Reginald Cyntje (born in Roseau Dominica and raised on St. Thomas, USVI), "one of the most prominent composer-bandleader on the Mid-Atlantic,” is a trombonist, educator, producer, and composer (NPR Music).
Growing up in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), he was steeped in the rich cultural music known as Quelbe (the official music of the USVI). Quelbe was Reginald’s introduction to improvised music.
Jazz vocalist and DC-native Akua Allrich has proven herself to be a musician of extraordinary talent and crowd-moving passion. With finesse and charisma, this vocalist, composer and teacher, has successfully etched out a place for her unique musical expression, electrifying audiences in and around the nation’s capital with sold-out performances.