Evan "Cristo" Greer is a dynamic artist who never separates the divine element from any artistic setting he is placed in. He began to perform professionally at the age of 13. This experience along with his continued study and growth have led him to work with people like Aloe Blacc, QVLN, OVEOUS, Janelle Monae, R. Kelly, Keb' Mo', Quetzal, Dwight Tribble, Shakira, Kanye West, Michael Belayneh and Rocky Dawuni. Evan's education in music began at 3 years old when he began to take drum lessons from Darryl Ross. He also attended Hamilton Academy of Music and California State University, Northridge where he completed two years in the Jazz Studies department. In addition to formal education, Evan has traveled the world to absorb the music. Evan began writing songs at the age of 9. At 17, he composed his first piece in the jazz idiom and he produced and recorded his first song at 18. With his group The SHED he released 3 mixtapes In the Trenches, Strange, and Kites. He continues to record and perform solo and as a member of the rising West Coast Huxtables Crew.
Nakeiltha A. Campbell (aka Nikki) is a multi-percussionist, educator, and performer. Born in Colon, Panama aka “Tasita de Oro” is a melting pot of Caribbean Culture. Growing up in Southern California, Nikki found that drumming reconnected her to West African, Caribbean and Latin roots. Receiving recognition for her work, a recipient of the Ambassador Award presented by L.A Viva Panama Org. and was awarded by The Alliance for California Traditional Arts to study with Aboubakar Kouyate. Her artistry has led her to teach at LAUSD, Grand Vision, Danilo Perez Foundation, and Arnold Walters Foundation. She has performed with artist such as Stevie Wonder, Lila Downs, Jose Gonzales, Rihanna, Janelle Monae & Jidenna, among many others. Participated on the motion picture soundtrack “Race” produced by Aloe Blacc. She has a passion to unite cultures through music with her project Puentes de Poder and currently she is the percussionist for Estrella TV’s Noches con Platanito
Kibrom Birhane is an "All African Music Award" Nominated Musician, Multi Instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, Record/Mix engineer, arranger and radio host for Coke Studio Radio Africa. Passionate about Ethiopian folk, world, Jazz, pop, Ethio Jazz and gospel music. Kibrom started his musical career in a very early stage of his life; after he finished high school he joined a private music college "Mekane Yesus school of Jazz music" and received his Associated Degree in music performance in 2007 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He immediately was hired by the school of Jazz as a Piano instructor and thought Piano there for 3 years. In 2011 Kibrom won a scholarship to study music production and sound engineering at the Los Angeles college of Music "LACM" in Pasadena, CA. While attending LACM, he was fortunate enough to learn under great musicians including, Sean Halley (Vinnie Colaiuta, Jerry Marotta ), Andrew Murdock (Godsmack, Alice Cooper, Linking Park), Dave Pozzi (Celine Dion, Diana Krall), Howie Shear (George Benson, Stevie Wonder) and many others. Currently he is recording and performing with musicians and Bands from all over the world such as, Dan Wilson ( Adele, Pink, Tylor Swift, John Legend, Dixie Chicks, Semisonic, Trip Shakespeare), Michael Danna (Life of Pie), K' Naan, Krucial Keys ( Alicia Keys, Keyisha Cole) Ethiocali, Wondem, Empireassembly, Quantic Music, Meklit Hadero, and many more.
Bobby Easton, a versatile multi-instrumentalist and producer and Southern California native, has been contributing to the musical and cultural landscape of Los Angeles and beyond for decades. Since a very early age, creativity has been his path, starting with art and continuing to music. He holds a BA in anthropology and a minor in music from CSULB. He has been an educator for over 2 decades, teaching academics, drumming, arts and music through the Long Beach School District. He has also taught many workshops and classes at universities and other locations nationally. Bobby has traveled to Brazil several times to study music and capoeira, and has toured all around the United States with his band Delta Nove. He is also very active in the Brazilian community of Los Angeles, playing with LA groups Samba Society, Os Zagueiros, and Moforro. He has performed or recorded with artists and groups like Ozomatli, George Clinton/Parliament Funkadelic, Tony Allen, Calypso Rose, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Dennis Coffey, Beck, Viver Brasil, and many more. Bobby is also the founder and producer of the highly successful Long Beach Funk Fest, founded in 2009. He is currently working with Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers as the director of the soon to be opened Watts Conservatory of Music.
A native of Hollywood, California, David is a freelance bassist and producer. David has recorded with, and/or shared the stage with; La Santa Cecilia, Francisco Aguabella, The Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, Fitz and The Tantrums, Nestor Torres, Raphael Saadiq, Duffy, Yellow Alex and The Feelings, Abstract Rude, Brit Manor, Kayne West, Jungle Fire, QVLN, Adamas, Tucuprá.
A native of São Paulo, Brazil, where studied music at Conservatório Dramático Musical Carlos Campos, Fabio has taught marching bands and different classes at public schools in Brazil. He relocated Los Angeles in December 2012 and plays with many LA based bands such as Samba Society, Salt Petal, Os Zagueiros, Bloco Nove, Cecilia Noel and the Wild Clams, and Quadron. He is also a forró teacher and dancer.
QVLN's signature, modern roots sound is a musical extension of his American, Mexican, and Brazilian heritage. As a gifted multi-instrumentalist, capoeirista and performer, QVLN (pronounced Q-Violin) expresses his passions for love, life, and dance with his voice, violin, guitar, and percussion. Overflowing with creative and cultural curiosity, QVLN is on the road about 200 days a year performing at clubs, festivals, and cultural centers--and for people in remote parts of the world that commercial music bypasses. His dedication to bringing live music to often-neglected communities hasn't gone unnoticed. In 2015, QVLN had the honor of representing the United States as part of the State Department's American Music Abroad program, in conjunction with long-time collaborator Oveous and a talented group of musicians who reside in Los Angeles. Since 2017, he has been a featured artist on many tours in the United States and Europe.
Randal Fisher was born in Inglewood and started playing clarinet at 11 years old and added saxophone two year later being influenced by his father’s huge jazz vinyl collection. While attending Hamilton high school, he studied with Ricky Washington, father of Kamasi Washington. He leads his own Jazz Ensemble playing in Los Angeles, tours in Aloe Blacc’s backing band, The Grand Scheme, is a member of the Ethio Cali Ensemble, Dexter Story’s band Wondem, and the Pan-Afrikan People’s Arkestra. He has also performed with Tony Allen, Mark deClive Lowe, Lukas Graham, Meklit, and many others.
Los Angeles native, Jimetta Rose has become a mainstay in the Los Angeles independent music scene while simultaneously digging firm roots into LA’s burgeoning creative renaissance. Jimetta Rose’s music is not constrained by a rigid expectation of what art is or isn’t she draws inspiration from jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop. She’s even been known to spit a verse or two when prodded. One word that embodies Jimetta’s complex and mesmerizing sound is: SOUL. All aspects of her music from the unforgettable vocals, to the powerful lyrics, which range from enchanting to haunting and everything in between meshing into an autobiographical testament to love’s healing power. She truly bares her soul and shares her vulnerability as well as her strength. Hers songs, her life, her art are a cumulative love letter, an autobiographical testament to life itself.