Aubrey Logan

Ballroom A at 1:00pm

Aubrey Logan is a sensational, award-winning young singer, songwriter and musician. Audiences love her. She's been on American Idol. She won the Audience's Choice Award and the Jury's First Place Award at the 2009 Shure-Montreux Jazz Voice Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Aubrey was working with Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee, Solomon Burke as a manager just prior to his death in October 2010. Recently Aubrey has been working with Grammy nominee, Patrice Rushen, who has served as producer for Aubrey.

When Aubrey auditioned for Berklee College of Music in Boston, the faculty immediately recognized that her vocal talent exceeded their best teachers so they asked if she played another instrument. She pulled out her trombone and ripped out solos that earned her a full-ride scholarship on the spot.

Aubrey is exceptional: she's sophisticated yet very approachable. Her vocals range from deep and roof-tearing to delicate and vulnerable. She breaks through traditional genre barriers, combining jazz with pop, neo-soul, rock and a touch of R&B. You've simply got to hear her.

Currently, Aubrey is working with Pat Boone’s Gold Label on her debut solo album, produced by Patrice Rushen with an All-Star Cast of players including Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Abraham Laboriel (bass), and Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar).

Marine Corps Jazz Band

Hynes Auditorium at 4:00pm

CWO2 Giove attended Berklee College of Music receiving a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance in 1987. After working as a freelance drummer in the Boston area for a couple of years, he joined the Marine Corps in July of 1989.

After his discharge, CWO2 Giove attended the University of Mississippi where he received a Masters of Music in December 2000. He moved back to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and began teaching for the School Board of Broward County.

CWO2 Giove reenlisted in the Marine Corps February of 2003 and was assigned to the Parris Island Marine Band. Being promoted to Staff Sergeant, he served as the Small Ensemble Leader, percussionist, arranger, and Enlisted Conductor. After Recruiter's School, San Diego, CA in April 2004, SSgt Giove transferred in June 2004.

From June 2004 to January 2007, CWO2 Giove served as the Musician Technical Assistant (musician recruiter) for the Sixth Marine Corps District Recruiting Command, Parris Island, South Carolina. During this period, and on his off time, CWO2 Giove was the conductor for the Charleston Community Band, Charleston, SC. and percussionist for the Beaufort Symphony, Beaufort, SC.

CWO2 Giove reported to the III Marine Expeditionary Force on 18 June 2010, to assume the duties as the director and Officer in Charge of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band.

Throughout his career, CWO2 Giove has performed for thousands of people in the U.S. and overseas, and has composed and arranged music for the concert band, field band, jazz band, jazz combo and brass quintet. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, fourth award and the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, fourth award.

Metta Quintet

Ballroom C from 10:00am to 4:00pm

METTA QUINTET is a highly creative unit featuring some of the most acclaimed, in-demand artists on the scene today. As the Official Resident Ensemble for the nationally recognized NYC-based arts education not-for-profit, JAZZREACH, INC., the ensemble is as dedicated to blazing new artistic territory as it is to cultivating new audiences and fostering a greater overall awareness, understanding and appreciation of the great American jazz tradition.

In 2002, the ensemble released its critically acclaimed debut CD, Going to Meet The Man (Koch Jazz) which featured eight commissioned works inspired by the short stories of celebrated American author, James Baldwin that appeared in the book of the same title. Composers included, Brad Mehldau, George Colligan, Larry Goldings, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Mark Turner.

In 2006, the quintet released the equally praised, Subway Songs (Sunnyside Records), which also featured eight commissioned works inspired by the unique social dynamism of the New York City subway experience. Composers included, Metta Quintet members Sung, Strickland, Gross and Schuman in addition to Myron Walden, Jimmy Greene and Jon Cowherd.

In 2012, the band released “Big Drum, Small World” which earned unanimous praise including a 3.5 star (out of four) review in Downbeat Magazine. The project celebrates the globalization of jazz, stylistic amalgamation and creative collaboration by featuring six all-original compositions by renowned composers from 6 different countries including, Miguel Zenon, Omer Avital, Marcus Strickland, Lionel Loueke, Yosvanny Terry and Rudresh Mhanthappa.

As the Official Resident Ensemble of JazzReach, Inc., METTA QUINTET has triumphantly served and impacted over a quarter-million students (in grades K-12) nationwide.

CURRENT MEMBERS include: Marcus Strickland, tenor saxophone; Greg Ward, alto saxophone; Lawrence Fields, piano; Joshua Ginsburg, bass; Hans Schuman, drums.