Sam Hosking has been known for his versatile vocal talent from a very early age. Originally from Australia, Sam’s love for singing soulful and acoustic based music has given him the opportunity to travel. His experiences in over 30 countries led him to learn the art of the creative process. Sam’s focus on singing has allowed him to become a master in his field learning from an eclectic range of teachers throughout the world. Sam takes a unique approach to his covers selection to make each song his own while still remaining loyal to the original integrity of the piece. His range goes well beyond the typical cover artist as he is able to bring to life songs from multiple genres including light rock, country, chart topping hits, and always includes crowd favorites.
Alli & the Cats bring you a classic jazz experience, combining timeless jazz favorites from the 1920s to present. With a varied song list, Alli & the Cats perform big band era swing, blues, and ballads of the Great American Songbook, as well as classic Bossa Nova, Latin jazz, and French Chansons. From festivals to restaurants, corporate events to weddings and private parties, Alli & the Cats offer sophisticated live entertainment, drenched in style that moves you, and custom designed to create the perfect ambiance for your special event.
Allegato World Jazz takes you on an eclectic jazz journey, performing music from around the globe and in 6 languages, including songs from Brazil, Japan, France, Italy, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and the U.S. Bridging sounds from the East & West wrapped in a ribbon of jazz, their world mix of Latin rhythms, swing, funk, ballads, and gypsy jazz, all with a contemporary twist, makes for a truly international music and culture experience – No passport necessary.
Salsa Steel is San Diego's most established steel pan group. Featuring Bill Harris on tenor pan and marimba, the ensemble has appeared at the San Diego Zoo, the Wild Animal Park, and Sea World, as well as for many corporate and private events. Salsa Steel combines the sultry flavor of the islands with an impeccable sense of rhythm. The group also offers up Samba, Soca and Reggae rhythms with equal parts flare and style.
The Lori Bell Ensemble features Grammy-nominated flutist, Lori Bell, and specializes in traditional, contemporary and Latin jazz, and classical melodies. With a host of credits that include headlining at the Annual National Flute Association Gala, and the Kennedy Center's Women in Jazz Festival, this Brooklyn-born artist is known in Los Angeles music circles as "San Diego's best kept secret." An instructor of Flute at San Diego State University's School of Music and Dance, Lori can also be heard on Grant Levin's 2007 CD, Grant Wishes, which has met with critical acclaim since its release. Lori's own CDs featuring both self composed selections and fresh arrangements of classic melodies can be found on the Beezwax Record label.