Born in Waterville Maine, Fred grew up playing dozens of instruments alongside his father, uncle and grandfather. At the age of 18, he packed his guitar on his back and wandered slowly westward, performing in more than 40 states before settling down in Olympia, Washington.
These three friends create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Pianist Larry Goldings, guitarist Peter Bernstein, and drummer Bill Stewart combine their energies to deliver an outstanding show that is never the same twice.
From the age of three, Alina has dreamed of performing on the big stage. Her multicultural background (which includes Cuban rhumbas, Mexican mariachis and Spanish salsas) results in an incredible combination of styles and sounds.
Garcia is one of the most promising trumpet players of the decade. A rising star in the world of fusion, Garcia is back in the USA after high school, and quickly moved well beyond the classics. Garcia has been performing across Europe for more than 16 months.
Johnny Star and the Band
Johnny Star is one of the few jazz players who specializes in both classical and innovative guitar. He tours solo and with his band, creating exciting, one-of-a-kind shows wherever he goes. Inspired by greats such as Neil King, Mark Leider, Adam Marniver and Jean Young.
Joel has what it takes to get your toes tapping and your hearts humming. He has a unique style that’s entirely his own, the result of more than 20 years of performing on stages with hundreds of leading musicians from around the world.
For more than 30 years, the Colors of Jazz festival has drawn musicians from around the world to the tranquil and beautiful nature outside Woodstock, Ontario for forty-eight hours full of music, mingling, good tunes and great times.