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Ceremony Music, Solo / Duo Acts

Valerie Ponzio Valerie

Valerie has wowed audiences with her powerful and unique raspy voice that go hand in hand with her bluesy guitar chops that keep up with the best of them. When she plays people stop, look, and listen. She is a unique talent that will not disappoint no matter what venue or city she performs in.  Valerie has entertained on cruise ships that have that have traveled the world. She has worked for Disney and Celebrity cruises. They are always eager to have her back. Valerie was born and raised in El Paso, TX and is now living here in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA as a guitarist. Valerie then attended Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA where she was awarded the Stanley Clarke scholarship. ... (more...)

Entertainment Categories Ceremony Music, Solo / Duo Acts      
heart and soul duo Steve Donn Duo or Trio

Steve Donn of “The Heart~N~Soul Band” offers this option for clients that need a smaller group for a variety of reasons. Clients can enjoy Steve’s exceptional vocal talent in an upscale, high-energy, performance as a duo or trio. The heart and Soul Band specializes in performing in top nightclubs and showrooms in Southern California, Las Vegas and world-wide, and this smaller option is a great entertainment value while still delivering a dynamic performance. Available for private events, Wedding Events, Corporate Functions, and Holiday parties. The Steve Donn Duo or Trio offers a wide variety of music and entertainment, everything from 40’s Big Band Swing to 70’s Disco, Top 40 Dance, Smooth Jazz / R&B / Rock-n-Roll as well as Latin Jazz-Salsa. Steve has invested a lot of time in developing this act and has produced professionally recorded tracks which can be... (more...)

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Stu Pearlman Stu Pearlman

Pianist Stu Pearlman has been performing, recording, teaching, and playing Jazz, R&B, Blues, Motown, Pop, Fusion, Funk, World, Reggae, Latin,  Rock, Smooth & Original music in a career that spans over 40 years, playing at many local and national venues. He studied piano at Brown University and Berklee School of Music. Some highlights include playing at the Playboy Jazz Festival, Pacific Symphony, Disney Hall, Long Beach Blues Festival, touring Asia and Canada, “Seinfeld”, Celebrity weddings and Oscar parties. He has also performed with: Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Brian Wilson, Kenny G, David Foster, Natalie Cole and many more musical greats. ... (more...)

Entertainment Categories Jazz Groups, Solo / Duo Acts      
Aragorn and Olivia Aragorn & Olivia

Olivia & Aragorn are a smooth acoustic pop duo playing hits from every generation. Performing a diverse number of genres with epic guitar solos of every taste, Olivia & Aragorn have successfully connected with audiences nationwide. Building great followings, they’ve taken what would be a usual bite to eat or night on the town and made it a return destination of enjoyment for many guests. “We keep everything fresh – it’s never a thought-out thing,” said Aragorn Wiederhold, guitarist for the duo. “We pull the audience into the arrangement and keep them engaged and do stuff with the song that is completely unexpected. It’s what a really good remix does.”  Together, Aragorn and Olivia make challenging music. They rarely play the same song the same way twice. The duo typically changes the harmony and rhythm around each song, only keeping the melody... (more...)

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2azz1 2AZZ1

2AZZ1 (pronounced “two as one)  is one of the most popular Urban Contempo Bands on the Southern California concert & festival scene. The mixture of their original music and the 2AZZ1 arrangements of popular music keeps their audiences listening and dancing. It is their original material, however, which seems to be drawing the greatest response. Their CD’s entitled, “REaDy” & “Driven“, are  jam packed with funky rock jazz fusion hit songs that received air play on radio stations around the world.  Both projects landed them on smooth jazz top 40 charts. Their most recent release, “Shiny Side UP” brings home their Detroit roots including their popular & burnin’ rendition of Take Five. As a five piece band, Mary handles the song writing, arranging, and lead vocals & keyboards for the group. In addition to... (more...)

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Don Covel Don Covel

Don Covel provides the perfect option for live music at any venue, whether it be a private party, corporate or social event, or a wedding reception.  After years as band leader Don began performing as solo artist. He had a vision for an enhanced sound using music technology. Don explains, “I knew people (especially baby boomers) wanted a new alternative for live-music as an option to a full band or DJ.” Word spread quickly about Don’s classic rock sound, warm vocals, and smooth guitar. Today Don provides entertainment and live-event production resources all over southern California for private and public venues and is described as as “… a true renaissance musician.” (OC Weekly).  Don’s warm, smooth vocal style is complemented by his finger-style, & soft jazz guitar work. His music adds the missing ingredient to any venue. His music... (more...)

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PM Howard PM Howard

PM Howard is an accomplished Singer, Guitarist and Bassist. I sing and play a wide variety of music including Standards, Pop, Rock & Oldies and Country. Using my sequencer for accompaniment, I am a virtual One Man Band. PM also currently sings Standards with a couple of Big Bands, which is something he has always wanted to do and feels he is well suited. My specialty is the Standards of the Great American Songbook – as well as Pop, Rock & Oldies and a complete repertoire of Classic Country. He is also still performing as a free lance bass player. Recently, P.M. has added a “Tribute to Dino” to his repertoire, both as a solo project and in several Rat Pack productions. P.M. Howard hails from the Toronto area where he sang and played guitar in bars and coffee houses, as a soloist and band leader. I’m also an actor with over 40 years of experience... (more...)

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