David Joyce

Vocal Dept Head

David Joyce is a singer/keyboard player/songwriter who has worked with the likes of Chris Isaak, Burt Bacharach, U2, Neil Young, Oasis, Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello, Dionne Warwick, Sheryl Crow, Ray Charles, Babyface, Michael Jackson, David Byrne, Richard Marx, Tim McGraw, Wynonna Judd, Frank Sinatra, Vince Gill, and Barry Manilow. He has played and sung on many television shows, including American Dreams, Passions, Carmen San Diego, Saved by the Bell, Days of Our Lives, and The Tonight Show. Some of the films he has sung on have included The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Watchmen, Wanted, Horton Hears a Who, I Am Legend, Spiderman 3, The Simpsons Movie, World Trade C e n te r, Superman Returns, King Kong, Matrix 2 & 3, There’s Something About Mary, Sixth Sense, Snow Falling on Cedars, Big, Face Off, and Contact. David has written songs for and produced a number of young artists in the Los Angeles area and has scored several PBS documentaries and a number of AFI films. David received his Masters in Jazz (voice) from USC and his B.M. in Composition from CSUN. He has been leading vocal/arranging seminars in Italy every summer since 2005 and has taught at both USC and Pasadena City College. In 1986, David was a Grammy Award winner in the category of Best Jazz Vocal Group with Clare Fischer’s 2 + 2 Plus.

Dani Palomino

Dani Palomino has been teaching at LACM since 1998 and is known as the college’s vocal technique guru. Her interest in music began at age eight when an uncle introduced her to the rock group KISS. Face painting, guitar lessons and talent shows followed, along with a healthy dose of glee. She continued to perform, record, and study voice while earning her bachelor’s degree in creative writing from the University of Pennsylvania. Her 7-piece band, Soul City, was a local favorite, releasing a CD in 1991. Dani’s passion for studying the physiology of voice began in 1992, when she started lessons with jazz vocalist, Kevyn Lettau. “I’d been gigging a lot and was experiencing vocal fatigue. Kevyn sat me down and explained how the voice mechanism actually works. I suddenly realized why I was having problems and began to read all I could on the science of singing. I’d developed some bad habits—most of which I’d learned from well-meaning, but misinformed teachers. It took practice, but eventually, I was able to replace the bad habits with good ones.” Dani’s mission is to help other singers achieve optimal vocal fitness and longevity. “Some singers reject technique, because they believe it squelches their artistic impulses. But vocal fitness can actually enhance artistic expression. If a singer wants to sing an E5 with a strong and clear tone, but each time she tries, her voice sounds weak and breathy, she’s not achieving her vision. My goal is to give students the knowledge and tools they need to master their instruments, so they can begin to execute the fantastic ideas floating around in their heads.”

John Avila

John was born into a musical household and raised in San Gabriel, California. He began playing guitar at six and bass at sixteen. John cut short his musical studies at East L.A. College to tour with El Chicano and soon found himself on tour opening for Santana. John later toured with jazz vocalist Randy Crawford, and, in 1981, he co-founded Food For Feet. He then joined New Wave band Oingo Boingo in 1984, who he played with until 1995. During his tenure with Oingo Boingo, John co-produced four full-length releases with Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek. Since 1995, John has run his own recording studio called Brando’s Paradise, producing bands such as Reel Big Fish, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Quetzal, and Robbie Krieger. During this time, he also played bass on recordings by Steve Vai and the Stewart Copeland Orchestra. He also sang lead vocals on Disney’s Another Goofy Movie.

Kasia Livingston

Kasia “KC” Livingston is a singer/songwriter who broke into the scene with her Grammy-nominated, worldwide #1 single “StickWitU” by the Pussycat Dolls. She is a frequent Britney Spears collaborator with multiple songs on Britney’s #1 albums Circus and Femme Fatale. She has continued to have releases with Flo Rida, Chris Brown, Jessie J, Cheryl Cole, and Gloria Trevi.

Writer and producer collaborations include: Flo Rida, Jessie J, David Guetta, Alex Da Kid, Britney Spears, Will.I.Am, Scott Cutler, Tokio Hotel, Fraser T. Smith, Victoria Justice, Kevin Griffin, Lindy Robbins, Ashley Gorley, Josh Abraham, Ari Levine, Luke Boyd, Brandy, Esmee Denters, Jordyn Taylor, Pixie Lott, Rock City, Frankie Storm, Bloodyshy & Avant, Danja, Fernando Garibay, Mike Elizondo, Rodney Jerkins, Brian Kennedy, JR Rotem, The Stereotypes, Andre Merritt, Rob Fusari, Dan & Leah, Cathy Dennis, The Writing Camp, Madd Scientist, The Jam, James Fauntleroy, Underdogs, Makeba, Greg Wells, Evan Bogart, Kara DioGuardi, Fredwreck, Stacy Barthe, Oak, Harvey Mason, and Greg Kurstin.


Phil Swann

Phil Swann’s career in the entertainment industry has spanned over 30-years as a performer, songwriter, producer, teacher & author. His songs have been heard in television, film and have been recorded by numerous recording artists including: Clay Aiken, Lee Ann Womack, Josh Strickland, Blake Shelton, Neal McCoy, Rodney Atkins, Eamonn McCrystal and Lee Greenwood.

For the theatrical stage, Swann is the composer of the hit Off-Broadway musical, Play It Cool – 2012 Outer Critics Circle nominee for best new off-Broadway musical; The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet – nominated for three Jeffrey Joseph Awards including Best New Musical (recently published by Samuel French, inc); and, DeLEARious – Garland Award winner for Best New Score.  Other musicals include, In A Booth at Chasen’s, Trombone, Neil Simon’s Fools the Musical, Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits and It Had To Be You – a musical based on the life and songs of the famed lyricist, Gus Kahn.

A former staff songwriter and producer for DreamWorks, Swann’s production credits include: Helen Slater, The Good Mad, Laura Hall, Kelly McCleod, Danielle Kuri, Roberta Duchak, Dave Aguallo, Dan Nahmod, Adrina Thorpe, and Greg Rowles.

Swann is a favorite speaker at various organizations throughout the United States and Canada. His creative workshops have been embraced by The Songwriters Guild of America, the Nashville Songwriters Association, BMI, ASCAP and UCLA, where Swann currently teaches on the art and craft of songwriting, and sits on the Board of Advisors for the school’s Music Production Program.

In November 2012, Phil released his second studio album, “Age of Opportunity.”  Other solo recordings by Swann include his 2011 critically acclaimed CD, Stale Scotch and Cheap Cigars.

Also, Phillip Swann is the author of the mystery-suspense thriller, The Mozart Conspiracy, his first novel. The book is now published in Italy under the title, Il Codice Amadeus.

Originally from Milton, West Virginia, Swann is a graduate of the American Academy Of Dramatic Arts in New York City and now makes his home in Los Angeles, CA.

Phil can be found on:
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Lynn Fanelli

Lynn Fanelli began her singing career at the tender age of 5 years old when she performed with her father on his record release. She has recorded and toured with Delaney Bramlett, who taught George Harrison to play slide guitar and Eric Clapton to sing and produced Clapton’s first album. She was on staff with record producer Ray Ruff at Oak Records, recording and arranging vocals for all of their country artists. While with this label, she sang background vocals and created vocal arrangements for Pat Boone’s CD Ready to Rock, among others. She toured with movie actress Connie Stevens, sang with The National In Choir on the Oasis CD Dig Out Your Soul in 2008. She has toured, recorded and/or performed with Hal David, Jon Bon Jovi, Wild Cherry, Terry Ilous, Spencer Davis, Percy Sledge, Deniece Williams, Billy Paul and Taste of Honey, among many others. She has recorded with many renowned producers, among them Jim Steinman (Meatloaf) and Giorgio Moroder (Blondie) and David Briggs (Neil Young). Her voice has been heard on national jingles and television and movie soundtracks such as Nickelodeon, Melrose Place, Days of Our Lives, and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, among others. Most recently, Lynn performed with Jackie DeShannon on the heels of DeShannon’s 2010 induction into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. She was on board in the vocal section for DeShannon’s recorded performance for the Grammy archives in 2012.

Steve Gregory

Steve Gregory began playing the guitar in bars and for private events at the age of seventeen. While a student at California State University, Northridge, he was the recipient of the Shelley Manne Memorial New Talent Award from the Los Angeles Jazz Society and began performing around Los Angeles with his own band. Steve soon began touring the world with artists such as Ray Charles, Frankie Valli and Anjani. He has performed and/or recorded with Thelma Houston, Brian McKnight, Michael Buble, Dianne Reeves, Patti Austin, Marilyn McCoo, Stacy Orrico, Leonard Cohen, Alphonse Mouzon, Macy Gray and many others. Steve is currently very active as a studio guitarist and has recorded for a number of TV shows, films and DVD’s. Check outwww.stevegregory.net for more information.

Steve Billman

Steve Billman attended Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship and also graduated from Musician’s Institute in 1981. Steve studied with Jeff Berlin and Bob Magnusson while at Musicians Institute. He has worked with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Brian Bromberg, Brandon Fields, Rob Mullins, Pat Kelley, Gregg Karukas, Free Flight, Alex Acuna, Tom Brechtlein, Gary Novak, Jeff Richman and most recently, Frank Gambale, to name a few. Steve also played on Tia Carrere’s 2009 Grammy-winning album Ikena. He was a member of the band “Continuum” for 15 years, and has been a member of the Academy staff since its very earliest days. For the latest information, please visit www.stevebillman.com.

Teresa James

Growing up in Texas, Teresa James started singing and playing piano at a very young age and has been performing ever since. With her band, the Rhythm Tramps, she has toured throughout the US and Europe and has released 8 CDs, receiving a nomination from the Blues Foundation for Contemporary Female Blues Artist of the Year in 2008 and an Independent Music Award nomination in 2010. In addition to working with her band, she has sung for many films and TV shows, including Toy Story 3, Runaway Jury, Hole, The Simpsons, Ellen, Step By Step, to name just a few. She can also be heard singing with Reba McIntyre on the theme to her television show Reba. As a professional session singer, Teresa has also been featured on commercials (for McDonald’s, Barbie, Michelob, etc.) and works regularly in the studio with Burt Bacharach, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Steve Dorff, and many others. She has served as a studio coach for many other professional singers and actors, including Andie McDowell, Tommy Castro and the Radio City Rockettes. Some of the artists that she has toured or recorded with include Randy Newman, Bill Medley, Neil Diamond, Eric Burdon, Spencer Davis, Peter Gallagher and others (including a duet with Mickey Mouse). For more info, please visit Teresa’s website at www.teresajames.com.

Roberto Montero

Brazilian born Roberto Montero has performed with Grammy Award winner Sergio Mendes at the Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan, in Morocco and across the United States, with Grammy nominated brazilian singer Baby Consuelo, with four-time Grammy nominated Tiziano Ferro, NBC’s Rickey Minor & The Tonight Show Band with Jay Leno, among others.

Has extensively written music for TV and Radio during 5 years in Brazil.

Music Director for the Dorian Holley Band for over 10 years now.

Recent recording credits include work as guitarist and singer on part of the soundtrack for the movie “Rio 2” – sequel to the Oscar nominated “Rio” – for Sergio Mendes and film composer John Powell.

For more information please visit  www.robertomontero.com

Carrah Stamatakis

An LA native, Carrah Stamatakis grew up in a musical family singing in an acclaimed children’s choir with whom she toured Europe five times and recorded an album as a featured soloist. She then continued her music and theatre education at LA County High School for the Arts. After studying jazz and contemporary music at LA College of Music, Carrah moved to São Paulo, Brazil to study Portuguese and Brazilian music. For two years, she sang with some of the country’s finest musicians, gigging nightly and recording a solo album with guest performances by Latin Grammy-winning composer Ivan Lins and world renowned pianist André Mehmari. After returning to Los Angeles, she joined the LA Master Chorale and is grateful for the privilege of singing with some of the finest musicians in the industry. Recent highlights include performing Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels for the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Disney Hall, singing soprano film score queues, and jamming with fellow jazz musicians around town.

Joey Heredia

Joey Heredia is a remarkable drummer who blends a multitude of styles and skill, to achieve a level of playing that makes him one of the best in the industry today. On tour, or in the studio, some of Joey’s credits include Sheila E, Steve Lukather, Tania Maria, Tribal Tech (Scott Henderson and Gary Willis), Frank Gambale, Billy Childs, Dianne Reeves, Manhattan Transfer, Stevie Wonder, James Ingram, Sergio Mendez, Herb Alpert, Poncho Sanchez, Joe Sample, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Farrell, Hubert Laws, Carole King, Michael Ruff, Jeff Berlin, Stevie Salas, TM Stevens, Nuno Bettencourt and Perry Farrell. Joey was born and raised in Boyle Heights (on the east side of Los Angeles). He began studying music at East LA College and then went on to Los Angeles City College as a music major. Joey then studied technique under the renowned Murray Spivack. He has his own recording studio, Groove Gallery, where he records and or produces many of the projects he’s involved in. His fusion group El Trio, with Marco Mendoza on bass/vocal and Renato Neto on keys, is known the world over. For more on Joey, visitwww.joeyheredia.com

Hailing from Ecuador, Francisco Ruiz is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and music director for a variety of choirs and music groups in LA. He has worked with various artists including U2, Ivan Lins, Luis Enrique and KC Porter. He has worked as vocalist and choir director at various important venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Wiltern, among others.

Graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Francisco has been a vocal educator for over 8 years, touring with vocal projects and sharing his knowledge in vocal improvisation acquired by studying and performing with ten-time Grammy Award winner Bobby Mcferrin and members of Voicestra: Joey Blake and Rhiannon. Francisco performed in Chile at the 2016 Viña del Mar International Song Festival alongside Paulina Aguirre representing the Immigrants in the United States, winning Best Performance. The Quinta Vergara venue was sold out the 3 nights they performed, attracting over 60,000 people and millions of TV and streaming viewers around the world.


Tim Curle

Tim’s training began in Newark, Ohio at the age of five. His early influences included everything from Folk, Jazz, R&B, and pop, to the great Ohio State Marching Band. After a move to Southern Oregon, he continued studies in drum set, classical, and marching percussion eventually winning several awards including two consecutive state solo contests. Tim then attended the University of Oregon (BM) studying percussion and drum set with Professor Charles Dowd, was section leader of the Oregon Marching Band Drumline, and a member of the Green Garter Band. He continued post graduate studies at the University of Southern California (MM) with Professor Eric Forrester and Ndugu Chancellor. Tim went on to perform for audiences throughout the world as percussionist with grammy nominated artist Josh Groban. He has also performed and/or recorded with Herbie Hancock, Elton John, David Foster, Chris Botti, Angelique Kidjo, Ashley Maher, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Andre Manga, Gary Novak, Bakithi Kumalo, Lucia Micarelli, John Williams, Joshua Bell, Angie Stone, and Bela Fleck. Tim performs on four Josh Groban DVD concert recordings including “An Evening in New York”, “Awake”, “Live at the Greek”, and “Josh Groban Live in Concert”. Film and television recordings include “NCIS”, “JAG”, “The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio” (Dreamworks), “Andy Richter Controls the Universe” (Fox), and “Lucky” (FX). Television appearances include PBS “Soundstage”, Sundance Channel “Live from Abbey Road”, Good Morning America, The American Music Awards, The Tonight Show, Conan O’ Brian, and Ellen. Tim is on faculty at the Los Angeles College of Music teaching drum set and percussion. He is currently touring with the band “Incendio” in support of their new CD “The Shape of Dreams” performing concerts throughout the U.S. Tim plays Taye Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, L.P. Percussion, Yamaha timpani, Roland V-Drums, REMO Drumheads, and Vic Firth sticks and mallets.

Tonoccus McClain

Tonoccus McClain could be seen hosting FOX Family’s California Summer Countdown, ABC Family’s Mall Star Countdown, reporting on Channel One News, performing in the North American tour of The Lion King, LA Opera’s Porgy and Bess, and in the LA Master Chorale and heard singing on TV’s The Lion Guard, Glee, The Good Wife, and Once Upon A Time, and film soundtracks Avatar, Star Trek, and The Simpsons Movie.

Cathy Segal Garcia

Cathy Segal-Garcia has been one of the main forces in building and connecting the L.A. jazz scene.  She presently produces a jazz series that has been going since January 2016, www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com  She is one of the co-founders of a 7 piece a capella improvisational vocal group, “Fish To Birds” www.fishtobirds.com  For the last 40 years she’s sung, taught, produced, composed, and created situations in which everyone wins.  With 11 CDs in the marketplace that include legendary artists like Peter Erskine, Marc Johnson, Ross Tompkins, Joe Diorio, Ted Greene, Joe LaBarbara, etc, she’s traveled the world with her career, and especially has a deep relationship with jazz in Japan.  Growing up in Boston, and attending Berklee in the early ’70’s, Cathy is known as a “musician’s singer”, and has many accolades, awards and honors.  A silky warm voice and a relaxed and welcoming demeanor make her a welcome guest all over the world for anything she chooses to do.

With a strong and spiritual philosophy of life, her never-ending energy and creativity amazes her many fans and fellow musicians and singers!  Cathy says, “I feel that music and all forms of art are a total necessity, and along with communication and understanding, are the healing for all of us…and so speaks the responsibility of the artist.”


Ann Sheridan

Ann Sheridan (SAG-AFTRA) is a versatile session singer and vocalist located in Los Angeles, CA. Recently she sang on the film scores for The Grinch, Star Trek Beyond, Ice Age: Collision Course, The Junglebook, and Jurassic World. She has performed/recorded with Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Beck, Herb Alpert, Seth McFarlane, Danny Elfman, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, among many others. She received her MM in Jazz Studies from CSU Long Beach, along with her BM in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music. Ann is a soloist and section leader for the highly acclaimed music program at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown Los Angeles, and teaches at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Silverlake, CA.


eVe has taught and developed singers of all levels for the past 20 years. Her clients include Universal Music, Sony Music, and London artists Tinie Tempah, Sasha Keable, and Cat Couture, amongst others.

Her progressive teaching method fuses elements of yoga and meditation with strong vocal techniques.
She focuses on body-mind connection, interpretation, and vocal fluidity through natural use of the breath.

Raised in France, eVe first studied music at the Legion School of Honor (La Legion D’honneur) then at the Studio des Variétés in Paris, before moving to Boston to pursue her studies at the Berklee College of Music. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, where she founded the band Jariya. The band released three CDs and produced multi-media shows in and around Los Angeles.

In 2008, eVe moved to London, UK where she founded The Jazz In Paris Project. With bassist/guitarist of note, Kevin Glasgow, she released Jazz In Paris, a CD featuring original French adaptations of popular jazz standards. The duo performed internationally for seven years while eVe also composed music for stage productions and media.

Drawn to world and Upon her return to Angeles in 2016, eVe released a meditation music album, Space-Dancer: Music and Chants for Yoga & Meditation, showcasing her Guzheng playing (Chinese sitar), as well as the Xiao (traditional Chinese flute), percussions, and vocals.

eVe is currently recording an EP with renown Iranian sitar player Sabah Motallebi.
She performs regularly in downtown LA and produces Concerts For The Soul with her Guzheng, where she blends improvised vocals, world beats, electric ukulele, and electronic components, creating a multi-layered cinematic soundscape of improvised music.

Jonathan Byram

Jonathan Byram, a graduate of Wheaton College’s Conservatory of Music, is an active choir director, composer, and vocalist.  He has sung on films such as Hairspray, High School Musical, and Jurassic World, on albums including Josh Groban’s Stages, and on the Academy Awards with Adele.  He has directed choirs of all ages in educational and professional settings, and he is sought by professional actors for coaching for their singing roles.  Jonathan is also an active freelance composer of concert music and music for media including films, commercials, podcasts, and theater.

Mary Durst

Mary Durst is a singer/pianist/songwriter who has worked in the music industry for more than 40 years.   Originally from the Detroit area, her professional career and education began in Gospel and Classical music from Spring Arbor University while in High School where she toured with groups, as a soloist, and she also was a piano accompanist for several choirs.  As a scholarship winner at Huntington University in Indiana, she then auditioned & joined a band in LA at the age of 18.  Since then she has opened for bands such as Earth Wind and Fire, Ronnie Laws & toured with several groups including her own with husband, saxophonist, Craig Durst.  Mary studied extensively with Seth Riggs instructor, Wayne Eikenberry of Azusa Pacific University where she was accepted into the music program, and also with Jazz legend Nancy Wilson through Cal Poly Pomona. As an educator she has given music clinics to hundreds of schools around Southern California.  She is on faculty at Pasadena City College since 2006 where she wrote and developed their successful jazz vocal program.  She has also been teaching privately for more than 40 years.  Her and her husbands teaching studio’s roster has averaged 120 to 200 students a month with their elite hand picked teachers & mentor program for the past 34 years in L.A.  As a studio musician and song writer, besides work with other artists, she wrote & arranged all original works for 8 of her own albums. Worldwide play of her tunes includes “94.7 FM, The Wave” in LA. Four of her songs hit top 40 smooth jazz charts between 2001 & 2007, and are currently on iTunes and streaming stations including Spectrum’s Music Choice smooth jazz channel.  She’s also been the lead worship pastor at one of the most racially diverse churches in the nation for the past 27 years out of Long Beach California where she has offered a rich experience and platform for some of the most diverse vocalists out of a purely positive environment.

Alicia Morgan

Alicia McCracken Morgan is a singer, keyboard player and songwriter. Originally from Tampa, FL, she has been a working live and session singer and keyboard player since the age of 16, with credits from records, TV, movies and jingles.

Alicia has worked with such artists as Al Wilson, Delaney Bramlett, Bobby Womack, Sally Kellerman, Kevin Murphy (of Rufus), Don & Dewey, Klymaxx, Táta Vega, Billy Vera & The Beaters, The Nelsons, Peter Tork, and Micky Dolenz.

Her TV work includes “Roseanne”, “The Jeff Foxworthy Show”, and “The Naked Truth”. She has had original songs in the feature films “Beyond Desire” and Tom Arnold’s “Barhopping,” and was the singing voice for Caroline Rhea in the Disney movie “Mom’s Got a Date With A Vampire”. She has sung for Neil Young and Oasis and played keyboards for smooth-jazz artist Norman Brown.

Alicia has worked with producer Richard Perry (who calls her the ‘female Nicky Hopkins’), playing keyboards on Rod Stewart’s “Fly Me to the Moon…The Great American Songbook Volume V”. She also performs with her female blues band The Scorch Sisters. Most recently, Alicia has worked in Chicago with the off-Broadway musical “Heartbreak Hotel” (the prequel to Broadway hit “Million-Dollar Quartet”) as pianist, associate music director and Gladys Presley, Elvis’ mother.

She has been teaching voice, keyboards, Finale and computer recording since 2005. As a vocal instructor, Alicia’s goal is to help her students become not only better singers, but respected musicians, and give them the tools to be in charge of every aspect of their music careers.


Iris Sandra Cepeda

Born in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Iris Sandra Cepeda is a gifted vocalist and songwriter and graduate of Cuba’s National School of The Arts (Escuela Nacional de Arte). A charismatic performer that draws the attention of her audience in a theater setting and keeps the dance floor moving when performing in nightclubs.

A go-to vocalist for projects requiring authentic Cuban flavor, Iris has been called on to contribute her talents to soundtracks, album guest appearances, and festivals. Some highlights include:


• Miami’s Calle Ocho (Andy Garcia’s Cine Son All-Stars)
• The Geffen Playhouse (Andy Garcia’s Cine Son All-Stars)
• Catalina Jazz Club (Andy Garcia’s Cine Son All-Stars)
• Oxnard Salsa Festival (Rumbankete)
• San Diego Salsa Congress (Rumbankete)
• LACMA (Rumbankete)
• The Music Center (Rumbankete)

• Original Sin (Antonio Bandera, Angelina Jolie)
• The Lost Cit (Andy Garcia)

• A Salute to Grammy Legends at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood
• Appeared on the TV show Cane starring Jimmy Smits, performing the song “Veinte Años”

• Israel “Cachao” Lopez – “Ahora Si” – Awarded two GRAMMYs.
• Andy Garcia – “Cuba Linda”
• Danilo Lozano – “Cuban L.A. Dos”
• Grupo Tolu ( Justo Almario and Alex Acuña – El Bongo de Van Gogh

• Iris has a ten-year tenure as a faculty member teaching voice in the Afro Latin Music Department at California State University, Los Angeles

In 2018 Iris formed her own band and recently performed at Hollywood’s iconic Salsa restaurant and club Floridita’s and is ready to bring her authentic Cuban sound to audiences near and far.

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