, Charles Mingus, and Louis Armstrong.
Krystal Peterson has been performing for many years, most recently touring as lead singer of Grammy Award-winning bassist Victor Wooten's band. Her own collective, the Queen City Band, won Best Soul and R&B Act at the 2016 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEAs).
This world class World-fusion music powerhouse performs all original music by Nigerian front man Baoku Moses. Comprised of musicians from different musical and cultural backgrounds, BAOKU provides more than just another musical performance; they dazzle their audience with a complete high-energy, cultural experience.
The Cliftones create a unique style of crucial, powerhouse roots reggae, blending the sounds of a relentless dance groove with positive upliftment in the lyrical message. The result is an individual sound that's undeniably their trademark.