Haji Basim, Guitarist & Vocalist
Haji Basim is an award winning and charismatic artist, multi-instrumentalist, yoga expert and an urban folk crooner. His brand of music is unique and exceptional, with uplifting melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. He has performed in music festivals around the world, including Bali’s Spirit Festival and New Earth Festival, Australia’s Adelaide Fringe Festival and WOMAD Melbourne, the Northwest Folk Fest in Seattle, the Raj Rhythm Arts and Joy in Los Angeles, South by Southwest Fest in Austin, and the Atlanta Blues Festival. See https://www.hajibasim.com/ for more information.
Monica Hargrave, Harpist
Monica Hargrave is a versatile harpist with repertoire ranging from Bach to Beethoven, Brubeck to Sacred works. Ms. Hargrave received her Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from Indiana University School of Music and a Master of Arts in Music from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She has done radio appearances on Talk Back Atlanta, and television appearances for Good Day Atlanta. Monica has 3 CD recordings, Divine Time, Divine Season, and Harp to Heart. Ms. Hargrave serves as the principal harpist with the Albany and Gainesville Symphony orchestras. She has also performed frequently with the Greenville, Macon and Columbus Symphonies. Throughout her career as a professional harpist, Ms. Hargrave has backed artists such as Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and Johnny Mathis. Ms. Hargrave’s website is www.harp411.com.
Patrick Hutchison, Pianist & Vocals
Patrick is the composer of several musicals (including THE HARVEY MILK SHOW) which have been produced all across the United States. He is Resident Music Director at ART Station in Stone Mountain, Georgia and Staff Accompanist at Georgia Perimeter College. Patrick played keyboards on the Moody Blues Strange Times tour, and has also played for such stars as Richard Chamberlain, Keith Carradine and Theodore Bikel. He has sung, danced, conducted and musically directed in Mexico, Greenland and in theatres across the United States, including Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, Symphony Hall, The Atlanta Civic Center and The Fox Theatre.
Tom Woods, Jazz pianist
Tom Woods, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has become one of Atlanta’s most respected musician/ composers. His latest recording, released June 2011, ‘Conversations’, features 9 original works spanning many styles from fusion to Latin Jazz and more, and extends to almost one hour in length. The works range from mellow quartet crossover jazz to large scale compositions featuring many musicians. Several selections from this CD have been featured in various programs on the Telemundo network.
His previous recording, ‘Just in Time’, features 10 more original works and has received local and other radio play. In addition, 6 of the compositions from this CD have been broadcast nationally on The Weather Channel during the ‘Local Forecast’ segments. Additionally, selections from his first recording ‘Songs of Time & Place’ (also all-original) received extensive cable broadcast. T. Woods and his quartet have performed tunes from these recordings on local television and the group has been heard in many Atlanta jazz venues such as The High Museum of Art, Fernbank Museum, the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs ‘Arts in the Parks’ series, Callonwolde Fine Arts Center, Kennesaw State University Summer Starlight Series, the Intercontinental Hotel, Sambuca Jazz Café, as well as numerous others. Click Here to read Tom’s full bio.