24-year-old singer-songwriter Olivia Dear (formerly Olivia Millerschin) hails from Detroit. Her unique folk-pop style features thoughtful songwriting powered by her perfect, moving vocals and multi-instrumental prowess.
Olivia plays 150+ shows annually, spanning from Los Angeles to London. She’s headlined The Chapel at Masonic Temple in Detroit, Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta, Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, and has toured through numerous other iconic venues nationwide. Whether performing solo or with her band, the live show environment allows Olivia’s fun and vibrant personality to shine and make audiences feel right at home. She is currently recording new music as a winner of a competitive grant awarded by streaming service Tidal. Part of the Michigan Stars Series and Music on Tap Series.TICKETS
The mission of The Gilmore is to promote and develop world-class keyboard musical experiences that inspire present and future artists and audiences. The Gilmore Young Artist Award is presented every two years to single out the most promising of the new generation of U.S.-based pianists, age 22 and younger.TICKETS
In LEGENDARY WOMAN, internationally-known singer Maya Azucena, and her band takes audiences on an inspiring journey through the history of women vocalists, from old-time jazz to disco to modern pop.
Maya Azucena, a magnetically inspirational woman, is known for making music that uplifts the soul. Among several awards for her music and humanitarian outreach, Azucena garnered a Grammy Certificate for contributing her 4-octave range and soul-stylings to a feature performance with Stephen Marley on Best Reggae Album of the Year, “Mind Control.”
Critically acclaimed, Brooklyn-native Maya is an avid independent touring artist and songwriter performing globally. Recent concerts include a 17-country tour of Europe in February 2019; Java Jazz Fest (Indonesia), CapeTown Jazz Fest (South Africa), Port Au Prince International Jazz Fest (Haiti), Rio Das Ostras Blues & Jazz Fest (Brazil), Moscow International House of Music (Russia), Pula Arena (Croatia), Delhi International Arts Festival (India), Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles), Blue Note Hawaii, Blue Note New York, and Essence Fest in New Orleans alongside the likes of Beyonce, Jill Scott and Maxwell.
For the last 3 summers, Azucena has done concert residencies at Bodrum Marina Yacht Club in Turkey, as well as luxury resorts including Lujo Hotel, Regnum Carya Golf Club, and Six Sense Kaplankaya. Maya performed an exclusive concert with her Turkish orchestra, singing her original songs arranged for Çukurova State Symphony of Adana. She was also included in Istanbul’s 2017 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, performing her song “Fearless” for the finale of Çigdem Akin’s runway show.
Maya collaborates extensively on stage and recordings with both national and international stars. Her collaborations have included Marcus Miller, Brass Against, Jason Miles, DJ Spinna, DJ Logic, Fitz and the Tantrums, Vernon Reid, and Bob Sinclair.
Maya is well known for her humanitarian outlook and projects around The Globe which includes a special focus on Women’s & Youth Empowerment and Domestic/Sexual Violence. Based on a personal commitment to help the world through her talent, most of Maya’s songs are anthems that lend a voice to self-worth, empowerment, overcoming obstacles, and stepping into our “fearless” selves.
“…storytelling lyrics and soulful, soaring vocals.” – Billboard Magazine
“powerfully compelling voice…just could be the most impressive of the current hip-hop/soul/r&b diva crop…” – Village Voice
“The Best Pipes at SXSW” – Austin Chronicle\n \n \n\n
“…a remarkable new singer” – Recording Magazine\n \n
“…voice is so sensuous and sultry…with inspirational themes.” – Washington Post\n\n
“brings activism back to the Arts, ala Nina Simone” – EBONY
“powerful vocals and broad range command attention…”– Performing Songwriter Magazine