Eric Krasno: For nearly two decades, Eric Krasno has been an omnipresent figure in popular music. We’ve heard his virtuosic, innovative guitar playing with Soulive and Lettuce (both of which he co-founded), seen him onstage supporting the likes of the Rolling Stones, Dave Mathews Band, John Mayer and The Roots, watched him take home multiple GRAMMY Awards, and benefited from his deft, behind-the-scenes work as a producer and songwriter for everyone from Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks, and 50 Cent to Talib Kweli, Aaron Neville, and Allen Stone.
George Porter Jr.: George Porter, Jr., best known as the bassist of The Meters, has proven to be capable of the ultimate fusion of rock, funk and R&B, and has gained recognition as one of the industry’s elite bass players.
Ivan Neville: New Orleans-born keyboardist, singer and songwriter, Ivan Neville currently tours the world with his current band, Dumpstaphunk.
Jennifer Hartswick: Trumpeter and vocalist, Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most exciting performers in music today. She exudes confidence and joy and brings her own refreshing spirit to the stage every time she performs. Jennifer’s music is honest, soulful and comes with a maturity far beyond her years. Her natural charisma and sincerity shines through, and each performance is a celebration of musical collaboration. And whether she is wailing on the trumpet or singing an intimate vocal solo, her performance is all part of a single seamless instrument, one that is played not only with astounding technical proficiency, but also with sensitivity, conviction and heart.
Chali 2na: With his unmistakable baritone voice and 6-and-a-half-foot charm, Chali 2na has established himself as one of hip-hop’s most celebrated and charismatic personalities. Most well-known for co-founding music groups, Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, Chali released his debut solo album “Fish Outta Water” in 2009. Since then, he has toured the world ten times over with his band known as House of Vibe and has collaborated with some of the industry’s most recognized and respected DJs and Musicians. Breathing visual life into his musical past, Chali embarked on a 6-year journey to produce “Against the Current”, a multi-media project that combines a 5-part series of genre bending EPs with a coffee table artbook featuring his own original paintings, drawings, and photography. Now, as Chali’s catalogues continue to grow he is finding unique ways to share his art with the world, and demand for it is rapidly growing.
Cochemea Gastelum: Cochemea Gastelum is a musical journeyman who draws on ancestral memories and family histories to wrap new flesh around the bones of history. As a soloist, section player, and composer/arranger over the past twenty-five years, has been featured with diverse and notable musical acts, from touring and recording with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Kevin Morby, Jon Batiste, Archie Shepp, Antibalas, Budos Band and Robert Walter’s 20th congress, to performance and studio work for Mark Ronson, The Roots, David Byrne, Beck, Rick Rubin, and Quincy Jones among many others. Most recently, he is featured on “a few words for the firing squad (radiation)” on the acclaimed RTJ4, by Run The Jewels. His solo debut on Daptone Records, “All my Relations”, was released in 2019 to critical acclaim. His follow up, “Vol II : Baca Sewa” will be released in July 2021.