David Sides Piano:
Growing up in a musical family, David began teaching himself how to play the piano at the age of 10, after being inspired by The Lion King motion picture soundtrack. His obsession with the film and its music motivated him to work through his struggles of learning how to play his favorite songs, all by ear. Over time his ability to play by ear drastically improved as he put his ear to the test every Sunday while playing at church, and as he challenged himself to learn anything he'd hear on the radio.
In 2009 David was presented with an opportunity that would allow him to share his love for music in a way that he had once only dreamed of doing. It was in that year that he began to help create Playground Sessions, a piano learning software, and through it he has been able to teach people all around the world how to play the piano. One of his partners is legendary artsit Quincy Jones.
Today, David has over 178 Million YouTube views and social media impressions.
Josh Vietti Violin:
Josh Vietti is a Hip-Hop/Pop Violinist from Southern California. Although generally billed as a Hip-Hop Violinist, he also incorporates pop, classical, country, gospel and jazz into his performances and is highly interactive with the audience. Vietti has played the violin since the age of four. When he was seven years old he received a violin scholarship with virtuoso Mischa Lefkowitz of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and studied with him for over ten years.
He has appeared in 2010 NBA All-Star Game, the Ellen DeGeneres Show, ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown and on celebrity wedding planner David Tutera’s TV show CELEBrations on WEtv.
Today, Josh has over 14.9 Million YouTube views and social media impressions.
Kim Scott Flute:
Kim (Felder) Scott is one of the most sought after flutists in both the classical and jazz fields. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, she has performed across the country and abroad since 2000 in recitals, concerts, and with her flute and harp ensemble, Kimoni Duo, with Monica Hargrave, harp.
Ms. Scott has also been featured as a soloist with professional combos and orchestras across the United States and South America. Currently, she is Chair of the Department of Music at the Alabama School of Fine Arts where she teaches flute.
A music therapist gone rogue, hails from the small town of Irmo, SC (home of Vanna White and the Okra Strut). She grew up listening to her grandfathers singing in the gospel choir, aunts and uncles singing old Sam Cooke tunes around the electric guitar amps, and her father practicing the guitar solo from "Hello" by Lionel Richie on repeat.
Kyshona has mixed her love of story telling with the sound of her musical roots. Soulful, spiritual, at times guttural, Kyshona delivers an open honesty through her voice and lyrics. Her desire when she is performing is to connect with and take the audience on an emotional, soul stirring, musical journey. Her goal is to move a crowd.
VOCALS & ACOUSTIC GUITAR:
Marcus Anderson Sax:
The Pop/R&B and Jazz musician's career is fast becoming one to watch. Hailing from South Carolina, Marcus Anderson is currently performing to audiences all over the world as one of Prince's saxophonists in New Power Generation. As part of New Power Generation, Anderson has played and been showcased in such iconic festivals such as the Essence Music Festival, Monteux Jazz Festival and the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival.
"Touring with Prince has been rewarding in so many different ways; I feel as if I'm in grad school, business classes, and etiquette school all wrapped into one. Thank you Paisley University!"
Watching Marcus Anderson perform is akin to no other live experience. The tremendous musicianship Anderson displays in-person is matched only by his energetic, charismatic and passionate showmanship. Heavily influenced by artists such as Michael Jackson, James Brown and PRINCE, Anderson's magnetic stage persona and tremendous enjoyment of performing is undeniable. Anderson makes the stage his musical playground and the stage becomes the setting for where "style meets substance."