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Musical Performers

Lakecia Benjamin

Charismatic and dynamic saxophonist / bandleader Lakecia Benjamin’s electric stage presence and fiery sax work, has shared stages with Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots, Macy Gray and many others. Lakecia brings the soul and funk up to a fever pitch in a show that’s guaranteed to keep crowds dancing day or night.

Los Hacheros

Brooklyn’s Los Hacheros, modern-day torchbearers of the Golden Age of Latin music. They revive folkloric styles like son montuno, guaracha and salsa, and often combine them with Bomba, a fiery rhythm from the mountains of Puerto Rico.

Alexis Morrast

Alexis Jessica Morrast a 17 year old phenom, native of Newark, now residing in Plainfield, New Jersey. This young singer/songwriter began singing at the age of three. Since that time she’s performed on several stages; the U.S. OPENS, NJPAC with Christian McBride and Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club with jazz legend Barry Harris.  Alexis Morrast performance is courtesy of the Newark Arts Festival.

Anthony Fuscaldo w. Audra Muriel

The Anthony Fuscaldo Trio delivers an eclectic interpretation of guitar driven jazz standards. Comprised of upright bassist Adrian Moring, drummer Clint Mobley, and guitarist Anthony Fuscaldo, this trio has performed at various venues including Small’s Jazz Club, Bar Next Door, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and many more. The Anthony Fuscaldo Trio will feature the super talent Audra Muriel.

Dance & Theater Performers

Uptown Dance Academy

Located in PS/MS 129 in Harlem The 24 year old Uptown Dance Academy’s mission is to Transform Youth into Stars and introduce the Community to a unique form of Contemporary Ballet that incorporates Acrobatics and Traditional Black DanceTheater. The training and Choreography is called #MsRobinsfusion

Story Book Theater

Tempest Productions Inc. is a not-for-profit professional theatre company established in 1996 working in both Manhattan and Hudson County, NJ. Tempest Productions is proud to present a series of StoryBook Journeys. Join your favorite storybook characters and become an integral part of the story as we sing, dance, whistle, and hum through the magical world of books in these interactive journeys.

#TapLife

The #Taplife Company was founded in 2013 after Anthony Lo Cascio gathered a group of friends who liked to tap dance. It was after taking class and performing at the Big Apple Tap Festival that year that #Taplife was born. Since its inception, the company has performed all over NYC and the greater New England area, as well as filmed a few music videos.

Kaisokah Moko Jumbies USA Inc.

Kaisokah Moko Jumbies U.S.A inc. is a stilt dancing group that was formed by three young men in 2010 who shared the love for stilt dancing and its culture. Kaisokah Moko Jumbies U.S.A. Inc. has 15 members and growing, ranging from the ages of 4-25.

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