Dutch jazzvocalist Kim Hoorweg (22) has adopted New York as her second home. She is known for her clever originals, her clear, warm and pleasant timbre and charming way of reinterpreting old forgotten songs. She worked with top-notch musicians Trijntje Oosterhuis, Gino Vannelli, Candy Dulfer, Chance Howard (Prince) and Benjamin Herman. Signed with American record label Verve when she was only 14, frequently on Dutch television, performed twice at the North Sea Jazz Festival, worked with the famous Metropole Orchestra and was nominated for the most prestigious Dutch Music Award: the Edison. Now in 2015, she is working on a new record, in the USA with Raul Midón (collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and many more)…
Growing out of the festival in Holland of the same name, Boulevard of Broken Dreams is a retro big band reveling in tunes from and around The Great Depression - a time of broken dreams. These folks love this music. Besides the musicianship, how else can you explain these phenomena? Even though the songs are generally sad there is a level of fun energy running through the entire set.
Smokie are an English rock band from Bradford, Yorkshire, England. The band found success at home as well as the rest of the world after teaming up with Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn. Along the way they have had a number of line-up changes and were still actively touring in 2015. Their most famous hit singles include "If You Think You Know How to Love Me", "Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me", "Lay Back in the Arms of Someone". Their most popular hit single, "Living Next Door to Alice", peaked at No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart and, in March 1977, reached No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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