Ace Livingston’s musical artistry creates a rich, passionate, and emotional journey inspired by his life. His current CD, My Metamorphosis (2014), and debut album, The Ace Livingston Project (2007), complement his extensive and successful musical career as a sideman and solo artist.
Ace Livingston's eclectic skills and versatility are especially outstanding during his live performances. He has gained national and international notoriety for his musical and professional reputation. His dynamic musical resume includes tours and collaborations with Harry Connick, Jr., 98 Degrees, J. Lo, Pink, and Joe. Ace has also toured the world playing gospel with Youthful Praise, Israel Houghton & New Breed, jazz with Alex Bugnon, and pop & R&B with Bobby Brown, Rachelle Ferrell, Chico DeBarge, Usher, and Jaheim.
Ace’s performance experiences include notable venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Apollo Theater, and Carnegie Hall. He has also performed in numerous jazz festivals including The Hartford Jazz Festival, A Smooth Jazz Affair, and The Impact Festival in Nashville, TN. Other noteworthy performances include Blue Plate Radio, The Blue Note, The Beacon Theatre, Yoshi’s of San Francisco, the Lyric Opera House, Blues Alley, and Much Music in Canada.
He recently performed on Harry Connick Jr.’s recording, “Love Wins” written in honor of Newtown, CT school shooting victim, Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, which features Ana’s father, jazz saxophonist Jimmy Green. Ace also appears on the new live recording by gospel great, JJ Hairston.
Adina Nyree is Poetry... living in Soul... growin' up Funk... mellowing in Blues. An album and artist conscious of the world around and inside her. Planted in nutrient rich soil of understanding, love and hope, Certified Organic seeks to grow on the listener, intertwining with mind, body and soul.
Adina Nyree uses her work to give voice to the voiceless, as well as social commentary on global issues. Her works include, but are not limited to, topics such as American teenage pregnancy and the conflict diamond trade in Africa. She is the author of a self-published chapbook, “Read My Lips: The Poetical Ramblings of an Insanely Aware Girl”.
She is the former creative writer and performing artist in William B. Johnson's ( Lil Billy Ent.) theatrical production, Drumadics(Drum-Addicts). Member of the Boston-Lizard Lounge 2004 and 2005 National Slam Teams. She has been featured at such venues as Simmons College Black Women's Symposium 2005 and Women's Month Poetry Jam 2006, United Nation's Church Center-Children's Rights Declaration Forum 2006, Brockton Public Library Poetry Series, as well as elementary schools, urban youth programs and churches around the nation. She is also featured on the 2006 season of P.L.A.C.E.S on Boston Educational Access and in the Yale Peabody Museum's Poems on the Road to Justice DVD (2006). Her style has been likened to that of M'shell Ndegeocello, Jill Scott, and Floetry.
Brown Baby Girl is the inspired collaboration of Jamie Finegan and Lorenda Robinson.
Jamie is a musician’s musician. Son of Grammy nominated composer/ arranger Bill Finegan, He composes, arranges, and plays trumpet and piano. His playing credits are myriad and diverse, having recorded, toured and performed all over the world with many great Jazz and blues artists including: the late great Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Don Braden, Geri Mulligan, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and many others.
Lorenda is a charismatic entertainer who has collaborated with some of the most promising up and coming talent to hit the rap, jazz and alternative music scenes. Her vocal and writing prowess were featured on the ‘Infectious’ project by underground hip-hop ingénues; Jigmastas and she makes a glowing guest appearance on the highly acclaimed debut album from Expansion Records TM artist James Day ‘Better Days’.
Brown Baby Girl is the amalgamation of Jamie’s masterful musicianship and instrumentation and Lorenda’s enticing vocals and poetic lyricism. The groove they’ve created provides the listener with music that feels soothingly familiar to the spirit. It reminds R&B of its roots and re-introduces the concept that in jazz there are no rules.