As part of our Third Birthday Celebration, we are presenting some of our favorite young local musicians. In order of appearance:
JENNIFER BARNETT is a 16 year old jazz vocalist and singer/songwriter from East Lansing, MI. She infuses sounds of classic female jazz vocalists from Ella Fitzgerald to Amy Winehouse in her lyrics and voice. She attended Interlochen Arts Camp summer of 2015 in a singer/songwriter program where she wrote her original songs “Little Shanty Girl” and “Moonlight Samba”. She was selected as a national finalist for Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Academy vocal competition for 2016. Jen also plans to attend Berklee College of music summer of 2016 for a vocal performance program. She plays ukulele, guitar, and piano. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcfjYKUVCZ2U13RKelgNjRA
Joe and Reuben Stump, aka THE STUMP BROTHERS, perform and sing music from the “Great American Songbook”, including songs like “Fly Me to the Moon”, “Blue Skies”, “I’ll Be Seeing You” and “Almost Like Being in Love”. Their unique combination of ukulele and trumpet is worth hearing! Over the past 2 years, they have performed at the Dimondale Farmer’s Market, All Saints Coffeehouse in East Lansing, the Might Uke Day Festival in Lansing’s Old Town, and the Sam Corey Senior Center in Holt. Joe and Reuben attend Holt High School and live in Dimondale.
KENDALL CASSELLA's love for songwriting started when she picked up a ukulele at age 14. Now a high school senior, she has developed her own unique indie-folk style. Kendall writes from the heart, blending words and music to tell stories with deep meaning and impact. She enjoys performing with her band East of Every or performing solo at various venues in the greater Lansing Area. Her motto is: “Stuff happens and I write songs about it.” She heads to Nashville this fall to begin her studies at Belmont University in their renowned songwriting program. http://kendallcassellamusic.weebly.com/
MARLOWE Teichman is originally from Haslett, MI but is now living in Saint Paul and majoring in Music Business at McNally Smith College of Music. She picked up her first ukulele four-and-a-half-years ago going into her freshman year of high school and has barely set it down since. She believes there are no boundaries when playing the ukulele and explores it’s wide range in her playing and songwriting. Marlowe has recorded a ten-song full length album, a Christmas album, and most recently, her self-titled EP "Marlowe”. She’s auditioned for “America's Got Talent” (she’s still waiting to see if she’s been accepted) and has had the opportunity to play with and for Jake Shimabukuro. She wowed everyone at Mighty Uke Day 6, playing the main stage Saturday evening. http://www.marlowe-official.com/
We are asking a suggested donation of $10 and tickets are available in advance at: http://tinyurl.com/musictickets or at the door.