What if The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Robert Glasper and Thundercat all fused their sounds together to create something unique? RAWTWHYLAH (pronounced as rottweiler) brings forth the free spirited philosophy of, “No rules, Anything goes” that the Avant-Garde era of music birthed. RAWTWHYLAH’s Caribbean background along with his infatuation for all styles of music creates a high energy, fusion melting pot experience guaranteed to grasp the ear of any musician or anyone with a love for music.
Best New Jazz Artist
Samara Joy is the two time Grammy winning Jazz artist who also won the prestigious Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition in 2019 and is only 23 years old. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York the singer comes from a legacy of music. Her father toured for many years with Gospel artist, Andraé Crouch.
LA Buckner, the rising jazz star of the north," is a multi-talented musician, teaching artist, and leader of BiG HOMiE. Originally from north Minneapolis, MN, Buckner has made a name for himself in the jazz community through his soulful performances and captivating compositions. In addition to his musical talents, Buckner is also a co-host of the popular PBS Sound Field show on YouTube, where he shares his knowledge and passion for music with audiences worldwide. With his impressive skills and dedication to his craft, Buckner is sure to continue making waves in the jazz world for years to come.