Apopka International Jazz Festival Performer - Peabo-Bryson

Peabo Bryson

Peabo Bryson the legendary voice of love, is back, and music has never been happier. Peabo is not just “back”, he is back and collaborating with powerhouse producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for his 21st album titled”Stand For Love”. This music dream team has delivered something musicand music fans didn’t know was missing… R&B HITS. The lead single off this 11 track masterpiece, “Love Like Yours and Mine,” makes it clear that Peabo is better than ever. The second single, “All She Wants To Do Is Me”, has already been featured on the Showtime hit series The Chi. Peabo’ s smooth delivery orchestrated by Jimmy and Terry’s flawless production has made this single an instant groove classic that is familiar to Peabo’ s seasoned fans but has also caught the ear of some new ones.

Apopka International Jazz Festival Performer - Kim Waters

Kim Waters

Kim Waters’ instantly recognizable sound has found the perfect equilibrium between sensitivity and brawn, intellect and emotion and technique and soulfulness. On Shakedown the suave, debonair and commanding saxophonist’s ability to transcend the musical boundaries of Jazz, Pop and R&B have made him one of the most sought-after musicians in Contemporary Jazz. In typical fashion, Waters is like a one-man band, playing all the instruments on Shakedown as he creates dreamy melodies, sultry ballads and funky and bluesy dance-inspired grooves. He also reinvents a recent R&B gem. The new album is dedicated to Waters’ wife Dana and his twin daughters Kimberly and Kayla. “They all inspire me so much and they are truly my best friends! Kayla has become an amazing artist, writer, producer and performer!! Words cannot express how this makes me feel to work together with her and to share the stage together on many occasions! She continues to grow at her craft and she and Kimberly are my heart!”

Apopka International Jazz Festival Performer - Kayla

Kayla Waters

Award-winning urban-jazz pianist Kayla Waters is a chart-topping recording artist, composer, producer and music director. After signing a multi-album record deal with Trippin N’ Rhythm (SONY), Kayla made Billboard history by becoming the first female pianist and composer to reign atop the charts at the No. 1 spot for 6 consecutive weeks. Beautifully composed and eloquently written, Kayla’s sophomore album, “Coevolve” has dazzled the hearts of many and awarded her two Billboard No. 1 singles “Zephyr” and “Full Bloom.”

Apopka International Jazz Festival Performer - Ken Ford

Ken Ford

Electric. A word that describes not only Ken Ford’s violin but aptly describes the man himself. With his infectious energy, electric violinist Ken Ford has audiences up on their feet and into the aisles, taking the violin center stage as he rocks out with an inspired creativity and fervor that rivals the biggest and baddest guitar solos.With a soul-stirring, extraordinary artistry that has captivated diverse audiences everywhere, including a standing ovation from an audience of over 20,000 at the renowned Sea Breeze Jazz Festival among other accolades, Ken Ford continues to plant the seeds for any music lover to discover violin on a whole new journey with him in concert and on his latest album State of Mind. Whether sharing the power of music teaching kids through the Ken Ford Foundation or weaving through his audience bringing the vibrant sounds of the electric violin up-close to concert-goers, Ken continues “Living in the present moment” bringing his lifelong passion for music to others, changing their State of Mind about the violin in a symphony of lush, enchanting melodies. More about Ken:

Apopka International Jazz Festival Performer - Andre Mack

DJ Andre Mack

Dj Andre Mack is a native of Philadelphia, PA who now lives in Orlando, FL. His 33 years of deejaying experience includes playing college parties, weddings, corporate receptions, national conferences, radio and night clubs. He has deejayed for Walt Disney World, Blacks in Government, The National Association of Black Journalists, Tuskegee University, Orlando Health Care and multiple Florida businesses and private entities. He has played large crowds both inside and outdoor at concerts and large weekend festivals. Dj Andre Mack loves to spin Classic & Soulful House Music, Old SchoolR&B, Disco Classics, HipHop Classics, Go-Go and Funk Music Classics. He is a lover of Bourbon Whiskey, cigars & life. You can find him on instagram and twitter @djandremack and Mixcloud at mixcloud.com/djandremack.