Browsing Artists: Jazz / Contemporary
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Jason Greene

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Folk Songwriter from Soda Springs, Idaho
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Jason is from Pierce County, Washington and eventually moved to a company town in Idaho. He was inspired to start writing by the freewheeling style of Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt and by the effortless genius of Dave Brubeck. Jason is a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, and harmonica player.
Local Animus is his first independently recorded album.  It includes ten original lyrics driven tracks.
jasongreene033@gmail.com

208 ensemble

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Chamber music for our generation
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208 ensemble

Created in 2014 by cellist Jake Saunders and composer David Biedenbender, 208 ensemble brings progressive chamber music by some of the most innovative composers writing today to Boise, Idaho. It’s members are dedicated to cultivating enthusiasm in Boise for a brand of music that exists where the refinement of classical performance meets the visceral energy of a rock concert.
208 ensemble is a dynamic, multi-instrumental contemporary music ensemble. Cellist Jake Saunders, violinist Geoffrey hill, violist Emily Jones, and Pianist Betsi Hodges represent some of the highest caliber classical musicians in Idaho. These core members have received training from top institutions throughout the country, and currently serve principal positions in the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, the Opera Idaho orchestra, and contribute regularly to the Boise Baroque Orchestra, LED, Classical Revolution: Boise, and the Boise Philharmonic String Quartet. Since its debut in November 2014, 208 ensemble has been a featured artist at Treefort Music Fest 2015 and 2016, and has presented featured programs at the Sapphire Room, MING Studios, RadioBoise, Cinder Wines, and the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. 208 ensemble frequently collaborates with local artists, including Dr. Linda Kline-Lamar, Jeffrey Barker, Thomas Paul, Brian Vance, Lindsay Edwards, Matthew Tutsky and Bill Kloppenburg. In February 2015, the ensemble shared the stage with international touring artist Emily Wells.
emjones1030@gmail.com

Addam Chavarria

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An accomplished 19-year old singer, songwriter whose music and lyrics speak to the soul and come from the heart
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Addam Chavarria

Addam is a rising 19 year-old singer and songwriter. His music is a combination of Folk. Rock. Blues and a little contemporary Folk.

He has been playing piano since he was seven, and composing and singing since he was twelve. Addam participated in choir throughout high school and during his freshmen year he taught himself how to play the ukulele and the guitar.
Addam’s dedication and commitment is evident in his passion and love for music. He started his music career in high school performing in the streets. Addam’s songs and lyrics come from his personal experiences and his quest to make a difference and spark an attitude of change in all who listen to his music. His desire is to instill hope and inspiration, and to help overcome the many trials in our lives. Addam’s first album, “Chasing Stars” is the culmination of overcoming trials and shooting for the stars! Farewell was written as a tribute to his father who recently pasted away.

Addam’s music influences and inspirations include Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Aaron Lewis, Cat Stevens, Chopin, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, and Johnny Cash. Addam’s music is soothing to the soul, heartfelt and will certainly have you wanting more from this young and talented artist.

He has played in various locations across the Treasure Valley, including The Artistblue Gallery, The Crescent Brewery, the opening of The Village in Meridian and for shows at The Grove Hotel and BSU.

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Ben Burdick

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Very versatile superbly played guitar music that both soothes and excites
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Ben Burdick

Ben Burdick performs instrumental jazz, pop and original music spanning many styles. Whether playing solo or with the Ben Burdick Trio, the focus is improvisation so the music is always fresh.

benburdickguitar@gmail.com

Blaze and Kelly

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Singer /songwriter, Niccole Blaze and her bassist, Mo Kelly draw an audience with their compelling lyrics and angelic harmonies that audiences’ say “open your heart and tear it apart at the same time.” With influences ranging from Bonnie Raitt to the Indigo Girls, they are known for their comic banter both on and off the […]

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Blaze and Kelly

Singer /songwriter, Niccole Blaze and her bassist, Mo Kelly draw an audience with their compelling lyrics and angelic harmonies that audiences’ say “open your heart and tear it apart at the same time.” With influences ranging from Bonnie Raitt to the Indigo Girls, they are known for their comic banter both on and off the stage.
Hailing from Boise Idaho these gals bring you rich and real original tunes that span 4 CD’s in the last decade. Feel free to check out their website www.blazeandkelly.com for information.

www.blazeandkelly.com

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Bob Kasnick – One Man Accordion Band

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Professional Accordionist
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Bob Kasnick – One Man Accordion Band

I just moved here to Nampa recently from oregon. I have a band there and go back there to play with themevery so often. I have been playing at the Ontario and Nampa elks for their dance parties plus some private events. I am a one man accordion band with a synthesized accordion. I also play at tables and play to the occasion. Senior people really like what I do, because I can do their kind of music. Under the catagory of other music I am very well versed with oktoberfest venues and do a large varieties of german and music suited for beer pubs and related music.. I have a promo package of my abilities also a CD. If you are interested in my information I would be glad to send it to you.

Thank you, Bob Kasnick

bobkasnick@yahoo.com

Calley Bliss

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Calley Bliss: jazz vocalist, pop songwriter, folk lyracist; mix and serve.
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”Oh boy. Are you ready for a can of worms? I have this theory…” Hearing singer/songwriter Calley Bliss say these words is endearingly par for her course. She’s the kind of person who’s always thinking, always drawing from what’s around her, always gleaming a positive lesson from any situation. The struggles with writing original music, putting a band together, practicing, performing and self-promoting can definitely take their toll, but Calley barrels through with style and grace. ”The stumbles that knock me down for a day or two, week or two, or even months make me run all the faster on the straight-aways.”
Calley currently acts as the Music Studies Coordinator and teaches voice and songwriting at Fresco Arts Academy in Eagle, ID. The school’s unique approach to hiring teachers who are active members in their professional craft has put Calley on a staff with instructors who actively populate the Treasure Valley arts, theatre and music scene.

Calley made the move to Boise from New York City, where she participated in the Brooklyn singer/songwriter scene for four years, during which time she self-released her first solo album, ”Pigeonholed,” which showcases her monster of a voice and infectiously catchy but smart writing in so many varied styles and flavors, it’s no wonder where she got the title of the album. She acted as the sole songwriter and arranger of all tracks, and co-produced it with Brooklyn producer and engineer, Jonathon Jacobi.

Calley has sung as a professional vocalist for a decade in styles ranging from Soul, R&B and Groove music, to Folk, Pop, and a healthy dose of Jazz, having attained her Bachelor in Jazz Voice from the acclaimed University of North Texas, funded by a Vocal Jazz Scholarship. She’s worked as a resident back-up singer for Maryland-based label Severn Records, a front vocalist for numerous and various club date bands, including New York’s Startlight Orchestras, a studio-ad vocalist for Dallas-based The Acxess Group, and has lead her own groups for private functions and live performances across the US, Mexico and Ireland.Her love of writing, which budded during her time at North Texas and flourished in the inspiring surroundings of New York, has brought her the opportunity to collaborate as a lyricist and pop song-writer with numerous friends and colleagues, most recently with Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer Cameron Mizell. Together they commenced a boutique production company, SingleSky Productions, creating music for commercial and artistic purposes from the conception and writing phase, all the way to the recorded, mixed, mastered, and ready-to-market phase. They found such musical soul-mates in each other, they also started a folk-pop band to satiate their artistic sides focused on simple and beautiful lyrics, melodies, and harmonies. The band, When We Were Six, debuted summer of 2011 at New York’s famous West Village venue The Bitter End, and plans to release an EP of the project and take it on a US tour are in motion for the summer and fall of 2013.

Calley’s story began in a typical Minnesotan home complete with hotdish, annual trips to the State Fair, and caring parents who readily taught her how to be ”Minnesota Nice.” She knew as early as seven-years-old that she wanted to ”be a singer” – her Whitney Houston backyard cover show easily won the hearts of her earliest fans. At the age of 10, she landed a spot in the Minneapolis Bel Canto Voices, an honor which was renewed three years in a row, including a role in the children’s chorus for Puccini’s opera ”La Boheme” at the Minnesota Opera. Other awards of her young performing years include ”Excellence in Jazz Performance” at the International Music Camp in the Peace Gardens, Lakeville High School’s ”Outstanding Performer 2002,” and a spot in the Minnesota All-State Choir for two years.

calley@calleybliss.com

Carol Raye

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Carol Raye was born and raised near Des Moines, Iowa. By age 13, she found some bebop recordings and began a love affair with jazz. A year later, Carol was “discovered” by the Valley High School vocal director and was blessed with four years of classical voice lessons and active performance. Opportunity knocked again with […]

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Carol Raye

Carol Raye was born and raised near Des Moines, Iowa. By age 13, she found some bebop recordings and began a love affair with jazz. A year later, Carol was “discovered” by the Valley High School vocal director and was blessed with four years of classical voice lessons and active performance. Opportunity knocked again with a gig as the vocal soloist for the University of Iowa jazz band. This flamed her passion for jazz. She made a home in Boise, Idaho, after a 12 year adventure of whitewater rafting, skiing, and sailing. Carol Raye has performed in various bands whose musical tastes ran from jazz and blues to rock and roll, with a splash of country music thrown in just to keep things interesting. In addition, she has recorded numerous commercials and harmony tracks for other artist’s recordings. But the jazz flame still burns. Most recently, Carol Raye is crooning Latin jazz in the poetic sounds of Brazilian Portuguese.

searaye@gmail.com

Cary William White

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Singer/Songwriter/Instrumentalist
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Cary William White

Cary performs instrumental, original vocal/guitar, and a variety of classics from the last four decades of folk and rock music. His solo performances are lively, sensitive, comedic and always brings a wave of warmth and intimacy with his audiences. His classical artistry is clearly seen in the subtle tones he brings forth from his instrument and vocal expressions.

thesongwright@gmail.com

Dallin McAllister

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Just possibly the next Michael Buble…
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Dallin McAllister

Dallin is a native Boise singer/entertainer that has been singing since 10 years old. He’s been trained in classical techniques throughout his life in private lessons and as a music major in vocal performance at college. He thrives on the old classic love songs and jazz hits by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Michael Buble, Jason Mraz, and many others. He is currently busking at 8th and Main in Boise on Wed, Fri, and Sat nights and the crowd really loves him. In spite of his young age – 19 years old – he has amazing command of the stage and audience with his engaging personality. He was referred to as the “New Star Launched at the Boise Music Festival” by Kevin and Brenda at 107.9 Lite FM in an article they on their website. Dallin sings for restaurants, weddings, parties, and any other opportunity that will put him in front of an audience.

 

dmacaroniman@gmail.com


 
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