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All of our artists are professional entertainers and have experience working at corporate, private sector, and professional events.

If your artist is not listed or you are not sure about the type of act you need, contact RizingStar Entertainment Agency. We will book any artist available for your event and specialize in matching performers with your event goals.

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Jazz and Latin Acts

Featured Talent!
STEVE ALLEE

Steve AlleeSteve enjoys the best of both worlds as musical director of The Bob & Tom Show, the 4-time Marconi award-winning radio program syndicated in eighty cities, as well as performing with his own band. The Steve Allee Band has performed at national and international venues including the 31st annual Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland and "The LaTeste de Bush" festival in LaTeste, France. Steve also performed with the "Lynn Seaton Trio" at "Cleopatras Needle" in New York City and with "The Rayford Griffin -Tom Borton Band" at "LaVe Lee" in LA.

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CATHY MORRIS & COLLAGE - JAZZ AND LATIN MUSIC

Cathy Morris & Collage - Jazz and Latin musicContemporary jazz spiced with Latin rhythms, some funk grooves, cajun fun and even a little romance. Now, imagine this all on the violin! Cathy Morris did and now there's no stopping her! She combines her unique approach, powerful originals and talented array of support musicians along with an unforgettable presentation. She calls her indescribable new sound party jazz but regardless of what you name it, whether it is a concert or educational program, this woman leaves lasting impressions wherever she plays. With four CDs recorded under her name, a tour of Japan, numerous festival appearances and an average of 20,000 children she plays for each year Cathy has virtually built a world of music!

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CYNTHIA LAYNE

Cynthia LayneMs. Layne fuses energy and a sense of passion on stage delivering the best of jazz, R&B, funk and classic melodies. Her well-rounded repertoire has made her one of the most sought out vocalists in Indiana. She has performed with such industry greats as The Average White Band, Rick Braun, Kirk Wahlum and Norman Brown.

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GREGG BACON

Gregg BaconGregg Bacon has performed for years all around the country, performing on his Sax. Actually he plays up to three horns at once and includes six plus wind instruments in all his shows. Gregg is touring with a six piece act featuring percussion, keyboards, bass, drums, and guitar. From concerts to back ground music for high profile corporate events. This is the man for the job.

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LESLEY BYERS AND THE JAZZ CATS

Lesley Byers and the Jazz CatsLesley Picchietti Byers has been singing professionally for nearly 20 years, but for the past several years, Lesley & TJC have been performing throughout the country from Boston to DC, Manhattan to LA, Minneapolis to Madison, St. Louis to Columbus, from Irving Plaza in NYC, to Milwaukee's Jazz in the Park concert series, to Chicago's own Grant Park, fronting a smooth, sassy and swingin' jazz ensemble has proven to be Lesley's forte. She is best known for her live performances. All About Jazz wrote "one can readily sense her remarkable vitality and enthusiasm for what she does, and there's no doubt that Byers knows how to sell a lyric."

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THE SALSA & CO.

The Salsa & Co.The Salsa & Co. (former Grupo Tresuno-7) from Indianapolis, Indiana, is a high-energy ensemble specialized in playing all genres of Latin American Music. Salsa & Co. offers a repertoire which includes Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Rumba, Bolero, Cha-cha-cha, Danzón, Songo, Timba, Joropo, Plena, Samba, Bossa-Nova, Batucadas, and many other forms of popular and Folkloric music from all over the Caribbean and Latin America; Dancing shoes are a must for this act, they will have you dancing the night away and feeling like you are in Latin America. A most authentic Latin Act, you'll feel like your at Carnival in Latin America from the first beat.

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