You already know this guy!

You already know this guy!

Anthony Saunders , the voice of Eliezer "Eli" Brooks, ​is a producer and singer/songwriter with a limitless imagination. Saunders, a native of Kansas City, KS comes from a rich musical lineage dating back to the time of The Big Band movement. Anthony’s parents, both accomplished musicians in their own right, instilled in Anthony early on the value of musical excellence and encouraged him to develop his natural abilities through singing, writing, and playing various musical instruments.
 
After high school, Anthony embarked on his musical journey traveling cross-country to work with some of the nation’s best talent. He would happen to cross paths with artistic, writing, and production powerhouses from Atlanta to Los Angeles, Houston to New York and all in between. His experiences have set the foundation and now create a space for him to excel in major musical platform. His raw and innovative talent not only make him a force; given the space an opportunity, Anthony can become the standard.

Anthony Saunders , the voice of Eliezer "Eli" Brooks, ​is a producer and singer/songwriter with a limitless imagination. Saunders, a native of Kansas City, KS comes from a rich musical lineage dating back to the time of The Big Band movement. Anthony’s parents, both accomplished musicians in their own right, instilled in Anthony early on the value of musical excellence and encouraged him to develop his natural abilities through singing, writing, and playing various musical instruments.

After high school, Anthony embarked on his musical journey traveling cross-country to work with some of the nation’s best talent. He would happen to cross paths with artistic, writing, and production powerhouses from Atlanta to Los Angeles, Houston to New York and all in between. His experiences have set the foundation and now create a space for him to excel in major musical platform. His raw and innovative talent not only make him a force; given the space an opportunity, Anthony can become the standard.


Angela Birchett, the voice of Alexandra R. Hylton, is a dynamic vocalist, actress on the musical stage, and studio. Angela has captivated audiences in several regional and U.S. touring productions and as Motormouth Maybelle on the national tour of Hairspray (2007-2009). In 2010 she traveled to Istanbul with the show,Grease, as well as currently reprising her role as Motormouth in theaters throughout the country. In 2009, Angela released her debut CD, Where I’ve Been, a collection of songs from various musicals and roles in which she’s performed since 2005.
 
 At 12 years old, Angela was the youngest member of the Detroit Symphony Civic orchestra; and at 14, she was cast in the professional production of Purlie, the youngest cast member to play Missy, one of the oldest characters in the play.
 
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Angela possesses two bachelor's degrees from Kentucky State University, in Music Education and Vocal Performance. She also received the prestigious honor of being crowned Miss Kentucky State University, placing third in the Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame pageant in 2000. She is currently on tour with "The Color Purple"

Angela Birchett, the voice of Alexandra R. Hylton, is a dynamic vocalist, actress on the musical stage, and studio. Angela has captivated audiences in several regional and U.S. touring productions and as Motormouth Maybelle on the national tour of Hairspray (2007-2009). In 2010 she traveled to Istanbul with the show,Grease, as well as currently reprising her role as Motormouth in theaters throughout the country. In 2009, Angela released her debut CD, Where I’ve Been, a collection of songs from various musicals and roles in which she’s performed since 2005.

At 12 years old, Angela was the youngest member of the Detroit Symphony Civic orchestra; and at 14, she was cast in the professional production of Purlie, the youngest cast member to play Missy, one of the oldest characters in the play.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Angela possesses two bachelor's degrees from Kentucky State University, in Music Education and Vocal Performance. She also received the prestigious honor of being crowned Miss Kentucky State University, placing third in the Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame pageant in 2000. She is currently on tour with "The Color Purple"

As Eli's Trumpet, Detroit's John Douglas has performed  with The Machito Orchestra at Chene Park, Los Munequitos De Matanzas at the Montreaux Detroit Jazz Festival, Verve Pipe at Pontiac's Phoenix Center and Pine Knob, and Francisco Mora, Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra), and Carl Craig (Planet-E) at  the 2003 North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland.  In March of 2004 he performed at the Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland with Blues Diva Bettye Lavette.  In June of 2004 he performed at the Import Music Festival and theParaDisco in Holland with Theo Parrish and the Rotating Assembly (which features some of Detroit's finest musicians, vocalists, and DJ's).
 
He’s played along-side and studied with jazz legends such as  Marcus Belgrave, Francisco Mora, P-Funk’s  Larry Frantangelo, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.  He’s toured extensively with R&B greats like The Chi-lites, The Stylistics, and The Dramatics.

As Eli's Trumpet, Detroit's John Douglas has performed with The Machito Orchestra at Chene Park, Los Munequitos De Matanzas at the Montreaux Detroit Jazz Festival, Verve Pipe at Pontiac's Phoenix Center and Pine Knob, and Francisco Mora, Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra), and Carl Craig (Planet-E) at the 2003 North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland. In March of 2004 he performed at the Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland with Blues Diva Bettye Lavette. In June of 2004 he performed at the Import Music Festival and theParaDisco in Holland with Theo Parrish and the Rotating Assembly (which features some of Detroit's finest musicians, vocalists, and DJ's).

He’s played along-side and studied with jazz legends such as Marcus Belgrave, Francisco Mora, P-Funk’s Larry Frantangelo, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. He’s toured extensively with R&B greats like The Chi-lites, The Stylistics, and The Dramatics.

As Omar's Saxophone and Pearl's Flute,
Rafael Statin firmly believes that through his ancestors he has been bestowed an important inheritance of musical tradition and style of music deemed as "Jazz".
 
Rafael Statin is one of those rarest of young jazz instrumentalist who can combine great passion, intellectual discipline, and a spiritual fire that is evocative of great artistic creativity. At twenty-one, he lead his first ever recording to establish himself as a remarkable composer and musician among today’s young players. 
 
Hailing from Detroit, Statin currently studies at the New School of Music in New York, NY.

As Omar's Saxophone and Pearl's Flute, Rafael Statin firmly believes that through his ancestors he has been bestowed an important inheritance of musical tradition and style of music deemed as "Jazz".

Rafael Statin is one of those rarest of young jazz instrumentalist who can combine great passion, intellectual discipline, and a spiritual fire that is evocative of great artistic creativity. At twenty-one, he lead his first ever recording to establish himself as a remarkable composer and musician among today’s young players.

Hailing from Detroit, Statin currently studies at the New School of Music in New York, NY.

The voice of Pearl, Maurica Roland is a Pensacola, FL native and Louisiana State University graduate in Music Eduaction. Her recent credits include American Vybe at Disney World, Orlando, Hairspray First National Tour (swing, u/s Dynamite), and as was ensemble member of Disney's touring production of Lion King. Ms. Roland currently teaches in FL.

The voice of Pearl, Maurica Roland is a Pensacola, FL native and Louisiana State University graduate in Music Eduaction. Her recent credits include American Vybe at Disney World, Orlando, Hairspray First National Tour (swing, u/s Dynamite), and as was ensemble member of Disney's touring production of Lion King. Ms. Roland currently teaches in FL.

The Main Engine behind "A Tale of Two Fools," Detroit's own Nate Winn (Tightus Pocketus) has graced the stage with the most elite in musicians and artists of today: Guitarist Pat Methany, Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave; Saxophonists Joe Lovano and Eddie Daniels; vocalists Diane Schuur, Kurt Elling and Broadway-Renowned Ted Louis Levy. God and music have been two major influences to his life as well as his lifestyle. By it, he has been groomed by the best of the best and is looking forward to continue his uphill spiral of great success. Mr. Winn is a graduate Wayne State University and Berklee School of Music.

The Main Engine behind "A Tale of Two Fools," Detroit's own Nate Winn (Tightus Pocketus) has graced the stage with the most elite in musicians and artists of today: Guitarist Pat Methany, Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave; Saxophonists Joe Lovano and Eddie Daniels; vocalists Diane Schuur, Kurt Elling and Broadway-Renowned Ted Louis Levy. God and music have been two major influences to his life as well as his lifestyle. By it, he has been groomed by the best of the best and is looking forward to continue his uphill spiral of great success. Mr. Winn is a graduate Wayne State University and Berklee School of Music.

Jamie Squillace and Sir Wick working on the recording for "A Tale of Two Fools"

Jamie Squillace and Sir Wick working on the recording for "A Tale of Two Fools"

Mubarak on the Congas

Mubarak on the Congas

Al McKenzie on the 88s

Al McKenzie on the 88s

De'Sean Jones

De'Sean Jones

Mubarak Hakim, Chekere

Mubarak Hakim, Chekere

Ibrahim Jones, Doublebass

Ibrahim Jones, Doublebass

Damon Warmack, Electric Bass

Damon Warmack, Electric Bass

Donald Mayberry, Doublebass

Donald Mayberry, Doublebass

Lawrence Mitchell-Matthews

Lawrence Mitchell-Matthews

Shiron Denise

Shiron Denise

Maurice Draughn

Maurice Draughn