The Dalt Williams Quintet
The Dalt Williams Quintet featuring vocalist Marcella Hooks, is a “swinging” group of musicians committed to performing America’s #1 art form…..JAZZ. These talented musicians are particularly skilled in performing the great American popular music written in the period of 1920 to 1960 (which lends itself well to the jazz genre). Be it Dixieland, Swing, Bebop, Latin, or just plain Blues; the musicians of the Dalt Williams group are versatile in performing the many styles of jazz.
With a collective total of 175 years performing jazz, they have a wide variety of experiences performing in club, dance, touring, concert, and festival venues. Among some of the notable musicians they have performed with are Bay Area Jazz Ensemble, Charlie Barnet, Tony Bennett, Joe Dodge, Ella Fitzgerald, Vince Guaraldi, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Quincy Jones, Buddy Morrow, Eddie Peabody, Norbert Stachel, Ed Thigpen, Al Trobbe, and Claude Thornhill.
Formed by Dalt Williams in 2001, the group has been featured in the Burlingame Art & Jazz Festival, Benicia Art, Wine, & Jazz Festival, Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival, Vallejo Jazz Festival, Vallejo Jazz Cruises, Suisun Sunday Jazz Series, Vacaville Jazz Festival, Fairfield Candy Festival, Vallejo, Benicia, and Fairfield Library Concerts, and numerous other jazz venues in Northern California.
TropiCali came about from the union of musicians from different
backgrounds and artistic influences in the San Francisco Bay Area.
With one common interest: To develop a plural and innovative musical
ziece, joining African American rhythms in all their extension (
north, central and south America).
TropiCali, as the name says, refers to Tropical Grooves produced in
California, mixing tropical beats as Samba, Reggae, Forró, Caribbean
music with Californian influences like Funk and Rock. The result is a
danceable hybrid sound that has been shaking dancefloors around the
Formed by brazilian singer Paulo Presotto, Californian native, Maya
Finlay on the guitar , Puerto Rican percussionist and Bass player,
Roberto Rios and brazilian Drummer Fabio Reis.
For more info, please visit http://www.reverbnation.com/tropicali
McKenna was born January6,1995. She was born in Santa Rosa, CA. Her father Ken works as a Parole Agent, and Mother Yvette works as an Insurance Agent. She is the youngest of three children.
McKenna has been performing since early childhood, taking inspiration and encouragement from her singing father. McKenna started singing the National Anthem at age nine at local Rodeo’s and Barrel racing events across the United States. At age twelve McKenna decided she wanted to pursue a career in Country Music.
McKenna, was told to get a voice coach, learn an instrument, and produce her own songs. Since that day McKenna has learned the guitar has faithfully attended voice lessons, and has written the lyrics and music for her first album.
McKenna, has performed at many competitions, taking first at the Ukiah Idol, two years in a row. Once in the preteen division and then at 14 decided to enter the adult division taking first place in that event as well. She recently played at the American Graffiti Car Show in Petaluma, CA. McKenna has performed in coffee houses from Ukiah to Shasta also performs at Fairs and Festivals, and is loved where ever she sings. She has been to Nashville, Tn. To audition for Embassy Music. While there she did a T.V. show (Nashville Spotlight.) She sang in the showcase for kids at the Nashville Palace.
McKenna is currently working on an Demo with her producer “Pete Stringfellow” in Nashville, which is due out late Fall.
Mckenna, has a music on the website myspace the address is myspace.com/mckennafaithmusic