2022 Performers


“Kandace has a voice that could melt snow.” – Prince

Kandace Springs is a pianist, songwriter and vocalist from Nashville, TN. Kandace’s music is a refined mix of R&B, jazz, and pop.


Pat Braxton is an award–winning singer whose repertoire includes a tribute to the great Billie Holiday. Pat Braxton has been showcased throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, and Asia. Pat and the band members encompass an array of musical backgrounds. Their jazz-based repertoire appeals to audiences of all ages, ethnicities, and cultures.


Vivian Fang Liu is an award-winning pianist, singer, songwriter, Grammy voting member and Educator. Ms. Liu holds two master’s degrees in Music Education from Teachers College Columbia University and Classical Piano Performance from New York University.


The GroovaLottos are a multi-Grammy nominated soul-funk jam band, and musical production team created by veteran touring and studio session players and singers. Starting as a series of weekly jam sessions, the group quickly rose as a favorite at bars, clubs, events, and festivals throughout New England and the east coast.


Astha Zylah is a musician, singer, artist and performer based in Boston. She grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal and moved to the U.S at 13. By age 16 Astha was touring in Maryland and Washington DC with her High School Choir and performed at several reputable venues including a performance for President Obama at his private holiday party at the White House in 2011. 


WeJazzUp has been selling out shows at Slade’s Bar & Grill in Boston since 2006, and performing at Jazz Festivals worldwide.


Albino Mbie is an award winning Musician, Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Sound and mixing engineer born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country in southern Africa known for its rich musical and cultural heritage.