Eileina Dennis has worked as a backing vocalist to Randy Crawford and in 1993 worked with legendary Italian Rock Star Zucchero and was part of the “L’urlo” Tour which also featured Andrea Bocelli and Paul Young. Eileina relocated to Rome and she spent 5 years working with her one-woman-soul music-show. Working with producer Bob Salton she had two hit songs on the Italian Hit Parade, ‘Heartbeat’ a cover of Peaches and Herb song and ‘Passion’ which she composed. She has toured the world and has found the perfect vehicle to share her amazing voice with the music of Ella Fitzgerald.
Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown
Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, a native son of New Orleans, began studying the trumpet at the age of 9. However, it was not until he reached age 15 that he found true interest and purpose in music while attending the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). Since graduating from NOCCA, he has performed with some of the world’s greatest bands and musicians, including Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., Joe Henderson, Dewey Redman, Lenny Kravitz, Milt Hinton, Joe Sample and Henry Butler. For seven years, he was a member of the Billboard Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated band Los Hombres Calientes.
Mitchell Player has played and toured the world with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band as well as many other important jazz greats like Dr. Michael White, Leroy Jones, Jason, Branford, Wynton, Delfayo, and Ellis Marsalis, John Brunious, Shannon Powell Band, Jewel Brown who actually performed with Louis Armstrong, as well as many other jazz musicians. Mitchell Player is developing a musical called Our Love Is Here To Stay with playwright/director Dr. Kyle Miller which will debut featuring The Ella and Louie Tribute Band in 2016.
Gerald French is part of a New Orleans music family with roots deep in Traditional New Orleans Jazz. His grandfather, Albert “Papa” French was one of the pioneers of New Orleans Jazz and the founder of The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band. Son of George French, renowned New Orleans bassist and Vocalist. Gerald continues the legacy of the legendary band.
Todd Duke is one of the most in demand guitarists in New Orleans. He has recorded and performed with New Orleans greats John Boutte, Leroy Jones, Shannon Powell Band, and George French as well as many others and has performed in 21 countries on four continents and is featured in the theme song for the HBO drama, “Treme”.
Leslie Martin has been playing the piano since the 80’s and has excelled at many genres besides jazz and has performed with George Porter, Jr., Pete Fountain, and Delfeayo Marsalis and has toured the world with many other artists.