Musicians at the Farmer's Market
Zed is a Chicago native who moved to LA 23 years ago and for 3 decades he's owned "Downtown Sounds West", the Mobile Dj Service where he Djs, and Sings many of the Standards. He loves to play upbeat multi-generational, multi-ethnic, fun listening music, but can always get the crowd dancing if they're ready. He streams his Sunday show LIVE on www.ustream.com Search: Zed
His channel is "Zed & Friends Sing & Play Music" He also pursues a Voiceover career and has performed character voices for A&E's Biography and other documentaries. His most recent project is Narrating "Inside the Garbage of the World" documentary film that was just released, & he is contracted as a Preferred Voice for Studio Center. His web site for more info. is www.zedsvoiceoveranddj.com
We the Folk is a Los Angeles-based trio made up of violin, guitar, and accordion
that integrates world folk music with indie pop and rock.
Like all great things, We the Folk was created over a can of PBR in a Culver City bar. That night, history was made. We the Folk began the musical journey with pop-up performances around UCLA, gaining many loyal fans who appreciated their impromptu approach to their artistry. Soon after UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance gained notice and asked them to open for the likes of David Grisman and David Lindley, and again for an experimental theater show Cheek by Jowl. We the Folk recently played the Hilton Hotel for 91x Radio’s New Year celebration in San Diego.
Barry’s music is a unique blend of folk, blues and jazz. Based on real-life experiences of passion and pain, his melodies and poetry evoke a deep sense of familiarity in his audience.
He has always enjoyed making noise. He started taking piano lessons at age 9 and his ability to entertain a crowd was even evident in those early piano recitals around age 9. At age 13, after a year-long stint with the drums, he settled on the guitar.
For the past five years, while completing his B.A., Barry has continued to grow tremendously as both a musician and performer. He has been regularly playing open-mic nights and gigs at various venues throughout Vancouver.
These performances have provided an outlet for Barry’s natural ability and enthusiasm to connect with and entertain people. He appears very calm and at home on stage. He plays effortlessly and confidently.
Kristen was raised in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a historic little beach town in the beautiful Northeast. After growing as a young musician, she attended Berklee College of Music, where she received her Bachelor's of Professional Music/Voice in 2006.
Acclaimed Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, Recording Artist Gregory Alper directs jazz bands and offers private instruction for all ages on saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano, guitar, bass guitar, theory, composition and improvisation.
Hailed by The New York Times as a “particularly agile” vocalist, Tyler Azelton is a singer, pianist, composer, educator, and choir director who brings over two decades of musical experience into every aspect of her life. She has been singing and playing piano since the age of 7, and has been involved in opera, musical theater, jazz and madrigal ensembles, rock bands, and concert choirs ever since. Tyler’s experiences as a singer-songwriter and a chorister have enabled her to perform around the globe from Carnegie Hall in New York to the Festival of Lights in Bulgaria.
In addition to teaching private music lessons and performing regularly, Tyler Azelton works as a studio singer, and has sung on 9 movie soundtracks including Race to Witch Mountain, Earth, Click, Lady in the Water, X-Men 3, Mission Impossible 3, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Notorious Bettie Page, and The Princess Diaries 2. She is currently singing with the Los Angeles Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall and released her debut album, Awake at the Funeral, with her rock band, Deep 6 Holiday.
Leeann Skoda grew up in Phoenix, Arizona in a family of music lovers. At the age of ten she was drawn by the vocal harmonies of country and bluegrass and when she was thirteen found a musical outlet singing in her school choir. She began to write songs while living in Spain, where she moved after graduating college. A few years later she found herself living in Los Angeles where she performs regularly.
Since childhood, Natan Winkler has been living and breathing music. Growing up in Los Angeles, the son of a renowned cantor, Natan received the musical gene. Natan has a respect for and a familiarity with a wide array of musical instruments but his specialty has always been acoustic guitar. Having traveled widely and lived abroad, Natan’s musical taste are both eclectic and broad. He recently released his self recorded, debut EP, “The Mighty Remain EP,” which effortlessly blends his old-soul's consciousness with his deep love of singer songwriter folk and acoustic rock. There is universality to Natan’s music and he sings not only about the fears we face but about the hope that carries us through. His music will make you laugh, it will make you dance and most important of all, it will make you feel.
Dan McNay has lived in LA 25 years and for a lot of that time has worked at USC. He has been active in numerous writing workshops and studied in USC’s Masters of Professional Writing Program. He has written "It Knows You By No Other Name" available at Amazon and has produced his first demo CD “Where Are You Going?”
Sacred Fire has been performing for 8 years as a tribute to Santana with musicians from
El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Boston, England, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento.
Sharing the stage with members of Santana, War and Malo along the way.
Josh Warshawsky has been in love with music since the day he was born. He likes acoustic, alternative, rock, and folk, but dabbles in everything, including musicals and great Jewish tunes!
Josh graduated from List College, the joint program between Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, with a BA in Religion from Columbia and a BA in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Seminary. In college, Josh was involved in the Columbia Musical Theater Society and was the business manager and music director of the Columbia Clefhangers, one of Columbia's premier co-ed a cappella groups.
Previously, Josh has worked as a music teacher at B'nai Jeshurun Hebrew School in Manhattan, at the Jewish Learning Center at Beth El in South Orange, NJ, and at the United Synagogue of Hoboken. He has also been a staff member at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin for six summers, serving as a counselor, head songleader, and unit head. Josh, along with his good friend Daniel Novick, has coordinated songleading at USY International Convention for the last four years. They will be featured presenters at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Centennial Convention this fall. Josh just moved to LA and is the new Artist-in-Residence at Temple Beth Am, and he plans to attend Rabbinical School next year.
"Poetic but not abstract, sensitive but not sentimental, Jeremy’s music celebrates life, love, friendship, and everything in between. Jeremy combines modern poetry and contemporary folk music and transforms them into a medium that promotes hope, peace and understanding." --Paradise Valley Community College website.
Sometimes touted as “World Music on Acoustic Guitar,” his style is best described as Contemporary/Urban Folk Music. Although his musical influences are from Cat Stevens, Ellis Paul, David Wilcox, and Richard Shindell, the music he plays is distinctively original in tonality and expression, infused with his multilingual and cultural background. Jeremy's own original songs are introspective and retrospective, often employing alternate turnings and unique guitar techniques.
Painting a world that’s both cynical and romantic, Diego’s music blends the earnest yearning of American folk music with the wry tone of indie rock. His sound has been compared to The Shins, Simon and Garfunkel, Bright Eyes, and Mumford and Sons.
Diego started writing songs as soon as he learned to play guitar at 16. Influenced early on by the Beatles, Beck and Ween, he soon decided to dedicate himself to making music. He continued writing, recording and performing while studying classical composition.
He has performed in venues and festivals around the country, including the Art Outside Festival in Austin, TX, and the Viper Room, Amplyfi, and Room 5 Lounge in Los Angeles.