Guest Maestro: Michael Henszey – acclaimed singer-songwriter and producer (see below). Ellen Winters - WAMI winner as best jazz singer with her most recent triumph in the hit tribute concert 'Ella Meets Mel'. Carmen Nickerson - singer/composer who tours nationally with Willy Porter as the duo 'Porter Nickerson'. Kostia – renowned international keyboard artist who also tours with Daryl Stuermer of Genesis. Dan Johnston – guitarist, singer/songwriter and WAMI nominee guitarist. John Wheeler – phenomenal bassist for The Bystanders and many well-known local bands.
Fox River Featured Singer
Carmen is a well known singer songwriter who has most recently collaborated with Willy Porter to form the duo 'Porter Nickerson' - and as part of many national tours - appeared on Prairie Home Companion. She also performs locally with her group The Carmen Sutra Quartet. www.carmennickerson.com
Fox River Church Featured Singer -
Praise Band Worship Service
WAMI winner of Best Jazz Singer - Her busy schedule includes being a voice teacher in Chicago and Milwaukee, as well as a jazz soloist who has performed jazz and cabaret all over the country -- with her most recent triumph being the sold-out hit tribute concert 'Ella Meets Mel'. www.ellenwinters.com
Fox River Church Praise band
12:00 - Fox River Praise Band
- Tracy Hannemann
1:30 - Community Baptist --------------Church Choir
Community Baptist Church Choir
Fox River Church Featured Pianist
Kostia / Konstantin Efimov is a Russian born pianist, award winning composer and Narada recording artist who travels and performs worldwide including tours with guitarist Daryl Stuermer. In addition to playing locally at many well - known venues, Kostia is also the resident composer at Fox River Congregational Church . www.kostiamusic.com
Michael is an accomplished singer-songwriter best known as cofounder of the former national recording studio, AD Productions, in the 90s where he worked with artists like Cheap Trick, and Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads. Michael was the long-time leader of a successful local band in Milwaukee, The Bystanders, and released several well-received albums. Fans love his dynamic tenor voice and introspective songwriting style. Michael has collaborated with a number of accomplished songwriters including John Sieger, Willy Porter, and Billy Dickens.
FOOD - 11:30 - 1:30PM
Event is held at:
Fox River Congregational Church. *Performance times are approximate
Tracy Hannemann -
Special Guest Singer
Tracy is an in-demand singer/song writer who has her own duo, trio, quartet, full band - Powered By Five - and currently sings lead with Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns. While singing with the Eddie Butts Band, she opened for such national acts as Heart, Blues Traveler, Pat Benatar, and many others. www.tracyhannemann.com.