Community Video: Orchestra Fuego – Fuego Colombiano

Orchestra Fuego is a Salsa band that performs both original and familiar Latin songs with invigorating new arrangements. Based in Tampa Bay, Florida this 12-piece live orchestra presents an ear pleasing and visually alluring performance that magnifies their impressive presentation style. This seasoned group of musicians with over two decades of experience produce a sizzling show — […]

Community Video: Short Shadows – The Jig is Up

Short Shadows take soul, indie rock, hip-hop, and ska and blends it all with wry, observational lyrics, punchy horns, urban samples, and suburban soundscapes. The end result is party rock music that you can get down and dance to. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia’s North, and inspired by fellow Melburnians The Avalanches’ “no sounds are out of bounds” theory, Short […]

Community Video: The Copper Tones – Big Sugar, Big Change

Hailing from South Florida, The Copper Tones bring sunshine wherever they go. Playing roots music with a favorable twist of soul, rock, Americana, and more, they’ve coined their genre as “Soulgrass.” This group of talented and diverse multi-instrumentalists give a performance not to be missed. Band members include: Stefanie Smerkers- Vox, Guitar, Banjolele, Upright Bass […]

Fiona Joy

Australian Pianist and Composer Fiona Joy Hawkins Explores the ‘Now’ Through Her music

—“Each day is a blessing, the future is not a given, so you have to enjoy the NOW”   Fiona Joy Hawkins is a mainstream composer/pianist/vocalist with an international following, whom she greets weekly with pandemic-inspired, livestreamed concerts. The event’s growing success might be attributable to a combination of her musical talent, a love for […]

Pianist Rhys Brigida Lets the Music Tell the Story

Learning/playing music has been the biggest challenge of my life, but also the most joyful. I get a lot of satisfaction unraveling tunes that appeal to me. I feel compelled to discover why a song resonates, or how it invokes certain feelings of joy, melancholy, and longing. This doesn’t come easy to me, but if I can grab at least a basic understanding of what an artist is “saying”…