Annalee Hoosen

Annalee is a young, hip vocalist with a fresh vintage vibe. Along with her band, The Midnight Sons, she is putting a new spin on the old jazz standard with the addition of funky back beats and a vibrant creative style, that is re-introducing a whole new generation to jazz …

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Shawn Maxwell

Shawn Maxwell is both an educator and an artist. This multi-instrumental band leader has been a recognized and distinguished performer in the Chicago jazz scene for years, and his music has earned critical acclaim nationwide. We spoke with Shawn about his career, his music over the years, the advice that …

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Meagan McNeal

Meagan McNeal is a beautiful and sultry songstress from the Southside of Chicago. Her graceful style and impeccable talents have earned her a spot on stages with some of the best names in the music business. iRockJazz is thrilled to welcome her to New Buffalo, MI for our 2015 iRockJazz …

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Audley Reid

iRockJazz proudly welcomes Audley Reid to our 2015 iRockJazz Music Festival in Buffalo, MI! Mr. Reid has been a part of the Jazz music scene for over 20 years. He has performed with numerous stars and has performed in venues around the world. Although his charismatic style is identifiable as …

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Karisa Wilson

iRockJazz is pleased to have Karisa Wilson (pronounced Ka-ree-sa), as a performer at this year’s iRock Jazz Music Festival. Karisa is a jazz vocalist from Grand Rapids, MI. Her debut album, Little Girl and her sophomore album Stronger, both earned her WYCE Jaimee Awards for Best New Artist and Best …

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iRock Jazz Fest Expands Venues, Talent, Activities for Year Two

Mimi Jones Quartet New Buffalo, MI—Building on the success of the first jazz festival in Harbor Country last year, iRock Jazz Fest 2015 is expanding to deliver more performances on more sites, and is adding a variety of innovative and entertaining activities for family members of all ages. This year’s …

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iRock Jazz LIVE! with Multi Media Veteran Michael Stradford

Michael Stradford is a 20 year entertainment industry executive whose career has spanned all forms of media: Music, Radio, DVD, Film, Television and Interactive Entertainment. Most recently Michael led the Digital Production and Development team at Sony Pictures where he produced and created over 35 web series with such talent …

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iRock Jazz LIVE! with Music Director Ray Chew

Musical Director Ray Chew has performed at the helm of award winning musical events with the world’s most popular artists including Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Prince, Justin Beiber, Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Ludacris, Barry Manilow, Queen Latifah, James Taylor, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Jennifer Hudson and Quincy Jones. Now in his second …

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iRock Jazz LIVE! with Web Series Producer Issa Rae

With her own unique flair and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae’s content has garnered over 25 million views and close to 200,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list twice and winning the 2012 Short Award for Best Web Show for her hit …

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