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Wendy Pedersen

Wendy Pedersen

Wendy Pedersen is one of South Florida’s favorite performers. Her high-energy vocal delivery, with deep, convincing emotion has been impacting audiences for many years.

A graduate of the University of Miami’s Studio Music and Jazz Vocal program, Wendy began her singing career in high school, but her earliest memory is poring through her mom’s record collection, practically wearing out the vinyl on Elton John and Beatles records. Eventually, her heart found its way to jazz and it has felt like home ever since.

Wendy has won many awards including the Southern Bell/Pace “Jazz Artist of the Year” and a Miami New Times “best vocalist”. Leonard Pitts of The Miami Herald said, “when she sings, her voice an elegant melismatic instrument, evokes the standard emotions, yes, but deeper longings and muted desires.”

Doug Adrianson, also of The Miami Herald said, “..she can steam up your contact lenses from 100 feet away.”

The Miami New Times said, “Wendy can shake the rafters or break your heart…”

Wendy Pedersen’s discography includes her debut CD Me + Three,
Ho Ho Ho, Under The Influence, Boy Meets Girl, and her brand new release We Two with Jim Gasior.

Wendy is also a highly sought after studio singer and has recorded for or performed with artists such as Shakira, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Arturo Sandoval, Rita Moreno, Alejandro Sanz, Julio Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias, James Brown and countless others.

Yorgis Goiricelaya & Elegance Project

Yorgis Goiricelaya & Elegance Project

Yorgis Goiricelaya was born in the province of Matanzas, Cuba. At the age of eight, he started his music education career as a pianist. When he turned 10, he joined local Cuban bands for 2 years. Yorgis later was relocated to Costa Rica where he continued his pursuit of a musical career. In 1997 he… Continue Reading

Medeiros

Medeiros

Growing up in São Paulo, Brazil, brothers Julian and Rodrigo Medeiros discovered their love of music at an early age. Inspired by the R&B records their parents played at home, they started singing together as teenagers, crafting their beautiful harmonies. But they were not content with just singing. They also started teaching themselves to play… Continue Reading

Conjunto Impacto

Conjunto Impacto

Conjunto Impacto was formed in 1976 in Miami Florida playing traditional Cuban music. The bands success lasted a decade of performances and international travel and recorded eight albums. Conjunto Impacto was under the musical direction of bassist Mario Perez and through the years the band was fortunate to have some of the most talented local… Continue Reading

Trilok Gurtu, Paolo Fresu, Omar Sosa

Trilok Gurtu, Paolo Fresu, Omar Sosa

Three unique and distinctive musical voices unite for a special Trio project, combining traditional and progressive musical elements from India, Italy, and Cuba. All three are master musicians with illustrious careers, virtuosi in their own rights, with penchants for expanding musical boundaries and exploring new cultures. All three are dazzling performers, seeking inspiration and challenge… Continue Reading

Dillard Center forthe Arts Jazz Ensemble I

Dillard Center forthe Arts Jazz Ensemble I

The Dillard Center for the Arts Instrumental Music Program is a public high school program in Ft. Lauderdale, FL that develops student performers into highly accomplished musicians. Since 2004, Christopher Dorsey, Director of Jazz Studies and Instrumental Music, has developed the Jazz Program at Dillard Center for the Arts into one of the premier high… Continue Reading