Born in New Orleans and raised in Kentucky, Heidi is an NYC-based jazz singer and copywriter. She has performed with some of New York’s finest jazz musicians in several of its most prestigious clubs, including Birdland, Bemelmans Bar, and Pangea.Endlessly inspired by the stylings of Chet Baker, June Christy, and Ella Fitzgerald to name a few, her interpretations of the Great American Song Book have garnered ovations wherever she goes.Do not be fooled by her diminutive stature or twinkly eyes—she’s an old soul who believes every day deserves a dash of old-fashioned flavor.
Rave Tesar is a Keyboardist, Composer, Producer, Engineer. He began playing piano at an early age, and developed an affinity for all styles of music. He began his career working on the Jazz scene in and around New York with numerous groups and leaders. His reputation soon led to national and international tours as a side man with singer Frankie Randal, rock and roll hall-of-famers “The Shirells” and the minimalist pop group “Tirez Tirez”, led by Mikel Rouse. Rave is, perhaps, best known for his long-standing collaboration with singer Annie Haslam and her progressive rock band “Renaissance”. Serving as a co-writer and producer, Rave worked on several of Haslam’s solo projects as well as the 2001 Renaissance “live” from Japan CD, “The Land of the Rising Sun”, and the most recent Renaissance studio album, “Grandine il Vento”, on which he also served as primary producer.In addition to his work in jazz and pop music, Rave has written and recorded numerous works for film and television. He is also an educator, and is featured as such in the public television series, “Exploringthe World of Music”.
James ‘Worm’ Wormworth – Drums
James Wormworth is probably best known as the drummer on the Conan O’Brien show, which included The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Basic Cable Band with Jimmy Vivino, Conan – TV Series. Because of the thousands of notable stars he played with on that show alone, his credits list is too long to list but would read like a who’s who of music luminaries. It runs in the family: James’ father is renowned jazz drummer Jimmy Wormworth aka James Wormworth Sr., and his sisters are Tracy Wormworth who was a member of the B52’s, Waitresses, The Rosie O’Donnell Show’s Bassist, Sting etc. and his other sister is vocalist Mary Wormworth. James “Worm” Wormworth is also known for playing the drums barefoot.