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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

Evin Blomberg

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Evin Blomberg
Internationally Acclaimed Violinist

Evin Blomberg is a violinist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops, and she is also the Founder and Director of the Soli Music Society. Evin recently won the Bronze Award at the 2022 Singapore International Music Competition and was a Laureate at the 2021 Chicago Violin Competition, and she has competed in several other competitions. Evin has performed on stages around the world, and frequently performs solo and chamber music in her time outside of the symphony. She attended The Colburn School Conservatory of Music. Before coming to Cincinnati, Evin lived in London, England where she played with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra. Evin’s passion for performing led to the creation of the Soli Music Society, an organization that aims to share exceptional music performances with the community.

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

Frank and Nancy Bick Clark Duo
Nancy and Frank Clark
Celtic and Seasonal Harp and Bodhrán Music

Frank and Nancy Bick Clark have been performing for over 30 years on Celtic harp, bodhrán (Irish goatskin hand drum), recorder, vocals, and other percussion, playing Irish to Appalachian, international, styles, ranging from up-tempo dance tunes to reflective airs on the harp with triangle. In a live performance, Frank and Nancy engage the audience with active participation on familiar songs, which might include old time songs, Irish, or show tunes. The stories behind the songs are an important part of the program, along with sharing how the instruments work. They offer special seasonal programs for the December holidays, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, or Halloween/Thanksgiving.

In-Person or Virtual

Nancy Bick Clark

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Nancy Bick Clark
Celtic Harp and Recorder

Nancy Bick Clark performs on Celtic harp and recorder, with up-tempo dance tunes or reflective airs, ranging from Celtic to classical styles, as well as a few familiar show tunes or old time songs. She has been performing solo for over thirty years, as well as in a duo with her husband Frank Clark and with the “Clark and Jones Trio” with Jude Jones on violin and guitar. Nancy has been performing for ArtsWave campaigns for thirty years.

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

El Ritmo Del Mañana

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El Ritmo Del Mañana
The Ultimate Latin Jazz Experience

El Ritmo Del Mañana is a high-energy group that will provide you with the ultimate Latin Jazz experience playing music from Chucho Valdes to Sivuca with original Latin jazz compositions and arrangements.

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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

Dan Erdman

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Dan Erdman
Guitar, Piano, Native American Flute, Banjo & Vocals

Dan Erdman's main instrument is guitar, but he also plays Native American flute, piano, banjo, & sings. He's also composed 80+ songs & recorded several albums, including one for children, since 1990. Dan is a member of the Cincinnati Arts Association's Artist in Healing program, playing regularly at Hospice of Cincinnati. Dan has hosted sing/play alongs, performed his Life is Beautiful & Oasis concerts in a number of venues, and has shared his music for numerous benefits in the Cincinnati area & beyond. He also has performed at Nursing Homes, Hospitals, and restaurants...and more. His intention is to simply help listeners feel good. His latest album for adults is on all major streaming sites - 'Into the Very Heart of Me'.

In-Person or Virtual

Richard Goering

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Richard Goering
Guitarist

In a 45 year career, Richard Goering has performed as a classical guitar and fingerstyle soloist, with orchestras and chamber music groups, and with classical and popular vocalists on concert series in the United States, in Spain, and Italy. He performs a broad repertoire embracing many genres: Latin, Classical, jazz, popular, and standards. Additionally, Richard can put together groups as needed: duos or trios with guitar and bass, cello, flute, violin 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

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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

Jude Jones
Jude Jones
Fiddler/Violinist

Jude Jones is available for strolling violin and/or fiddle. Classical, Gypsy, Popular and Celtic genres are her favorite styles. Jude also is the violinist/guitarist with the Clark Jones Trio.


In-Person or Virtual

Mika Komuro

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Mika Komuro
Award-Winning International Pianist

Mika Komuro is a Japanese pianist and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has won multiple national and international awards for her performances, and has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. She has lived in different countries, and now calls Cincinnati home! Mika requires an onsite piano in order to play live; she can be booked for classical music in a solo piano, duo or trio session.

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 one of the finest hammered dulcimer players available. A performer with  ArtsWave and the Kentucky Arts Council, Kyle plays for a variety of private events and performs healing music in hospices, hospitals, and oncology centers for the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Arts in Healing initiative.

Kyle has a relaxed, almost effortless approach to his instrument. His music is soothing and works well as background music.

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 Youth Circus (MNTR) provides a non-competitive, safe environment for students of all ages to be courageous, to set personal goals, to persevere, to work together, to be inspired, and to have fun. MNTR provides after-school programs, year-round classes at the Evendale Cultural Arts Center, and summer camps. Through funding from ArtsWave, the National Endowment for the Arts, SC Ministry Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, MNTR is able to provide free after-school circus classes and summer camps to underserved youth.

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

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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 

As a jazz & pop solo guitarist, Pete performs his own instrumental stylings of popular songs from composers like George & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Duke Ellington and more! Pete's broad repertoire covers music from The Great American Songbook, jazz, swing, bossa nova, and the Beatles! Pete plays at a comfortable volume level where you can socialize with your family and friends, or just listen if you like.

In-Person Events Only

Positive Vibe Band

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Positive Vibe Band
Multi-genre band performing high energy Funk, R&B, Pop, Jazz and Blues

 
The Positive Vibe Band is a multi-genre band out of Cincinnati that performs everything from high energy Funk, R&B, Pop, Jazz and Blues with seasoned musicians that will get you up on your feet or take you on a musical journey. PVB has performed throughout the city and has performed along side National Artists at the Columbus Rib & Jazzfest. We are a band that just loves to perform and give back the gifts the we have been blessed with.

In-Person or Virtual

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. She utilizes words and storytelling to empower, encourage, and educate while grabbing the audiences attention with her strong word choices.

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.

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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
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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

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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

Ed "Sax" Thomas

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Ed "Sax" Thomas
Saxophonist

Ed Thomas is an accomplished inspirational saxophonist, whose soul-stirring mixture of Gospel and Jazz sound has been delighting audiences across the nation for over 40 years.

In-Person or Virtual

Tracy Walker

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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.

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