JAZZ IN THE ALLEY
NORCROSS 2023 Artist Line-Up
Daniel Terence Harper is the son of jazz musicians Danny and Terry Harper and the nephew of both Winard and Philip Harper, the core members of the hit jazz group The Harper Brothers. Terence grew up in Atlanta, Ga and began playing the drums at the age of 2 and received his first professional gig at the age of 5. In middle school, Terence picked up the trumpet and when he reached high school, he went on to make 1st Chair District Honors multiple times. He was also selected in the Georgia All State Band program for 3 straight years. Harper also attended the Prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp in the summer of 2003 where he studied with Michael Davison. In 2018, Terence recorded on Musiq Soulchild’s album Feel the Real, which received a Grammy Nomination for Best R&B Album. On March 23, 2023, Terence Harper made his debut performance at the Legendary Blue Note Jazz Club in Taipei, Taiwan. Currently, Terence is working on the set of the long-anticipated remake of The Color Purple and The Netflix limited Series, A Man In Full.
Adrienne J. Woods + The Headliner Band
Adrienne J. Woods is a powerhouse multi-genre singer-songwriter hailing from Atlanta, Georgia who has a natural talent for singing and interpreting almost any genre of music for any setting. She has sung behind some of greatest artists of our time with the likes of Michael McDonald, Lyle Lovett, Israel Houghton, New Kids on the Block, Mariah Carey and most recently, Mary Mary. Adrienne seeks to enlighten and provide freedom through every lyric breathed through her. Adrienne is looking forward to releasing her debut single and eventual EP, a collection of life music. Join her on her quest to share the love and light through life music.
The Headliner Band is a compilation of many different musicians and singers coming together to make music that is a collective soulful sound.
An independent jazz-crossover and neo-soul scholar-artist who is on a mission to better society from the inside out. Through her music, scholarship, and performance, LAVAHI is building a platform to nourish the heart and mind, empathize our human experiences, and vibe together. As a daughter of jazz, the culture heavily informs her ideology and influences her sound. Acrobatic scatting, compelling chords, and the art of improvisation evoke that classic traditional aesthetic and set her contemporary sound apart from the norm of mainstream neo-soul, hip hop, and R&B. And with her satisfying blend of analog and digital sounds, LAVAHI shows that the lineage of Black sound is not linear but ever folding and stretching.
Richard Shaw Jr.
Richard Shaw, Jr., a native Atlantan, at an early age, developed a strong passion for music. There was never a doubt that his desire was to play the alto saxophone. In the beginning of 2019, Richard was featured on 11 Alive News/NBC playing the most popular kid’s song, “Baby Shark” with two saxophones simultaneously! His reputation in the southeast is that he is the gentleman who plays up to three saxophones at once in complete harmony. He is considered to be a phenomenon, smooth, and classy! Richard is said to sound like a human voice through his saxophone melodies. In his career, Richard has shared the stage, recorded, or supported many celebrities and large corporations, such as Steve Harvey, Jennifer Hudson, Wynton Marsalis, CeCe Winans, William Murphy, Tasha Cobbs, Chick-fil-A, Walmart, Fox Theater, MGM Studios, and many more.
Teresa Kay Williams
Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, with an early childhood in Colorado, it is Eufaula, Alabama that she called home growing up. A serious student of the art of jazz, she studies privately with world class jazz pianist Kevin Bales, absorbing the traditions, language and repertoire. And she hangs with the best on the local jazz scene – dipping her toes in, testing her musical waters and working toward making her musical mark.
A veteran show band singer (and practicing Architect by day), she has taken her time to hatch out of her shell as a solo artist. These initial recordings are to serve as her introduction to the jazz listener and the fans of female jazz vocalists. Currently, she is working toward recording a full jazz vocal CD as well as developing her original country jazz project “Luna Twang”, a musical umbrella project meant to encompass jazz in general, all things Johnny Mercer in particular, rootsy originals and yodeling to her hearts content.
Tiffany Goode is a trumpetiste born in Richmond, Virginia and currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia.
She began her love affair with music and the trumpet at 10 years old. She received a BS in Music from Hampton University in Audio Engineering, and has since received a professional certification in,
Producing Music for Film and TV, from Berklee College of Music. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Ethnomusicology from Liberty University. Tiffany's music has been featured in several films, including Joy Road, Every Scar and Dimple, Break/Fast and her most recent role as Music Supervisor for the award-winning documentary, “Spring & 3rd". She also plays with Orchestra Noir, Atlanta’s famous All African American Orchestra. She was recently a solo feature with Orchestra Noir for the Rick Ross & Red Bull Symphonic Experience at the Atlanta Symphony Hall.
She is the lead trumpet and co-founder of Sol Rizing Band; Atlanta's only all-female reggae band.
Lord Yancyy is a proven entertainer for music enthusiasts of every generation. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Yancyy recalls hearing a saxophone solo in church at the age of 13, and was gripped by the impact on the congregation, captivated by its penetration of the heart and mind. Dawning a devout humanitarian, he envisioned himself orchestrating this melodious emanation healing and deliverance and becoming one with the instrument; he would bring peace and delight to all who were able to hear. Yancyy's ambition was so undeniable that his father soon surprised him with an alto sax, and he blossomed overnight as a self-taught prodigy. He joined his high school band, and within two years, renowned classical saxophonist Donald Sinta sponsored Yancyy's attendance at the prestigious Interlochen Fine Arts Academy. He continued his pursuit of artistic excellence, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts. Yancyy has opened for scores of music giants, including Stevie Wonder, Alex Bugnon, Average White Band, Temptations, Neville Brothers, Jean Luc Ponty, George Benson, Four Tops, Yellow Jackets, Pieces of a Dream, Earl Klugh, Gerald Levert, Jeffrey Osborne, Atlantic Star, Ohio Players, Kem, as well as peers, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright and George Howard.