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2014-2015 Season Performers
Below are the performers for the 2015 Mount Dora Music Festival.
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GRAMMY Award-winning artist SUZY BOGGUSS is one of country music’s most multi-talented singer-songwriters, guitarists, record producers, and live performers. Within a decade of arriving in Nashville, Suzy had earned one platinum album, three gold albums, charted six top ten singles, won the Academy of Country Music's award for Top New Female Vocalist in 1989, the Country Music Association's Horizon Award in 1992, and received the Album of the Year Award in 1994. Read More »
GRAMMY Award-winning artist MELISSA MANCHESTER is a compelling singer/songwriter celebrating four decades in the entertainment industry. She launched the smash hit single Midnight Blue in the mid-1970s, and along with co-writer Kenny Loggins penned the radio classic Whenever I Call You Friend. Her international hits Through The Eyes of Love and Don’t Cry Out Loud were written for her by her friend and frequent collaborator Carole Bayer Sager, and the late Marvin Hamlisch, and Peter Allen. Her songs have been recorded by such iconic artists as Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, and Kathy Mattea, among others. Read More »
Two-time GRAMMY winner JACK JONES is one of the greatest vocalists of all time - a true singer’s singer - and the very definition of a complete and total entertainer. Jones’ talent and commitment to his art earned him two Best Pop Male Vocal Performance Grammy Awards; first for his 1962 hit Anthony Velona’s Lollipops and Roses, and the second for his 1964 hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David’s classic Wives and Lovers, which was also nominated for Record of the Year. He was later nominated for Jack Jones Paints A Tribute To Tony Bennett and for The Impossible Dream. His other hits include The Race Is On, Lady, Call Me Irresponsible, and What I Did For Love. Read More »
With one of Ameirca's most powerful and dynamic tenor voices, Federico's recordings for Sony/Provident highlight a new and historic voice adept at a wide vocal range of musical genres and styles. His songs are a peaceful and inspiring refuge for every sincere music lover, providing a blending array of contemporary and pop to classic rock, gospel hymns. and neo-classical ballads. Read More »
Leo Lopez is an extremely talented guitarist from the Caribbean coastal community of Belgica in the town of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Receiving his first guitar at the age of three, he begin his formal training at just eight years old, inspired by the musical style of Bomba y Plena created in Belgica and played by the street musicians just outside his window. Read More »
Orlando harpist Jan Jennings is the featured artist at prestigious venues in the U.S. and Europe. As a previous first-prize winner of the Lyon & Healy International Pop & Jazz Harp competition, this widely respected performer and teacher of classical and popular music is in demand as a clinician and guest artist at harp seminars around the country. Introduced to music through piano lessons, she went on to study harp before choosing a career in banking. Read More »
Alexia Jowers is a full-ride scholarship graduate of the prestigious University of Miami School of Music with over 20 years of professional music experience. She has performed with the Treasure Coast Symphony, Miami Ballet, West Palm Beach Symphony, Brevard Symphony, Florida Lakes Symphony, Flagler Symphony, and the Disney Candlelight Orchestra. Read More »
Safia Hudson is a classically trained professional singer and entertainer whose repertoire consists of musical theatre, jazz, standards, pop, opera and party music including Italian, French, and Spanish songs. For her appearance at the W.T. Bland Library, she will sing a selection of Broadway tunes. Read More »
The Porchdogs have been specializing in spicy hot accordion-driven Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco music since 1992. Well-known throughout Florida, their notable shows include the Florida State Fair, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Silver Springs, Cypress Gardens, Bike Week and Biketoberfest. Read More »
Watermelon Revolution is the creation of Marko Pocta, aka Markoman, a guitarist and bandleader from Virginia Beach who played with Dave Hlubek and Steve Holland in the early days of Molly Hatchett. Performing Caribbean rhythms with the laid-back style of Belafonte, Marley, and Buffett, this fun five-piece band also features lead vocalist and percussionist Alex Adams from NYC by way of Barbados. Read More »
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