2016 Artist Biographies
Jazz Legend Dizzy Gillespie best defined Ignacio as, “the only Latin drummer in the world in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds: his native Afro-Cuban music as well as Jazz."
Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Since they formed some 25 years ago, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies made it a mission to veer from genre to genre, choosing to follow their muse regardless of feedback from fans and critics.
Barbara Morrison's melodic voice with its three-and-a-half octave range is known worldwide, as are her soulful and highly spirited interpretations of familiar jazz and blues classics and contemporary tunes.
Vern Sielert performs with groups such as the Jim Knapp Orchestra, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and the Jay Thomas Big Band. He can be heard on recent recordings by Kelly Wright, the Emerald City Jazz Orchestra and Phil Kelly’s Northwest Prevailing Winds.
Thiroux is a bassist and vocalist of outstanding talent and determination. Coming from a musical family in Los Angeles, she was surrounded by music and started learning the acoustic bass at age 8.