Jazz vocalist, pianist and flutist, Amanda Ekery plays a distinctive combination of traditional, contemporary and original music. The native Texan's compositions and arrangements range from greasy blues to introspective ballads. Amanda has performed at the Kennedy Center, Washington Women in Jazz Festival, Blue Room in Kansas City, Blue Note in Amsterdam, Italy, the Portland Jazz Festival and the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. Her music contains varied influence from Carmen McRae, Led Zeppelin, Sara Serpa, Bill Evans, and Dinah Washington.
Caroline Kuhn grew up in the grit and bustle of the Upper West Side. She began her singing career at age four, recording for jingles and television. As Caroline's voice became less marketable with the changing tides of the recording industry (and puberty), she joined the Young People's Chorus of New York City. There, she had the opportunity to travel the world performing contemporary music by composers such as Meredith Monk and Michael Gordon. She attended LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and began learning tenor banjo to accompany her songwriting. While at New England Conservatory, Caroline has studied voice with Cristi Catt and Dominique Eade and continued to develop her theoretical musical intuition.
Elise Leavy is a singer and songwriter from the the north of California where the hills are green and the lakes are clean. Coming from a background of largely Beatles, she began writing songs at the age of 8 and has since began her endeavor to bring back the accordion to the folk world, through her own songs, pulling from the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen and other songwriters.