Amarjeet SinghFounder of the Naad Foundation, Amarjeet Singh has a Masters degree in music. He began learning Tabla from his elder brother, Mr. Deedar Singh, and later from Guru Shri Thakur Kishan Singh ji of Benaras Gharana. Amarjeet was appointed a Cultural Ambassador by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations to teach and perform Tabla in Uzbekistan and as a staff artist at the University of Delhi. Amarjeet has been teaching students from India, Germany, Uzbekistan, Canada, and the USA for 26 years.
Kevin WangKevin thinks that most people overthink the guitar while also underestimating it. He wants to dedicate his life to showing people how complicated the guitar is in as simple a way as possible.
Zoey SiewertZoey Siewert is a 12 years old professional singer, actress and dancer. She has been nominated for Canadian Screen Awards, Leo awards, Canadian Gospel music awards as well as she is a Joey TV & Film award winner.
Rika SiewertRika Siewert is a Canadian recording artist, songwriter and actor. She has had 3 top 10 singles on Canadian top 40/CHR charts and a 10-week charting single on Canadian Gospel radio Top 30 charts. Recently, Rika was nominated for Female vocalist of the year, her song “Heal Our Land” was nominated as inspirational song of the year at the Canadian Gospel Music Association awards, her album “X” was nominated for a 2016 Western Canadian Music award and a 2017 Word Guild award for best song writing.
Jessica HeavenJessica Heaven is a vocalist who has studied privately with vocalists like Kelly Crook, Kate Hammett-Vaughn, and Jennifer Scott. She graduated from Capilano University's Jazz Studies program in 2013.
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Jake McIntyre-PaulBased out of Salmon Arm, Jake McIntyre-Paul has experience playing Jazz, Blues, Country, Funk, RnB, and Rock with artists such as Jesse Mast, Jordan Dick, Dan Engelland, Linda-Sue Wilson, and Sandy Cameron. Jake has studied with musicians such as Rene Worst, Bill Coon, and Clark Johnston.
Gavia Lertzman-LepofskyGavia Lertzman-Lepofsky is a folk and jazz musician and aims to expand the musical role of the violin in ensembles. Gavia has studied with Adrian Dyck, Bill Coon, and Jennifer Scott. She is currently playing with jazz quartet Msfits Love Company and jazz trio Ptriodactyl.
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Cherine AmrCherine (her/she/hers) is an Egyptian guitarist, singer-songwriter and is influenced by heavy metal, Arabic pop, and Egyptian folk music. She screams, sings, and plays the guitar in the Egyptian Canadian melodic metal band Massive Scar Era and her solo indie rock project CHEEN. In 2015 she moved to Canada after her band, among others, was accused of Satanism and was interrogated regarding its music. She writes mostly about diaspora and the constant feeling of unsettling.
Felix DickMusic has always been my dream and passion, but now it's become my reality. And I hope to uplift and inspire generations of society, to unite in the form of music.
Ilhan SaferaliIlhan is a young, up and coming jazz pianist, trumpeter, and composer from Vancouver. He has worked with Grammy and Juno award winning musicians, is a multi-award winner for both of his instruments and can be found gigging around Vancouver with his quartet all year round.
Ruel MoralesRuel Morales is a Vancouver based musician that specializes in fingerstyle guitar and live looping on a 7 string acoustic. Ruel has studied with Michael Strutt, Don Hlus, Dave Martone and Ryan Van Poederooyen and holds a Bachelor of Music from UBC majoring in classical guitar. He is also a dedicated guitar and drum instructor.
Ecko AleckEcko was born into the Nlaka’pamux Nation and raised with the shíshálh Nation. She is a multimedia and spoken word artist with a family background of traditional singing, drumming, dancing and ceremonies.
Tsawaysia SpukwusTsawaysia Spukwus, whose English name is known as Alice Guss (nee Harry), is a Squamish Nation member, born and raised in Squamish, BC. She is a mother of three strong, committed children who are active in the preservation of her Culture and Heritage.
Khari Wendell McClellandKhari is a diversely talented and ever-evolving artist originally from Detroit, Michigan. Khari’s songwriting crosses genres and generations, joyfully invoking the spirit of his ancestors who straddled the US-Canadian border in efforts to escape slavery and discrimination. His music draws from this rich history, integrating the rhythms and folklore of early African-Americans with contemporary sounds and stories of struggle.