T-Ray the Violinist
Baton Rouge, LA native T-Ray the Violinist has been stringing together perfection for what seems to be the foundation of a legendary career. In tune with his purpose and ignited by his passion, T-Ray set out to master his first love, the violin. In May of 2014, the multi-genre violinist made the decision to become a full time artist on a mission to make his dreams a reality.
A mission T-Ray did not take lightly curating his first tour “The Make a Way Tour” in Fall 2014 and completing his European “Fish and Chips Tour” with DJ RQ Away as the duo Progressive Existence in Spring 2015. He followed this up with "The House of Dreams Tour" and "T-Ray Takes L.A." in the summer of 2015. In between touring, T-Ray graced the stages of both the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Voodoo Festival.
Those performances afforded him the opportunity to work with talents from Atlantic Records, RCA Records, Universal Records and so on, opening for the likes of Wale, DJ Mannie Fresh, Erykah Badu, Dead Prez, David Banner,3DNatee and Curren$y just to name a few. He has also worked with notable homegrown artists such as Dee-1, Big Freedia, Tank and the Bangas, and Waterseed.
Mykia Jovan is a vocalist and songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana. Her distinctive voice often draws comparison to the timeless luminaries Billie Holiday and Erykah Badu, while her original compositions and live performances have established her as a singular voice in the modern progressive soul scene. Mykia was recently nominated for Best Emerging Artist in New Orleans, her debut album named a Top 50 album of the year, and had her single '16 Shots' included on Spotify's official State of Jazz playlist alongside artists Christian Scott and Kamasi Washington, among others.
Mykia made her debut performance at Essence Festival in 2018 performing inside the Good Vibes Superlounge with her band. Following up on the Essence Fest buzz, Mykia completed her first tour performing in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA, and Brooklyn, NY as the headliner for Dopeciety’s COUCHES tour.
Mykia is currently working on the follow-up to 2017’s Elliyahu, writing and performing regularly with producer Cam Smith.
Internationally renowned DJ Stormy, is a New Orleans raised DJ from the West Indies, is taking the world of EDM by storm and leaving no apologies. Athlete by Trade, DJ by Nature, Stormy is not looking for an easy way into the Industry. Her unique sonic blend and creative approach of infusing POP elements with Hip-Hop culture has her crossing demographics, mixing genres, blurring lines and creating the “new” normal!
Recently featured on Oprah’s OWN Network in a new unscripted series, “Ready To Love”, executive produced by Will Packer. DJ Stormy has made her presence known around the globe.
Also seen on VH1 and BRAVO, Stormy is a U.S. Carnival Ambassador performing in Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana and Greece. She hit the stage at major festivals like ESSENCE, Moét Chandon’s Fetë du Rosé and National Fried Chicken Festival. She is the only Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and Hip infused female DJ of color in Atlanta and the CORE DJ’s.
Stormy continues to break down walls and barriers for females in the entertainment industry while passionately volunteering her time mentoring youth at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Atlanta.
The son of a minister of music and baptist choir alto, Dexter Jordan has spent his entire life exploring and expressing himself through music. The sweeping warm reception of his first solo,“Silent Night” at 9 years old for the 5000+ member congregation of Mt. Zion Baptist Church (NC) opened Dexter’s eyes to the possibility of more for his gift. As Dexter grew into his voice, he encountered more and more opportunities to share him blossoming talent; at 14, Dexter won first place at Amateur Night at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY. In 2012, Dexter performed at Carnegie Hall with his high school choir and received runner up for a solo performance. Three years later, Dexter released his first single, “Hennessy” which gained widespread acclaim when Dreamville Records artist, Ari Lennox, discovered the song and shared it with her fans.
In 2016, Dexter’s beloved mother and first teacher of unconditional love, passed away from breast cancer, propelling Dexter into a hiatus in every area of his life. In early 2018, only a few months after Dexter began planning to record more music, Dexter received the news of the passing of his brother-friend, KJ. This moment punctuated the urgency of capturing and memorializing the moment of grieving and healing that had become inescapable for him. As he worked to record his first album, his “Hello, New Me” was discovered and shared by Grammy-Award winning vocalist, Yebba.
Dexter has since performed at DC and Charlotte Pride Festivals, been interviewed on Charlotte’s NPR station, WFAE, and has released his debut album, Blue, in which he delicately unravels layers of grief, growth, coping and resilience through masterful musicianship. Dexter hopes that his deep commitment to being his unapologetically black queer self in his music and life inspires others across the globe to do the same!