Tag: Jazz

Iara Negrete

Iara Negrete

A professional singer for 27 years and a vocalist for 15, I studied Popular Singing and Piano at the S. Caetano Arts Foundation, Popular Singing with Nancy Miranda and Fono for several years, with the renowned Dr. Silvia Pinho.

I have already performed in several cities in Brazil and abroad (Manhathan Center in NY, Closed Event in Paris and the Oasis Hotel Network in Cancun, where I lived for almost 2 years.

I was part of the Octet Vocal Tom da Terra (CD BrancoNegro), which opened doors for advertising, where for many years, I recorded jingles for radio and TV. During this same period, I recorded 3 tracks on the T-Square & Friends Band CD, which won the Golden Record in Japan.
In 2002, I was invited to be a juror and vocal coach of the Popstars Program (SBT / Sony / RGB) with producer Rick Bonadio and Alexandre Schiavo, president of Sony Music Brasil.

music programs and lessons atlantaIn this first edition, was formed the group Rouge, that had a great success with the Hit Ragatanga and the following year, the group Bro’z. I was tb sworn for a while, in the program of Gilberto Barros (Good Night Brazil – Band) and invited to tb participate in Today in Day – Record.

As a personal vocal coach, besides my dear students (for now anonymous), there are some famous, hj friends, such as: Otaviano Costa, Mario Veloso, Rafaella Ferrer, Natalie Bergamo, The Thomés and soon, some well-known names will fatten this list.

I have 2 cd’s (solo) recorded: Iara Negrete – Brazil Classics, for the international market and Iara Negrete Canta Divas Acústico, with participation of the Rouge Group and produced by Producer Rick Bonadio at the Midas Studio.

I sang tb in the last festival of the Globe as a backing vocal and I participated tb of several CDs of artists like: Father Fábio de Melo, Peninha, Ziza Fernandes, Rebels, Julie and the Ghosts, Black Li and others.

I still sing, but now, in closed events, with the group Live4u, idealized by me and dj Ivan Gross, which brings to the stage the ideal mix between the beats of electronic music of a deejay and the performance of 3 singers live. Unpublished songs are already being prepared for the release of our EP.

The Atlanta Jazz Trio

Atlanta-Jazz-Trio-Live-Jazz-Music-of-Atlanta.-Book-the-Jazz-Band-nowTHE ATLANTA JAZZ TRIO performs classic & contemporary jazz at concerts, festivals, corporate events, weddings, receptions & private parties throughout Atlanta & the southeast. The trio’s musicians perform the finest jazz, from classic vintage standards of Sinatra & the Rat Pack, Latin Jazz, bossa nova & swing, to gospel, pop & big band sounds! Create the perfect atmosphere of sophisticated elegance for your party or event.

Go to Atlanta Jazz Trio website here. 

Videos from The Atlanta Jazz Trio

Enjoy videos of the Atlanta Jazz Trio in live performances at concerts, jazz bars & events in Atlanta and surrounding areas. For more great jazz performances, visit The Atlanta Jazz Trio YouTube channel.


Atlanta Steel Pan & Island Music

atlanta-steel-pan-and-island-music-duet-for-partiesATLANTA STEEL PAN & ISLAND MUSIC Bring the Caribbean sound of steel drum music to any event, venue, wedding, reception, festival, party or function! Steel drum music, accompanied by djembe, bongo & conga drums is performed by Atlanta’s favorite Steel Pan & Calypso Band! Import the live, pulsating rhythmic flavor of Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival, Soca & Calypso led by Steel Pan Music to your event! Atlanta Steel Pan & Island Music performs: Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffet, Jamaican Reggae, Calypso, Latin, Jazz Standards & Contemporary Music! STEEL DRUM or MARIMBA accompanied by Island GUITAR & UKULELE.

Visit Atlanta Steel Pan & Island Music website here.


Rick Harris

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Rick Harris is known for his nationally acclaimed vocal quartet, Mad Romance.

Award-winning vocalist and arranger, Rick is a multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, brass, saxophone, Latin percussion, and stringed instruments.

Rick is front man/arranger for ten-piece Little Big Band Atlanta, singer and jazz trumpeter for Big Band Atlanta, and performer with oldies rock and R&B band Boomers Gone Wild.

MP3 “I’m Old Fashioned” Performed by Rick Harris

Rick Harris performs an array of styles:

60s band jazz band oldies band
dixieland band swing band variety band
r&b band classic rock band wedding band
soul band ballroom dance music band jazz orchestra
honky tonk band 20s, 30s or 40s  band

Tempe Otto

Female-Jazz-Singer-Atlanta-circleTEMPE OTTO painstakingly recreates the music, eloquence, dress and mood of the 50s and early 60s.

Performing jazz standards, bossa nova and romantic ballads in multiple languages, Tempe’s style crosses from European flavors to Brazilian Bossa Nova to American Jazz Standards.

Her smooth and playfully steamy delivery evokes memories of the vocal styles of legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn and Julie London.


Paul Vogler

Atlanta Percussionist

Paul has appeared on the bill with Ziggy MarleyThelonius Monk Jr., Dr. Billy TaylorThe New York Voices & others.

As a public educator at public and private schools(Baylor and McCallie schools of Chattanooga) and universities including UTC and Georgia Perimeter College. Paul lectured World Music, Percussion, Jazz Studies and Electronic Music and directed Jazz Band and Orchestra.

Paul’s company, Atlanta Event Music, has provided educational programming since 1995, receiving the 1997 Dorothy Mullen National Arts Award for “The Bessie Bus”, a mobile jazz and blues program. Atlanta Event Music also provided audio/video production/editing and inter-active exhibits including working with the National Afro-American Museum on the traveling exhibit”When the Spirit Moves” appearing at the Smithsonian Institution.

Currently, Paul maintains an active performance schedule with Atlanta Steel Pan and Island Music,  the Atlanta Jazz Trio, and 2nd Line Atlanta while continuing to teach private lessons.

PAUL VOGLER performs as solo percussionist on vibraphone, marimba & steel drum. Paul is also an Alternate Mode MalletKat endorser and proudly plays the Panyard Solid Hoop steel pans.

MP3 Atlanta Percussionist: Paul Vogler on Marimba!


A music instructor for over 20 yrs with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, teaching Jazz studies, Electronic Music, World Music & percussion, Paul is now semi-retired and founder of Atlanta Event Music and percussionist with Atlanta Jazz Trio, Atlanta Steel Pan and Island Music and 2nd Line Atlanta.


MP3 “Watch What Happens”, Paul Vogler – Atlanta Jazz Trio


MP3 “Blue Bossa” Paul Vogler on Steel Pan with Paul Newkirk on Accoustic Guitar


MP3 “And I Love Her, Beatles” Demo track Paul Vogler with Paul Newkirk


Felton Dunn

Atlanta Guitar Vocal DuetsTHE HARMONIZER, FELTON DUNN – Felton Dunn’s West experience kicked off his journey as a singer/songwriter/musician. He’s traveled the world sharing his music – and took those first trips abroad with the UWG Choir.

Closer to home, he’s a fixture on the Atlanta music scene and has been inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame.