Adam Schlesinger (born October 31, 1967) is a Jewish-American composer, musician, and producer. He has perfomed on bass guitar in the indie pop band Ivy and the power pop band Fountains of Wayne. In 1997 he also earned an Academy Award nomination for best original song for the title song to That Thing You Do!. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adam Schlesinger"
Antigone Rising is an all-girl rock band from New Jersey. Their music is influenced by classic rock from the 1970s such as Led Zeppelin, mixed with pop overtones. They formed in the mid-1990s in New York City with lead vocalist Cassidy who had previously sung in church and with a high school girl band, sisters Cathy and Kristen Henderson on guitar, Jen Zielenbach on bass and Dena Tauriello on drums. ...more on Wikipedia about "Antigone Rising"
Bill Evans ( August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was one of the most famous jazz pianists of the 20th century, and along with McCoy Tyner and Oscar Peterson was the force behind the biggest shift in the jazz paradigm since Art Tatum and Bud Powell. His use of impressionistic harmony, his inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire and his syncopated and polyrhythmic melodic lines influenced a generation of pianists, including Herbie Hancock, Denny Zeitlin, Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett, and his work continues to inspire younger pianists such as Fred Hersch, Bill Charlap, Lyle Mays and Brad Mehldau, as well as other musicians such as guitarist John McLaughlin. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bill Evans"
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He has frequently recorded and toured with the E Street Band. A musical heir to Elvis Presley, Woody Guthrie, and Bob Dylan, Springsteen is most widely known for his brand of heartland rock infused with pop hooks, poetic lyrics, and Americana sentiments centered around his native New Jersey. His eloquence in expressing ordinary, everyday problems have earned him numerous awards, including Grammy Awards and an Oscar, along with a huge fan base. His most famous albums, Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A., epitomize his penchant for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily life. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bruce Springsteen"
William "Count" Basie ( August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was a jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader. ...more on Wikipedia about "Count Basie"
Dionne Warwick (born December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey as Marie Dionne Warrick) is an American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters. Her parents were Mansel Warrick and Lee Drinkard. She began singing gospel with her family, and started her professional solo career after graduating from the University of Hartford. Her first solo single was 1963's "Don't Make Me Over"; her name was misspelled on the credits, and she soon began using the new spelling ("Warwick"). The song was a moderate hit, but the follow-ups were unsuccessful until 1964's "Anyone Who Had a Heart." This was followed by "Walk on By," a major hit that launched her career into the stratosphere. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dionne Warwick"
Fergus McCormick is a British- American indie singer-songwriter based in New York City. McCormick grew up in a family of poets and writers in an old house in the country on a gravel road near Flemington, New Jersey. The family was not particularly musical but it prized the arts, often spending years abroad in England, Spain and France. At the age of thirteen, McCormick began writing songs in the singer-songwriter tradition established in North America in the 1960s and early 1970s. Like those earlier musicians, McCormick's music is folk- and country-influenced, often told from a personal perspective, literate and melodic. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fergus McCormick"
Francis Albert Sinatra ( December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is considered by many to have been the finest male popular song vocalist of all time. Renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing, many critics place him alongside Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and The Beatles as one of the most important popular music figures of the 20th century. ** ...more on Wikipedia about "Frank Sinatra"
Tracy Morrow (born February 16, 1958 in Newark, New Jersey), better known as Ice-T or Ice T, is an American rapper, singer, and actor. He is one of the pioneers of gangsta rap and was also instrumental in creating rapcore. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ice T"
John Gorka is a contemporary American folk musician. Upon the release of his first album in 1987, Rolling Stone magazine dubbed him "the voice of 'new folk'". ...more on Wikipedia about "John Gorka"
Jon Bon Jovi (born March 2, 1962) is an American singer, composer, musician ( guitar, piano, harmonica, keyboard) of the rock band Bon Jovi, and Hollywood actor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jon Bon Jovi"
Lauryn Hill (born May 25, 1975 in South Orange, New Jersey), or Ms. Hill as she now likes to be called, is a Hip-hop/Soul/World/Folk artist, and record producer, initially establishing her reputation as the most visible and vocal member of The Fugees, then continued on to a solo career releasing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She soon denounced her fame and began writing more spiritually and socially conscious songs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lauryn Hill"
Pat Calpin has been in United States-based ska band Catch 22 since before the release of the album Alone in a Crowd. - He Began Playing Guitar when he was 12 years old, he has played other instruments such as the Bass Guitar, and Saxaphone - In 2000, as the bassist, but soon to become the guitarist of the band. Although he is now the current guitarist for Catch 22, his guitar style is very much different then the guitar styles of Tomas Kalnoky the former guitarist. Calpin uses the traditional guitar strumming technique of ska strumming, but also uses a rock feel as well, as other different techniques, which sets him apart from Tomas Kalnoky. Calpin co-wrote the song "Chin up" off of Dinosaur Sounds with Ryan Eldred. He will be playing guitar on the upcoming Catch 22 album Permanent Revolution. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pat Calpin"
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941 in Newark Heights, New Jersey) is a renowned American singer songwriter, receiving Kennedy Center Honors in 2002. He was originally best known for being half of the duo, Simon and Garfunkel. ...more on Wikipedia about "Paul Simon"
Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), better known as Queen Latifah, is an American Grammy Award-winning rap artist and singer, and an Academy Award-nominated actress. ...more on Wikipedia about "Queen Latifah"
Rah Digga (born Rashiya Fisher in Newark, New Jersey) is an American rapper. A member of the Flipmode Squad, a hip hop crew led by Busta Rhymes, she is one of modern hip hop's most respected female artists. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rah Digga"
Redman (born Reggie Noble on April 17 1970 in Newark, New Jersey) is an African American rapper who became popular as an artist on the Def Jam label in the 1990s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Redman"
Eric Hilliard "Ricky" Nelson, alternately Rick Nelson ( May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985), was one of the first American teen idols. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ricky Nelson"
New Jersey native, and saxophonist Ryan Eldred is one of the original members of the third-wave ska band Catch 22. He has been with the band since the beginning. As Kalnoky left the band, Eldred became the primary songwriter along with Jeff Davidson. As Davidson left, Eldred was still the primary song writer for the group. He wrote most of Alone in a Crowd with Davidson, and most of Dinosaur Sounds. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ryan Eldred"
Sarah Lois Vaughan (nicknamed Sassy and The Divine One), ( March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was considered to be one of the greatest female jazz singers of the 20th Century, along with Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sarah Vaughan"
Southside Johnny (real name John Lyon, born December 4, 1948 in Neptune, New Jersey) is an American singer, harmonica player, and songwriter, who usually fronts his band The Asbury Jukes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Southside Johnny"
Terry Kitchen (born Max Pokrivchak in Phillipsburg, New Jersey) is an American folk singer-songwriter. He grew up in Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania and Findlay, Ohio and attended college at Occidental College and the Guitar Institute of Technology. ...more on Wikipedia about "Terry Kitchen"
Tomas Kalnoky is the lead singer/guitarist and songwriter of the bands Streetlight Manifesto and Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution. He also held this position in the famed 3rd-wave ska band Catch 22, but left the band after making only one album (their debut, entitled Keasbey Nights) to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tomas Kalnoky"
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9 1963 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American Pop, R&B, Soul and Gospel singer, songwriter, record producer, film producer and actress. She is one of the most popular and successful singers from the 1980s and 1990s, receiving multiple Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, two Emmy Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, and an MTV Movie Award and has conducted numerous and extensive tours throughout her career. She has influenced artists such as Kelly Price, Mariah Carey, Regine Velasquez, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Brandy and other popular R&B and Pop singers. Whitney also appeared on the CBS daytime drama, As The World Turns in 1985 as herself to promote her singing career and was written into the storyline briefly as being a past date for the character of Tucker Foster ( Eddie Earl Hatch). ...more on Wikipedia about "Whitney Houston"
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