Saxophonist and clarinetist Aaron Kruziki has been a core member of Andy Milne’s Dapp Theory (NYC) since 2010 and has shared the stage with Fred Hersch, Ben Monder, Stanley Clarke, Ralph Alessi, David Gilmore, and the late Joan Rivers. He melds inspirations from across genres into his music, his biggest influences being David Bowie, Miles Davis and Olivier Messiaen.
One of his earliest projects Kruziki Transatlantica Quintet, played a mix of Piazzolla-inspired tangos, middle-eastern music, and American jazz. The group was awarded with multiple DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards, including "Best Jazz Group," and "Best Classical Chamber Ensemble".
Azure McCall, Hawaii’s first lady of jazz, is heir to the vocal tradition of Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McCrae and Billie Holiday as an interpretive artist who makes each song her own. Azure delivers the message of the song with a purity few singers can even imagine.