Judith Hill

Judith Hill has been praised by Rolling Stone for her “stellar powerhouse vocals.” In addition to penning and performing her own material, Judith – who wrote her first song at the age of four – has backed such artists as Stevie Wonder and the late Michael Jackson. Hers is one of the stories told in director Morgan Neville’s acclaimed 20 Feet From Stardom, a film that shines the spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. The film has won the Film Critics Award for Best Documentary and an Academy Award for Best Documentary. The film also won the 2015 Grammy for Best Music Film. Hill, who was also featured on the film’s soundtrack, was a contestant on season four of “The Voice.” Judith has already garnered much praise for her live performance as opener for Josh Groban, John Legend and Prince both in the US and the UK. Judith Hill’s debut album, “Back In Time,” produced by herself & Prince is out now on NPG Records.


Baraka May & Jonny May

Baraka May is a studio singer for some of the top composers and artists in the world. She has sung on over 120 films, albums, and TV episodes and has shared the stage with artists like Celine Dion, Pharrell, Danny Elfman and more. From singing character voices and playing Sally on tour with The Nightmare Before Christmas to recording the original demos and solos for LA LA LAND to a feature on a national Petco commercial, Baraka has accrued a vastly diverse list of credits. She is often requested for soundalikes and voice matching and takes great pleasure in being a studio chameleon. She is thrilled to be among the incredible participants in The Black & White Sessions!

Jonny May is a rising star in the world of piano music. He has over 20 million YouTube views and 120,000 YouTube subscribers to date. Jonny entertained as the Disneyland Ragtime Pianist for many years. He has also performed at Universal Studios Hollywood, The Kennedy Center, and with singers such as Lin Manuel Miranda, Lari White, comedian Tom Wilson on Comedy Central, Latin American Idol winer Mayre Martinez, and with Postmodern Jukebox. Jonny's music blends multiple genres such as classical, jazz, blues, ragtime, boogie, rock and pop piano. www.jonnymaymusic.com

Lolah Brown

Lolah Brown has toured the world with some of today's top recording artists such as Rihanna, Demi Lovato, John Legend, Eminem, Pharrell Williams, & Nicki Minaj among others. She was a featured background vocalist on American Idol for season 15 and has sung background for multiple artists on most all daytime and late night TV shows. Lolah is currently working on various projects including, writing, recording, modeling, and acting.

Greg Whipple

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Greg Whipple presently resides in LA where he has become an accomplished performer and session singer. His career thus far has allowed him to work with such luminaries as Burt Bacharach, David Foster, Brian McKnight, Danny Elfman and Frankie Valli. Greg received his B.A. in Music from Florida State University and is also an accomplished songwriter and producer having toured and recorded as a member of the world renown jazz vocal groups, m-pact and Sixth Wave. Greg’s voice can be heard on many projects in film (Toy Story 3, Star Trek 1 - 3, Avatar, Suicide Squad - as a whistler, and Pitch Perfect 3, among many others), TV (Family Guy, The Voice, The Simpsons, American Dad, Sophia The First, Futurama), commercials (Subway, Jack In The Box, McDonalds), and major-label recordings (Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Andrea Bocelli, Jackie Evancho). Greg also directs music at Congregational Church of the Chimes and hopes to one day make it to the center of a tootsie pop in less than 3 licks.

Kamilah Marshall

Kamilah Marshall (formerly Martin), has been recently seen and heard as support for 7-time Grammy Award winning singer songwriter Taylor Swift, including The 1989 World Tour (2015) and The RED World Tour(2013-14). Since 2003, Kamilah has been one of the Staggering Harlettes, singing backup for Bette Midler, in The Kiss My Brass World Tour and The Showgirl Must Go On at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Her Broadway credits include RENT, Disney’s The Lion King and the Original Cast of Hairspray The Musical and reprised her role as a DYNAMITE in HAIRSPRAY LIVE on NBC. Marshall’s debut CD GYPSY MOONSHINE is available on iTUNES and CD Baby. .


Leslie Page

Leslie Page is a vocalist from Southern California. She has just recently returned home from a tour with legendary Eagles guitarist, Joe Walsh. Leslie is a seasoned session singer and also has years of live performances under her belt. She recently celebrated her second Re-Birthday marking the day she had a bone marrow transplant and is currently in remission from ALL leukemia. With her voice and her story, she lives to bring love and hope to the world.

Derek Bordeaux

One of the hottess bands in Southern California, The Derek Bordeaux Group generates energy and excitement everywhere they perform. 
For more than 25 years, Derek Bordeaux has performed in Southern California and Las Vegas, becoming one of the most sought after artists for his sultry renditions of Motown classics, Jazz, R&B and Blues standards. The Derek Bordeaux Group does it all!


Izzi Ray

• Born in southern ca, raised in northwest Montana, and currently resides in Southern CA.• Began writing songs at the age of 11. Her songwriting philosophy has always been to be nothing but honest and real.• her discography currently includes three projects, 'Izzi Ray' 2012, 'Make Much of You' 2014, and the most recent release, 'Liminality' 2017.• izzi's artistic style is refreshingly unique take on pop/R&B, yet still has the footprints of everything that inspires her represented in the details.• "I believe that music connects people in a way that nothing else can. So I want to use my voice and songs to create something authentic, that inspires, brings peace, and is mentally challenging and engaging."


Stevvi Alexander

As the daughter of a Pentecostal pastor, Stevvi Alexander has been singing for as long as she can remember honing her ear in countless church and school choirs.  After completing college and facing a stalled record deal she found herself singing demos when she was referred to audition for Kenny Lattimore.  She got the gig and has since toured the world extensively with artists including Diana Ross, Sheryl Crow, Justin Timberlake,  Fleetwood Mac, Barbra Streisand and most recently as a featured artist on Game of Thrones Live touring with Ramin Djawadi, the show’s composer.    She has recorded with artists including Macy Gray, Colbie Caillat and Incubus and can be heard on commercials for Mercedes Benz,  VH-1, Lowe’s and Walmart with Craig Robinson.   Since 2009,  she has sourced all of the vocal sections on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” working closely with The Roots as their vocal contractor.  Through her company Choirgirl Music, she also regularly hires sections/choirs for shows including “SNL”, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “The David Letterman Show” among others.  She was featured in the Oscar-winning film “20 Feet From Stardom” and holds a masters degree from NYU in Music Therapy choosing to pursue the degree based on her belief that music heals above all else.  Aside from her professional work as a singer/contractor/music therapist she is one half of the synth folk band Public Art with her bandmate Jan Ozveren with whom she writes and plays guitar.

Gina Saputo

Gina Saputo is one of LA's most in-demand jazz vocalists and recording artists. She is a regular headliner in LA's top venues. She was recently featured performing and appearing in "The Last Tycoon" on Amazon. Commercial work includes Samsung ringtones, "Alias" TV promo, "Fantastic Four" movie trailer, plus various commercials in Japan and Korea. Gina has headlined jazz festivals around the globe. As a featured vocalist she has worked with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jeff Goldblum, Benny Green, Plas Johnson, and many more. As a backing vocalist she has worked with Barbra Streisand, Bonnie Raitt, Barry Manilow, Kurt Elling, and more. 


Jarrett Johnson

Jarrett Johnson is a Grammy award winning vocalist/songwriter. His expansive skill set has been demonstrated alongside world-renowned vocal groups including Take 6, contributions to numerous studio recordings for major label artists including Quincy Jones and Michael Bublé, and featured as a backing vocalist to a variety of artists including Ne-Yo, Jamie Foxx, Carole King, and Sandi Patty.

Kara Britz

Kara Britz is a successful background vocalist based in Los Angeles, CA. She has been a vocal contractor and background singer on the popular NBC show The Voice since season 2 and she has been touring with Blake Shelton since 2013. Other credits include tours with Joe Cocker, Cher Live in Vegas, The Backstreet Boys, and Robbie Williams. Kara's voice can be heard singing behind most all of the contestants for their iTunes releases from The Voice since season 2.

Samantha Nelson

Samantha began her career as a songwriter for artists such as Deborah Cox, Jordan Fisher and others. In recent years she has done studio vocals for Sam Smith, Tyler the Creator, and for the hit TV show GLEE. Samantha has toured and performed live with artists such as Demi Lovato, Duran Duran, and Christina Aguilera. In 2016 Samantha launched her solo career and is the lead singer of an LA based band called Pink Lotus. She is currently in the studio working on her debut album coming soon.

Amick Byram

Amick Byram is a Grammy nominated vocalist whose credits span over many genres. He sang the role of Moses in the film The Prince of Egypt and has lent his voice to hundreds of films including Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. Amick has also sung on over 100 episodes of The Simpsons among other TV shows. He has also sung on Broadway cast albums including Jekyll & Hyde and Sunset Boulevard.
As an actor, Amick starred in many stage productions including The Phantom of the Opera (Broadway & LA), Les Miserables, and Sunset Boulevard opposite Glenn Close. For all the trekkie fans, you may recognize him as Ian Troi, Counselor Troi's father from Star Trek, The Next Generation. 

www.amickbyram.com                                                                     bit.ly/amickbyraminterview

Aaron Encinas

Aaron began gaining national attention several years ago through youtube videos he started producing showing off his vocal skills. Those videos have garnered over 15 million views through youtube and Facebook. His credits include working on TV shows including The Voice, American Idol, The Grammys, and the AMA's. He has performed or recorded for Celine Dion, Kanye West, Pharrell, Usher, John Legend, Kirk Franklin, and more. Aaron recently lent his vocals to the soundtrack for the award winning film, Hidden Figures. 

Bridgette Bryant & Will Wheaton

Bridgette Bryant is no stranger to the entertainment industry. With decades of music under her belt,  she has performed for some of the most legendary performers of our time. Lending her skills in recording or live performance as either support vocalist or featured duet artist for performers including but not limited to the likes of Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Brenda Russell, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, George Duke, Sheila E and Jeffrey Osborne, her reputation in dedication to excellence precedes her.

Will Wheaton is a well respected and successful baritone/bass vocalist and songwriter in the entertainment industry. He has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Luis Miguel, and Rod Stewart.

Together Will & Bridgette created the Indie Lounge West showcase series and music label to promote music all over the world from indie artists. Check them out at bit.ly/willwheatonbridgettebryantinterview   indieloungewest.com     willwheaton.com     bridgettebryantmusic.com

Shoshana Bean

Shoshana Bean’s independent solo releases have topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and UK in peak positions including #1, and her latest release earned her a hot shot debut at #10 on the Billboard Blues charts. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having debuted in the original cast of Hairspray and starred as the very first replacement for Elphaba, the green-skinned witch, in Wicked. Most recently she appeared in the pre-Broadway production of the new musical Beaches as CeeCee Bloom, and inked a deal with ABC Signature for a new musical pilot she co-created and for which she will compose the music. She has sold out solo concerts around the globe, toured with Postmodern Jukebox, performed alongside Brian McKnight, Bebe Winans and sang back up for Michael Jackson for his 30th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden. Shoshana arranged vocals for Jennifer Lopez’s American Idol performance of “I Luh Ya Papi" and her music has been featured in television shows on NBC, MTV, Oxygen, Bravo and Showtime

bit.ly/Shoshanabeaninterview     shoshanabean.com

Lia Booth

Lia Booth is a jazz vocalist in Southern California and has been performing live in clubs and music venues in the Inland Empire, Orange County, and Los Angeles for the past six years. She spent four years singing in advanced vocal jazz ensemble Singcopation under the direction of Bruce Rogers and one year singing with Cal State Long Beach advanced vocal jazz ensemble Pacific Standard Time under the direction of accomplished vocalist and session singer, Christine Guter.
Lia specializes in the Great American Songbook and takes a dry, expressive approach to her interpretation of the tunes she sings. She currently has three residencies wherein she can be found once a month: Baci Italian Restaurant in Huntington Beach with Square One Jazz, Brass Lamp in Long Beach with her own trio The Spare Buttons, and Port Restaurant and Bar in Newport Beach as a duo with pianist Bradley Young. Some other musicians of note she has worked with are Ron Eschete, Abraham Laboriel, Bill Cantos, Dean Koba, Ron Kobayashi, Kevin O’Neal, and Mike Peak, among many others over the years.
Lia is also a current entrant in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition hosted by IndabaMusic.com