Wade Beach is widely respected for his harmonic sophistication and superb technique, which knows no stylistic limitations. He holds a master’s degree in piano performance from the University of Maryland. He entered the world of jazz as a protégé of Sir Roland Hanna and toured the globe many times over with the United States Air Force Band jazz ensemble, The Airmen of Note. Mr. Beach keeps an active teaching and performing schedule, performing with groups around the DC area, including The Jazz Update Band.
Natural from Brazil, Karine mix the cool melodies of Bossa Nova with a soft and bright interpretation of Samba. Colorful voice, with a select repertoire of classics and contemporaries Brazilian songs, Karine blends Brazilian styles, engaging the audience into the contrast of excitement and relaxing atmosphere, typical of Brazilian Music. Karine studied at Tatui Conservatoire and held a degree from State University of Campinas (Sao Paulo Brazil). As a singer, she has worked with Ricardo Botter Maio, William Alberti and Jo?o Megna among others. In Cincinnati formed her own Trio, participating actively in the local Latin Jazz scene. In this city played with local artist such as Phil deGreg, Thiago Camargo and Rob Kokochac. Since last Fall 2017, settle in Washington DC, Karine has been played with local musicians and continuously captivating new audience, eager to listen to authentic Brazilian Music.
Juan Megna is a drummer/percussionist from Argentina who has lived for 12 years in Brazil where, in 2008, got his degree in Brazilian Popular Music at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP, Campinas, SP). In 2015 he moved to Cincinnati, OH and studied at the College Conservatory of Music where he earned his Master Degree in Jazz Performance in the Spring semester of 2017. Considered a versatile musician, he was part of many groups and ensembles. In Brazil, he played and/or recorded with many prestigious artists such as Vinicius Dorin (Hermeto Pascoal), Jarbas Barbosa (Banda Mantiqueira), Rubinho Antunes, Felipe Silveira (Rosa Passos), Marcos Souza (Johnny Alf), Bruno Mangueira, Rafael dos Santos, Budi Garcia among many others. In Cincinnati, he was an active member of the local music scene. He played with Craig Bailey, Phil deGreg Trio, Kim Pensyl, Rusty Burge, Aaron Jacobs. He also formed, with Thiago Camargo and Kevin Mc Clennan, the Brasa Trio, performing a repertoire of Brazilian Standards and new composers. In the Fall of 2017, Juan moved to Washington DC area to begin as a candidate of DMA at George Mason University where he is currently directing the Latin American Ensemble in the Jazz Department.