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BRETT LUCAS DUO

I began to play guitar at the ripe old age of 9 and shortly after started my mind around writing songs. I guess you could say I've always known what I wanted to be when I grow up.

 Currently I perform with three bands that play those songs that keep coming out of my head. There's St Cecelia, The Lucas Band & The Pickups. 
If that wasn't enough to keep me busy I'm currently on tour playing guitar for Bettye Lavette. When I'm home in Detroit Iʼm the guitarist for the blues soul singer Thornetta Davis and also for a country roots rock group called The Orbitsuns.
I've got another great project with the guys from The Muggs. I play guitar and sing in our tribute band to Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac called Rattlesnake Shake.

In addition to all of that I freelance outside of these groups not only as a live musician but Iʼm also hired as a studio guitarist for many studioʼs in Detroit.

GYPSY CARAVAN

Caravan Gypsy - is a fiery jazz, World, Gypsy music group that brings rich blend of these traditions together in a unique and eclectic mix. Caravan Gypsy has variety of lineups that involve world class musicians. From acoustic trio concept that creates intimate but electric vibe with two guitars and cajon to more straight ahead jazz trio exploring rich swing traditions.

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TOM DENNIS TRIO

Caravan Gypsy - is a fiery jazz, World, Gypsy music group that brings rich blend of these traditions together in a unique and eclectic mix. Caravan Gypsy has variety of lineups that involve world class musicians. From acoustic trio concept that creates intimate but electric vibe with two guitars and cajon to more straight ahead jazz trio exploring rich swing traditions.

TOM DENNIS TRIO

Caravan Gypsy - is a fiery jazz, World, Gypsy music group that brings rich blend of these traditions together in a unique and eclectic mix. Caravan Gypsy has variety of lineups that involve world class musicians. From acoustic trio concept that creates intimate but electric vibe with two guitars and cajon to more straight ahead jazz trio exploring rich swing traditions.

SKY COVINGTON

Native Detroiter and 7 time Detroit Music Award Recipient for "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist" Sky Covington is a singer/songwriter. Sky Covington has a rich, elegant tone and an easy vibrato - think Billie Holiday, as well as Abbey Lincoln and Sarah Vaughan - Covington's best noted for her rendition of the Billie Holiday Tribute for 20 years. This sultry chanteuse makes everynote seem personal, and her phrasing is unique, and deep. Sky Covington is a traditional jazz vocalist, of yester-year.

LIZ SMITH TRIO

Jazz vocalist Liz Smith has been an active member of the Detroit music scene for many years. Classically trained but always a true jazz head, she made her debut as a young adolescent, and worked her way through the clubs and bars throughout the metro area, finding her way into such venues as Baker's Keyboard Lounge and Cliff Bell's Jazz & Blues Club. Today she holds a regular standing with her trio every Thursday night at Goodnite Gracie Jazz & Martini Bar in Royal, and is a regular performer at The London Chophouse and Willis Show Bar in Detroit, Vinotecca Wine Bar in downtown Birmingham, Lily Pearl's Lounge in Owosso, and many others. A 2018 Detroit Music Award nominee, her rich vocals bring an old-world feel; her sound often compared to that of the early American jazz icons of the thirties and forties.

DUNCAN McMILLAN

Duncan Williamson McMillan began studying piano at age 5. His musical studies con-tinued with Frederic Dehaven at Christ Church in Grosse Ponte, singing in the boys choir (1980-1987). From 1989-1992, Duncan studied jazz piano and music theory with James Hohmeyer, Bess Bonnier and Matt Michaels. Upon graduation from Western Michigan University in 1997 (B.M. piano/jazz studies), Duncan has established a reputation as a versatile musician, working with such diverse artists as Jon Hendricks, Aretha Franklin, Rodney Whitaker, Ira Sullivan, Marcus Belgrave, Eric Marienthal, Nelson Rangell, Chris Standring, and The Four Freshman. In demand as both a pianist and organist,

BRETT LUCAS DUO

I began to play guitar at the ripe old age of 9 and shortly after started my mind around writing songs. I guess you could say I've always known what I wanted to be when I grow up.

 Currently I perform with three bands that play those songs that keep coming out of my head. There's St Cecelia, The Lucas Band & The Pickups. 
If that wasn't enough to keep me busy I'm currently on tour playing guitar for Bettye Lavette. When I'm home in Detroit Iʼm the guitarist for the blues soul singer Thornetta Davis and also for a country roots rock group called The Orbitsuns.
I've got another great project with the guys from The Muggs. I play guitar and sing in our tribute band to Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac called Rattlesnake Shake.

In addition to all of that I freelance outside of these groups not only as a live musician but Iʼm also hired as a studio guitarist for many studioʼs in Detroit.

BRAD BILLMAIR

Drummer Brad Billmaier is an accomplished jazz musician based of Toledo, Ohio. Brad has performed extensively across Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan and has held multiple musical residencies at venues throughout Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Ypsilanti. He has performed alongside musicians ranging from Vic Juris, Detroit’s own Alvin Waddles, renowned flautist and clinician Galen Abdur-Razzaq, and other jazz luminaries