Born in Kingston, Jamaica on D-Day, Monty Alexander was blessed with prodigious pianistic skills that were evident from age four, a fairly typical age for wunderkinds.
Born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, flutist Néstor Torres, whose father was a pianist-vibraphonist, began on drum set at age five and later, the saxophone and, of course, flute which he excelled.
Winner of both the Thelonious Monk and the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal competitions, Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself, capturing her very essence.
Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Cyro Baptista is one of the premiere percussionists on the planet, leading his astonishing quartet on a virtuosic trek through myriad musical forms of the world.
Christian Sands was born in New Haven, Connecticut scarcely 30 years ago and he is currently one of the most in-demand pianists working in jazz.
Over the course of a multifaceted career, Grammy® and Tony® Award-winning jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater reached the upper echelon of entertainers.