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ArtsWave Artist @ Your Meeting

Here are the artists who participate in ArtsWave Artist @ Your Meeting. If you're interested in a particular artist, be sure to let us know when you fill out the form!

AprinasRevolutionaryLove

Aprina
AprinasRevolutionaryLove
Singer and Guitarist

Aprina is a multicultural, multi-genre singer/guitarist. She sets her self a apart by creating hyper positive music with covers and originals. She has hit the biggest stages here in town along with the most intimate. Aprina has rocked stages with national acts, appeared on multiple news outlets, tv shows, and has articles for days on her music and work in the community. She is a self proclaimed musical activist who specializes in the art form of people empowerment. So, what are you waiting for? Book her and make it the best event of the year with her revolutionary love melodies!

In-Person or Virtual

Bach and Boombox

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Bach and Boombox
Cellist and Educator

Former Marine Band cellist Nat Chaitkin offers a fun, surprising take on J. S. Bach’s cello music. Learn about Bach, his life, and his influence on James Brown, modern parenting techniques, and even fitness! You’ll never listen to music the same way again, guaranteed.

In-Person or Virtual

Bi-Okoto

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Bi-Okoto
Drum and Dance Performers

Bi-Okoto was established in 1994 as a professional African dance company with a mission to preserve, promote and share the cultural heritage of Africa through drums, dance and more. They take audiences on an interactive journey to West Africa through a broad range of dance dialects and styles. Each program showcases various West African tribes with authentic costumes, props and instruments.

In-Person or Virtual

Bone Voyage Jazz Band

Bone Voyage Jazz Band
Bone Voyage Jazz Band
20th Century Jazz Band

Bone Voyage brings the refreshing sound of trombones, trumpets, vibraphone, rhythm and reeds. The group is noted for its extensive repertoire. They play the Great American Songbook in a wide range of styles, including Bourbon Street, Broadway, Dixieland, swing, Latin and mainstream jazz.

In-Person Events Only

The Cincy Brass

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The Cincy Brass
New Orleans Style Brass

 
The Cincy Brass is a 9-piece New Orleans style brass band playing their own arrangements of popular favorites. Made up of some of the most well-liked jazz musicians in Cincinnati, they are all collegiate trained with jazz degrees and able to adapt to your needs. The whole band or individual members are available for performances or the group can be hired.

In-Person or Virtual

Clark & Jones Trio

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Clark and Jones Trio
Celtic and Seasonal Music

The Clark & Jones Trio is Jude Jones on violin/guitar, Nancy Bick Clark on Celtic harp and Frank Clark on bodhrán drum and percussion. They've been performing traditional and original music in Celtic, Appalachian, European and classical styles in the Cincinnati region for over 15 years. The group performs regularly at retirement communities, libraries and corporate functions.

In-Person or Virtual

Nancy & Frank Clark

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Nancy and Frank Clark
Celtic and Seasonal Harp and Bodhrán Music

Irish, American, and European dance tunes, songs, and airs on bodhran (Irish drum), Celtic harp, recorder, and vocals. Nancy also performs solo, in duos, and in trios. Frank and Nancy also perform in the Clark and Jones Trio with Jude Jones.

In-Person or Virtual

Nancy Bick Clark

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Nancy Bick Clark
Celtic Harp and Recorder

Repertoire includes Celtic Harp, folk music and some classical ranging from relaxing harp airs to lively dance tunes. Also performs in duo with Frank Clark on Bodhran drum/vocals. Nancy has played with famed traditional Irish folk group The Chieftains at Riverbend.

In-Person or Virtual

Creative Therapy Thru the Pen

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Creative Therapy Thru the Pen
Creative Writing Workshop with Performance

Creative Therapy Thru the Pen is a creative writing workshop focused on reminding you of your WHY. WHY you do the work that you do? WHY you chose to live this life the way you do? WHY you stay motivated in your company or organization? The goal of the fill-in-the blank writing prompt is to remind businesses of their vision through a timed exercise, either virtually or in person.

In-Person or Virtual

Cultural Centre of India

Cultural Centre of India
Cultural Centre of India
Bollywood Beat — Dance Performance

Cultural Centre of India offers a visually stunning show featuring songs and dances from India. Dancers dressed in colorful costumes, intricate jewelry and theatrical makeup will entertain you with breathtaking footwork, fantastic rhythms and Bollywood glamour. Create a magical moment with this spectacular showcase of artistic expression and fun energy that will move you to the beat at this interactive dance performance.

In-Person or Virtual

Ernaisja Curry

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Ernaisja Curry
Song Parodies / Dance Medleys / MC & Hosting / Monologues

Ernaisja Curry is delighted to expand her artistic work with Artswave! Since completing Cincinnati Playhouse’s Bruce E. Coyle Acting Internship, the Florida native has performed with Cincinnati Shakespeare, Ensemble Theatre, Know Theatre, Pones, The Carnegie and YPCC. When not on stage or screen, she directs, choreographs and coaches students as a teaching artist.

In-Person or Virtual

Richard Goering

Richard Goering
Richard Goering
Guitarist

Richard Goering is a versatile guitarist offering a wide range of genres, including classical, popular (contemporary and classic), jazz, Latin and standards. He's available as soloist or as a duo or trio in combination with flute, violin, bass or vocalist.

In-Person or Virtual

Hannah Gregory

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Hannah Gregory
Actor/Singer/Pianist

Hannah Gregory is a multi-disciplinary theater artist, writer and producer. She has appeared onstage with Know Theatre, Cincinnati Landmark Productions, The Carnegie, and Memorial Hall. She frequently premieres written and musical works at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, including her folk musical "Descent: a Murder Ballad," which won the 2019 Producer's Pick, and her western theatrical film "The Belle and Boone Helm," which won the 2021 Critics' Pick.

In-Person or Virtual


Brandon Hawkins

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Brandon Hawkins
Visual Artist

Brandon Hawkins is the Lead Artist of Soul Palette with more than 20 years of artistic expertise. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Africana Studies and a certificate in Fine Arts. Brandon has been passionate about art since his youth. He considers drawing, painting and graphic design to be some of his best talents. He also formerly served as the Visual Arts instructor for Elementz and has completed a couple of large scale mural projects with ArtWorks. Brandon dreams have become a reality with the opportunity to use his gifts and talents everyday to empower others to find their inner artist.

In-Person or Virtual

Chaya Jones

Chaya
Chaya Jones
Singer/Songwriter, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Pop

Chaya was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Though young, she has a long and impressive musical history – she has composed pieces for the Cincinnati Opera and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Chaya performed as an opening act for the Grammy- nominated group Tank and the Bangas. She was a featured singer at the CMA for Songwriters performing an original song alongside Sarah Evans. Chaya writes, produces and engineers her music allowing her to use the musical training and production she's acquired since she was 3 years old. Accompanying her on the stage is her phenomenal band which consists of Dione Howard, Jacob Strom, Victor Madelaine, Jack Early.

In-Person or Virtual

Jude Jones

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Jude Jones
Fiddler/Violinist

Jude Jones plays solo fiddle and violin and is able to provide strolling entertainment.

In-Person or Virtual

Adoria Maxberry

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Adoria Maxberry
Live Painting, Performance Art and Visual Arts

Adoria Maxberry is a visual artist, educator, and the owner of Most OutGROWing LLC. Her work fosters unique and meaningful art experiences with a focus on creativity, exploration and reflection. She holds a Master of Visual Arts Education and Licensure from the UC’s DAAP, where she was acknowledged as the 2020 School of Art Outstanding Graduate Student, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts, Public Relations from Xavier University. Adoria is also a voice actor and lead puppeteer for Paige Turner the owl on the Emmy Winning children's show "Paige's Place."

In-Person or Virtual

Kyle Meadows

Kyle Meadows
Kyle Meadows
Hammered Dulcimer Player

Kyle Meadows is known locally and nationally as one of the finest hammered dulcimer players available. A performer with ArtsWave, the Cincinnati Arts Association, and the Kentucky Arts Council, Kyle plays for festivals, parties, weddings and at hospitals and hospices for Cincinnati Arts Association’s Arts in Healing program. Kyle's music works well in situations where background music is advantageous. He can play solo or with a Celtic harpist.

In-Person or Virtual

My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus

My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus
My Nose Turns Red
Interactive Circus Skill Demonstration

My Nose Turns Red is Cincinnati's premier youth circus organization. Part of the National Social Circus Network, MNTR has been transforming youth through circus arts. Our coaches and students showcase their amazing circus skills: juggling, unicycling, hooping and even the gym (German) wheel. After a short demonstration it's time to get the audience involved so they can try their hand at the various skills.

In-Person or Virtual

noisepolice

Noisepolice
noisepolice
Modern Jazz Quartet

A modern jazz quartet featuring E.W.I. (Electronic Wind Instrument), Keyboards, Electric Bass, & Drums. noisepolice specialize in electric covers and can perform your favorite radio hits or videogame tunes as shredding electric jazz or a cool, smooth vibe.

In-Person or Virtual

The NOSE Caricature Company

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The NOSE Caricature Company
Caricature Artists

The NOSE provides caricature artists that offer a one-of-a-kind souvenir. Artists are available to create caricatures live either in person or remotely for digital events.

In-Person or Virtual

Mike Oberst

Mike Oberst
Mike Oberst
Singer/Songwriter, Banjoist and Fiddler 

Mike Oberst is the singer, songwriter, banjoist, fiddler, harmonica and general multi instrumentalist for the string band, The Tillers. As a soloist, he performs a wide variety of  songs about Cincinnati’s history and folklore, all done in the vein of traditional old time string band music.

In-Person or Virtual

Pete Papania

Pete Papania
Pete Papania
Guitarist 

Guitarist Pete Papania plays solo, fingerstyle instrumental versions of jazz, popular, bossa nova and American Songbook songs. He has a wide-ranging repertoire that can be tailored to your event and audience.

In-Person Events Only

Queen City Opera

Queen City Opera
Queen City Opera
Flexible Orchestral Instrument Arrangements

 
Queen City Opera's mission is to advance the careers of the most promising emerging classical artists by providing them with compensated performance engagements, combining high caliber classical music with a focus on contemporary issues. They can provide performance groups with flexible arrangements of different orchestral instruments (for example, string quartets, brass ensembles, woodwind quintets), or small groups of singers with piano accompaniment.

In-Person or Virtual

Remember

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Remember
R&B, Pop, Smooth Jazz and Soul Band

 
Remember is a Cincinnati based band of talented musicians and vocalist that cover a broad range of genres including, R&B, Pop, Smooth Jazz, and Soul music with a style that will have you groovin' and on your feet with their soulful and funky beats. This family's inspiration is deeply rooted in a tradition of talented singers and musicians. Witness the energy and chemistry this group brings to the stage for any occasion,  from black tie affairs to corporate events and much more.

In-Person or Virtual

MoPoetry Phillips

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MoPoetry Phillips
Spoken Word Artist, Actress and Singer

 
MoPoetry Phillips is an international spoken word artist. She is the co-founder of Regal Rhythms Poetry LLC, founder of Hit the Mic Cincy open mic, a member of the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition and a certified poetry group facilitator. She facilitates weekly writing circles, workshops, summer camps and events within the school, college and prison system.

In-Person or Virtual

Satin Smooth Project

Satin Smooth Project
Satin Smooth Project
Smooth Jazz, R&B and Dance Music

The Satin Smooth Project is a Smooth Jazz, Funk, and Soul band founded by Guitarist Gary Langford (Satin G). They have performed with local, regional, and national acts.

In-Person or Virtual

Michael Sharfe — Jazz Connections

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Michael Sharfe — Jazz Connections
Jazz Bassist

Michael Sharfe is a longtime bassist & fixture in the Cincinnati jazz scene. He is also a band leader of several groups, ranging from classic jazz to Latin-flavored dance music and many genres in between. He can provide engaging and captivating entertainment or ambient background music.

In-Person Events Only

Kate Stark

Kate Stark
Kate Stark
Seated Dance, Beginning Tap or Ballroom Dance Class

Kate Stark is a dancer, actor, singer, choreographer, and voice over artist based in Cincinnati. In a previous life, she was a TV news producer. Today, she performs with companies like The Carnegie, Cincinnati Landmark Productions, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Know Theatre, InBocca Performance, and Pones Inc. She teaches students of all ages through Cincinnati Ballet and Dancing with Parkinson’s.

In-Person or Virtual

Zack Steele

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Zack Steele
Easy Listening Acoustic Guitarist
Hear him on SoundCloud

Zack Steele, a New York-based actor hailing from Cincinnati, holds his B.F.A. in Acting from Wright State University. Zack portrayed Johnny Cash in Memorial Hall’s production "Ring of Fire" and is a recurring vocalist with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s “Boogie Band.” Other select credits include Anthony Hope in "Sweeney Todd" and Patrick in "Mame" at the Human Race Theatre in Dayton. Zack spends his time between theatrical productions as a principal singer aboard Holland America Line cruise ships. Zack is a proud member of Actors Equity.

In-Person or Virtual

Janice T. Sunflower

Janice T Sunflower
Janice T. Sunflower
Solo Native Flute Performance

Janice T. Sunflower is a soloist who provides Native Flute performances on a large collection of instruments.

In-Person or Virtual

Presius Tajah

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Presius Tajah
Caricature Drawing Lessons

Presius Tajah uses holistic language and simple gestures to teach ANYONE to draw caricatures. Using a permanent marker, participants are invited to relax and accept that there are no mistakes in art and expression. This skill is useful to exercise in both drawing and mental wellness.

In-Person or Virtual

Ed "Sax" Thomas

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Ed "Sax" Thomas
Saxophonist

"Ed “Sax” Thomas is an accomplished inspirational saxophonist, whose soul-stirring mixture of Gospel and Jazz sound has been delighting audiences in the Cincinnati region and across the nation for nearly 40 years. He is a versatile musician who has played solo and with large Gospel choirs and small ensembles. Ed has been playing the saxophone since he was 13 years old. he performs at weddings, banquets, music festivals, corporate functions, and other events across the tri-state area.

In-Person or Virtual

Tracy Walker

Tracey Walker
Tracy Walker
Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist

Singer/songwriter Tracy Walker performs original songs and covers. Her genre is a blend of folk, jazz, blues and pop. She has received two CAMMY Awards (Cincinnati Enquirer), 2 CEA Awards (Cincinnati CityBeat Newspaper) and the Taft Museum of Art's Duncanson Artist in Residency. Tracy has developed a reputation as a fierce performer both solo as well as with her band.

In-Person or Virtual

Elijah Williams, Jr.

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Elijah Williams, Jr.
Jazz, Blues, Neo-Soul Musician

Elijah Williams, Jr. also know as “June”, is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. His musical background stems from his gospel and quartet roots that he has developed into his own style as he plays various genres of music including, jazz,blues, neo-soul, funk, rock and R&B. Elijah does freelance work as part of his jazz ensemble as well as solo guitar engagements for special events, weddings, receptions, etc. His smooth style will definitely bring comfort to the ears. So if you're in need of an experienced professional guitarist for your event, then Elijah"June"Williams is your man!

In-Person or Virtual

Young Professionals Choral Collective

Young Professionals Choral Collective
Young Professionals Choral Collective
A Cappella Choral Music

The Young Professionals Choral Collective of Cincinnati believes in creating connections through choral music. Formed in November 2011, YPCC has a roster of over 1,200 volunteer singers ranging in age from 21-45 who live and work throughout Greater Cincinnati. YPCC presents high-quality and collaborative performances to the community. They foster an inclusive environment that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of its members.

In-Person or Virtual