Jaclyn North

Jaclyn North from “American Idol” made it to Hollywood!

The music Jaclyn North writes and loves to perform has been described as a smooth blend of southern rock and traditional country, with a sultry kiss of blues. Chuck McKinley of KKUS in Tyler, TX put it best when he described Jaclyn’s style as a “controlled, reckless abandonment.” Whether she’s performing down on Lower Broadway or at writer’s nights in Nashville, Jaclyn is earning fans and making friends in Nashville. With a real clear vision for who she is as an artist, Jaclyn is remaining true to that girl, the girl who has had to fight for the many chances she’s been given, the girl who understands the power of standing your ground and not doubting yourself.

 

 

Full Biography

The music Jaclyn North writes and loves to perform has been described as a smooth blend of southern rock and traditional country, with a sultry kiss of blues. Chuck McKinley of KKUS in Tyler, TX put it best when he described Jaclyn’s style as a “controlled, reckless abandonment.” Whether she’s performing down on Lower Broadway or at writer’s nights in Nashville, Jaclyn is earning fans and making friends in Nashville. With a real clear vision for who she is as an artist, Jaclyn is remaining true to that girl, the girl who has had to fight for the many chances she’s been given, the girl who understands the power of standing your ground and not doubting yourself.

Born and raised in Garland, Texas, Jaclyn loved sports and was a huge fan of Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez of the Rangers. At age four, her dream was to one day be a catcher for the Rangers. As soon as she was old enough, she began playing as a catcher for a local fast pitch softball team in Mequite, TX. She desperately wanted the number seven jersey like Rodriquez wore, but the number was taken by the Coach’s daughter so the closest number she could obtain was the number eight jersey. Because of her out-going and motivational personality, the team called her ‘crazy-eight”. Little did she know that the competitiveness of sports would one day assist her in building her own successful career plan in music.

While Jaclyn got her first set of drums at age five, it was at age 14 that she truly realized her destiny. She was sitting in a movie theater waiting to watch Spiderman when she heard a voice singing that would change her life forever. Wynonna’s voice took her breath away and inspired her to develop her own singing style and pursue a career in music. As Jaclyn began to perfect her style, she began singing at the Garland Opry, where LeAnn Rimes performed in her early years. At age 16, Jaclyn appeared in the premiere production of country singer Larry Gatlin’s musical Look Homeward, Honky Tonk Angel. She moved to Nashville shortly afterwards.

Born to working class parents, Jaclyn was raised to work hard and never give up. Remaining true to the work ethic of her upbringing, Jaclyn drafted a plan to gain the attention of someone who could help her to attain her dream. She selected three cities in which to audition for American Idol thus giving her three chances to get on the show. She won her audition on the first try and was selected to perform on American Idol in the 2009-2010 Season. While she did not win the ultimate prize, she cites the experience as one that helped her to mature and taught her valuable lessons. In Nashville, she has spent the past few years writing with songwriters honing her craft and performing at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, writer nights, and charity events.

As if her songwriting and live gigs aren’t enough to keep her busy, she is now putting herself through college one course at a time. Jaclyn doesn’t mind having to work for her goal because she’s determined to get there no matter how long it takes.  Her steely determination is inspiring in this competitive world of music. While young in years, she is wise in her experience and work ethic. If determination and talent will prevail, then Jaclyn North is a name that will soon be on the lips of a lot of music fans. One of her songs pretty much sums up her attitude toward life — business — and attaining your dream — “Never Give Up”…

William Close

A performer for 20 years, William Close is a musician, lecturer and inventor who has created over 50 musical instruments, including the Earth Harp. William first set up the Earth Harp, the world’s largest harp, across a valley that extended 1,000 feet. He has developed many musical instruments, experiences and designs that are completely new to the world. His vision and ideas have been presented and celebrated all around the planet. William offers a truly unique and creative speaking experience!

William magnificent presentations on stage often include one or more of his incredible instruments such as the Earth Harp, Aqua Tar, Drum Jacket along with others. He transports the audience through his unique and inventive world with words along with his musical performance. William’s lectures are very interactive as he gets the audience involved in the music, and the creation of their own design!

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Musical Performance and Lecture
William has an immense collection of unique musical presentations, each one sculpted to that particular venue and audience. He has created a 90-minute show that fuses all of his instruments into a musical experience that is based in Rock, Classical and world music.
Familiar pieces such as Kashmir by Led Zeppelin, Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven or Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd along with original music created for the instruments. Each musical masterpiece introduces a new instrument such as the most famous Earth Harp, the Aquatar, Drum Cloud, Chime Sword, Drum Jacket, Violin Jacket, Long Bow Harp, Drumbrella, Wing Harp, Drum Orb and even Aerial Instruments!

William has done extensive educating, lecturing, and workshops through the years. His lectures incorporate his musical inventions along with other powerful themes that relate to his experience, such as design, architecture, science, travel, sculpture, sound, invention, acoustics innovation. etc.

William often has some of his instruments on stage with him, allowing for an interactive verbal and musical experience with the audience.


In addition to his musical performance William will share:
  • The science and construction of the perfect acoustics for any venue.
  • Installation art as a sculptural concept, developed over the past decade.
  • The building and fabrication of each of his instruments.
  • How sailboats and architecture along with the study of sculpture and sound design play an integral role for this musical genius.
  • How to push the boundaries and always look for the fusion of music that is powerful, epic and emotional!

Innovative Entertainment
William Close has developed many musical instruments, experiences and designs that are completely new to the world. His incredible vision and unique ideas have been presented and celebrated all around the planet.

William will transport your audience with his one-of-a-kind presentations and take you on a journey through his uniquely innovative process of using the power of his musical performances combined with interactive lectures.

With the help of audience participation, William teaches how to create a personal musical design.

In this presentation your audience will discover the power of:

  • The birth of an innovative idea and the vision it takes to bring it to life.
  • The creative process of developing a never before thought of concept.
  • Using science and imagination to bring your creation to life.
 William has performed at world-renowned festivals including:
  • The Grand Theater at the Shanghai International Arts Festival
  • Grand Auditorium at the Macau International Arts Festival
  • The Coliseum in Rome for La Notte Bianca
  • A 9th Century Mid-Evil Castle in Italy for the Verrucchio Festival
  • The Teatro Municipal in Sao Paulo for Virada Cultural
  • The Space Needle in Seattle for Bumbershoot
  • Lollapalooza
  • Coachella
  • Lightning in a Bottle
  • Miami Sleepless Nights

In addition, William and The Earth Harp have stunned audiences with his full-length performances at performing arts centers including:

  • The Kennedy Center
  • The Alys Stephens Center
  • The Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
  • The Carnegie Science Center
  • The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
  • The Centre in Kerikeri, New Zealand
  • William has also worked with Top Fortune 500 companies including
    • IBM
    • Samsung
    • Microsoft
    • CNN
    • Toyota
    • The NFL
    • …. and many more.
  • The Earth Harp has a permanent installation at Cirque du Soleil’s show “Ka” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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Full Biography

William Close is an artist and musician that has developed over 100 new types of musical instruments. He is the inventor of the majestic stringed instrument “The Earth Harp”. The Earth Harp is the largest stringed instrument on the planet. Some of Closes other instruments include, The Drum Orb, The Percussion Jacket, The Aquatar, the Wing Harp, Drumbrella to name a few.

William is the Founder and Artistic Director of EarthHarp Collective and MASS Ensemble. MASS is an acronym for music architecture sound and sculpture. The groups work with his unique designs to create music based stage shows that push the envelope of the musical experience.

Close has traveled extensively around the planet performing and inventing new musical experiences. William has inspired millions with his unique musical works. He recently finished third as Americas most talented on the television show “Americas got Talent”.

William studied sculpture and sound design at the Art Institute of Chicago. His unique combination of sculpture, music and installation art blossomed into a new genera of music making designs and his installations and performances have been experienced throughout the world. He has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Lincoln Center in New York, to the Coliseum in Rome, The Grand Theater in Macau and Hong Kong just to name a few.

William’s work has transformed concepts of musical instruments and musical performances. His open-minded cutting edge thinking continues to create new designs in music, musical concepts and shows.

The Earth Harp is the largest stringed instrument on the planet. It was developed by William in 1999. The body of the instrument rests on the stage and the strings travel out over the audience attaching to the back of the theater, turning the theater / concert hall, architecture and landscape into the instrument. The giant long strings are played with violin rosin covered gloves. The player runs their hands along the strings creating beautiful cello like tones. The reason it is titled the Earth Harp is due to the fact that the first time it was installed, the strings ran from one side of a valley 1000 ft. across to the other side, turning the Earth / landscape into a giant harp. The Earth Harp has been installed around the world. The Strings have stretched to the top of the Seattle Space needle, To Temples in Vietnam, in the famous Grand Theater of Macau, The Coliseum in Rome, Amazing Architecture in Hong Kong and India, to the Kennedy Center and Lincoln center in the United States.

William’s work explores the connection between architecture and music. Inspired by the quote “architecture is frozen music”, Close creates musical installations that use the architecture as part of the instrument. He has developed two Symphonic / musical houses working with architects to build the musical instruments into the architecture. The Houses are truly musical instruments.

William Close’s ideas and experiences are very unique. In 2007 William lost everything he had to the wild fires of California. His home studio and all his inventions and instruments were destroyed. Everything was gone! William persevered, rebuilding new and better versions of the instruments, a new studio and he has just finished rebuilding the house into an amazing new piece of musical architecture in place of the old house The experiences that surrounded these events were powerful and transformative for William. Through these hardships William has grown and expanded as both an artist and a person. He and his partner Sarah just welcomed their new son in their newly rebuilt home – they named him Phoenix.

The Three Waiters

Everyone is raving about The Three Waiters® singing waiters!! They are one of the world’s most successful corporate and private event surprise acts. With nearly 10,000 shows in 77 countries, they are arguably the most popular act of any kind for corporate events, fundraisers, private parties and colleges! The Three Waiters® takes the concept of singing waiters to a new level, adding elements of sophistication, spontaneity, humor and audience interaction. They will help you accomplish your goals – educate, reward and inspire your audience to achieve new heights.

The Three Waiters® is made up of the best performers that opera and musical theatre has to offer. Each artist is chosen after an extensive audition process and not only must be vocally outstanding but must also possess a dynamic personality, with a flair for character acting, timing and comedy. It is not a slap stick or improvised waiters show. Everything that happens in The Three Waiters® could and does happen in real life, which is why the audience reacts with complete amazement to the comedy and vocal theatrics.

do all the things you expect waiters to do: helping people to their seats, serving where appropriate, and generally being helpful and charming so that throughout the evening the guests completely accept them as part of the service staff. So now the stage is set, and one by one, events begin to unfold… and The Three Waiters® bring a show to life before your guests’ eyes, without them even knowing it’s a show!

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The Three Waiters®
Sophisticated, spontaneous and loads of fun, The Three Waiters® involves three talented singers posing as “real” waiters at your event, hoaxing and amusing your guests before revealing themselves as singing waiters in a thrilling operatic performance a la The Three Tenors. The three singing waiters do all the things you expect waiters to do: helping people to their seats, serving where appropriate, and generally being helpful and charming so that throughout the evening the guests completely accept them as part of the service staff.

Each singing waiter is unique but believable: Alfredo, the Italian, poses as the banquet manager; he is well mannered and meticulous. Jean-Marc, the French waiter, is busily offering drinks to the guests, while the third waiter dresses exactly as the other catering staff and neatly blends into the food service.

With the stage set, one by one events begin to unfold… and The Three Waiters® bring a show to life before your guests’ eyes, without them even knowing it’s a show! First, the moments are subtle ones, such as a brief announcement by the banquet captain, just doing his job. Then after awhile a bit of “spontaneous” singing, but for a very understandable reason. No one suspects what is to come.

Later, another song, and another, as each character reveals themselves to the surprise and amazement of the audience. The show is so interactive that the audience gets drawn in so that they are actually part of the action! When the three performers are revealed, The Three Waiters® then becomes a Three Tenors singing extravaganza, with the singing waiters doing everything from Verdi to Elvis.

It is only at the finale that their true identities are revealed, and The Three Waiters® leave your guests cheering with napkins waving in the air!

Full Biography

The Three Waiters was established in Australia in 1998 by Mark Bradley and Darryl Lovegrove, and after performing over 6,000 shows in 55 countries, it remains one of the most sought after acts on the national and international corporate entertainment circuit.

The concept of The Three Waiters involves three talented and highly entertaining opera singers dressing and hoaxing as “real” waiters before grouping together to take the audience through a very amusing, yet sophisticated show. The Three Waiters brings an unbeatable combination of surprise, humor, and amazing voices to any gathering.

As an important part of the act, each performer actually works the floor as a waiter for some time before the performance begins. They also dress and act the same as the “real” waiters, thus giving no clues of what is about to come. They cover as much of the floor as possible while interacting with the guests, and as a result, the guests feel like they are part of the act as opposed to watching a staged show.

Picture your next corporate function where the evening is running according to plan with the usual mixing and mingling of invited guests and clients. Suddenly, one of the food or beverage waiters burst into an aria from well-known opera songs, from Pavarotti to Dean Martin or Andrew Lloyd Webber to Puccini, culminating in a performance of true “Three Tenors” style.

The Three Waiters are made up of the best performers that opera and musical theatre have to offer. Each artist is chosen after an extensive audition process. Not only must they be vocally outstanding, but they must also possess a dynamic personality, with a flair for character-acting, timing and comedy.

Often described as “An Event Planner’s Dream”, The Three Waiters has changed the way Event Planners and their Guests view live entertainment, whether at an intimate dinner for 12 or a gala function for 1200 or more.

Lately, several “Singing Waiters” acts have imitated our original concept of Singers masquerading as Waiters (or Guests, a Chef, a Security Guard, a Guest Speaker, etc). But with well over six thousand shows under our belt, offices in Sydney, London and New York, a long list of awards and a great creative team working tirelessly to keep the act polished and fresh, The Three Waiters is still your best option for Surprise Entertainment!

Naomi Judd

Grammy Award winning singer Naomi Judd makes up half of country music’s most famous mother/daughter duo, The Judds. Over the course of her stunning career, Naomi won 5 Grammy Awards and an array other music awards and honors. After receiving Hepatitis C diagnosis, Naomi retired from music, but continues to inspire others through humanitarian activities and awareness campaigns. Naomi’s meteoric rise to country music superstar and American icon – from her humble beginnings as a single mom in a small Kentucky town – is an inspiring story of overcoming the odds through optimism and hard work. Read more

Jungle Boogie Crew

Jungle Boogie Crew

Jungle Boogie Crew made their mark on Season 5 of Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew

Since the hit MTV show Jungle Boogie Crew has continued to expand their resume with performances including Disney’s Shake it Up, Old Navy’s Gobblepalooza Dance campaign, and working with top choreographers such as Fatima Robinson and Rozero Mccoy! Read more

Claudia Stevens

To be an artist is one thing. To be a successful artist is quite another. What separates the two? Often it is simply entrepreneurship-the drive and know-how to turn your artistry into an art career.

Claudia Stevens, pianist, singer, musicologist, and composer, whose work has been performed on national stages, lectures on the topic of entrepreneurship and reveals key strategies for artists to undertake. Her presentations address topics such as self-management, marketing, and crossover careers.

As a scholar and performer she encourages listeners to consider both thoughtfully and creatively the importance of developing entrepreneurial skills. Stevens’ interdisciplinary presentation will benefit students and community members interested in pursuing the arts or a business career. She has created some 15 solo plays for her own performance as a musician and monologue artist, many of which were published or presented by leading universities and arts centers. Among her honors as a creative artist are a dozen touring grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and numerous residencies at cultural institutions.

Recent projects include a solo play cycle about animal rights and the librettos for a short chamber opera, A Very Large Mole, and for a new chamber opera, Riddle Me, created in collaboration with Allen Shearer.

Stevens holds degrees in music from Vassar College and University of California, Berkeley, as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano from Boston University, under Leonard Shure. She has held academic, conducting and performance positions at Brandeis University, Williams College, the College of William and Mary.

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  • Lecture: “Breaking Some Eggs: Strategies in Career Advancement for the Entrepreneurial Artist”.
  • Lecture: “Revelation: an artist talks about her discovery of Jewish identity and Holocaust past.”

“An Evening with Madame F” was created by Claudia Stevens for her solo performance as a musician and actor, with additional original music by Fred Cohen. The work has been presented at the national and international levels for two decades. It is widely praised by critics, audiences, and the Holocaust survivor community as a uniquely authentic and profound artistic expression of the Holocaust. Drawing on first-hand accounts – those of her own family members and of several concentration camp musicians, Stevens depicts and mirrors the struggle of women who survived Auschwitz as entertainers. In an enthralling virtuoso performance, she incorporates music that was played and sung by concentration camp inmates. And, as the daughter of victims of the Holocaust, she also meditates on the complex ethical and artistic dilemma of expressing unspeakable horror through art. An Evening with Madame F was produced for television by PBS affiliates WCVE and WHTJ.

“An Evening with Madame F” has been programmed in New York, Toronto, Houston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Palm Beach, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Omaha, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, St. Paul, Louisville, Baltimore, Boston, and many other cities. Presenters have included Holocaust centers, Jewish Federations and Foundations, JCC cultural arts series and lectureships in Jewish Studies. Additionally, the piece is being presented by many leading educational institutions. Recently these include: Dartmouth, Stanford, Brandeis, UCLA, Lehigh, Southern Methodist, the Univ. of Calif. at Santa Barbara, Cornell, Swarthmore and many others. A major article about Claudia Stevens, her unique personal story and artistic contributions, appeared in a recent issue of Reform Judaism magazine.

Full Biography

Claudia Stevens creates and performs her unique and complex solo plays throughout the United States. A number of her solo plays and musical compositions for piano are published in leading music and poetry journals. She also has become a recognized thinker and sought-after speaker about the Holocaust, great women of science, and entrepreneurship in the arts.

Classically trained as a pianist, singer, conductor and composer, Claudia studied piano with the master teachers Leon Fleisher, Leonard Shure and Arie Vardi. She holds degrees in music from Vassar College (summa cum laude), the University of California at Berkeley and the DMA from Boston University. Her academic positions have included Williams College and the College of William and Mary as an Assoc. Professor of Piano, where she now is a Visiting Scholar. As a pianist she was the featured artist on a number of “Performance Today” on National Public Radio and PBS television broadcasts.

When Claudia Stevens developed a new career as an innovative performance artist and playwright, her creative work came to national attention. She is the recipient of grants from the International Theater Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, and twelve consecutive grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and has been an artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Baltimore Theater Project, and RS9 Studio Theater in Budapest. She also was in residence at the Gitameit Art Center in Rangoon, Burma at the invitation of the American diplomatic and arts community to address the suppression of artists in Burma. Most recently, Claudia has become a librettist, collaborating with San Francisco composer Allen Shearer in several works of chamber opera: “The Dawn Makers,” which premiered at Herbst Theater, San Francisco in 2009 to national and international acclaim, and a new opera, “Middlemarch, a Love Story,” currently in progress. Claudia lives in the Bay Area in California.
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APPLE – A Tribute To The Beatles

APPLE features the Country’s top Beatles sound-a-likes! APPLE has traveled the World re-creating the Beatles “live in Concert”. With authentic instruments and costumes, APPLE performs the Beatles most Classic and Greatest hits. From “Love me do” to “Let it be” Apple takes you on a grand roller-coaster ride of classic Beatles hits. Featuring precise note-for-note renditions of your favorite Beatles songs! See the four lads with “Mop Top” haircuts and thin black ties, transform into “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” And close the show with a final stroll down “Abbey Road”.

Meet The Cast:

Dan Carson…..as Paul McCartney
Dan brings to the stage the Charm and Enthusiasm of “Sir” Paul McCartney. With exact attention to detail, Dan’s renditions of “Yesterday” and his piano performance of “Hey Jude” are truly Awesome!

Tom Perkins…..as George Harrison
Tom takes on the role of the “Quiet” Beatle. From “Roll over Beethoven” to “Something”, Tom delivers note-for-note George Harrison guitar licks to pure perfection!

Tim Piper………as John Lennon
Tim is the complete John Lennon. With excellent guitar, harmonica, vocal and keyboard skills, Tim takes the audience on a Grand tour of classic Beatles hits! From “Twist and Shout” to “Revolution” Tim is Brilliant!

Gene Martin……..as Ringo Starr
Precise Drumming and Vocals best describes Gene. From “I wanna be your man” to “Yellow Submarine” Gene captures the Personality and Spirit of Rocks most famous Drummer! As Ringo……Gene has no equal.

So don’t miss this theatrical tribute to the greatest Rock N’Roll Band of all time… The Beatles! A Splendid Time Is Guaranteed For All!

Boris Brott

Boris Brott

Thousands of people across corporate America have heard Boris Brott’s interactive presentation — he draws comparisons between business organizations and symphony orchestras. Both have common goals, each must perform in harmony to achieve those goals, and each continually strives for perfection. Often, both attempt to be innovative and creative. Boris draws out the juxtaposition of teamwork and leadership the need for creativity within an organization; the joy of communication and the achievement of success. All are explored through the medium of music. Read more

Jenny Oaks Baker

Jenny Oaks Baker

America’s Violinist

Grammy Nominated Artist Jenny Oaks Baker is one of America’s most accomplished and beloved violinists. She received her Master of Music degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York City and her bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

She has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Strathmore Hall, the Library of Congress and as a guest soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Utah Symphony, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Over the years Jenny has collaborated with such luminaries as Gladys Knight, Kurt Bestor, Marvin Hamlisch, and the former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Jenny Oaks Baker performed as a first violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra for seven years before resigning in 2007 to devote more time to her young family.

She has released twelve albums since 1998. They have sold over 250,000 copies and consistently charted on Billboard, including the #1 spot on the Top Classical Albums chart. Her album Wish Upon a Star earned a nomination for the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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Full Biography

Grammy Nominated Artist Jenny Oaks Baker is one of America’s most accomplished classical violinists. Whether her music is experienced live or through one of her many recordings, it is impossible to escape the magic of her artistry.

Jenny began playing the violin at age four, and made her solo debut in 1983 when she was only eight years old. She received her Master of Music degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York City and her Bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

Jenny Oaks Baker has released eleven albums, selling over a quarter of a million copies since 1998, as a Shadow Mountain Records Artist. Her album Wish Upon a Star: A Tribute to the Music of Walt Disney earned a nomination for the 54th GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Jenny’s albums consistently chart on Billboard, with her 2010 album Then Sings My Soul hitting the #1 spot on the Top Classical Albums chart two weeks in a row. Her newest album, Noël: Carols of Christmas Past, was produced and arranged by Emmy award winning composer Kurt Bestor and features former “Celtic Woman” star Alex Sharpe.

Jenny Oaks Baker’s performance career is equally impressive. In April 1999, she made her Carnegie Hall debut as a featured soloist in the Easter Festival Concert. She will perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony this concert season at the invitation of the late Marvin Hamlisch, whom she soloed under multiple times. She has performed as a soloist in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Strathmore Hall, Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, and the Kennedy Center.

Jenny has soloed with the National Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Utah Symphony, Orchestra at Temple Square, and the internationally acclaimed Mormon Tabernacle Choir. She has also been featured in television and radio broadcasts nationwide. Her “In Performance” BYUTV Special Silver Screen Serenade, features Jenny performing music from her album of the same name.

With her extensive performing and recording careers in addition to her superlative education, Jenny is an esteemed expert and served as a judge for the 2007 Stradivarius International Violin Competition. In April 2008 Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr. of Utah awarded her the Governor’s Mansion Artist Award for excellence in artistic expression.

For seven years, Jenny Oaks Baker performed as a first violinist in the National Symphony Orchestra before resigning in 2007 to devote more time to her young family. Jenny, her husband, and their four children reside outside of Washington D.C.

Willie Jolley

Willie Jolley is a world-class, award-winning speaker, best-selling author and media personality. Mr. Jolley was named “…One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World” by Toastmasters International! Only 50 speakers worldwide have been bestowed that honor! Former winners include Colin Powell, Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher! Mr. Jolley has also been inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. He speaks to major companies and organizations around the world… and has developed a reputation for results! Read more