Rising Stars

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On Tuesday nights throughout the summer, the Festival of Arts’ roster of world-famous musicians and music aficionados introduce their favorite up and coming performers.

Performer: Girls Jazz Night

Introduced by Jazz Trumpeter Tony Guerrero

Tony Guerrero has brought together three of Southern California’s best young jazz singers for a swinging night of music at the Festival of Arts.

Lia Booth

Lia Booth is a jazz vocalist in Southern California and has been performing live in clubs and music venues in the Inland Empire, Orange County, and Los Angeles for the past six years. She specializes in the Great American Songbook, sings in French, Spanish, Portuguese, as well as English, and takes a dry, expressive approach to her interpretation of the tunes she sings.

Gina Saputo

Gina Saputo, a native of Springfield, Oregon, is one of LA’s most in demand Jazz singers. She is an international jazz performer, College instructor, three time published author and studied jazz at the University of Southern California. She won First Place at the Big Stage Vocal Competition and is the vocalist for Orange County Music Awards winning band for Best Jazz in Orange County, 2009, 2010, and nominated in 2013 and 2014.

Nancy Sanchez

Nancy Sanchez is a natural musician and artist. She is a studied and award winning Jazz vocalist, but she is also a natural singer songwriter. She has won three Orange County Music Awards taking home honors for Best Latin and Best Jazz. Nancy’s New Album American Novio is her first predominantly Spanish language record that tells her story of growing up in America immersed in Mexican culture.

Brynn Stanley

Brynn Stanley is the Ella Fitzgerald of her generation. A smooth, soulful singer skilled in Jazz and Old Standards as well as contemporary Pop. Brynn just completed her first original album, “Hello, California,” which is set to be released August 6th.